National Geographic’s Back Roads Explorer 3D — an 18-disc U.S. recreational atlas on CD-ROM for PC and Macintosh — now includes 3D capability that allows users to visualize their trip before heading off to hunting or fishing grounds, hiking trails, scenic byways and other remote locales. Users can view any point on the topographic map in 3D, and an animated fly-thru feature enables them to soar along a trail they have drawn or to stop anywhere and pan 360°. Outdoor Retailer attendees can preview Back Roads Explorer 3D at the National Geographic Maps booth #1637.
Powered by TOPO!®, National Geographic’s award-winning map software, Back Roads Explorer 3D combines seamless 1:100,000-scale USGS topographic maps for all 50 states with the most current road information available. It couples rich data with many practical tools, including the ability to customize maps in several ways, print photo-quality maps, and create an interactive digital scrapbook with personal field notes, Web links and photos.
Available in October 2005, Back Roads Explorer 3D can be found where software is sold, at outdoor specialty retailers and online at www.ngmapstore.com. Suggested retail price is $49.95 — far below the retail price for competitive products. For wholesale information, contact
David Jay, National Sales Manager, at (415) 257-6377 or email@example.com.
Back Roads Explorer 3D includes the following features:
– 3D views and fly-thru capability
– Seamless 1:100,000-scale USGS topographic maps for the entire United States (1:250,000 for Alaska and Hawaii)
– Up-to-date road and highway information from Tele Atlas database
– USA Place Finder, providing more than 2 million points of interest
– Ability to scroll from map to map, create elevation profiles and add layers of custom information to the USGS base map including symbols, notes, photos and web links
– Split screen allows users to view 2D and 3D maps simultaneously
– Ability to print a specific area or entire photo-quality map at home
– GPS compatible (Garmin/Magellan/Lowrance/Eagle) and geocaching support
– Now USB compatible
Back Roads Explorer 3D runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP and Mac OS 10.2 or later and is compatible with most popular GPS receivers. Maps can also be printed on National Geographic’s waterproof, tear-resistant Adventure Paper, designed for use with home ink jet printers and available in a variety of sizes for a suggested retail price of $19.95.
Note: Product samples and images are available upon request. Please contact Cindy Beidel at (202) 862-5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.