SportsDo announces Ski Resort Location Packs using SnowRanger™ GPS ski resort data
Mountain Dynamics Inc. unveils partnership to put ski resort trail map database onto cellular phones
Tucson Arizona, October 27th 2006: SportsDo, a leading developer of GPS-based sports tracking services for cellular phones, has announced the availability of Ski Resort Location Packs for its SportsDo V2.1 software. Using data licensed from GPS ski resort trail map developer Mountain Dynamics Inc., each Location Pack puts a comprehensive set of resort-specific "points of interest" onto the skier or snowboarder's cell phone.
Using the capabilities of the mobile phone, the SportsDo software can transmit the skier's location in real time, allowing his/her friends to either find him/her at the mountain, or follow his/her progress around the resort. With the mapping data in the Location Packs this location information can be labeled with whatever lift, trail, or other locations they are near to. During the day SportsDo displays the skier's speed, distance, vertical feet, and other statistics, and at the end of the day the GPS data can be uploaded to the SportsDo website, where the user can view, analyze, and share the record of their day.
Mountain Dynamics will supply mapping data for 54 US and Canadian resort Location Packs, including world renowned destinations such as Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Jackson Hole, and Aspen.
SportsDo unveiled the Location Packs at the London Metro Ski Show on Oct 18th 2006, and they are slated for availability in December. The software will run on a wide variety of phones, both with a built-in GPSes and with inexpensive separate Bluetooth GPS receivers.
"We're very excited about SportsDo's new product, and about the synergy between our companies," said Marcus Needham, President and CEO of Mountain Dynamics. "This allows us to focus on mapping, developing GPS-related services for the ski resort industry, and publishing trail maps for Magellan® and Garmin® GPSes, while SportsDo push our technology and data into the burgeoning cellular phone market."
The two companies will be working closely on both the technology behind the product and on expanding the number of ski resorts worldwide for which SportsDo Ski Resort Location Packs are available.
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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