Massachusetts: Stoneham: Middlesex Fells Map

Map InfoMap Information

Created By: dbperry
Last Updated: June 6th, 2013 12:06pm
Map Coverage:
North: 42.4726°
West: -71.134° East: -71.0703°
South: 42.4241°
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
Price: Free

Topographic Data Street Data Trail Data Garmin Custom Map (kmz Imagery) PC Version Available Mac Version Available Works With Garmin

 

Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham, MA 02180

 

Location Information

Bifurcated by Interstate 93, one of the most heavily traveled highways in greater Boston, the Middlesex Fells Reservation is a vast complex of hills and reservoirs spanning five towns: Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Melrose, and Winchester. 

More information at:

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/fells.htm
and
http://fells.org/index.html
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_Fells_Reservation

If you enjoy these trails, consider joining the Friends of the Fells at http://fells.org/Support-Membrshp.html

 

Source Data

My KMZ map is from the Friends of the Fells map (with permission):
http://fells.org/Fells_Reservation_Map.pdf
See version history below for more info.

There is a different map available from the DCR (see link above), but I thought the Friends version was better for creating a KMZ.

 

iPhone / Android / Google Map Links

The links below will allow you to view an interactive version of the KMZ trail map on your computer or on your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android). By allowing the Google Maps website to 'use your location' on your device, you will be able to see your position displayed on the Google Map.

When opening the links on your iPhone, don't use the Google Maps app - allow the browser to open the link on the Google Maps website. 

CLICK HERE to view the Middlesex Fells KMZ map in Google Maps

CLICK HERE to view the Middlesex Fells KMZ map in Gmap4 (terrain shaded map)

 

 

Screenshots

This KMZ map is set to Draw Order 32 so it will show 'beneath' the primary map on your Garmin KMZ-compatible GPS.

Note that due to the wide coverage area of this map, it is actually 36 tiles. Keep that in mind when placing this on your Garmin GPS - even though this is one KMZ, the number of tiles is limited to 100 across all the KMZ files loaded on your GPS.

All of the images below are from a Garmin GPSMAP 78sc.

This first image immediately below is with no other maps displayed.

On the next two rows of images, the image on the left is with no other map displayed while the image on the right has the Garmin 24K NE series TOPO maps displayed.

      

 

      

 

Download

I have posted this KMZ as freeware, so instead of paying me for it, send me a note if you found this file helpful! 
dave@dbperry.net

Download Garmin Custom Map [9MB] (342 Downloads)

 

Once you have downloaded and unzipped the KMZ file, you can:

1) Display it on your Garmin GPS receiver by placing the file in the \Garmin\CustomMaps folder on your supported Garmin GPS receiver. For a list of supported devices, click here

2) Display it in Google Earth by opening the file (FILE, OPEN). 

 

 

Notification of Updates

If you would like to be notified when I update this or any of my KMZ maps, subscribe to my notification e-mail service by sending an e-mail to listserv@lists.dbperry.net  with the subject line "subscribe gps_maps"
This is a notification list only, and the only posts you will receive are when my KMZ maps are updated. Your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose (or provided to anyone else except me). 

 

Support The Effort

If you find the map and this website useful please consider making a donation to offset hosting costs.

            

* You don't need paypal to donate but that is who will process the donation.

 

Version History

Version 1.01 (2013 June 6)
Version 7 of Google Earth introduced a new 'feature' - when opening KMZ files, the view automatically 'tilts' to an oblique angle. By specifying the tilt angle (zero) in the KML file, this version of the Middlesex Fells KMZ map (1.01) prevents Google Earth from tilting the view. There were no other changes to the map - so if you don't mind the tilt view in Google Earth, or if you are not using this KMZ file in Google Earth, there is no reason to download this update. 

Version 1.00 (2012 Jan 30)
Initial release using undated Friends of Fells map, downloaded on January 29, 2012.

 

 

Map Summary

Site details:
Name: Middlesex Fells
Owner / Steward: DCR / Friends of the Fells
State: Massachusetts
County: Middlesex
Primary city / town: Stoneham
Primary city / town zip code: 02180
Other cities / towns in map area: Malden, Medford, Melrose, and Winchester.


Area of conservation / recreation land: 3,404 acres or 5.32 square miles
NOTE: This is my calculation of the extents of the area(s) with publicly accessible trails on the KMZ map. This should be the area available for hiking or other recreation, but it will also include any portion of water bodies, marshes, swamps, etc. within the boundaries of the properties on the KMZ. It would also include inaccessible conservation land within the boundaries, such as a buffer zone of "Do not enter" land around a reservoir.


KMZ details:
File name:Fells_ver_1.01.zip
Current version: 1.01
Date published: 6/6/2013
Number of tiles: 36
KMZ file size: 9,478 KB
Draw order: 32
Does this KMZ overlap with any others? No
If so, which ones? N-A
Coverage of KMZ: 6,981 acres or 10.91 square miles
NOTE: this area includes the ENTIRE KMZ including white space / margins / legend, etc.


GPS coordinates of center of KMZ polygon (not necessarily the center of the map):
N 42° 26.900'
W 71° 06.129'

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