Cook’s Map of the Pines HD

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This composite of eight 19th century topographic maps by George H. Cook and C. C. Vermeule offers a level of accuracy not found in other historical maps, thanks to all-new precision georeferencing. More than 4,000 features on sheets 10 through 17 of the Cook Atlas were matched with with high resolution contemporary data, correcting substantial errors in the original maps. They were then color-corrected and stitched into a seamless Mobile Atlas Creator map. Mobile Atlas Creator is a free open-source program running on Windows, Linux and the Macintosh that lets you view the map and send it to Garmin or Magellan handheld GPS units plus over two dozen apps for Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows and Linux.

Although the processing creates some artifacts in areas where the original map contained large errors, the enhanced accuracy outweighs these little glitches, making it easy to compare historical features with modern aerial imagery, or just to see your correct position during a hike.

And these vintage maps from the State of New Jersey offer a wealth of details not found on historical USGS maps (such as 1899 in the Pines). For example, the little trees are not merely a decorative feature, but a graphic representation of the density and proportion of coniferous and deciduous trees in the forest. This kind of detail wasn’t available again until the 21st century when the NJDEP began publishing high resolution land use/landcover (LULC) data. 

Explore the rich history of Southern New Jersey with this unique 19th century topo, available for the first time as a free, seamless, remarkably accurate map for your computer, smartphone or handheld GPS.

Read the Cook’s Map of the Pines HD documentation

 

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 Cook's Map of the Pines HDboydmapCookHD.zip - downloaded 18 times - 2 GB

 

A separate version is also available for Garmin handheld GPS units. It has lower resolution and more image compression, but you’ll probably find it good enough for many purposes, and it ‘s also a much smaller download. The full version is also Garmin-compatible, but if you only plan to use the map on a Garmin GPS and Basecamp, then the Garmin version is much easier…. Just drag the files on your GPS and head out to the Pines! 

Read the Cook’s Map of the Pines for Garmin documentation

 

Download Cook's Map of the Pines for GarminboydmapCookKMZ.zip - downloaded 9 times - 75 MB

 

 

 

Mobile Atlas Creator for Windows

 

Google Earth Pro for Windows

 

Garmin Basecamp for Windows

 

Mobile Atlas Creator for Macintosh

 

Garmin Basecamp for Macintosh

 

Magellan VantagePoint for Windows

 

Backcountry Navigator for Android

 

Guru (Galileo) Maps for Android

 

Garmin DriveTrack 71

 

 

Download Cook's Map of the Pines HDboydmapCookHD.zip - downloaded 18 times - 2 GB

 

Download Cook's Map of the Pines for GarminboydmapCookKMZ.zip - downloaded 9 times - 75 MB

 

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