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Start up the GMap (20) Top Level
- Find a Gmap link
Here's how: There is a GMap link on every Mountain page or Trip report page. So search for a nearby mountain, and then click the GMap link. For trip reports, I'm going to use my Mount Callaghan Circumnavigation as an example. So search for that report page.
- Click on the link
You are now looking at the trip report page for the Mount Callaghan circumnavigation. Click the GMap2 link at the top of the page. Now you see a topographic map. The default map is a scanned version of the familiar 1:50,000 NTS topo map published by the Canadian Government.
- Note the Purple trip line
Note your map shows a purple line showing the trip.
- Note the Roads and trails
Note your map shows various orange and green lines. These are roads and trails.
- Notice the mountain icons
Notice the mountain icons superimposed on it.
- In GIS systems, these roads, trails, peaks and trip waypoints
are referred to as "layers". The layers are overlaid on top of the base map (the topo map).