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Features & Benefits
Up-to-date Topographical Maps
Google Earth Compatible
OziExplorer, Fugawi, Memory Map Compatible
GPS or PND Compatible
Track Yourself While Driving
Scale of 1:50,000
Index and Map Key
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People love to play with maps and the digital versions of our Backroad Mapbook maps allows you to do just that. They are available in several different file formats allowing you to use them with the main GPS compatible software programs, Google Earth and even on an iPhone/iPad. We have even added the text in this time around. Now the only limitation with our books is your imagination.
Up-to-date Topographical Mapsback to top
We pride ourselves on having the most the most up-to-date topographical maps in Canada period. We have made a living by providing current logging or industrial road systems emphasizing recreational features. Don’t be mislead, the other GPS compatible map providers rely on the seriously out of date Canadian Topographic Maps that can be over 30 years out of date!
Google Earth Compatibleback to top
Loading up our maps into this free program and you literally have the world at your hands. Change perspective and drive or hike one of the roads or our trails with the surrounding mountains in the background, look at user submitted pictures of the area, or take advantage of one of the many other cool features. For more advanced features like transferring tracks will require the professional or paid version.
OziExplorer, Fugawi & Memory Map Compatibleback to top
Our maps are provided in several different file formats to allow you to use them the way you want to. GPS compatible software like OziExplorer, Memory Map or Fugawi are powerful tools that allow you to view the maps, transfer tracks to or from a GPS device and even work on mobile devices.
iPhone and iPad Compatibleback to top
Backroad Mapbooks are going mobile! iPhone or iPad users can use the geo-pdf version of our maps to load onto Avenza's PDF maps or similar program to see exactly where you are. This is particularly helpful in areas where Google Maps do not have a lot of detail. Features like loading waypoints and recording tracks are also coming soon.
Track Yourself While Drivingback to top
Programs like OziExplorer, Memory Map and even the iPhone/iPad readers allow you to physically see where you are driving on our maps. It is easy to get lost in the backcountry without road signs and with the aid of a GPS receiver and a lap top you will now know exactly where you are and you can see how to get out again. This is certainly one of the most useful features of these programs.
Route Planningback to top
Whether you use GPS compatible software of prefer exploring on Google Earth, there are many cool features to benefit from at home. From route planning to physically being able to see what type of terrain you are going to explore the possibilities are endless. You can even accurately measure the distance you have to drive or walk.
Maps Created at 1:50,000 Scaleback to top
See the map details like you never have before. Despite the scale shown in our mapbooks, the majority of our maps are prepared at the popular recreation scale of 1:50,000. By zooming into the maps you will see just how much detail we do provide and now have the flexibility of picking the scale of map you prefer to work with.
Seamless Mapsback to top
Geography is not limited by borders, so why do we? That is why our digital maps are seemless – to allow easier navigation between pages. Another recent improvement has been to make our map key seemless for OziExplorer users.
Writingback to top
New to the Digital Edition’s is the fact we now include the text. The maps are what sell our books, but it is the reference section and pure number of individual listings that really amazes people. We spend countless hours researching and writing about the various recreational opportunities in each area. Fishing, paddling, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, ATVing, skiing, biking, touring…you name it, we cover it.
Index and Map Keyback to top
No mapbook would be complete without an index and map key. We now provide an index along with the traditional map key. Both will help you find a specific area or site and the appropriate reference page or map coordinate.