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New app will help you find your way around state propertiesSubmitted: 08/08/2014
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Finding your way around a state forest may now be as easy as calling up an app.

A new smartphone app will let people access guides to state parks, forests and trails.

They'll also be able to track each other as they use the properties.

The app offers descriptions of each park, forest and trail, lists of amenities, maps and directions.

It includes a GPS mapping feature that will locate the closest properties.

It will give users tours, record trail distances and time elapsed and mark photo waypoints.

The app also comes with a calendar of events for each property and a feature that allows friends to keep track of each other on a trail or in a state forest or park.

The app, dubbed the Wisconsin State Parks and Forests Pocket Ranger, is available on iTunes and Android Market.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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