February 28, 2008

Nat Geo Maps at APPL

APPL is the Association of Partners for Public Lands. Members include associations at National Parks and National Forests dedicated to public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America’s natural and cultural heritage. They operate stores at information centers that sell books and maps, and that's where we come in.

Our Trails Illustrated maps cover all the major National Parks and a growing list of National Forests and recreation areas. APPL member stores are our points of sale within the parks and forests. The land management agencies they work with provide key information on trails and much more that help make our maps the most comprehensive guides to the backcountry.

APPL's annual convention and trade show brings together federal and state land management agencies and their nonprofit partners to learn, conduct business, and build a national public lands community. The 2008 convention took place this week in Denver, Colorado, not far from our office in Evergreen.

We're proud to have built a successful business, in cooperation with APPL member associations, providing maps that help people enjoy their public lands.

NGMaps Sales Manager Christy Schoonover with customers at the APPL show

February 16, 2008

Map of the Day from National Geographic

A great new feature of the National Geographic Magazine web site is Map of the Day.

Each Monday through Friday, browse through history using maps of historical news events and milestones from National Geographic, The Library of Congress and other sources.

February 4, 2008

Nat Geo Maps at SHOT Show

We wrapped up our exhibit at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas Tuesday. SHOT stands for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade. Some people were surprised to find us there. But our TOPO! software is perfect for hunters as they need the most detailed maps possible. And as a conservation organization, National Geographic understands the role hunting plays in conserving species and habitats.

This year, we gave away copies of the November issue of our magazine with the article Hunters: For Love of the Land.

For the second week in a row we introduced our forthcoming TOPO! Explorer web site and application to the trade and press. Of particular interest here was our "hybrid quad" which combines contours and other line work from USGS topographic maps with high-resolution aerial photography. It's often difficult to view an aerial photo and know what you're looking at. The hybrid solves that problem.

It's been an exciting couple of weeks. If you'd like to know more about TOPO! Explorer, go to topo.com and sign up for our mailing list.

NEW Trails Illustrated Map for SW Colorado!



Sheet = 25.5” X 37.75”
Folded = 4.25” X 9.25”
Waterproof – Tear Resistant

Map Highlights
• San Juan National Forest
• San Juan & Piedra Rivers
• Vallecito & Lemon Reservoir
• State Wildlife Areas
• Chimney Rock Archaeological Area
• Piedra Natural Area
• Navajo State Park

• Pagosa Springs
• Bayfield
• Ignacio

Scenic Byways
• San Juan Skyway

Product Numbers
ISBN 13: 978-1-56695-239-2
ISBN 10: 1-56695-239-5
UPC: 749717001459
EAN: 9781566952392

SRP = $11.95


This title provides overlapping coverage of the newly published TI144 Durango-Cortez, TI142 South San Juan-Del Norte & TI140 Weminuche.

• Detailed road and trail network
• Classed Trails by Use
• Locations of popular recreation sites