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Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today launched Topo Maps on SD cards for Android phones and tablets. The new plug-and-play memory cards provide outdoor enthusiasts instant access to high-quality topographic maps no matter how far off the grid they travel.
“Outdoor enthusiasts are often in places without cell and data coverage and can’t access maps if they haven’t downloaded them before heading out. We’ve solved that problem with our micro SD cards for Android users. Insert one into an Android phone, launch one of our apps, and instantly view statewide, GPS-ready topo maps all without taking up precious internal memory on the phone,” said Rich Rudow, general manager for Trimble Outdoors.
Trimble Outdoors apps tap into the smartphone’s GPS to show hikers, backpackers and other outdoor explorers their GPS location. Now, with Topo Maps on SD cards, outdoor enthusiasts can see the underlying and critically important topo maps in the apps.
The Topo Maps on SD cards are available for every state, except Alaska, and include 15 different zoom levels of topographic maps ranging in map scale from 1:250K to 1:24K. Where available, the SD cards also include color-coded public land boundaries and updated forest road overlays to tell users what dirt roads are suited for passenger cars or high-clearance vehicles.
The full-colored Topo Maps work with the free and pro versions of Trimble Outdoors Navigator and Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps apps.
The SD cards are compatible with Android-powered devices with a SD or microSD memory slot. The SD cards are available for every state, except Alaska. SD cards retail for $69.99, except for California, Texas and Montana, which retail for $89.99.
Learn more at: www.trimbleoutdoors.com/sdcards.
About Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors, a Trimble business, develops GPS-enabled mobile apps and map solutions for fitness and outdoor enthusiasts. Its popular apps—Trimble Outdoors Navigator, Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps, AllSport GPS™, Backpacker GPS Trails, and Backpacker Map Maker—help consumers navigate on trails and off-road, track fitness workouts, find caches and more. Trimble Outdoors is also a leading provider of print and digital maps for hikers, hunters, and campers via the MyTopo brand. By leveraging Trimble’s 30 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers’ well-being, security and active lifestyles. For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit: www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.