[closed] CalTopo MapBuilder World-Wide

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[closed] CalTopo MapBuilder World-Wide

Post by abwx » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:13 am

In recent months, CalTopo has been extending MapBuilder Topo beyond the USA.

This raises problems with out of bounds errors.

I have edited the previous description to create a new WW CalTopo group (since "USA CalTopo" is no longer appropriate).

I am not sure whether the tiles available are truly "world wide" yet, but if not, I believe that is the intent and this .AQX should not require modification as areas are added.

My edit is certainly not entirely correct in all regards -- "Details" fails to show preview and full information. I would welcome corrections and suggestions.

File "COM.209.AQX":

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<aqx version="6">

	<name>WW Caltopo Maps</name>
	<description>© CalTopo, OpenStreetMap contributors · www.caltopo.com</description>

	<source id="CALMBTOPO">
		<name>MapBuilder Topo WW</name>
		<data-source>https://www.caltopo.com/map.html</data-source>
		<copyright>CalTopo</copyright>
		<region>WRLD</region>
		<type>TOPO</type>
		<preview-location>10.24,50.73,13</preview-location>
		<level>
			<zoom-values>5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17</zoom-values>
			<ignore-errors>403</ignore-errors>
			<referer><![CDATA[http://caltopo.com/map.html]]></referer>
			<server><![CDATA[http://caltopo.com/tile/mb_topo/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png]]></server>
		</level>
	</source>
</aqx>

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Re: CalTopo MapBuilder World-Wide

Post by Psyberia-Support » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:46 pm

Yes it seems that Caltopo is now far from being a California map only! This is good because they offer quality maps.
I didn't know that other countries where covered. And yes It seems that OSM and SRTM data are used for the rest of the world.
If you're interested in using the MB topo map outside of the US, you can absolutely duplicate the original aqx file and remove the outline definition.
Since other maps are only covering the US, right now I'll leave the Caltopo map set in the USA section. I'll see if I add a separate world wide mb topo set.
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