Cal Topo Map Source in Galileo Phone App

Joseph Hatcher's Avatar

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.

Here is their example for usgs_topo
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <name>USGS National Map - Topo</name>

I tried creating my own .ms file that pointed to caltopo that looked like this...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<name>Cal Topo Maps</name>

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.


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

    matt's Avatar

    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.

  2. kobe.pole closed this discussion on 04 Feb, 2019 05:15 AM.

Comments are currently closed for this discussion. You can start a new one.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac