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Hunton Group Road Intersections


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Attached is a KML file that is the result of mashing the OpenStreetMap road data for Oklahoma up against the Hunton Group polygons from the USGS geological map for Oklahoma. I exported the lines from the roads where there was an intersection between the two. Some of the roads from the OSM data aren't accurate, and others are phantom roads or inaccessible trails. But overall, I think it's accurate enough to be useful. Hopefully others will find it useful too.

Please let me know if there are other fossiliferous formations in the state for which you would like to have this type of mashup.

Hunton Group Road Intersections.kml.zip

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Clayton Jones

This is pretty interesting... it would make for a good start to a day of a fossil hunting road trip. Just need to have the routes explored so the map can be corrected.

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I know this thread is ancient, but this is still great map.  In the past few months, I've independently investigated a few of the locations that this map shows might be good spots so I can add current updates on accessibility and condition of roads, etc. if there is still anybody following this thread and/or using this map.  

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I know this thread is ancient, but this is still great map.  In the past few months, I've independently investigated a few of the locations that this map shows might be good spots so I can add current updates on accessibility and condition of roads, etc. if there is still anybody following this thread and/or using this map.  

 

Following up, in case there is interest in this at some future date, here is an update based 2020 conditions that I have personally seen.  I will update as I see new things.  I encourage others to do so as well.  

2020.06.10 Update of Hunton Group Road Intersections.kmz

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On 6/11/2020 at 3:11 PM, BigKen said:

I know this thread is ancient, but this is still great map.  In the past few months, I've independently investigated a few of the locations that this map shows might be good spots so I can add current updates on accessibility and condition of roads, etc. if there is still anybody following this thread and/or using this map.  

 

Following up, in case there is interest in this at some future date, here is an update based 2020 conditions that I have personally seen.  I will update as I see new things.  I encourage others to do so as well.  

2020.06.10 Update of Hunton Group Road Intersections.kmz

What program does this open with?

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19 minutes ago, MSirmon said:

What program does this open with?

Mike,

I think you can use the .kmz files in Google Earth.

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4 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Mike,

I think you can use the .kmz files in Google Earth.

Thanks because I really would like to find some shark teeth here in Oklahoma 

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Yes, Google Earth is the correct program for kmz files and it is a free download... and a pretty darn useful program that I give a hearty thumbs up to.  I use it endlessly at work and at play.  They even have a phone app, but, FYI, the phone app only allows you to view kmz files not update them.  
 

For my next trick (and really this is just expanding on the great idea generated by the original poster), I am working on mapping the geological formations of Oklahoma in Google Earth.  I am starting with the Arbuckles, but my long term goal is to do the whole state.  Once I make a bit more progress on the Arbuckles, I will post what I have.  Most of the maps I see are ancient so it is awesome to overlay the information on those old maps on a map with current roads, etc.  it is already proving useful as heck to me.  

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