New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Maps Go Mobile

Date: 
05/03/2012
Source: 
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Users of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches can download select, enhanced trail maps now.

Complete catalog of full-featured trail maps will be sold through the Avenza Map Store.  Free trails maps can also be downloaded.

MAHWAH, NJ (May 2, 2012) – The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference announces that it is working with Avenza Systems Inc., a leader in cartographic  software, to make its popular trail maps available to outdoor recreationalists and adventurers for use on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches through Avenza’s award-winning PDF Maps app.  Trail Conference maps cover a network of more than 2,000 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, and are the most reliable guides to outdoor adventure in the region.

The PDF Maps app is an all-encompassing solution for the use, distribution and sale of digital versions of paper maps to mobile devices. It includes both an app for consumers to use, discover, and purchase maps directly from their devices as well as an in-app store to facilitate the transaction and delivery of maps. Think of it as iTunes or iBooks for maps.

“More and more trail users are asking for maps on their mobile devices” said Edward Goodell, Executive Director of the Trail Conference.  “Avenza’s PDF Maps does a superb job of displaying our highly detailed maps on a mobile device.  Trail users get the best of both worlds.”

The Trail Conference is launching its venture into digital mapping with 20 trail maps that cover nearly 1,000 miles of trails throughout the region.  The available maps are a mix of trail maps available for purchase and available for free download via Avenza's PDF Maps app. The digital versions of the Trail Conference maps to be sold are identical to the maps that are printed on waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek, but include a number of interactive features that allow hikers to use the maps like never before.  Each digital map contains geospatial information, such as real world location.  This geospatial information makes it possible to locate your position on a map, view satellite imagery for your location, and even measure distances right on the map. (Learn more about Trail Conference PDF maps, including some additional ways to use the maps on the trail, at nynjtc.org/pdfmaps.)

“We are extremely delighted to have this well-known and time-honored organization participate in the Avenza Map Store and are very excited to make their amazing series of maps available to mobile users,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems Inc. “Avenza produces MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®.  Trail Conference maps are produced using Avenza's MAPublisher® software.

The PDF Maps app is available now on the iTunes App Store free of charge for personal use. For more information about the app, visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com/pdf-maps. Each map is priced separately and free maps can be downloaded at no cost through the PDF Maps in-app map store.

 

Trail Conference maps now available via PDF Maps app are:

Map 102 – East Hudson

Map 104 – Shawangunk

Map 108 – Hudson Palisades

Map 113 – West Hudson

Map 115 – North Jersey

Map 118 – Harriman-Bear Mountain

Map 119 – Harriman-Bear Mountain

Map 120 – Kittatinny

Map 125 – Jersey Highlands

Map 141 - Catskill

 

Free maps that can be downloaded now are:

Appalachian Trail – Dutchess & Putnam Counties, NY

Appalachian Trail – Pochuck Boardwalk, NJ

Bear Mountain Day Hikes, NY

Campgaw Mountain County Reservation, NJ

Catskill Day Hikes – Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, NY

Jenny Jump State Forest, NJ

Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary & Lamont Reserve, NJ

Silas Condict County Park, NJ

Teatown-Kitchawan Trail, NY

Wonder Lake State Park, NY

Additional maps will be added to the store and announced in the months ahead.

Note: At present, the Avenza PDF Maps app is available only on Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). An app for Android devices is expected later this year, with other mobile platforms to follow. Stay tuned.

More about The New York – New Jersey Trail Conference Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of over 1,800 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a nonprofit organization with a membership that includes 10,000 individuals and 100 organizations.

More about Avenza Systems Inc. Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. For more information visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com.