GPS software manufacturer Northport Systems, announced today upgrades to Fugawi Touratel, its online and wireless map resource for outdoor enthusiasts. Designed to enhance outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and more, the touratel.com website is a free service enabling users to view and print copies of high quality maps. The site contains NRCan maps in 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scales for all Canadian Provinces, and USGS topographic maps for the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska, at all available scales, including 1:24,000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000.
Fugawi Touratel is also available on mobile phones via the WHERE widget platform, currently compatible with five wireless operators in the U.S. as well as a selection of GPS-enabled Nokia and Blackberry Smartphones.
Casual outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy finding their way on their cell phone - as far as wireless coverage allows. More serious trekkers will print their maps at home, especially since Touratel’s website is now allowing the printing of large maps.