MyTopo.com Adds Canada: Order Custom-Centered,

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MyTopo.com Adds Canada: Order Custom-Centered, Waterproof Topo Map Prints

8/24/07

Billings, Montana -- MyTopo.com, a company that broke new ground in 1999 with the launch of an online ordering system for custom-printed US topographic maps, today announced the addition of all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. The MyTopo Canadian system provides access to more than 12,000 new base maps, allowing customers to center a custom map print anywhere in Canada.

"Those who have planned a canoeing, backpacking or hunting trip to Canada know it can be hard to find good paper maps," said Kevin Toohill, CEO and founder of MyTopo.com. "We expect the service to be a welcomed resource, and we know map enthusiasts will appreciate our customizing features, our folded, lightweight, waterproof paper option, and our ability to ship the maps within 24 hours."

To order, go to http://www.mytopo.com/ and type in any geographic feature, like a city, town, mountain, lake or river, in the US or Canada. A map pulls up centered on that location. Zoom in or out to determine the coverage area. Once the map is properly centered, and scaled, options are provided to choose the paper size and type, the navigation grids, and to personalize the map with a name and title. The five step process leads the customer to the secure checkout to place their order.

"MyTopo provided maps for our Raid the North Extreme Adventure Race and we're sold; we received rave reviews about the map's durability and accuracy and the racers appreciated only having to carry four maps, instead of the fifteen that would have been necessary without MyTopo's custom-centering and scaling process," said Geoff Langford, President of FAR, Inc., Canada's leading adventure racing company.

Canadian topographic maps are based on the 1:50,000 scale, versus the US Geologic Survey (USGS) topo maps which are 1:24,000. MyTopo's Canadian maps are made from scans of the original Natural Resources Canada topographic maps. MyTopo offers a choice of paper finishes, including waterproof, glossy, and laminated maps.

The topographic maps range in price from $9.95 to $44.95, depending on map's size. MyTopo.com, a privately held company based in Billings, MT, is a leading provider of navigation-ready topographic maps and aerial image maps. For more information, email [email protected] or call 1-877-587-9004 (toll-free).


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