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DeLorme atlas/map of Ohio - Does anyone have one?

Old 10-26-19, 11:59 AM
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DeLorme atlas/map of Ohio - Does anyone have one?

If anyone has an Ohio version (I suspect any, I see they are regularly updated but even several versions old should be good) - can you get a picture of what the town of Delaware looks like on the map - the street level view, what ever it shows?

What I am wanting to see is if the state marked/signed "bike route" through town is on their map. So I suppose this might be a 2-part question -
- 1. Does DeLorme have a key somewhere that describes marked bicycle routes
- 2. Does the map of Delaware include a route marked per #1

Attached is a screen shot of the tracks from my ride. The road paralleling the orange line is Sandusky St (north and south). I jumped on at the red arrow on the south side and went up north then went west. The intersection on the south is Bernard Ave. Sandusky St has state marked "bicycle route" signage - there is one right there at Bernard and Sandusky.

I can't find any map that has those such bicycle routes marked. None of the electronic maps I have note it (you can change the base map layers on a few of my screens/GPS's, then of course there is Google Maps) or paper/printed atlas.

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I checked my Delorme book, and no bike route is noted.

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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
I checked my Delorme book, and no bike route is noted.
OK - thank you for looking.

The image gives me a good idea what detail is in those books too for future reference. I assume all the towns in the states are similar in detail? If so - that is a thousand times better than my Rand McNally atlases. Rand McNally, on the ones I have anyway, only has select cities (only major metropolitan areas) expanded out to that level of detail.

What version number is your book?

Just west of Liberty Rd S of town should be Sawmill Pkwy, curving west to US42 just S (1/8 mile, if that) of Slack Rd. That's been there for about 5 years now.
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Old 10-27-19, 07:52 AM
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Mine is Eighth Edition, copyright 2007

They show every street - even in big cities like Cleveland - but they are just lines on the page - no street names.
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DeLorme is now owned by Garmin. Apparently you need to own one of their devices and pay to download zoomable bike specific maps. The paper maps are detailed at 1/125,000 scale (or 1/250,000 for a large state) but do not show city close ups. That said, my Maine DeLorme atlas does include a few major city maps but they are rough without bike routes. See Portland level of detail below.



DeLorme Portland ME detail ^

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Tried ride with gps , map my ride or open streets? I will often reference those and highlight my paper copies.
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Or if you really need a route suggestion through Delaware OH, you could just click on two locations in the Google bike map mode. I don't really understand your question. You seem to be familiar with the town, have sketched your own ride and viewed the bike route signs in town. You already seem to know the town better that the folks at DeLorme. Why do you need their approval?

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Originally Posted by BobG View Post
Or if you really need a route suggestion through Delaware OH, you could just click on two locations in the Google bike map mode. I don't really understand your question. You seem to be familiar with the town, have sketched your own ride and viewed the bike route signs in town. You already seem to know the town better that the folks at DeLorme. Why do you need their approval?
You're missing the point. Delaware was just a specific example I am familiar with, now, to use with something I don't have (a DeLorme atlas/map) to see if what I know is listed in the map. As has been proven thus far - it is not. So that was my goal in referencing that specific town on that specific map.

To expand on the idea - I am looking for a paper map that will show the green street signed "bike routes" through at least the state, but I may ride other places also so knowing what has that would be nice to have. DeLorme would be easy as they have maps of every state - just find a DeLorme map for what state I am going to ride in. That, as has been proven thus far, won't work because the example I tested it with doesn't show the bike route - and that is what I am trying to find - on paper, not electronic, and something easy to obtain that is wide-coverage (as opposed to specific county-level paper maps).

I like to jump on the bike and ride and sometimes my routes build themselves. I'd like to have a paper map that can be up to the task, but if I get a county map, for example, I can easily ride out of it. Yeah, that is old-school and those that don't know what a paper map is, or how to use it, wouldn't understand that, but that's fine. Suit yourselves. I will continue to look for what I am looking for. I'm sure there is a published map somewhere (not digital/online/electronic, downloaded, and printed off - folded paper or book maps/atlases) that has what I am looking for, I just haven't found it yet.
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Originally Posted by KC8QVO View Post
I'd like to have a paper map that can be up to the task...
I hear you KC. My favorite destination is France where there are thousands of serpentine little back roads well mapped by the Michelin 1/200,000 series. All you do is connect the white and yellow roads, no guidebooks, smart phones or green signs required!

Unfortunately all of the USBR routes seem to be in the electronic ridewithgps format. The routes are twisting and complicated. Just zoom into the USBR 50 map through Ohio and see all the turns. If you can't find a paper version you could perhaps transfer a route to a DeLorme map with a highlighter pen.

Vermont has a good bike map available in paper should you ever head that way.

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Unfortunately all of the USBR routes seem to be in the electronic ridewithgps format. The routes are twisting and complicated. Just zoom into the USBR 50 map through Ohio and see all the turns. If you can't find a paper version you could perhaps transfer a route to a DeLorme map with a highlighter pen.
Ridewithgps is a no-go for Ohio also. See the attached screen shot. The routing that goes through the state is no where near Delaware. So where is the route on Sandusy St North and South through Delaware? That isn't that I'm asking for an answer, I am just pointing the fact out that a marked route is not listed in ridewithgps also. So another no-go for me.

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KC- That's a local city bike route sign at Sandusky and Bernard. That isn't connected to any routes outside of the city limits so wouldn't be included in any long distance maps. The only through route passing through Delaware would be the unsigned ACA "Underground Railway". I thought you said Delaware was just an example.

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