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And now for something completely different...We just finished our first iBook. It is: Santa Monica Mountains Trail Guide-50 Favorite Hikes. We partnered with guidebook author John McKinney. He supplied the trail descriptions, we supplied the maps. iBooks are bought through the Apple iBookstore. You download the free iBooks app from the Apple iTunes store. Then, the iBookstore resides inside that app. Click on the Store button to purchase. It works on the iPad and it also works on the iPhone and iPod Touch with iOS4 installed. Search for Tom Harrison or Santa Monica Mountains to find the book. You can get the first two chapters free as a sample.

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Are the maps georeferenced and will they work with the GPS on these devices?

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Are the maps georeferenced and will they work with the GPS on these devices?

No, we made these very as simple .png images. Even though the iPad will read pdfs, georeferenced or not, the iBook (.epub) format does not accept pdfs. The guidebook was designed to be read on an iPad but it can still be read on an iPhone or iPod touch. The iBook format does not work with the GPS on these devices. Apple has no problem with pdfs on the iPad, it is just that they have standardized on the .epub format for the iBooks, which is not pdf-friendly.




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