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    Default Rand McNally maps...update..

    I have three Rand McNally maps......atlas books for 2020....and am putting them one each into my three vehicles...

    I do not want to become totally dependent on GPS or cell phones should I be out on the road....as I know that for whatever reasons...usually a national emergency.... these systems can be overridden by government.

    I believe in being able to do a manual override when possible and if needed...it is my way. For similar reasons I taught myself to pick locks and even make my own lock picks and shims as needed...manual override.

    Besides..I know one may need to transit a certain area or a gated situation and not leave a tell tale sign of destruction and or broken locks to show you have been there..

    Nonetheless ...these maps are part of a manual override if needed.


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    The Delorme atlas and gazetteer for your state might be useful as well:

    https://www.amazon.com/DeLorme%C2%AE...%2C294&sr=8-16
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    Fidel MD...

    Have never heard of the DeLorme type maps but have now ordered one for this state.

    Thanks for the link..


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    And you are quite welcome!
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    few years old >>> but PDF map atlases covering different geography & topics >>>>

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6-...00WXlLMkE/view >>> USA by individual states

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6-...BDNnpsc2c/view >>> Europe by general region & country

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6-...d1aS1Ybjg/view >>> US Railroads Atlas

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6-...sYWZqMHBJ/view >>> Railroad Atlas by Freight

    https://www.bnsf.com/ship-with-bnsf/...ons/index.page >>> link to BNSF Railroad route mapping

    http://www.abandonedrails.com/ >>>> USA abandoned railroad lines

    http://trains.rockycrater.org/pfmsig/atlas.php >>> 1948 USA Railroad lines

    http://www.mylandmatters.org/Maps/Topo.html >>> topo map downloads

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    Cool, thanks.

    Current USGS topographic maps are available online from a variety of sources. I also recommend SARTOPO https://sartopo.com/, and Basecamp from Garmin - which you can download free maps for from OSM. https://hikingguy.com/hiking-gear/ho...ps-for-hiking/

    Online aeronautical charts can be seen at https://skyvector.com/
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    I have a set of Delorme maps that I periodically update. The format is nice and they fit tightly into the bottom of my cars' 3 day kits.
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