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September 10, 2013

Top-grossing mobile GPS app for hunters expands



Owner names and addresses of 167 mil’ private-land plots available on Trimble GPS Hunt

Trimble GPS Hunt, the most downloaded and top-grossing hunting GPS app on Android and iPhone, now provides can now turn your smartphone into a “full-fledged” GPS unit with highly detailed maps that can be viewed in remote places without a cell or data connection.

On Monday, the Trimble Outdoors division launched new GPS Hunt Topo Map SD memory cards, which feature over 167.2 million private land plots, the most comprehensive topo map and private land ownership coverage available for hunters on smartphones and tablets, so they can know whose land they’re standing on, exactly where the boundaries are, and whether they’re within the legal boundaries of their hunting permit or lease.

Enabling GPS with the new SD cards, hunters can navigate in the field and save large quantities of topo maps for 39 states and private land information onto a smartphone or tablet, including the landowner’s name and physical address.

The new memory cards work in Android-powered smartphones with a SD/microSD slot. The memory cards are also compatible with Apple iPhones and iPads by inserting the SD card into a computer then dragging the map files into Apple iTunes. The map files then sync to the user’s iPhone or iPad and into the supported Trimble GPS apps. Once the maps are loaded onto the device, the maps are viewable without a data or cell connection.
Every SD card comes pre-loaded with an entire state’s full-color USGS topo maps. After the maps are installed, hunters can view 15 different zoom levels of full-color topographic maps (1:250K to 1:24K), and three super-zoom levels so they can see which side of the fence and whose land they are standing on with great detail. Hunters can also overlay map layers like public land boundaries, hunt units and game management units, and updated forest road information where available.

The memory cards work with the free and pro versions of Trimble GPS Hunt (iPhone, Android) and Trimble GPS Maps (iPad) apps. The GPS Hunt Topo Map Cards are sold by state for $99 and $119 (for the larger states: Texas, Montana and California). Purchase here.

Trimble Outdoors develops GPS-enabled mobile apps and map solutions for fitness and outdoor enthusiasts. Its popular apps include: Trimble Outdoors Navigator, Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps, AllSport GPS, Trimble GPS Hunt, Trimble GPS Fish, and Trimble GPS Maps.

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