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BC Map Maker- Topographic and Environment Data Layers

Click on one of the elements on top of the map and then click on the map in order to draw. Double-click to complete drawing of a line or polygon. Click on an element to open its infowindow, any edits take effect after closing the infowindow. Drag marker, circle, text to change their position. Edit a line or shape by mousing over it and dragging any of its vertices. Click on a main vertex to delete it. Watch the video.


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LatLong: UTM Easting/Northing:

Add gridlines to map (WGS84 datum) - Lat/Lon (MinDec):

Elevation Profile

  Add points by clicking on the map or entering an address
Address: Mode of travel: Distance:

Export Data

After adding features to the map, export your data. Copy the text from textarea below to a text editor (e.g. wordpad) and save the file with correct extension (.gpx or .kml). You need to export again after any new addition or edits to your drawings. Export of "circle" is not supported at this time.

Add Data to Map

+ Topography - OpenStreetMap

+ Geology and Soils

Import Data

Remote KML, KMZ, KML Network Link, GeoRSS, GPX

Enter the URL (starting with http://) of the file residing in another web server in text box. To find a url of a file with a download link in another web page, right-click on its link and copy its url (make sure the url ends with the right filetype, eg. .kml or .kmz). Google Maps support for KML is more limited than Google Earth; for detailed explanation check here and here.

Local KML, GPX

Open KML file with a text editor (e.g. wordpad), select and copy the content and paste in textarea. GPX file type is not supported at this time. You can open your GPX or KMZ file in Google Earth, then save them as KML and upload here.

Fusion Tables

Use Google Tables search page to find public fusion tables or tables in web pages. You can import the data from a web table to fusion tables. Other file types such as KML, spreadsheets and CSV can also be imported into fusion tables. Once you open a fusion table, under 'File --> About' copy the 'Encrypted Id' (main Id) of the table and paste in textbox below. Find the column that has location data (e.g. geometry). For the where clause write a condition based on a desired column and its values. Columns having values starting with number don't need quotes in the query statement (e.g. ridership > 50, where ridership is the column name and 50 is value); however for a column with text values you need to put quotes around the query statement and the value itself (e.g. "state='MA'", where state is column name and MA is value).

From Table (Encrypted ID):
Select (Location Column Name):    Where (condition):

Web Map Tile Service

Enter tile URL and opacity, check the documentaion for the desired tile service and edit other parameters. Check out examples of web map tile services: here and here, and list of OpenStreetMap based services and interesting mapping projects.

Tile server URL:    Tile Size (W x H): x    Opacity:
Max zoom:    Format (e.g. png,jpg,etc.):