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County maps #7331128 10/30/18 12:53 AM
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Twenty years ago you could get county maps from I believe the highway department that as I remember were extremely detailed and available in very large sizes. Are these still available anywhere? The last time I tried to find them, I didnít find anything nearly as detailed. The old ones showed every little creek and every dirt road of any size.

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Not sure where you get em now. My dad was in real estate and he used to get aerial maps of properties at the soil conservation office. Not sure if that can still be done

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Originally Posted By: sbushee
Not sure where you get em now. My dad was in real estate and he used to get aerial maps of properties at the soil conservation office. Not sure if that can still be done


I used to get the same books. Very detailed. Haven't seen them in years. Google maps has pretty good details, you would just have to print several pages.

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The Soil Conservation Office is now the NRS office (I think). they can print large maps with and without soils and or topo lines....we did this for our lease a couple years ago.


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Mapsco use to have them.

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I am old enough to prefer maps to Google and GPS.

Delorme Texas Atlas is a good one, so is Roads of Texas. I have used both.

https://www.amazon.com/DeLorme-Texas-Atl...VAE2GWS8B4N5KZP

https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Texas-M-University/dp/0940672642


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Just download the OnXmaps app on your phone (or desktop) - it has the topo layers that show all the roads/paths/creeks/etc. And it's GPS enabled mapping.

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Originally Posted By: chalet
I am old enough to prefer maps to Google and GPS.

Delorme Texas Atlas is a good one, so is Roads of Texas. I have used both.

https://www.amazon.com/DeLorme-Texas-Atl...VAE2GWS8B4N5KZP

https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Texas-M-University/dp/0940672642


I have this one, if you can't find where you are or need to go with this atlas, you probably don't need to go there.


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Was on my first lease 27 years ago with a couple of guys who would use those old detail maps to sniff out where there might be water in the bar ditches so they could go "muddin" after it got dark! Good times!

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I use digital topo maps in my mapping program constanty. For Texas, go to TNRIS (Texas Natural Resource Information System), website: https://tnris.org/data-download/#!/statewide, scroll to Digital Raster Graphics, pick your county, then your quad (estimate if you have to, then examine). These are large maps and if you don't have a plotter, take them to a Kinko's, etc. on a thumb drive and they can print them for ya. If you want satellite imagery, scroll down to the Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQQ). Don't let the names scare you, they are just images smile

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Most Chamber of Commerce offices in the rural areas will have county maps that are free of charge.
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I'd go with free if you can find some good images, but if have any issues finding high resolution/recent imagery, I'd be happy to see what we have available for your county. We have recent imagery for most of Texas that is lights out quality. www.MapMyRanch.com


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Hey thanks everyone for the good ideas!

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