MAGic Maps is a project dedicated to the production and distribution of high quality Canadian topographic maps formatted for use with the Magellan eXplorist, eXplorist x10, Triton, and Crossover series of Global Positioning System Receivers (GPSr). Our goal is to be able to provide users of these devices with a source of free 1:50,000 scale maps covering the entire Canadian landmass.
We're now offering our users the option of becoming Premium Members. While our basic membership will continue to provide access to our entire map collection, Premium Members will have access to scripts that automate the process of making several types of raster maps and tutorials that will guide them through the process of making vector maps. To learn more, click "Premium Membership" at the top of the page.
Earlier this year, Natural Resources Canada reconfigured one of the major data sources used by this script which causes it to fail. As I've not had much time to spend on this project lately, I didn't notice the problem until someone told me the script wasn't working. After looking at the problem, a major re-write will be needed in order to get it working again as it was. This will be released as version 1.1 as soon as I can get it ready.
We've reached the point where we're begun building our national 1:50,000 scale collection of CANVEC maps designed for use with Magellan eXplortists, Tritons, and Crossover units. Several of our premium members have been generating maps and you can see what is available through our new graphical map browser or see a full list of maps.
If you would like to see a specific map or maps done, post a note in the Vector Maps Request forum and one of the premium members may do it for you!
With the release of MakeCANVEC Beta 0.3, Premuim Members now have the option of generating maps with text in either French or English. While the choice of language is limited in some cases to the data included with the source files (for most of the country, only one of the two languages is included) for features such as toponyms, roads, and water bodies, names for standard features will be labeled in the chosen language. To be be able to tell which files are which, those compiled with French text will end with F-CV (ie 021P12-BATHURST-F-CV.imi).
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