Jim, It says the maps are current as of 2/8/09. are they more current than that? Mike Henthorn ________________________________ From: Jim Bensman <junkmailno@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 10:57:59 PM Subject: [GeoStL] New versions of all my maps RE: Re: MOGA I was not planning on it, but I just updated the gpx file of all the trails for MO\\IL. http://webpages.charter.net/jbensman/Maps.htm All the updated maps are up there now. Everything for MOGA is there. I did not update the web page so the map dates are wrong, everything on there is current as of today. There are new versions of my trails, my topos, and my POIs. If you have city navigator, use these. If you do not, use the map in other maps. It is not transparent but it has everything on it. It could work better in the GPS, it disappears at about .8 miles zoom. But that should not be a problem. Also the map in other maps is simply the best map of the area available. So it is the best thing to use for planning once you get your PQ as it will open in mapsource. Even if you do not have a Garmin, you can install mapsource and then install other maps. Directions are here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-install-mapsource-if-it-didnt-come-with-your-gps/ And as mentioned above, there is also a gpx file of all the trails in MO/IL Jim Bensman "Nature Bats Last" From:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hardwire Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 1:26 PM To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [GeoStL] Re: MOGA Jim, would you also be posting the GPX's for the trails??? Thanks! ________________________________ From:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Bensman Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 11:27 AM To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [GeoStL] MOGA I went up to the park yesterday and GPSed all kinds of stuff including all the trails. (The Ranger even unlocked the gate to the group camp for me.) I got my maps updated but not in time for the on line compiler to compile the new maps last night. So after they compile tonight, I will make a new installer for all the mapsets. I will post a note when you can download and install them. They were doing lots of burning up there –it was neat watching it on the trail across the lake. I hope no caches got burned up! They had also burned part of the area and used the trail as a fire break-you could really see the impact of the fire-lots of flowers blooming where they burned. I was utterly shocked when I saw the signs in the historic site showing the 2008 flood level. Even the overlook floor was underwater! Are the roads to access the caches from the previous MOGAs going to be open on Friday or will we only be able to cache in the State Park or walk/bike in? Speaking of the flood, have the low lying caches been checked to see if they are still there? What was the elevation of the flood? Jim Bensman "Nature Bats Last"