Re: [nbos] GIS Mapping files
Terry FitzSimons
Fri Dec 7th, 2007
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:31:56 -0500, SPdivr <spdivr-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello,

Hello there.

>A little off topic I guess, but I have a new GPS that can handle maps in the
>following formats:
>
>.dxf, .dwg, .eoo, .shp, .gml, .gpx, .mif, .tab, .tfw, GeoTIFF and MrSID.

Sorry, don't know anything about them.

>Does anyone know what the differences are with these and what I should look
>for if I want a topographical map file for, say, Iraq or Afghanistan?

You might try:
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Maps.shtml

But if your after the miltake from operations, last word I had was that was
restricted to the 2's (Intelligence). They started using something similar
to Magellan® MapSend® WorldWide Basemap
http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.aspx?productID=9180&TabID=1&CatID=283 that
accepted not only the civilian GPS's the soldiers brought, but the GPS
units the military started fielding. Really great for plotting the roads,
and the areas that you shouldn't drive in (quicksand type of thing)

But you might try:
The Digital Mapping, Charting and Geodesy Analysis Program (DMAP)
http://dmap.nrlssc.navy.mil/dmap/
and see if that meets your need.

>Also, does anyone know of a good site for getting map files for around the
>world?

Been to the CIA yet?
CIA Maps & Publications
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/cia-maps-publications/index.html

>Thanks!
>Sean
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Terry FitzSimons
FITZSIMONS-at-MINTEL.NET(Small Letters Only)
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