Place-n-Time is a viewer that runs in the X Window System and displays
maps using freely available DLG-3 data from the United States Geological
Survey in the SDTS1 format. It also
allows you to display overlay maps which were created with other
Dapper Mapper products.
Who is it for?
Place-n-Time is aimed at users who enjoy working
with topographic maps: hikers, canoeists, bicyclists, historians, or
anyone else who wants to look closely at a small corner of the planet.
It is also the right application for anyone who wants to view maps
created with other Dapper Mapper applications, but doesn't need the
ability to edit or create maps.
Who is it not for?
Place-n-Time is not for people who just want to find Elm Street.
In fact, if you need to find Elm Street, this is not the product for
you: the supported SDTS files do not contain street names; keep
looking, many street atlases are available on the Web.
The supported SDTS files cover the United States, so if your area of
interest is elsewhere on the planet, this is not the product for you.
What does it do?
Place-n-Time displays any of the the thousands of topographic maps
that are freely available from the U.S. Geological survey as Digital
Line Graphs (DLG-3) in the SDTS format. Also, using those maps
as a base, you may open overlay maps which were created by users of
other Dapper Mapper applications. You may select what you see in
these overlay maps by adjusting a user variable (such as a date).
1:24,000 series DLGs from the USGS
1:100,000 series DLGs from the USGS
1:2,000,000 series DLGs from the USGS
Roads and Trails
For additional details see Place-n-Time Features,
or browse through the
Place-n-Time User Guide.
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
What does it not do?
Place-n-Time is a viewer only. To create, edit, print, and
export overlay maps you will need another Dapper Mapper product such
SDTS, the Spatial Data Transfer Standard, was developed
by the federal government, and is a common format for map files from various
federal agencies, including the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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