FSTopo is now a public-facing GIS MapServer layer

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Joseph Elfelt
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FSTopo is now a public-facing GIS MapServer layer

Post by Joseph Elfelt » June 11th, 2017, 10:50 am

This means that practically any GIS savvy software can display the FSTopo maps. As you zoom in, more data appears on the map. Eventually as you zoom in you will see contour lines. The FS server might take a few seconds to fill your screen with map tiles. And if you zoom in too far you just get a blank screen.

Here is the endpoint on the forest service GIS server:
https://apps.fs.usda.gov/arcx/rest/serv ... /MapServer

And here is a Gmap4 link that displays the FSTopo as the basemap. The map is centered near Mt. Hood.

https://mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php? ... rent=false

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Re: FSTopo is now a public-facing GIS MapServer layer

Post by CampinCarl » June 12th, 2017, 9:20 am

Fun, a new toy for Google Earth too! :D

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Re: FSTopo is now a public-facing GIS MapServer layer

Post by adamschneider » June 12th, 2017, 9:54 am

Unfortunately, their Google Earth network link is kinda messed up. It doesn't discard lower-resolution maps, so you end up with every zoom level on the map at once! (To be fair, they may not have intended that link for public consumption.)

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