TopoFusion.com

TopoFusion Features


At its core, TopoFusion is a lean and mean map display engine, with the ability to display hundreds of GPS tracks and other line data over any number of raster imagery (or a combination of mulitple map types. It interfaces with GPS units, provides intuitive tools for editing tracks and handles the interaction between multiple GPS files smoothly. Read on for all the details, and samples of the numerous imagery types available.

Available Imagery

MyTopo Topographic (New in v4!)


1:24k, 1:100k:, 1:250k USGS topographic maps, including forest service updates (FR road/trail numbers, campgrounds).
COVERAGE: United States and Canada
SOURCE: myTopo

Open Street Map (New in v4!)


Community effort, creative commons street maps.
COVERAGE: Worldwide
SOURCE: openstreetmap.org



Color Aerial


High resolution color aerials (NAIP)
COVERAGE: 90% of United States (coverage map)
RESOLUTION: Less than 1 meter per pixel
SOURCE: Multiple state and USGS servers


USGS Topographic


1:24k, 1:100k:, 1:250k USGS topographic maps.
COVERAGE: Entire United States
RESOLUTION: 2 meters per pixel
SOURCE: MSRMaps (formerly Terraserver)



Colored Elevation - (New in v4!)


Elevation shaded tiles
COVERAGE: Entire World (except extreme latitudes)*
RESOLUTION: ~1 meter per pixel
SOURCE: NASA's OnEarth Server and TopoFusion


Shaded Relief


Add hill shading, with full control over angle, darkness, and exaggeration, to all TopoFusion imagery.

COVERAGE: Entire World (except extreme latitudes)*
SOURCE: NASA's OnEarth Server

* Latitudes 61 S to 61 N are covered by 3D download

Open Aerial


Color aerials "best available" from MapQuest
COVERAGE: Global
RESOLUTION: Varies
SOURCE: MapQuest

MapQuest


MapQuest Street maps based on OSM data.
COVERAGE: Global
RESOLUTION: Varies
SOURCE: MapQuest

Landsat


Color imagery from the Landsat 7 ETM+ satellites.
COVERAGE: Global
RESOLUTION: 15 meters per pixel
SOURCE: NASA's OnEarth Server



Open Cycle Map (New!)


Community effort cycling maps with topo contours and shading.
COVERAGE: Worldwide
SOURCE: opencyclemap.org


Aerial


USGS DOQ black and white aerial photographs at one meter per pixel.
COVERAGE: 95% of United States
RESOLUTION: 1 meter per pixel
SOURCE: MSRMaps (formerly Terrraserver)


Urban Aerial


High resolution color aerials for major urban areas.
COVERAGE: Many U.S. cities (see list)
RESOLUTION: 0.25 meters per pixel
SOURCE: MSRMaps (formerly Terraserver)



Elevation / 3D


Automatic 3D downloads can be combined with any of the above image types for stunning 3D scenes.
COVERAGE: Entire World (except extreme latitudes)*
RESOLUTION: U.S. - 30 meter, World - 90 meter
SOURCE: NASA's OnEarth Server

* Latitudes 61 S to 61 N are covered by 3D download

FUSION Combo Maps


Fuse any two available map types together for amazing new views!
COVERAGE: Varied
RESOLUTION: Up to 1 meters per pixel
SOURCE: Various. See: TopoFusion Combo Maps for example images.


Australian Topographic


1:250k:, GEODATA topographic maps.
COVERAGE: All of Australia;
RESOLUTION: ~6 meters per pixel
SOURCE: MapConnect



Canadian Topographic


1:50k, 1:250k:, NRCan topographic maps.
COVERAGE: 1:250k - All of Canada; 1:50k - Most areas covered
RESOLUTION: ~6 meters per pixel
SOURCE: NR Canada (*)


Tiger Street Maps (discontinued)


The TIGER server was decomissioned in May 2010. Existing maps will continue to be available, but new downloads are no longer supported.
COVERAGE: Entire United States
RESOLUTION: 4 meters per pixel
SOURCE: Tiger Mapping Service

Other imagery

  • Custom WMS server support - add new servers or your own. See: WMS servers
  • User Calibrated Maps - Add and calibrate your own maps in .jpg, .png, .bmp formats. (TopoFusion Pro Only)
  • All maps are downloaded from public servers. You only download the maps you need. Once downloaded, maps are permanently available on the hard drive, for offline use.
  • All maps can be exported to .KMZ format, for use as "custom maps" on newer generation Garmin units (e.g. GPSMap 78/62, Oregon)

GPS Support

  • Transfers GPS tracks, waypoints, routes to and from GPS units. Also supports realtime tracking.
  • Garmin - All USB and Serial Garmin units are supported. Examples include GPSMap 78/62, Edge 800, Fenix, Oregon, Dakota, GPSMap60CSx, Forerunner 305, Edge 305, VistaCX, eTrex family, GPS12.
    • Direct interface with Edge 705/Colorado/Oregon/Nuvi supported
  • Magellan - Some USB and all (old) serial Magellan units are supported. Examples include eXplorist series, SportTrack Pro, etc. (Triton units are not supported)
  • NMEA - NMEA gps units are supported for real-time ("live") tracking.

Data import/export

  • GPX - GPS eXchange format.
  • Import - .gpx, .tcx/.crs, .kml (Google), .txt (Timex NMEA), .txf (Maptech), .mxf (Maptech), .txt (UTM / Lat/Lon), eXplorist .log / .upt.
  • Import - ESRI Shapefile
  • Export - .gpx, .tcx/.crs, .kml, .csv (excel), eXporlist .log / .upt, .txt (UTM), .txf (Maptech), .mxf (Maptech), .svg
  • Export - ESRI Shapefile
  • Image Export - Export any map view in high resolution (up to 8,000 x 8,000). TopoFusion Pro can also generate high resolution 3D exports.

Display Features

  • Optimized display engine using DirectX.
  • Smooth panning/zooming. Handles large GPS files.
  • 3D view mode available for the entire globe using auto-download or local DEM files.

Photo Management

  • Reads time headers (EXIF) from your digital photos to place pictures along your route. See PhotoFusion.
  • Automated HTML and imagemap generation. Create an image map with thumbnails of pictures taken with a digital camera along your GPS track. See PhotoFusion.

Data Analysis

  • Computes trip statistics: distance traveled, total trip time, elevation climbing/loss, average speed, Pace (minutes per mile), Moving time, stopped time, uphill time, downhill time, flat time, up/down/flat distance, average uphill/downhill grade, max speed.
  • TopoFusion Pro adds Heart Rate, Cadence and Power anaylsis features.
  • Profile tool plots elevation, speed, pace and grade versus distance and time.
  • Track playback plays back your trips in real time, showing position and statistics.
  • Supports 9 map datum including WGS 84, NAD 27, WGS 72, Ordinance Survey

Advanced Features

Further Information

Implementation details - Information on speed, design, hard disk use.

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