SnowRanger Ski Resort Maps for Garmin® and Magellan® GPS
|February 2009 Newsletter from Mountain Dynamics|
|It's the heart of the ski season, and I am looking at a thick swarm of snowflakes falling past my window in Summit County, Colorado. We're up in the mountains this month testing prototypes of some concepts we're working on for SnowRanger™ ski and SledGPS™ snowmobile maps for 2009/10, gathering screenshots for a complete overhaul of our documentation, meeting with resorts and other partners, and testing SnowRanger on GPS cell phones.|
• 20%-off February Sale
If you've not tried SnowRanger ski resort maps on your Garmin GPS yet, now is the time! Get our most popular sets for 20% off until the end of February:
• SnowRanger North America (75 resorts) - $59.95
• SnowRanger Austria/Germany (142 resorts) - $88.99
• SnowRanger France (108 resorts) - $88.99
• SnowRanger Italy (131 resorts) - $88.99
• SnowRanger Switzerland (97 resorts) - $88.99
• SnowRanger Europe (462 resorts!) - $199.99
These SnowRanger for Europe sets include free worldwide FedEx International Priority shipping. Just enter offer code JS45287 during checkout to get your discount!
• Snow Days Upgrades
Our free Snow Days GPS ski tracks and stats service continues to get lots of traffic (over 70 new tracks were uploaded last weekend alone!). We've added two small but important enhancements to Snow Days:
• You can now set in your account profile whether you want statistics on our website to be shown in statute or metric units.
• You can now edit the title and description of each of your tracks.
Snow Days lets you upload the “breadcrumbs” tracks from your GPS and view them on a SnowRanger map, with speed and elevation profiles, detailed statistics, and a season-long log.
• Garmin Partnership
We received confirmation last week that we have been accepted into Garmin's Third-Party MapSource Developers Program. A very select program, with only a handful of other members (none of them in the USA), this gives us access to Garmin's full array of development tools.
Of particular note is that starting in the fall (2009) we will be offering new CD-ROM based versions of SnowRanger and SledGPS which will include a full licensed copy of Garmin's MapSource. As well as fully integrating with any other Garmin MapSource maps that they may have, this will let skiing or snowmobiling enthusiasts plan their adventures more easily on their computers ahead of time, and manage their GPS track logs afterwards.
• SnowRanger on your GPS Phone
SnowRanger trail maps can now be loaded onto GPS-enabled smartphones from Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Palm, HTC and a host of others that run the Windows Mobile, Palm or Symbian operating systems.
The piece of software that enables this is Garmin Mobile XT, which effectively turns your phone into a full featured Garmin nüvi style navigator, and includes full street maps and features such as real-time traffic avoidance and current gas prices. SnowRanger installs into Mobile XT in much the same way as it does on dedicated Garmin GPSes, and we've prepared detailed instructions on how to do it.
Montjoux, Mountain Dynamics Team Leader
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Mountain Dynamics Inc. is not affiliated with some of the ski resorts mentioned herein.
SnowRanger and SnowRanger Uplink are trademarks of Mountain Dynamics Inc.
Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.
Magellan is a registered trademark of Magellan Navigation, Inc.