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PostFri Nov 25, 2022 11:19 am 
The headline new feature is screenshot mode (click Menu). When you turn that on then all controls are removed from the map so you can: ● Take a screenshot that is 100% map ● Shift the screen *exactly* one screen worth up/down/left/right ● Take a screenshot that is 100% map ● Shift the screen *exactly* one screen worth up/down/left/right ● Repeat as much as you like While you are taking screenshots GISsurfer is keeping track of all the georeference data. And since the screenshots *exactly adjoin* they are easy to stitch together into a larger image. I routinely make georeferenced JPGs that cover 300+ square miles and are 25-30 screenshots stitched together. Almost anything that GISsurfer can display can be made into georeferenced JPGs or georeferenced PNG files with a transparent background. Here are some things you can do with georeferenced images. Instructions are included in the GISsurfer documentation. 1. Open georeferenced JPGs with GeoJPG version 2 (under development) and use them as offline maps. Actually this use is the initial reason for why I added the screenshot mode to GISsurfer. 2. If you use a Garmin GPS then you can make your own custom map by taking a large georeferenced JPG and tiling it with the freeware KMZFactory. 2. You can make a KMZ file that contains one or more images and the georeference data. That KMZ file can be opened with Google Earth, QGIS, ATAK, iTAK and with various other software. 4. GISsurfer can display georeferenced images. https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?data=Mason_Lake_small^https://geojpg.com/worker/p/map/WA/WA_small_maps/I_90_west_of_pass/WA_Mason_Lake_small_usgs.jpg^47.394631,-121.605349,47.442195,-121.517458 The GISsurfer version 3 update also includes ● Display GIS data hosted on WMS servers ● Display GIS data hosted on XYZ servers ● Documentation for using ArcGIS dynamic layers to restyle GIS data (very useful!) ● and more. For details see the What’s New page: https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer-whats-new.html GISsurfer default map: https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php GISsurfer homepage: https://gissurfer.com The detailed documentation is in a series of PDF files on the 'Help' page.

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PostFri Nov 25, 2022 10:57 pm 
Wow! Thanks, Joey! That's a spectacular effort!

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PostTue Nov 29, 2022 6:18 am 
Starting in December 2022 I plan to produce a series of YouTube videos to help people learn how to use the software I have developed and other resources that I am providing. Stay tuned...

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PostTue Dec 20, 2022 4:48 am 
Release of the GISsurfer videos is going to slip to 2023 in part because I got distracted producing a new map. This map can show (1) a wide variety of public land from federal to local and (2) private property parcel lines for 26 states including Washington. The "Map tips" link (upper left corner) has an important disclaimer. The section "About the data" has related info. To turn on the Washington State parcel lines, click the basemap button and look under the "Overlay" heading. Remember you can click the 'top' layer and see all the attribute data the GIS server has for the thing that you clicked.
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PostTue Dec 20, 2022 7:05 am 
Thanks for this. It is very useful.

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PostFri Dec 30, 2022 10:02 am 
One of the features of GISsurfer is the ability to display track data from GPX files. The simplest way to do that is a link like the following. The map will automatically be centered and zoomed such that all the track data is on the user’s screen when the map opens. https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?data=https://link_to_your_file.gpx Don’t have your own server where you can host GPX files? No problem! Google will host your GPX files for free. A Google account includes Gmail, Google Drive and various other things. So if you have a Gmail address, then you already have access to Google Drive. 1. Sign in to Google Drive https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive 2. Upload a GPX file 3. Right click the filename and select “Get link” Change “Restricted” to “Anyone with the link” Copy and save the link. Here is an example link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_2HKYobswHlCKTUFbWY2r5QjuzTFaEdT/view?usp=share_link 4. Make a new link. Use the long string of gibberish. https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_2HKYobswHlCKTUFbWY2r5QjuzTFaEdT If you paste the above link into a browser bar then you will either see the content of the GPX file or be able to download it. 5. Modify the link you made in step 4. Add a name that you make up and give it a value that has .gpx at the end. If the name has a space, use an underline _ character instead. It will likely help you stay organized if the name is the same as the file name you uploaded to Google Drive, however that is not required. Scorpion_to_PCT.gpx^https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_2HKYobswHlCKTUFbWY2r5QjuzTFaEdT 6. Make a GISsurfer map link with the data parameter set to the address for your file. https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?data=Scorpion_to_PCT.gpx^https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_2HKYobswHlCKTUFbWY2r5QjuzTFaEdT Below is another version with a title, USGS topograhic basemap and custom line style. Zoom in for detail. NOTE: In the following link & lt; is the 'less than' symbol and & gt; is the 'greater than' symbol. https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?basemap=USA_scanned_topo&data=title=<b>Scorpion_to_PCT<br>Exploratory</b>||line=on^color=ffff00^width=2.5||Scorpion_to_PCT.gpx^https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_2HKYobswHlCKTUFbWY2r5QjuzTFaEdT Tip: If you are hosting GPX files on a server where the link to the file ends in .gpx then including a file name in the GISsurfer map link is optional . The file name is only required when you host GPX files someplace like Google Drive where the link to the file does not end in gpx. To learn more about GISsurfer you can visit the homepage at https://gissurfer.com and tap Menu - Help. Scroll down past the video and pdf sections and read the “Overview” section. Or open any of the recreation maps I mentioned above and read the “Map tips” (link is in upper left corner).

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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 2:16 pm 
As promised, the first four tutorial videos for GISsurfer are done. These are the first videos I have ever produced so there was a bit of a learning curve. Four more GISsurfer videos are planned and I hope to get them done this month. If you open this YouTube link and then click the thumbnail screen image, then you will see the list of videos in order. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSxB0MlGdY3EKZi90WDJExQiG-QYeSYnG

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