Massachusetts: Monson: Peaked Mountain Map
Created By: dbperry
Last Updated: June 23rd, 2013 7:06am
West: -72.364° East: -72.3371°
Country: United States
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Peaked Mountain, Monson, MA 01057
iPhone / Preview Links
The links below will allow you to view an interactive version of the KMZ trail map on your computer or on your iPhone (I have only tested it with an iPhone 5 - your mileage may vary; let me know if you get any interesting or odd results). By allowing the Google Maps website to 'use your location' on your iPhone, you will be able to see your position displayed on the Google Map.
When opening the first link on your iPhone, don't use the Google Maps app - allow the browser to open the link on the Google Maps website.
[If anyone has an Android phone, can they try the links and see if they work?]
CLICK HERE to preview the KMZ map in Google Maps
CLICK HERE to preview the KMZ map in Gmap4 (terrain shaded map)
This map includes two parcels of land with hiking trails: the Peaked Mountain Tract and the Miller Forest Tract. Peaked Mountain is a high bluff facing almost due east, with views towards the Quinebaug river valley.
This KMZ map is set to Draw Order 32 so it will show 'beneath' your primary map on your Garmin KMZ-compatible GPS.
Note that due to the wide coverage area of this map, it is actually 4 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 most Garmin GPS receivers (500 if you have a Garmin Montana).
All of the images below are from a Garmin GPSMAP 78sc.
The image on the left in both rows is with no other maps displayed. The image on the right in both rows is with the Garmin 24K NE series TOPO map 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!
Download Garmin Custom Map [3MB] (741 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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Version 1.02 (2013 Jun 23)
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 Peaked Mt KMZ map (1.02) 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 1.01 (2012 Oct 12)
Adjusted position of KMZ by calibrating it to GPS tracks of hikes provided by local hiker.
Version 1.00 (2012 Oct 01)
Initial release using Trustees map dated December 2011
Area of conservation / recreation land: 475 acres or 0.74 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.
File name: Peaked_Mt_ver_1.02.kmz
Current version: 1.02
Date published: 6/23/2013
Number of tiles: 4
KMZ file size: 3,006 KB
Draw order: 32
Does this KMZ overlap with any others? No
If so, which ones? N-A
Coverage of KMZ: 1,552 acres or 2.40 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° 03.390'
W 72° 21.028'