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Super Amazing Canyoneering Map!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Creighton Baird, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Creighton Baird

    Creighton Baird

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    Hey fellow slot junkies,

    We all know beta is one of the most important things to have in this sport. Last year I was given a Google Earth KML document that is essentially a map overlay for Google Earth that shows the location of (as far as I can tell) every publicly known canyon in the western United States. There are also quite a few canyons listed on there that are more on the DL side of things. This map does NOT provide technical beta but it is very helpful to see where the start of every canyon is and how close they are to each other, it makes grouping canyons together way easier.
    You need to have Google Earth installed on your computer to be able to open this. You can also get a Google Earth app on Apple and Android phones and open this map on them. Its nice to not have service but still be able to pull it up.

    The KML file is attached (it is 262KB) so feel free to download it and share the beta love!

    Have fun out there,

    Creighton Baird

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  2. Dan Ransom

    Dan Ransom Staff Member

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    Thanks for the file Creighton, that's a great map, largely the efforts of Bob Allen who has been curating it with several versions, not sure if that is the most recent iteration or not.

    Be sure to check out the work that's going on with the betabase, which is similar to the KML file you attached, with quite a few more canyons added. One of the goals of the Collective is to build out a dynamic canyon database that integrates satellite images, topo maps, and beta into a unique way to visualize canyoneering routes. You can see "active" routes with yellow dots, and "inactive" routes are red. Create a new betabase entry, and a yellow dot will link the map to the beta.

    All are invited to contribute - head to http://canyoncollective.com/betabase/ and you can click on "create betabase entry" in the top right corner to add a canyon. Check out the worksheet and tips for information to add to your pages in the FAQ's located here - http://canyoncollective.com/forums/betabase-guides-tutorials-and-faq.31/

    And if you have questions, fire away.
  3. levifackrell

    levifackrell

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  4. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Absolutely, completely disagree.

    The best canyoneering is that done without outside beta.

    Tom
  5. cirrus2000

    cirrus2000

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    I hear ya - but I think the best BEST canyoneering is done with or without beta, but with awesome people (who aren't hard to find in this sport) and a good attitude. YMMV, of course. ;)
    Blake Merrell and canyoncaper like this.
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