EVERGREEN, Colo. (Sept. 21, 2009)—National Geographic is expanding its line of Trails Illustrated Explorer mapping software to include coverage of such popular outdoor recreation sites as California’s Sierra Nevada, New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Moab, Utah. In addition, National Geographic is offering its first National Geographic Adventure Explorer software for Mexico’s Baja peninsula.
The new software combines National Geographic’s easy-to-use TOPO! software with award-winning Trails Illustrated maps and Adventure maps, providing a useful tool for printing accurate maps at home. The maps included in the software undergo a rigorous editorial process to ensure that they are the most accurate and detailed available. Cartographers work with local land managers to pinpoint the location of key features such as trails, roads, campsites, adventure sport locations, parking areas, important facilities and points of interest.
The Trails Illustrated Explorer and Adventure Explorer software is easy to use as it requires only one CD to be inserted into a computer with no complex installation. The software features tools for printing, browsing, calculating distances, creating elevation profiles, customizing and viewing the terrain in 3-D. The software is compatible with most popular handheld GPS receivers, enabling the import and export of routes, waypoints and tracks.
The PC- and Mac-compatible map software is available at outdoor retailers and can be ordered online at www.shopNG.com or by calling (800) 962-1643. Suggested retail prices are as follows: Trails Illustrated Sierra Nevada Explorer, $49.99; Trails Illustrated White Mountains Explorer, $29.99; Trails Illustrated Moab Explorer, $24.95; and Baja Adventure Explorer, $24.95.
The map software covers the following areas:
- Trails Illustrated White Mountain Explorer includes White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln, Gorham, Crawford Notch, Pinkham Notch, Presidential Range and the Appalachian Trail.
- Trails Illustrated Sierra Nevada Explorer includes Lake Tahoe Basin, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail, Rubicon Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail and more.
- Trails Illustrated Moab Explorer includes Moab, Grand Junction, Fruita, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, McInnis Canyons National Recreation Area and more.
- Adventure Baja Explorer covers Mexico’s entire Baja peninsula.
The Trails Illustrated Explorer line of products also includes the popular National Parks Explorer 3D, Adirondack Explorer 3D and Southern Appalachian Explorer 3D. Trails Illustrated maps provide guidelines for wilderness conduct specific to each region as well as safety and survival tips. The National Geographic Maps division supports Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics and provides information to map users to help them protect backcountry resources.
National Geographic continues to add to its extensive collection of more than 165 Trails Illustrated map titles. National Geographic has sold more than 7 million Trails Illustrated maps since 1986 and is celebrating its best year of Trails Illustrated map sales to date.
National Geographic Maps was established as a division of the National Geographic Society in 1915 and has been producing maps for National Geographic magazine and other Society groups for more than 90 years. National Geographic Maps produces TOPO! outdoor recreation mapping software, Trails Illustrated maps and software, globes, wall maps, travel maps and atlases. For more information on National Geographic Maps, visit www.natgeomaps.com.
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