National Geographic's best selling, top-of-the-line, digital map software is the easiest way to create and print detailed maps. Each program includes thousands of the highest quality USGS topographic maps, optimized for printing and ease of use.
TOPO! gives you five levels of map detail, from two National Geographic Atlas maps to a USGS 1:24,000 scale (7.5’) seamless topographic mapthe most detailed outdoor recreation maps available. Maps include:
National Geographic Atlas Maps
USGS 500,000 Scale Maps Highlights public lands
USGS 100,000 Scale Topographic Maps Mid-Scale topos perfect for long trips
USGS 24,000 Scale Topographic Maps The most detailed terrain maps available
With TOPO!’s dynamic search features, you can quickly find your area of interest. Or simply browse the map to locate your desired destination.
TOPO! maps are full color, high resolution scans of authentic USGS topographic maps, providing the best image quality available. All maps are seamless, and easily printed from your home printer. Paired with National Geographic AdventurePaper, our waterproof, tear-resistant material, your maps become trail-tough.
TOPO! is the easiest way to tell your GPS where to go. Simply trace your route and upload to your receiver. Use in reverse to create detailed trail maps from your adventures.
From creating custom map to viewing detail elevation profiles and connecting to your GPS, TOPO! is loaded with enhanced mapping tools to get you where you need to go.
Communicate with our GPS Transfer routes, waypoints, and tracks
Explore in 3D See you route via a 3D fly-through
Profile Your Route Survey distances, elevations, and more
Search for Destinations Find trails, parks, campsites, and more
Print oversized maps
Import Geocaches and GPX files
Export detailed maps to other programs
Stay current with easy and automatic LiveMap updates
Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, NT or 98;
Pentium processor or better, 64 MB RAM + 8MB video memory;
Mac OS 10.4 or higher;
350MHz G3 or better
128 MB RAM + 16 MB video memory;
Supported GPS Receivers: Works with most popular handheld receivers from Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance and Eagle. Enables import and export of routes, waypoints and track information. DOES NOT support direct map transfer to any GPS except select Magellan GPS units. Visit www.natgeomaps.com/gps for a complete list of compatible GPS receivers.
Technical Support Technical support information for National Geographic TOPO! products is available at http://support.topo.com
TOPO! State products manufactured prior to 2010 came on CD instead of DVD.
We found the maps (we bought 3 States) awkward to install, and somewhat difficult to manipulate. Once we got the hang of it, we fared better but the instructions were far from clear. We have not yet found a way to transfer the maps to Ipod touch which we carry when we hike, nor have we figured out how to use our GPS in conjunction with the maps. It really seems as if the software is somewhat out of date in potential intuitive use.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend