Mountain Dynamics Licenses Magellan Solution Development Kit
Will extend its range of SnowRanger™ ski resort trail maps from Garmin® to Magellan® GPS receivers
Tucson Arizona, April 26th 2006: Mountain Dynamics Inc. announces that it has entered into an agreement with Thales Navigation, manufacturers of Magellan GPSes, to license their Solution Developer Kit. This will allow Mountain Dynamics to publish its SnowRanger ski resort trail maps in the MapSend® format that can be used on Magellan's eXplorist™ series of GPS receivers. With Magellan and Garmin being the top two hardware vendors for handheld GPS receivers this will mean that SnowRanger maps can now be used on the majority of units being used in the outdoors.
"We're very excited about being able to broaden the hardware range that our maps may be used on," said Marcus Needham, Mountain Dynamics' President and CEO. "Magellan GPSes are very popular, and since typical SnowRanger customers only own one GPS you need to bring the product to them."
Each digital map shows the resort's chairlifts, trails, lodges, terrain parks, roads and parking, tree cover and contours, and more, and can be used with any Garmin, and, later this year, Magellan eXplorist GPS that supports downloadable maps. Most importantly the GPS shows skiers or snowboarders exactly where they are on the map, where they have been, and where they are heading. With ski lift tickets reaching $75 or more this season, SnowRanger helps the skier or snowboarder get the most out of each day, and can be a valuable aid to safety.
The Magellan maps are expected to be released later this year, before the traditional start of the US ski season at Thanksgiving, and will be available from both the Mountain Dynamics and Magellan websites.
About Mountain Dynamics
Mountain Dynamics Inc. is the leading developer of digital GPS trail maps for ski resorts. It publishes maps for Magellan® and Garmin® handheld GPSes under the SnowRanger brand, and licenses its resort mapping data to its development partners for other platforms. Mountain Dynamics is a Garmin Authorized Partner and also publishes GPS snowmobile maps of North America under the SledGPS brand.
Mountain Dynamics Inc. is not affiliated with some of the ski resorts mentioned herein.
Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.
Magellan is a registered trademark of Magellan Navigation, Inc.
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