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Offline RichardM

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 08:09:42 AM »
Yeah, I figured military was probably the answer but then had trouble wrapping my mind around any military scenario for the map area.
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 07:48:24 AM »
Took a couple of the old maps from this thread and overlayed them into Google Earth.  They looked pretty cool so I thought I'd share.  I'll do more later.  I'm impressed by the cartography skills from over a hundred years ago.  Pretty darn good.

Chisos Mountains - 1913
Bone Spring - 1903

Awesome job Lance.
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 03:10:49 PM »
Lance... thanks SO much! That's just very cool.

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 06:06:31 PM »
Dude.

How am I supposed to get any work done when you're posting cool stuff like this? 

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 06:22:13 PM »
Dude.

How am I supposed to get any work done when you're posting cool stuff like this? 

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You're not..  ;)
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 01:27:59 PM by Lance »

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 09:16:19 PM »
I really like being able to see where the old roads and trails were and what do you know they all tend to follow the water...  ;)
Thank you, Lance!  :icon_cool:

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2013, 09:14:37 AM »
A bunch of die-hards, I'm thinking. When it's too hot to hike, we just go "virtual."

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2013, 11:16:36 AM »
I've stitched all the maps I could find from 1896 to 1930 for use in Google Earth.

Big Bend Historical Topo (1896-1930)

You can also adjust the transparency by clicking on the layer button and adjusting the slider.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2014, 07:16:07 PM by Lance »

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2013, 07:01:20 PM »
Awesome stuff Lance.
John & Tess

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 09:31:32 PM »
Hey Lance, could you dumb it down for a guy who still doesn't have a cell phone and tell me what I need to do to see your .kmz maps?
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 09:37:50 PM »
Hey Lance, could you dumb it down for a guy who still doesn't have a cell phone and tell me what I need to do to see your .kmz maps?

All you need to do is download and install Google Earth.  That's it.
You can get it here.  It's easy and fast to install, just click 'Next' until it's finished.  After that you can open KML/KMZ files.  A KMZ file is nothing but a zipped up KML file.  I'll email you my 'special' KMZ file that's not quite ready for public consumption, but goes well with these maps.

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2013, 08:01:28 AM »
Really well done, sir.  You very possibly have a fixation that is just as severe as the one Buck has for Cattail Canyon!
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2014, 11:18:05 AM »
Stumbled across this new website that put up 92,000 geospatial PDFs from the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection online.  Pretty cool stuff.

Here's a link to the Big Bend region with 7 time periods to explore.  Just click the top date ranges to switch out the mapsets.

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2014, 11:31:48 AM »
Nice find, Lance!  :great:

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2014, 09:05:56 PM »
Here is the new and improved historical Google Earth overlay for the Big Bend region.
Didn't have GeoPDFs with the first one and had to geo-reference JPGs by hand, so this one lines up much better.
Also added topo maps to the west of the state park.  Date ranges from 1886-1930.

Big Bend Historical Topo (1896-1930) - 198MB
« Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 11:35:57 AM by Lance »

 


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