Entries by Meghan

Winter Travel Series #1: Learning About Terrain

This is the first post in a 5-part series covering our favorite CalTopo layers and tools for planning winter backcountry travel. Each post will dive into a different stage in the process, from learning about the terrain to actually heading out into the backcountry with the mobile app. We will largely be focusing on the […]

Winter Travel Series #2: Planning Your Route

This is the second post in a 5-part series covering our favorite CalTopo layers and tools for planning winter backcountry travel. Each post will dive into a different stage in the process, from learning about the terrain to actually heading out into the backcountry with the mobile app. We will largely be focusing on the […]

Latest High Resolution Elevation Data Updates- Bring on the Snow!

With winter rapidly approaching, we thought it was an ideal time for another high resolution elevation data import from the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Although we regularly make updates to our elevation dataset as high resolution elevation data becomes increasingly available, the striking difference between the original lower resolution elevation data and the high […]

A Look at What’s Next for CalTopo Teams

We are committed to continuing to grow our team and first responder functionality. Read on to hear from CalTopo founder Matt Jacobs about where team accounts are headed next. The ground had been bare dirt just two weeks earlier, but by Dec 23, Tahoe was entrained in a series of winter storms.  Fluctuating snow levels […]

Team Account Updates: Sub-Teams & Events

CalTopo Teams allows organizations to connect all their members in a single platform, promoting the seamless sharing of information. As CalTopo team accounts have been increasingly adopted by a wide variety of organizations (including search and rescue, wildland fire, SWAT teams, public land management groups, and guiding companies), we have seen a greater need for […]