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U.S. Forest Service offers digital maps for mobile devices

 Posted: 12:50 PM November 22, 2013

Android and iPhone users visiting a national forest or grassland now can have digital maps at their fingertips, the U.S. Forest Service reported.

The PDF Maps mobile app, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store or Android Play Store. Forest service maps like motor-vehicle use maps, are free. Pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents. Visitor maps cost $4.99. Prices are pending for additional maps. Maps can be used in areas where GPS is available. Users can measure distance, find coordinates, plot place marks, add notes and enter photos and data.

— Ryan Pfeil

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