Last summer Intermap Technologies Inc. released "AccuTerra" for iPhone, quickly earning it a cult following in the outdoor community and recognition at the 2009 Apple Design Awards, winning Best iPhone OS 3.0 Beta App.
There are several factors that make AccuTerra for iPhone unique among a rapidly growing number of mapping applications. Several of these are the focus on the outdoor enthusiast, the uniqueness of data, the innovative ways of sharing adventures among peers, pioneering the in-app map store functionality of purchasing maps within the app, and perhaps most importantly, the decision to embed the maps onto your phone's hard-drive. The embedding of maps on the phone truly transforms your phone into a fully functioning GPS unit, functioning independently of cellular service, enabling travel deep into the wild areas of the country without worrying about cell coverage.
AccuTerra is the first smart phone application to provide a mapping service geared specifically for outdoor recreation on a national scale. The maps, which currently cover then entire contiguous U.S and Hawaii, have all been developed to depict features most important to those traveling in our nations vast parks and wild spaces. Some of the more unique features are:
Intermap Technologies' NextMap terrain models - Bringing terrain models familiar to the GIS profession into the forefront of consumer mapping products by delivering the highest resolution terrain ever created for the entire United States into the hands of the consumer. (http://www.intermap....mapping-program)
Intermap Technologies' Road and Trail Network - A dataset entirely unique to AccuTerra, our roads and trails network focuses not on navigation within the urban landscape but rather the natural landscape. Focusing largely on America's public lands, AccuTerra's database contains tens of thousands of miles of roads not found in other commercial roads datasets or on any other web mapping services. AccuTerra's Trail network is much the same, depicting over a quarter million miles of trails across the US, almost none of which can be seen by the likes of Google, Bing, Yahoo, or MapQuest.
Intermap Technologies' Land Use - the most complete land use designation ever offered for recreation, showing National Parks, National Forests, BLM land, state land, parks, and thousands more types of land use classifications.
Recreation Points of Interest (POIs) - POIs that are particularly relevant to recreation such as: campgrounds, trailheads, ranger stations, fresh water springs, First Aid locations, trail shelters, and many more.
Detailed hydrography - incredibly accurate locations of many different types of hydrological features.
And Much More! - download it and check it out, its FREE!
* Just launched, AccuTerra 3D adds a whole new perspective to the the smart phone mapping world. Several areas are already being offered in 3D and many more are soon to come!
Compare AccuTerra to Google Maps:
Mt Evans, Colorado - AccuTerra
Mt Evans, Colorado - Google
Los Padres National Forest, California - AccuTerra
Los Padres National Forest, California - Google
For more information check us out at:
AccuTerra Overview - Yosemite
AccuTerra 3D - Whistler BC
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