App DescriptionNote: Optimization for the new iOS 6 platform is underway and there will soon be an update for GPS Map Caching and Share Features.
Navigate your way through New York State Parks with this FREE mobile app!
Choose a park to visit by location or by activity, such as biking or camping.
Pocket Ranger® apps offer access to detailed park maps and an interactive GPS mapping system to track, record and share in your explorations.
Use the photo waypoint feature to snap a photo and mark and record the coordinates of plant life, animal species or landscape views. Post or share these remarkable finds with family and friends with the click of a button.
Find out about upcoming events and park advisories as you breathe in the fresh air in the park of choice.
The enhanced features of the Pocket Ranger® apps utilize the functionality of an advanced handheld GPS device, making your park visit more memorable.
Park goers can access rich GPS features, such as:
•Advanced GPS Maps, which allow users to access trail data, record tracks from hikes, runs, or bike rides, and view elapsed time and distance traveled.
•Easy-to-cache GPS Terrain Map tiles, which ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
•Photo waypoint feature allowing users to snap a photo and mark and record the coordinates of plant life, animal species or landscape views. Post or share these remarkable finds with family and friends with the click of a button.
•Friend Finder feature that allows users to keep track of friends and family around the parks.
•Built-in compass to help direct users through the parks.
•Potentially life-saving Alert feature that supplies users’ GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency.
Pocket Ranger® technology also provides plenty of other standard features that make exploring the great outdoors a breeze, including:
•Thorough information on all State Parks including general policy, contact information, activities, trails, park maps and much more.
•Detailed, cacheable maps of park facilities, trails and campgrounds.
•Up-to-date news and information on park advisories and weather information.
•Sharing features that allow users to share current positions, waypoints and recorded tracks via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
•A Calendar of Events, updated in real time, listing all State Park events with the ability to filter by desired park. Users can also create their own schedule that can include any event from any park.
•Access to online reservations that make it easy to secure overnight visits.
•Plus so much more!
Get ready to bask in the vast natural wonders of these Empire State Parks when you download this new mobile app!
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•The enhanced pro features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
May 04, 2013 New version 5.0
August 20, 2012 Initial Release