Brisbane topo/walking map


#1

Just wondering if anyone knows it’s possible to purchase maps of Brisbane Forest Park/D’Aguilar NP area that show all the walking/forest trails/ranger trails?

I’d prefer to have the actual map rather than just a print out from google or the QTOPO site! I’ve got a really old topographic map but it doesn’t show the paths through the forest.


#2

Getting hold of good maps does not come cheap!

Have a look at these websites:

www.maptopia.com.au

www.chartandmapshop.com.au

What is available varies between them printing maps off for you to existing publications.

Hope this helps.


#3

There’s an app called View Ranger which is pretty good with showing trails.


#4

I’ve downloaded the View Ranger app and plan to trial it next time out. However, it looks like unless you pay for ‘map overlays’ all you get it a very basic version. The maps Richard uses on this website are better!

I also use the Australia Topo Maps app, which works great and a simple/mini version of my very expensive handheld GPS. You log your waypoints and tracks and can still download them onto your laptop and then AussieBushwalking. In fact I has dumped the handheld for the phone app!


#5

The maps on the site actually come from OpenStreetMap data via MapBox (www.mapbox.com). I think there are some projects which convert OpenStreetMap data into formats for GPS or for nicer printed maps but I haven’t looked closely at them.

As far as physical maps - I’ve always gone to World Wide Maps(http://www.worldwidemaps.com.au/). They used to have a physical shop in the city but it looks like they’re online only now. That’s a shame - I used to love browsing there.