With thousands of updated roads, exit numbers, and recreational information, the new edition is an essential offline companion for road trips, local travel and outdoor recreationYARMOUTH, Maine, Sept. 3, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — DeLorme, the U.S. recreational atlas leader since 1976, is now shipping the newly revised Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer to retailers throughout the country. Just in time for autumn travel, the improved Iowa edition includes thousands of updated roads and a new digital design, providing unparalleled accuracy and ease of use for travelers, hunters and adventurers in the Hawkeye State.
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers are unique in that they combine the latest digital technology with human editors to verify travel information and map details, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
Priced at $19.95, the new edition features a comprehensive outline of recreational and travel details with an index of place names and geographic features. Users will benefit from extensive updates to roads and road names, exit numbers, boat ramps, campgrounds and detailed boundaries for national, state and local parks, as well as wildlife management areas.
"Paper atlases continue to be a strong seller for DeLorme. Even as digital alternatives continue to proliferate, many people are discovering there is no substitute for a traditional atlas in making the most of their family road trip, hunting adventure, relocation planning or business travels. The Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer is the perfect complement to a vehicle's GPS or an online mapping site because it allows travelers to easily browse and highlight their routes and all the possible activities along the way and near their destination. And, it is especially useful when cellular access is not available," said Kirsten Boettcher, Senior Geographic Information Systems Coordinator for DeLorme.
The gazetteer section provides summaries of hundreds of recreational activities, including where to fish, bike, and canoe, as well as museums, parks, trails, campgrounds, and numerous outdoor and family adventures. These activities are cross-referenced and symbolized on the atlas pages as well as indexed for convenience. DeLorme data experts carefully check the details of each activity listing for accuracy. It is a great solution for residents seeking the perfect weekend outing, people considering a move to Iowa, or vacationers wanting to make the most of a road trip.
"Paper atlases are helpful, fun and educational tools due to their ease of use," Boettcher said. "Many of our customers are also discovering that our various technology solutions are an ideal companion to our Atlas & Gazetteer series. For example, our highly affordable inReach satellite communicators pair with popular smartphones or tablets to offer access to unlimited downloadable topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts, as well as tracking, SOS alerting, route planning and two-way text messaging all without a cellular connection. These are great features for adventurers, hunters and travelers enjoying some of Iowa's remote trails or river excursions featured in the atlas."
The Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer is available for purchase online at DeLorme.com and at most major retailers and bookstore chains.
DeLorme is the innovation leader in personal satellite tracking, messaging and navigation technology. The company's flagship product, inReach, is the most affordable satellite communicator that sends and receives 160-character text messages, provides GPS journey tracking/sharing with family and friends, and offers interactive SOS capabilities anywhere in the world through the Iridium satellite network. The company's newest product, inReach Explorer, also offers the ability to plan routes, create waypoints and navigate in the field, in addition to all the satellite communication features. When paired with a mobile device, the seamless inReach experience provides unlimited access to free downloadable topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts. Founded in 1976 and recognized as a pioneer in mapping products, DeLorme is headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine, and is home to Eartha, the world's largest revolving globe. To learn more, visit www.delorme.com.
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