I just received a copy of the Mohave County Road Guide from the creator, realtor Dave Kreitel. Kreitel noted that in his job, not having a comprehensive map system available has limited the development of the area because of the lack of knowledge of the areas. With much of the area (Mohave County, AZ) lacking in publicized spatial knowledge, Kreitel set out to address that problem by creating the road guide. Users of the guide will be able to get an answer to the question “Where the heck am I” and much more. The guide covers roughly 6,500 square miles in 46 pages. Kreitel spent roughly 2000 hours developing the Guide. this included 6 weeks of road verification by driving more than 10,000 miles!
By using the township Range grid system it is clearly easy to determine the distance between any two points. Map edges clearly lead to adjacent maps and I appreciated how on each map a FEMA Map number was referenced. I might suggest that in the next edition Dave think about adding a reference to a USGS topo sheet, particularly since these are easily and freely available for users to download from the USGS map store – recall the topo sheets are now served up in GeoPDF format which can be viewed using any PDF viewer or preferably, the GeoPDF viewer from TerraGo – See article Locate and Download free USGS GeoPDF maps using the Map Downloader
realtors, new residents, tourists, land owners,sportsmen, delivery companies, emergency responders, and government agencies. In a region that is so large and with much of the area looking the same, this resource guide is truly a valuable tool to help people identify where they are quickly – and Joe Public will love it! For more information about the Mohave County Road Guide see www.mohavecoland.com – the guide can be purchased online at http://www.mohavevu.com/
- 3 small cities cover about 120 square miles
- 5th largest county in the US (13,300 sq/mi)
- About PLSS system – http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/boundaries/a_plss.html
- Earth Point offers up a fantastic resource that enables users to locate and view township / Range in Google Earth – http://www.earthpoint.us/townships.aspx
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