Finding maps, rulers, and good websites.

Where is the best place to get maps? How about map tools? What are some good websites for weather? Maps: [caption id="attachment_2628" align="alignright" width="150"] I downloaded this Map from the USGS site[/caption]  If you are only interested in topographic maps then you can't beat the USGS Map Locator and Downloader. Through this website you can download a PDF version of any USGS map for free or you can order one (prices vary based on type) and have it shipped to you. This is my main source for maps, I've downloaded a ton, ordered several, its easy and they have great…

Topographic Maps

Ever wonder how to read a topographic map? Our video has the answers or check out the text version below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BovKMfr0BkA What are all those wiggling random lines doing on your map? Those are contour lines and you are looking at a topographic map commonly shortened to just a topo map. These lines provide a way to show elevation, a third dimension, on a flat two dimensional map. This is possible because each contour line represents a specific elevation. Darkened contour lines have their elevation labeled on the map itself. The lines between them are set apart at intervals defined…