interactive topographic maps and guides with GPS (Global
interface on CD. There is a full line of interactive trail guides and topo
mapping products including Wilderness Explorer (under $30), State Explorer
and State Explorer - BLM Edition (under $50), plus Alaska Explorer (under
$120). The 2002 update for Philmont Interactive Ranger is also available!
Plus, software updates provide expanded printing capabilities and additional
The company is dedicated to providing the highest quality product available
in the digital mapping market. Therefore, they guarantee their products
to be free of material and map image defects. If you purchase a Maptrails
product and discover that it has a material or map image defect, you may
return it within 30 days for a full refund or replacement.
The maps they scan into each product are the most current available
from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Geological Survey agencies.
They do not, however, guarantee the map information provided by those agencies.
They also do not guarantee their products against sun exposure, a customer's
defective computer, and all other sources of defect out of their control.
Sounds like they may have previously encountered one or more of these areas.
Colorado Wilderness Explorer:
Provides an interactive trail guide on CD, combining 7.5 minute USGS
topographic maps with information and images from the best-selling guide
book, "The Complete Guide To Colorado's Wilderness Areas" by John
Fielder and Mark Pearson. For individuals visiting Colorado, who might
be interested in checking out some of the trails, the CD should be helpful.
State Explorer — BLM Edition delivers all the high quality BLM
(Bureau of Land
topographic maps, plus full featured, interactive mapping and customization
tools for an entire state, on one CD. The software also adds almost every
tool you might need to plan your next outdoor adventure. It includes the
highest quality 1:100,000 scale BLM maps for an entire state and the high
quality 1:100,000 scale USGS topographic maps, on one CD. Imagine having
all the topographic maps for an entire state at your fingertips. Add to
that features previously reserved for much higher priced software applications
and you have Maptrails State Explorer.
||Where BLM maps are not available in CA, WA and
OR, USGS 1:100K maps are substituted.
What do BLM Maps Have That USGS Topo Maps Don't? State Lands;
Route Markers; National Forests; National Grasslands; BLM Administrative
Lands; BLM Roads; County Roads; Indian Lands and Reservations; Public and
Private Land Status; National Parks and Monuments; Roads with Public Access;
State, County, City, Wildlife, Park and Outdoor Recreation Areas; Recreational
Sites, Trails and Areas; Townships; Section and Range Designations; and
The USGS topographic maps, satellite imagery, BLM maps and aerial photography
seamlessly downloaded via the Internet from a national coverage web server
into a fully interactive mapping and navigation system with GPS interface,
makes for very special software. Tandem View interface and customization
tools help create the most detailed and accurate maps available. Tandem
View combines the detailed topography of the USGS 7.5 minute maps with
the Bureau of Land Management maps to display a unique and powerful mapping
Figure 1 shows a route that has been plotted over a particular piece
of terrain. In the upper portion of the depiction is the map information
(roads, trails, elevation lines, etc.). In the bottom portion is the depiction
of the "rise and fall" in elevation over the course of the route. That
could be extremely helpful for individuals who desire to be in the outdoors,
but who have a physical condition which would require a route with little
"rise and fall" in elevation. They can adjust the route to achieve the
None printed on the software box and the Web site was not available
over several days of attempts. Sorry for not being able to provide info
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