How much does each Etopo CD cost?
A. The price of each Etopo CD varies depending
on the quantity of maps and the area of coverage. On average each CD is
What is in the Etopo Package?
A. Each Etopo CD comes with .png map images, Memory
Map, Fugawi, and OziExplorer calibrations, a large scale index map, free Memory
Map Demo Viewer software, and helpful documentation to get you up and running
Why would I buy Etopo maps instead of scanning my own maps?
A. Etopo maps are
colour-corrected, converted to .PNG files and calibrated. You don't have to spend
extra money on paper maps that you don't need.
What kind of maps are they?
A. They are topographical maps at scales of 1:1,000,000
- 1:250,000 - 1:50,000.
Where does the information for the Etopo maps come from?
A. The maps are provided
under license by the Canadian Federal Government
Are Etopo maps seamless? Do they have margins? Do they Show Township
A. Etopo maps are seamless when used with Memory Map Software (both the free and
the registered versions). Individually they do have margins and they show the
Township and Range grid.
Are Etopo maps metric or imperial?
A. They can be either metric or imperial
depending on when they were published.
When were the maps published?
A. From the 1940's to the present.
Do they have digital elevation models? Are they 3-D
A. No. The maps are not
digital elevation models, but 1:250,000 scale elevation data is included when
used with Memory Map.
Is the legend still on the maps?
A. The legend is included as a seperate file
that is installed with each CD. It is named legend.png and you can find it in
the directory you installed the maps into.
Is the projection consistent?
A. Yes, but the datum can be either NAD27 or
NAD83 depending on when the map was published.
Do I need software to view Etopo maps?
A. Etopo maps can be viewed with the
free Memory Map Demo software provided with each CD, with an image editing program
such as Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Macromedia Fireworks, etc. Or even directly
with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
What are .PNG, .JPG and .MAP files and what are they used for?
A. .PNG files
are Portable Network Graphic files that can be used in combination with .jpr
files and .map files to georeference any map image. .PNG files can
be viewed on their own in an image editor or with the Memory Map,
OziExplorer, or Fugawi software. .JPR files are calibration files
for use with Memory Map and Fugawi. .MAP files are calibration files
for use with OziExplorer.
Do Etopo maps have to be used with OziExplorer?
A. No. Etopo maps can be used
with Fugawi, Memory Map, or with only an image viewer.
Q. How do I print maps to scale?
A. Maps can be printed from OziExplorer,
Fugawi or Memory Map Software. If you are only using the map viewer software,
you need a program such as Adobe Photoshop, Print Shop Pro etc. to print the maps.
Can I upload Etopo maps to my GPS unit? How do I use Etopo maps with
a GPS unit?
A. You can upload/download waypoints, routes and tracks only. You need OziExplorer,
Memory Map, or Fugawi software to use Etopo maps with a GPS unit.
Can I use Etopo maps on my Garmin iQue M5?
A. Yes. To use with Memory Map or
OziCE choose COM2 for the GPS output
Q. Are Etopo maps compatible with Autocad software?
A. Yes, you can import
Etopo maps into AutoCAD but they will not be georeferenced.
Can I use Etopo, OziExplorer, Fugawi and Memory Map on more than one
A. No, all of these products are single user licenses only.