Whew, I’ve been working my tail off, converting from old school mapping to 100% Google Maps for online backcountry skiing guidebooks and such. Spent quite a bit of time making sure my maps will display on my blog websites (as in a couple of full days!). That seems to be working now, and I’ll get back to actually designing the maps! I start in Google Earth, where I add the route lines and place markers. That file gets exported and “mashed up” with some scripting so you hopefully see the geocoder that allows you to pull GPS coords off the map to use for trip planning.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.