Herald and News: Forest Service Releases Digital Maps

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Nov. 22, 2013 12:36 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 22, 2013 11:11 a.m.

Contributed By:

DAVE MARTINEZH&N; Staff Reporter

Digital maps from across the United States Forest Service are now being offered on iOS and Android mobile devices.

“The digital maps are part of USDA’s work toward reaching President Obama’s initiative to create a paperless government that also provides the American public with better, more accessible information,” a press release from the agency said.

“This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said in the release.

The maps provide current GPS locations, allow measurements, plot place marks, add notes and add photos and data. Nearly 700 Forest Service maps are available through the app.

Users can download the PDF Maps Mobile App by Avenza Systems Inc. for free and purchase Forest Service maps via the app. The maps range in price from free to $4.99. The app can be found in the iTunes or Google Play stores.

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