Re: High Resolution Map File

On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 15:13 -0400, koermer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hello,

The WXP us_cnty.map file is fairly high resolution, but the WXP US and state boundary maps in wxp.map don't have nearly detail and often fit poorly with the county maps. Does anyone have a higher resolution WXP map file of the the US coastline (e.g. like McIdas)? I'm doing some high resolution, mesoscale work this summer down at Cape Canaveral and it would be nice to see some maps of the observations over land (where they should be) rather than over the water.

Do you have the dlg map files?  These are high resolution maps from the
USGS DLG data set.

http://wxp.unisys.com/etc/dlg/

Also, there is an update:

http://wxp.unisys.com/etc/dlg95/

Also, there are the Digital Chart of the World maps:

http://wxp.unisys.com/etc/eurnasia/
http://wxp.unisys.com/etc/noamer/
http://wxp.unisys.com/etc/sasaus/
http://wxp.unisys.com/etc/soamafr/

If you really want detail, you can decode the 100K USGS DLG databases.
A sample is on the web site:

http://weather.unisys.com/wxp/maps/sample_large.gif

I'm also adding a bit more detail to my wxp.map file.
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