Massachusetts: Framingham: Northwest Framingham Map

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Created By: dbperry
Last Updated: July 8th, 2012 7:07pm
Map Coverage:
North: 42.3519°
West: -71.4901° East: -71.4525°
South: 42.3075°
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

 

Northwest Framingham, Framingham, MA 01701

Most people are familiar with Framingham as the largest town in the USA, the home of the first shopping mall east of the Mississippi, and for the vast shopping area that now surrounds the Shopper's World site. However, few casual visitors realize the rural nature of the northwest section of the town, where large tracts of land have been preserved as conservation land and where multiple working farms prevent overdevelopment.

The Sudbury Valley Trustees own and steward many parcels in northwest Framingham, and they published a consolidated map and brochure that is centered on Callahan State Park and the SVT properties.

More information at:
http://www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org/maps?q=node/165

This map also encompasses the Town of Framingham Wittenborg Woods. More information at:
http://www.framinghamma.gov/index.aspx?NID=367
and
http://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=401

 

Source Data

My KMZ map is from the Sudbury Valley Trustees map and brochure (with permission):
http://www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org/sites/default/files/NWFramingham.pdf
(See Version History below for more information)

If you enjoy the Sudbury Valley Trustee properties, consider joining the SVT as a member: 
http://www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org/join
 

Bay Circuit "E to K" KMZ Series

Northwest Framingham and the adjoining parts of Sudbury and Marlborough contain many different publicly accessible conservation parcels, owned by a number of different entities. Unfortunately, that means that there is not a good consolidated detailed trail map for this whole region. However, I have made a series of KMZ maps - my "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" - that work together to provide seamless coverage for this area on your GPSr. Each KMZ file overlaps with at least one other in the series, but by cropping the files and setting a precise draw order for each one, there is no loss of coverage even with all the KMZ files displayed on your GPSr at the same time. 

Note that this series of KMZ maps contains more trails than just the Bay Circuit Trail. For example, the entire Callahan State Park is included, even though the majority of the trails are south of the Bay Circuit Trail. I'm calling my series the "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" since there is a nice overview map on the Bay Circuit Trail website and because I can't think of anything else to call it!

The area encompassed by my "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" is from point 'E' in Sudbury to point 'K' in Marlborough on map #8 of the Bay Circuit Trail:
http://www.baycircuit.org/Map8.pdf
A description of this map is available here:
http://www.baycircuit.org/section8.pdf
and the entire Bay Circuit Trail is described here:
http://www.baycircuit.org/

Working from the Northeast to the Southwest, the KMZ files in my "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" are:

Nobscot Reservation
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/574
This 6 tile KMZ is set to draw order 35 so that it appears under your primary IMG file, under Hop Brook, under Northwest Framingham, and over Callahan State Park.

Northwest Framingham
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/607/
This 6 tile KMZ is set to draw order 40 so that it appears under your primary IMG file and under Hop Brook but over Nobscot and Callahan State Park.

Hop Brook Natural Area
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/606/
This 1 tile KMZ is set to draw order 45 so that it appears under your primary IMG file, but over Nobscot, Northwest Framingham and Callahan State Park. 

Callahan State Park
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/605/
This 9 tile KMZ is set to draw order 32 so that it appears under your primary IMG file and also under Nobscot, Northwest Framingham and Callahan State Park. Note that another author has posted a Callahan State Park KMZ on gpsfiledepot.com, but the draw order of that KMZ is not conducive to the 'layering' I wanted to achieve. So that is why I made my own. 

But it probably isn't worth worrying about all the different draw orders - download all the KMZ in the series and put them all on your GPSr and you should be happy. But the information above is provided for those of you who do need it. 

 

Screenshots

This KMZ map is set to Draw Order 40 (as described above).

Note that due to the wide coverage area of this map, it is actually 6 tiles. Keep that in mind when placing this on your Garmin GPSr - even though this is one KMZ, the number of tiles is limited to 100 across all the KMZ files loaded on your GPS.

The image on the left is from a Garmin GPSMAP 78sc with no other maps displayed. The image on the right is from the same device with 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 [3MB] (161 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). 

 

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Version History

Version 1.01 (2012 July 8)
Corrected draw order mistake. I intended this map to have a draw order of 40, but I screwed up and the version uploaded on May 19 had a draw order of 32. It would still display on your GPSr, but it would not give the proper 'layering' effect with my other KMZ maps in this area as described above. The map now has a draw order of 40.  

Version 1.00 (2012 May 19)
Initial release using undated Sudbury Valley Trustees map downloaded on 3/18/12