Video Recording: An Introduction to Hiking Apps

May 6, 2020

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Hiking applications for cell phones promise to navigate while hiking, suggest trails to get to a specific location, post reviews by prior hikers, and/or record a hiker’s actual route. These programs, when properly used, can be helpful navigation aids, but they also have limitations. How well do these programs actually work? Who should use them and when? Can I leave my map at home? We  address these and related questions by demonstrating the use of five hiking apps in Mount Diablo State Park: Easy2Hike, Avenza Maps, Hiking Project, Gaia, and AllTrails. The webinar  includes live displays of the features of each of these applications and present hints when using hiking apps in the Mount Diablo State Park.




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