Walkies Echo!

posted by cw on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rafe from allaboutsymbian.com - with a little help from his dog Echo - has created a great video on using ViewRanger. Thanks Rafe. and thanks Echo!

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ViewRanger wins "Most Innovative Product in Navigation Sector" at Ordnance Survey Partner Awards

posted by cw on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

We are delighted to say that ViewRanger has been recognised and awarded by Ordnance Survey, the UK's national mapping agency, at their Partner Awards. ViewRanger was awarded "Most Innovative Product in the Navigation Sector" in the Ordnance Survey’s partner awards. The awards were announced at Location 2008 – the Ordnance Survey partner conference attended by over 150 delegates.

Ordnance Survey works with a huge number of partners, so we are thrilled to be singled out for this recognition, particularly in the fast moving navigation market sector where so much innovation is occuring.

"Partners are vital to the success of our business," says Mark Salter, Head of Partners and Strategic Alliance at Ordnance Survey. "Their innovation helps ensure that Ordnance Survey's geographic information underpins products and services right across public and private sectors.

"Our awards reflect our recognition of this. I'd like to congratulate all of the winners on their tremendous achievements during the past year - and wish them every success for the future."

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Ever lost your tent at a festival?

posted by cw on Monday, May 12, 2008

With festival season fast-approaching, it’s time to pack your wellies and head off to the countryside for weekends of music, mud and mayhem. Now finding your way around festival sites, and back to your tent at the end of a long day’s partying, has never been easier, thanks to ViewRanger.

A friend of ours once spent an hour and a half looking for her tent at Glastonbury. It was four in the morning, she was getting more and more frustrated, and other tent-dwellers were getting quite annoyed with her as well!

Being able to ‘tag’ the exact location of your tent means that you simply follow the on-screen map to find your way to your temporary home. It’s easy to use and means you can worry about the important festival questions instead – like which bands to see and what kind of ethnic food to try.

Even hardened festival-goers complain of the difficulties of finding their way around large and confusion green-field sites. As well as marking the location of your tent, ViewRanger can be used to tag the exact position of the stages, toilets, your favourite food-outlet, and other landmarks, so that finding your way around the site becomes a cinch.

And if you're going as a group of mates, or aiming to hook up with friends when you arrive, then ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon feature can be invaluable as it locates your ViewRanger using friends.

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More European Mapping...

posted by cw on Friday, May 09, 2008

ViewRanger is compatible with topographic maps for Belgium (IGN Belgium), France (IGN), Holland, and Switzerland (SwissTopo).

If you already have ViewRanger with mapping for Great Britain or Finland, and want to buy and try mapping for these new territories now, then please contact us at craig [at] viewranger.com for details of how you can access these maps now.

Note: These maps are provided through a partnership arrangement with one of our European partners and maps are purchased via their web-based map tile selector.
For consumers who aren't yet using ViewRanger - we'll make details generally available very soon.

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ViewRanger 2.5 beta

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Tuesday, May 06, 2008

We are about to start beta testing version 2.5 of ViewRanger. The changes are described in the Wiki.

If you would like to participate please email the IMEI number of your phone (dial *#06# to obtain this, it is a 15 digit number starting 35) and your phone model name (e.g. N95) to support at viewranger dot com.

If you participated in the last beta then the beta will be on the same page as before and signed for the same handsets as before. You will need to email us if you have changed handset since the last beta.