Free Mobile Trail Maps Available for New York State Parks

Avenza’s Map Store Provides Digital Audience with More Than 50 Interactive and Location-Aware Regional Trail Maps

Toronto, Ontario (August 12, 2014) -- Avenza Systems Inc. has partnered with The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to give its 60 million State Park visitors free mobile access to more than 50 State Park trail maps featuring more than 1,500 miles of trails. The digital PDF maps are available to download free at  http://www.pdf-maps.com/get-maps.

Park visitors with GPS-enabled devices are now able to locate themselves on New York State Parks maps as they navigate the trails. The maps provide a great option for visitors planning a hike in remote parks, where wireless service is not always available and when streaming map providers lack the detailed content. Visitors can download maps through the Avenza PDF Maps in-app map store on their mobile device and save it on their device. At the park, visitors can open the map and take advantage of various interactive features such as showing location, dropping waypoints/pinpoints on points-of-interest, attaching images and notes, and tracking routes, distance and elevation – all while offline.

“While digital maps in general are pervasive, functional map data for off-line navigating through non-urban environments is limited -- especially for outdoor enthusiasts visiting State Parks, so we’re excited to feature interactive digital maps that are both resourceful and simple to use especially for those new to the area,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems, Inc. “Avenza’s PDF Maps app provides constant access to geographic locations such as ranger stations, trail heads or picnic areas without the risk of losing reception due to cell tower proximity – making it the ultimate outdoor accessory for novice or expert hikers trekking through various trails that the State Park has to offer.”

Park visitors interested in the maps will need to download Avenza’s PDF Maps app to their Apple iOS and Android mobile devices and search for the New York State Park map of their choice. Avenza’s app 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. For more information, visit the Avenza website at  www.avenza.com/pdf-maps.

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.

About New York State Parks: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by more than 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas or the related maps, call 518-474-0456 or visit  www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.



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