National Mapping Viewers

Andrew VK3ARR and I have been adding more summit page links to suitable national mapping viewers.

Links were added for the following associations:

  • ON
  • LX
  • SM
  • OZ
  • OY
  • DL
  • OE
  • HB / HB0
  • 9A
  • LY
  • YL
  • VK1 (using the VK2 server)
  • VK2
  • VK3
  • VK4
  • VK5
  • OM
  • 4X
  • DL
  • DM
  • DM/RP
  • DM/BM
  • JW
  • JX
  • TF

These are in addition to local sources already in place, such as Caltopo and the various global mapping links.

Here’s where to find the link, with an example TF summit:


Please note that in some cases it has not been possible to specify a particular basemap in the link. In those cases please dig around on the linked page and you should be able to find the most appropriate topo map layer.

For DM and DL we’ve linked to the national BKG viewer, which is not great for topo maps. The two extra local viewers covering DL, DM/BM and DM/RP are better. However, note that the Bayern atlas has a slight issue with border summits. I found that if a summit has not been accurately placed and appears to fall outside of the area it could default to a view of somewhere in the centre of Bavaria!

We found other viewers we’d gladly link, but they didn’t have a direct mechanism for this.


Thanks for the effort. I’ve been using OSM toppo recently. Good app on my mobile phone. The SOTA link you put up bamboozled me and I gave up on it. SOTlas does pretty well most of the time and has many extras.

I use
Contains several useful maps of Bulgaria

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If you’re looking for the topo layer from MapshareVic look to the bottom of the window for the layer selector. It will have defaulted to Vicmap Cartographical. If you click the icon it will allow you to choose Mapscape Colour instead.


Nope. Doesn’t matter,. I was happy before this innovation so I can live without. Don’t fret.


Hej Simon,

very good! :grinning:
However, the BKG maps lack contour lines. The BFN maps (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) are much better. The only drawback is, direct links to the map are encrypted, so “somebody” will have to create them manually by looking up each summit. I’d be glad to do this for “my” DM/NS and DM/ND summits.

DM/NS-135 on BFN vs BKG.


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Yes indeed Pom. Sadly that’s the way it is I think for most of the mapping agencies around the Länder too. We can’t use this system to make a customised link for each summit. But you could add individual links on the summit pages I suppose.

Anyway, I didn’t know that one. Added to my bookmarks - thanks!

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