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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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Default Free TOPOGRAPHIC PROGRAMS -map designing powertool

Gentlemen,

If you need to design a real topo map and you can't find any topo map, then you may depend on Google_earth for a nice representation of the map elevation.



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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Just a couple kilometers before Thermopylae, place of the WW2 battle of Thermopylae.

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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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1:50,000 TOPO map of the Thermopylae region

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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Sp relief map (orientation of the top left Google picture)

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Default Re: Google_Earth as a map designing powertool

Neat.
Have you made a Thermopylae map? Would be nice for a Greek defend vs. Persian attack.

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Default Re: Google_Earth as a map designing powertool

Quote:
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Neat.
Have you made a Thermopylae map? Would be nice for a Greek defend vs. Persian attack.

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Yes, a Thermopylae map is almost ready, but we will use it for a German attack vs an ANZAC defense!

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Default Re: Google_Earth as a map designing powertool

The only problem is that it dosen't show any elevation at all in fairly flat terrain, like the desert. This isn't good if you're trying to design North Africa scenarios.
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There is trick for this issue,

go to the tools/option and put next to elevation exaggeration the value of 3 !!

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Here is another free online tool

http://www.fallingrain.com/world/



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Here is a combined effort to create the relief of a desert area.

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