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    GPS plots

    I'd like to see GPS plots of the trips I see in ON.

    It'd be fun to load a copy of the route Tom Hall and the MSMC guys took up on the lost coast and follow along or, better yet, actually go ride it.
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    And I'd like to see maps of rider routes

    Does anybody know of a source of paper or electronic maps that are free of copyrights or cheaply licensed?

    Early this year, ON published my article and cover shot on a New Zealand ride. It would have been better if I could have provided a marked NZ map with the routes and points of interest shown. But most printers and publishers refuse to print such items without a letter from the map company you used. I have been told that map publishers even routinely build in deliberate small errors in their maps, so they can more easily prove/litigate copyright issues.

    Any solutions out there?

    Jim Shaw

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    NZ department of Tourism?
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    What were you doing on the morning of September 11, 2001?

    I was at home, and just before going to the office, I checked the GWRRA General Board to find a post about the first WTC being hit. I turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit the second tower. I didn't go into the office that day.

    Hold that thought.

    Last summer I took a job at a major retail bookstore, and doing a search one day for a customer wanting to use GPS in his RV, we found that (mapping) companies who used to provide coordinates have been quietly pulling or revising their products.

    If you have a friend who can supply coordinates to you via a private dialogue, you are priviledged. But getting them from a public source will, I think, become increasingly difficult.

    Just an observation.
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    Rally Rat Jim Shaw's Avatar
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    NZ Department of Tourism?

    Hmmm... Why didn't I think of that?

    Jim

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    Re: GPS plots

    Originally posted by KBasa
    I'd like to see GPS plots of the trips I see in ON.

    It'd be fun to load a copy of the route Tom Hall and the MSMC guys took up on the lost coast and follow along or, better yet, actually go ride it.
    The Lost Coast ride looked interesting. If you read
    Road Runner, they publish routes for each set of rides.
    I have often wondered why ON doesn't. But then I guess
    the folks that submit articles are not all writers?

    Ian

    P.S. It's just as easy to have someone walk to the location of
    your choice and mark the waypoint on a GPS as look it up. And
    if you're really in a hurry, a copy of Streets and Trips will give you
    GPS coordinates too.

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