Voyageur Maps we hope our maps enhance every
aspect of your Boundary Waters experience, from
planning before your next trip, to executing
a fun and safe journey, to remembering and sharing
your trip when you return home. For this reason
we're in the process of producing a number of
downloadable files that we believe Boundary
Waters visitors will find very useful, ranging
from trip-plan templates, to PDF map updates,
to high resolution photo-quality map tiles.
Before your trip much of your
interation with maps will likely involve reviewing
our printed maps to trace our expected routes.
Wealso recommend that you prepare a trip plan
that can be shared with friends and family who
aren't going on the trip with you. Besides giving
them a chance to review and appreciate your
trip, it also gives them critical information
should you encounter problems and not exit the
wildnerness on time. We'll be providing a trip
planning template for that purpose.
also know that the Boundary Waters is a a wilderness
area that is undergoing constant change. For
this reason we'll be providing, as approriate,
updates in PDF format for each Voyager Maps.
The updates can be downloaded in advance of
your trip to see if any major changes need to
be marked on your Voyageur maps.
your trip we hope that our maps provide you
with the essentials for finding your way through
the Boundary Waters, as well as good reading
at camp to review such topics as natural and
you return, we know you'll be sharing plenty
of stories, photos, and videos with friends
and family. To facilitate that interchange
we've decided to make very high resolution copies
of aspects of our maps available for free download
in JPEG format. You'll find these downloads
to be very useful for all sorts of projects:
Trim them down to show your routes on your personal
web page, or perhaps use them in the introductory
scene of a home movie, to make a photo mosaic,
The JPEG files will been slightly
simplified to remove contour lines and portage
distances so that images can be as clean as
possible and reproduce well for your uses. These
files will made available free of charge, but
only for non-commercial uses.