Extremely Detailed Topo Maps - 5ft DEM

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Extremely Detailed Topo Maps - 5ft DEM

Unread postby benallgood » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:21 am

I saw some posts relating to LIDAR maps, but if anyone is interested in getting extremely detailed topo maps to find terrain features that don't show up on regular topo maps, google 5ft DEM for your state if you can't find them when searching LIDAR for your state. A lot of the state sites have them freely available. You have to play around with them some, but you can even overlay aerials on top if needed. Here's one I found for an area I hunt.
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Re: Extremely Detailed Topo Maps - 5ft DEM

Unread postby benallgood » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 am

What would you consider to be possible bedding (doe or buck) based on those maps?
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Re: Extremely Detailed Topo Maps - 5ft DEM

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:26 pm

An aerial map overlay would be helpful, but based purely on topography. I'd check the blue areas for buck beds, yellow for doe bedding and I'd focus on the red lines for rut stands.

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Re: Extremely Detailed Topo Maps - 5ft DEM

Unread postby benallgood » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:21 am

seazofcheeze wrote:An aerial map overlay would be helpful, but based purely on topography. I'd check the blue areas for buck beds, yellow for doe bedding and I'd focus on the red lines for rut stands.

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Thanks. The green shaded ones had the aerial overlays. I wasn't as concerned about what was on top of the terrain because this is private land that I can change the habitat on to promote different types of bedding. I appreciate you looking at it.

You can make out roads on the maps. That parkway/interstate on the north had good bedding right against it as well as a travel corridor.
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Re: Extremely Detailed Topo Maps - 5ft DEM

Unread postby Elite » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:39 am

Thank you for this!


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