Caltopo Clinic

Thank you for joining me for the Caltopo Clinic. Below you’ll find some links and files that I will have you use for practice and to import into Caltopo.

To Prepare:

  1. To use Caltopo you need to have a computer, a tablet doesn’t work very well. It is best if you can both use Caltopo and watch the talk at the same time. I will be sharing my screen so it is really helpful for you to watch and work in Caltopo at the same time.  To make this possible, I suggest using a second monitor to expand the amount of screen space. If this isn’t an option, participants could use an additional computer or tablet to watch the lesson while making maps on their primary device.
  2. Have a smartphone ready with Avenza downloaded (for free) and ready to use. Avenza will ask you to register but there is no need to do that to use the app for what we will be doing
  3. Register for Caltopo this will allow you to save your work. You can do this with the free version.
  4. Have Google Earth downloaded on your computer, the web version doesn’t work for the things we’ll be doing.  Here is the link: https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html?hl=en-GB
  5. Here is the link to the meeting: https://meetingsamer3.webex.com/join/marc6 |  299 449 486

I will open the meeting room 30 minutes before the clinic so people can join early and experiment with whatever system they are using to watch and work simultaneously.

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For Use During The Course

Google Layer you can render/print as a .pdf
Use “tile”and Max Zoom “18”

http://mt0.google.com/vt/lyrs=s&hl=en&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Caltopo Map so you can have my slope shading scheme.

https://caltopo.com/m/FVRB

KML, GPX, and GEOJSON files to practice in Caltopo.

GPX (Some browsers add a .xml extension, delete the .xml leaving only the .gpx extension before saving)
KML (Once downloaded click on the file and it will overlay the lines onto Google Earth)
GeoJSON (Some browsers add a .txt extension, delete the .txt leaving only the .json extension before saving)

KMZ file for you to practice in Google Earth with.

KMZ (Once downloaded click on the file and it will overlay the map onto Google Earth)

KML file to practice using the time slider in Google Earth

KML (Once downloaded click on the file and it will overlay the lines onto Google Earth)

High res LiDAR area map:

https://caltopo.com/l/CM87

Jpeg map to Geolocate

http://www.chauvinguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screenshot-2020-05-27-at-07.57.54.png