Can you save map print extents and reuse them?

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Devin Bartley

10 Sep, 2021 02:48 PM


I am wondering if one could save a series of map page extents, and then reuse them at a later date in CalTopo?

My use case is I have a trail that I am making a map book for, lets say I make 50 individual zoomed in PDF maps that cover the length of a long linear trail. If I can save the extents of these pages I can print various versions of the map sheets (lets say a version of the entire map book with orthophoto, and another with just contour mapping, or perhaps I make changes to the underlying linework and want to reprint all the maps again at a later date ).

Is this possible in Caltopo? Otherwise having to manually choose the 50 map extents every time I make an edit to the map booklet with require a lot of my time, and likely result in each map page not having the exact same extent every time.

Thanks for your help!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 10 Sep, 2021 03:24 PM

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    Hi Devin,

    Have you checked out the "Load From" option in the Printing Options on the left side of the print screen? This allows you to load page boundaries from a previously created PDF, making it easy to produce a new map with the same dimensions and borders, but updated data or base layers. More information can be found on this page of our user guide. It sounds like it might be what you are looking for!


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