Gogal Publishing Company, a supporting member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, today announced the launch of GPS Topo USA, a new iPhone navigation app designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts. GPS Topo USA guides users to any wilderness destination then brings them safely back home again.
“This new app turns any iPhone or iPad into an all-in-one, automotive, and handheld GPS,” says Mike Gogal, president, Gogal Publishing Company. “We’ve incorporated both orienteering style, map-and-compass navigation with GPS automotive navigation in one integrated iOS application.”
GPS Topo USA includes detailed street maps and seamless 7.5 minute topographic maps of the entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. The app features a map display that scrolls as users travel, constantly displaying their current location whether driving or hiking in the wilderness. For offline use, both the topographic maps and road maps can be stored locally, eliminating any need for a cellular connection while traveling.
For wilderness navigation, the app features a built-in field compass and an integrated direction-of-travel indicator that guides users to any user-defined waypoint. During travel, the compass continuously displays the user’s current GPS coordinates, altitude and compass heading, and the indicator points the way and counts down the distance to the selected waypoint. Waypoints can easily be created, annotated and stored with just a touch of the map or they can be entered manually, which is ideal for storing geocaching destinations.
For automotive navigation, users simply create a new waypoint at their intended destination using the road map. Once the destination is specified, a simple touch of the “GO” button immediately passes that waypoint’s GPS coordinates to the iPhone or iPad’s internal navigation software to provide turn-by-turn driving navigation.
The combined features of highly detailed topographic coverage, map and compass navigation, and capacity for online and offline use make GPS Topo USA ideal for the full gamut of wilderness and outdoor recreational activities.
GPS Topo USA can be purchased directly in Apple’s App Store by searching for the title. For additional information about Gogal Publishing Company and its complete line of GPS-enabled apps, please visit gogalpublishing.com.
About the Gogal Publishing Line of iPhone Apps
Mapping and navigation applications designed by Gogal Publishing Company deliver accurate longitude and latitude coordinates for easy driving or hiking navigation and include detailed destination-specific information. Current offerings include GPS Topo USA, GPS National Parks USA, GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania, and GPS Fishing Guide to New Jersey. Gogal Publishing is also the official app developer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
About Gogal Publishing Company
Gogal Publishing is a privately held company based in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Since its official opening in 2009, the company has focused on developing innovative applications to meet the navigation needs of outdoor enthusiasts. The company specializes in developing and marketing GPS-enabled smartphone apps that deliver quality navigation and mapping to guide users directly to their outdoor destinations, whether they’re hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, camping, sightseeing, or any other recreational activity. The company’s unique mapping platform for both iOS and Android devices delivers automotive and handheld GPS functionality combined with user-customizable waypoints and seamless access to topographic maps, street maps, and satellite imagery. Gogal Publishing customizes each mapping application with map overlays and points-of-interest specific to the user’s outdoor interest.
Gogal Publishing is a corporate supporting member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Professional Outdoor Media Association and Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.
For more information about the company, visit gogalpublishing.com.