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David-This is totally and way OT, but I am wondering if you may be able to advise me about a new region I have started.I may have mentioned previously that I had started the default San Francisco region that came with the game. Well, once I realized the scale problems , I asked Eblem to make me a scale accurate region, which he did. I know have a new SF region which is 10 large cities wide by 13 large cities tall that encompasses almost the entire SF Bay area. It's a gorgeous region map and I love it, can't wait to start playing it.Problem being, I have this button in my head that's really hard for me to turn off that tells me that if I am playing a REAL area, I need to recreate the REAL landscape before I start building. It's a Taurus thing, I think. So, to that end, I am downloading tons of USGS topo maps. I don;t think I will attempt to recreate the Bay area per se in terms of towns and highways, etc., but I would like to have the natural landscae in place in terms of above sea level bodies of water. Hence my painstaking downloading of the actual RL topo maps of the entire region (about 1/4 of the way done so far).The maps I am downloading are all uniform in scale. Each one comprises a 7.5 degree by 7.5 degree "snapshot". I have graphic scales on each map that allow me to keep scale even if I reduce the images. The images open originally in Adobe as PDF's but I have found I can open them in Photoshop without any significant lose of scale/clarity. I can then save them as JPG's.I played around with opening the JPG's in AutoCad today and found that I could and quite a bit of wiggle room in making changes to them, which surprised me.What I want to do is this, and this is where I thoght you may be able to help me. I want to take the scaled topos I am downloading and rescale them to match my game maps of the region. My thought is to somehow overlay the RL topos over the game maps, so I can map out lakes, streams...all the above sea level water and so create natural watercourses. So my question to you is, have you any clue as to how to go about this, hahahahaha? Lora/LD