Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ski Resort Maps to iPhone with AccuTerra App

Intermap Technologies released 76 ski resort maps for its AccuTerra iPhone App, including a special application for Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort. This application allows consumers to see where events of 2010 Winter Games are taking place, locate lifts, view trails by difficulty, find lodging and check weather forecasts. AccuTerra for Whistler-Blackcomb is available in 2D and 3D giving 2010 event spectators all the features of a paper trail map in the palm of their hands.

Building upon the success of AccuTerra GPS for the iPhone, AccuTerra is growing its library of applications by adding snow sport terrain. As visitors make their way to Whistler-Blackcomb and home viewers watch events unfold, AccuTerra allows them to navigate the upcoming events by displaying detailed, high resolution images of the ski trails and surrounding area used during the competition.

Created with the same accuracy, map detail, and social aspects of the award winning AccuTerra GPS, the Whistler-Blackcomb app lets visitors use the full functionality of the topographic map, while toggling between Google Maps for on-road data – essentially creating an all-in-one mapping app for the 2010 events. Similar to all AccuTerra iPhone applications, the snow sport terrain apps allow users to create personal tours and record and share outdoor experiences through photos and videos. In essence, create an interactive personal journal.

Michael Bullock, vice president, Intermap Consumer Electronics, said, “As spectators and home viewers watch the winter events, the AccuTerra application serves as another way to participate in the experience with the most detailed terrain images available of the Whistler-Blackcomb area. The AccuTerra experience goes beyond the 17 day event as people come to visit Whistler year after year and can use the map to ski the same trails they watched on TV.”

Resort map downloads range from $1.99 to $5.99 and are available for resorts across the country, such as; Northern Colorado (15 resorts), Lake Tahoe Area (10 resorts), Northwest (8 resorts), Northeast (5 resorts), Northern Rockies (6 resorts), Southwest (8 resorts), Southern California (5 resorts), Utah (10 resorts) and Vermont (9 resorts).

The AccuTerra GPS App is available in the App Store on iPhones. Using the in-app purchasing feature, users can access the GPS map store to download map data bundled in a variety of packages; state bundles, state and national park bundles, and special interest areas across the country. Map bundle prices range from $.99 to $5.99 and are automatically integrated with neighbouring areas as additional bundles are purchased.


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