Gogal Publishing recently released the fourth edition of its GPS enabled Stream Map USA app for iPhone and iPad. The Great Lakes Edition expands coverage of Gogal’s signature brand to 25 states adding complete stream maps of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Stream Map USA is a searchable, color coded river, lake and stream map with water features displayed over roadmaps, satellite images and topographic maps. Each edition features a built-in search function allowing users to easily find even the most obscure streams.
While traditional maps have always treated water as simple blue lines, Stream Map USA takes a novel approach mapping each river, lake and stream in a unique color. This allows users to quickly differentiate any stream from its tributaries and easily follow any stream’s course from headwaters to mouth.
Stream Map USA is a complete GPS tool that displays and tracks the user’s location on locally stored maps that can be used with or without phone service. Turn-by-turn driving directions are provided with a simple touch of the map and a geocaching style navigation compass provides wilderness guidance with a direction of travel arrow that points directly to the destination and counts down the distance as you travel.
In the field, users can capture additional waypoints, storing custom locations for future reference. Each waypoint can then be named and notes can be added. This is ideal for saving your favorite spots like fishing holes, campsites, tree stands, scenic vistas, and just about any other destination a user may want to find again.
“We wanted to create a 21st century map of America’s streams, harnessing the power of digital mapping, GPS technology, and the smartphone in one easy-to-use app,” said author and company president, Mike Gogal.
Stream Map USA also provides access to current water conditions through the National Water Information Service. Each NWIS stream gage is mapped and users simply tap a map gage to get provisional reports on stream height, water flow, and other important factors with data updated every 15 minutes by NWIS.
Four editions of Stream Map USA are currently available on the AppStore for an introductory price of $8.99 each.
- Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin
- Northeast – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
- Southeast – Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
- West Coast – California, Oregon and Washington
A fifth edition, Mountain West is slated for release in 2016 to add coverage of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Android versions of all Stream Map USA editions will also be coming to the Google Play Store and Amazon Prime in coming months.
Visit www.StreamMapUSA.com for more.