Tuesday, July 1, 2008

National Geographic Maps Develops Software to Track the Traveling Teams

A couple of days ago, my colleague Sara Close and I visited National Geographic Maps, the mapmaking arm of National Geographic and a longstanding partner of Leave No Trace. While National Geographic’s headquarters is housed just blocks from the White House in Washington D.C., the Maps division runs its operation among the elk and evergreens at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic Maps was established as a division of the National Geographic Society in 1915 and has been producing maps for National Geographic magazine and other Society groups for more than 90 years. National Geographic Maps produces TOPO! outdoor recreation mapping software, Trails Illustrated maps and software, globes, wall maps, travel maps and atlases, and professional software.
This year, National Geographic Maps is working with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to map the progress of the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. To check it out visit: http://www.topo.com/explore.

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