Cal Topo Map Source in Galileo Phone App

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Joseph Hatcher

19 Nov, 2018 10:44 PM

I use the phone app Galileo. It allows you to add custom sources. I would like one of my sources to be Cal Topo. How can I make that happen?

Basically you create a xml file that ends with an .ms extension. Then you upload this .ms file to your phone. Here is a like to some of their sources.
https://ms.galileo-app.com/

Here is their example for usgs_topo
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<customMapSource>
 <name>USGS National Map - Topo</name>
 <minZoom>0</minZoom>
 <maxZoom>19</maxZoom>
 <url>http://basemap.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/USGSTopo/MapServer/tile/{$z}/{$y}/{$x}</url>
</customMapSource>
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I tried creating my own .ms file that pointed to caltopo that looked like this...

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<customMapSource>
<name>Cal Topo Maps</name>
<minZoom>0</minZoom>
<maxZoom>20</maxZoom>
<url>https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll={x},{y}&z={z}&b=mbt</url>
</customMapSource>
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This did not work. Any ideas of how to get this to work. I am not very knowledge in maps but knowledge in computers/phones.

Thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 26 Nov, 2018 05:49 PM

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    Sorry for the delayed reply - tile hosting has a considerable cost associated with it, and apps that license CalTopo's map layers pay to be able to do so, which helps offset those costs. I cannot be in the business of helping to load these layers into other non-licensed apps, even if as a custom source.

    Might not be what you're looking for, but with a pro-level CalTopo subscription ($50/yr), you can get a unique WMTS URL tied to your account that you could use as the URL template for Galileo.

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