US: Trimble introduced a new large-format map-printing service for construction, surveying, agriculture and field research trades. The new service is available through MyTopo, a Trimble company, at www.MyTopo.com.
MyTopo’s website has a simple five-step process to design custom maps for areas in the US and Canada. Base map options include US Geological Survey (USGS) and Department of Natural Resources Canada (DRCAN) topographic maps, up-to-date colour aerial imagery from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and TopoPhoto maps (a hybrid topographical/aerial photo map).
In addition, users can overlay GPS coordinates on maps, select the map scale, add navigation grids, and personalise them with their name and map title.
MyTopo offers five, large-format print sizes (from 18″ x 24″ to 60″ x 84″). Paper choices include waterproof, glossy, laminated or banner-style material. Smaller map sizes can be professionally-folded for use in the field.
The two largest sizes (48″ x 60″ and 60″ x 84″) were recently added to accommodate demand for wall maps that can be scaled to cover mountain ranges, counties, cities, or to magnify smaller tracts of land.