[Tweeters] Need information and source for map

Douglas Canning dcanning at zhonka.net
Tue Mar 17 13:01:31 PDT 2009


On 17 Mar 2009 at 7:10, Bob Kothenbeutel wrote:

Subject: [Tweeters] Need information and source for map


> I am looking for a map or book of maps that shows all of the little

> side roads etc. that are posted on here - especially in eastern

> Washington. I am planning several trips this spring and summer but

> have no clue where these locations are or how to get there. I am going

> to the Omak / Okanogan area this weekend so I need it by Thursday.


The Okanogan County Planning Dept publishes a very good, detailed
county road atlas (~170 pgs) which is available as a 75 Mb Adobe
Acrobat download on their website at
http://www.okanogancounty.org/planning/

This is the only map I know of which provides current names of the
roads in Okanogan County. Some years ago the county "improved" their
road naming scheme, and few of the commercial maps have caught up.

Other counties which publish maps or an atlas include Clallam, Grays
Harbor, Kittitas, Cowlitz, and Douglas; these may be either online or
print versions.

State-wide, there's no alternative to a DeLorme atlas, but they lack
the detail that's often necessary. If you're tolerant of computer-based
maps, DeLorme's Street Atlas software is a good product for
urban/suburban areas, but can be lacking necessary detail in some rural
areas.

In the Snohomish-King-Pierce county area, a Thomas atlas is unequaled.
In the Clallam-Jefferson-Kitsap-Mason-Thurston-Grays Harbor-Lewis
county area, a Roadrunner atlas (now rebranded as A Good Map Co.) is
very good. And in Island, Whatcom, Skagit & San Juan counties, there's
the Totem atlas. All of these have become quite expensive.

In national forests, there's no substitute for a US Forest Service map.

Doug

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Douglas Canning
Olympia, Wash
dcanning at zhonka.net
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