1999 in the Pines

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In 1990 the USGS started winding down their traditional topographic map program and by 1999 they left the Pine Barrens, never to return. In their own words,“Such maps were compiled, drawn, and edited by hand. …By today’s standards these traditional methods were very expensive, and USGS no longer has either mission or funding to make maps this way.”

1999 in the Pines is a high quality compilation of ninety four final 24k maps from the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection that will remind you of how much we’re missing in today’s muddy, over-compressed versions.

Individual quadrangles were cropped, color corrected and joined to create the highest possible quality seamless map. Install Mobile Atlas Creator (a free open source program) on your Windows, Macintosh or Linux computer and export any portion of the map for many popular smartphone apps, computer programs and handheld GPS units.













Compare the quality of 1999 in the Pines (on the left) to other versions on the web and smartphone apps, such as ArcGIS USA Topo Maps  (shown on the right).










• Read the 1999 in the Pines documentation

• Read the Mobile Atlas Creator tutorial


Mobile Atlas Creator for Macintosh


Mobile Atlas Creator for Windows


Garmin Basecamp for Macintosh


Magellan VantagePoint for Windows


TwoNav for Windows


TwoNav for Android


Guru (formerly Galileo) Maps for Android

OziExplorer for Android

Cartograph Map Viewer for iOS


Garmin DriveTrack 71 GPS



Note: The Mobile Atlas Creator tutorial included in this download is old. The new 62-page version has better installation instructions, more app tutorials and other improvements! Click here for Boyd’s new Mobile Atlas Creator Tutorial (revised 3-14-19)


Download 1999 in the PinesFile size: 4.14 gb



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