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Very detailed post on how to find free campsites
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Technomadia's "Public Lands" app can also give you a rough idea where public lands are. Of course, it can't help if you're outside cell range.

http://www.technomadia.com/2014/04/intro...hone-ipad/
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(10-19-2017, 07:26 PM)FALCON Wrote: Hi folks. I've made a blog post detailing some methods of finding wonderful free places to camp.

Very nice.  I looked at it briefly and will study more closely this weekend.


(10-19-2017, 07:26 PM)FALCON Wrote: There's so much detail in here that I'm only willing to make it in a place where I have full and easy control over the creation and formatting...

Preach, brother!  I've started putting complex material on my blog or wiki for that exact reason.


(10-19-2017, 07:26 PM)FALCON Wrote: DATA WARNING -- it contains 46 images, so if your data is limited or really slow, wait to look at this until you're on some free WIFI.

Compression proxy to the rescue!  The first number in these ziproxy log entries is the original image; the second number is the processed/compressed image:

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Really knocks down bandwidth use where my 3G connection can handle it.  Folks using Opera's or Chrom*'s data saver features would see similar reductions in size.
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Public lands map for California.
http://publiclands.org/Get-Books-and-Map...icstate=CA
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This might work:

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewe...&source=sd

On the left, go down and click the selection box on: Land Ownership (PADUS)

Then zoom in until you see the land ownership layers pop up.

Here are Motor Vehicle Use Maps: you have to zoom in to see the road/trail data:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer...&source=sd

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I like the state by state topographic atlases, with a bit of practice I can usually find good spots. Also, more private than the online options. I use judgment on which I post to Freecampsites.
-Douglas Tooley

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(10-20-2017, 08:14 PM)skyl4rk Wrote: This might work:
https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewe...&source=sd
On the left, go down and click the selection box on:  Land Ownership (PADUS)

Didn't work for me.  This is what I got:

   

(10-21-2017, 09:08 AM)DLTooley Wrote: I like the state by state topographic atlases, with a bit of practice I can usually find good spots.  Also, more private than the online options.  I use judgment on which I post to Freecampsites.

DLTooley, what topo atlases are you using?  

I generally use the USGS 1:250,000 maps to scope an area, along with Delorme and Benchmark (where available) but neither of those give much topo detail.  I then use USGS 1:24,000 if I need more resolution.
 -- Spiff


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I think that error message means there was not a good connection between arcgis.com and wildfire.cr.usgs.gov. It may work for you at another time.

I tried both of the web pages and both maps were loading, although with some delays.

You can get coordinates off of the arcgis maps if you click the top bar: Measure, then click on the box with the crosshairs.

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The DeLorme and Benchmark work well enough for me.
-Douglas Tooley

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Not sure what's going on here, but I get a paywall if I go to: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap

But I seem to bypass it if I got to: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewe...a5451ba9e2

You milage may vary.
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YAYYYY!! Thank you. It works for me too at that second link. I've updated the blog post.
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