Massachusetts: Stoneham: Middlesex Fells Map
Created By: dbperry
Last Updated: June 6th, 2013 12:06pm
West: -71.134° East: -71.0703°
Country: United States
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Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham, MA 02180
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:
If you enjoy these trails, consider joining the Friends of the Fells at http://fells.org/Support-Membrshp.html
My KMZ map is from the Friends of the Fells map (with permission):
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.
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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.
I have posted this KMZ as freeware, so instead of paying me for it, send me a note if you found this file helpful!
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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).
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Version HistoryVersion 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.
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.
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'