世界GPS大廠Trimble最近推出兩款與戶外生活相關的GPS定位App，「Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps 」及「Trimble Outdoors Navigator」，前者是一個戶外生活旅行規劃app，後者則是一個用於戶外生活的導航app。
Trimble Outdoor Navigator on Android Platform
Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps
Runs on: iPad
Best for: Scouting trails and parks, planning outdoor trips, viewing backcountry areas, mapping forest roads and campsites.
MyTopo Maps is a mapping and trip planning app to scout outdoor and back-road adventures. Users can start by viewing topographical maps in US and Canada, and also check out worldwide aerial, terrain, street and hybrid maps. Since no single map shows all the essential details to plan a trip, users can turn on Dual Map View to see two different maps at once.
Users can then search for more than 10-million places such as trails, peaks, lakes, rivers, and towns using Place Search. Additional powerful features that enhance the trip planning experience are a digital compass to overlay a compass on the map, a ruler to measure distance between two places, and Smart Paste to copy GPS points from web sites and instantly map their location.
Trimble Outdoors Navigator
Runs on: iPhone and Android-compatible phones
Best for: GPS route finding, mapping and compass navigation, accessing offline topographical maps, recording hiking, camping, paddling, ATV riding, and off-roading trips.
Outdoor enthusiasts can navigate using their iPhone or Android phone to find trails, navigate off-road maps and share stories with their social networks. Trimble Outdoors Navigator provides access to more than 68,000 topo maps in the U.S. and Canada.
In the field, no cellular or data signal is needed for the app to work. It will provide maps and navigation guidance as well as track over 10 adventure statistics including distance traveled, elevation gain/loss, and speed. It will also allow the user to capture location-tagged pictures, audio, video and personal notes.
After returning from the field, the user can upload those pictures, audio, video and personal notes to create an exciting trip report that can be uploaded to Facebook and YouTube.