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Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 Oct 2002 20:44:28 -0400
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I, too, am now located in the dial-up only world.  However, I just installed
satellite internet (FWIW, Bell ExpressVu here in the socialist broadcasting
republic of Canada - I only wish I could get DirecTv satellite internet
service to go along with my broadcast D-Tv....err.... forget I even
mentioned that, lest the mounties raid and bust me for a banned dish. (not
kidding!).  I guess they don't want us watching OLN.

Anyway, the satellite internet is nearly as fast as cable high-speed while
surfing, albeit you still need an integrated dial-up account to transmit
out.

Leigh

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Klinger" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Stowe topo map?


> I agree, free is generally best.  However, in the slow internet access
> world of backroad Richmond, I can't possibly wait for those maps to load
> when I'm browsing.
>
> BTW, can topozone measure distances and calculate % gradient the way that
> Topo! does? I didn't notice it when I was on their site, but I can't say I
> looked very well.
>
> And how do you pronounce "pugh"?
>
> Peace,
> RogerK
>
> On Mon, 7 Oct 2002 17:31:14 -0400, Jeremy Malczyk <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, Roger Klinger wrote:
> >>
> >> To extend this topic:  Another option I highly reccomend is to pick up
> the
> >> Topo! interactive maps on CD-Rom. It has all the maps for Vermont on
it.
> >> I've found years worth of interesting ski possibilities by browsing
these
> >> maps.
> >>
> >
> >Pugh. Don't buy that garbage.
> >I'm sorry, I can't take it. You can get all of them FREE here:
> >
> >http://www.topozone.com
> >
> >...and for something you CAN'T get on TOPO(!):
> >
> >http://test.topozone.com
> >
> >Yeah, sure it's a bit rough around the edges, but free is free and
> >Topozone isn't the giant corporate octopus you might think it is. If it
> >was the president might have actually gotten paid in the last 3 months.
> >
> >If you need a fancy GPS app, get OziExplorer from
> >http://www.oziexplorer.com. It's cheap in comparison and doesn't tie your
> >data up into a proprietary format that only works with their software.
> >TOPO(!) is the Microsoft of the mapping world. If you need maps to load
> >into it let me know and I'll help any skivittler in good standing out in
> >exchange for a beer at the next partee.
> >
> >And if you want something on paper go to these guys:
http://www.mytopo.com
> >(you can click there off Topozone and get a waterproof map of the same
> >spot, for a pittance) or get the real deal from the USGS by ordering
> >direct from the gov'mint at 1-800-USA-MAPS.
> >
> >Call it a plug, but really, if you need topo maps ... just remember that
> >skivt-l has a connection.
> >
> >Jerm
> >
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