If you own a handheld PDA (a Pocket PC or a Palm) maybe it's time to go exploring. Nothing beats the safety of a great map or chart if you're into hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, off-road exploring, geocaching and more.

Maptech's new Outdoor Navigator gives you a powerful PDA Outdoor Atlas. Use it at home, in the office, or while traveling to imagine or plan your next adventure. Then take it outdoors to get you where you're going and back again safely. Imagine where you can go with instant access to over 60,000 topographic maps and nautical charts for the continental USA!

Outdoor Navigator offers a greater level of safety to explore new places with confidence and the peace of mind that you have detailed maps or charts. Instead of just a couple of paper maps stuffed in your pocket, Outdoor Navigator gives you 1000s of maps in full-color and in perfect condition on your handheld. Use it with a pocket compass or GPS.

Whether you're an active adventurer or an armchair explorer the first step starts with a great map. Outdoor Navigator opens a new hi-tech door to the outdoors. It's easy to use and handy as your trusty pocketknife and makes mapping a lot of fun, as well as adding a new level of safety to any adventure.

Priced at $19.95, Outdoor Navigator has no subscription fees. Outdoor Navigator is a new hi-tech tool for off-pavement and on-water navigation that's inexpensive, effective, and fun.


  • Map Scale: All USGS topo maps at 1:24,000/25,000 (7.5 minute series) and 1:100,000 for continental USA. All NOAA nautical charts from planning charts to the most detailed harbor charts.
  • GPS Optional: Use it just like a paper map and compass in your pocket. Or connect a GPS to your handheld for a detailed moving map display showing your real-time position. Enter marks and routes on the screen using your finger or stylus.

      Computer Requirements:
      Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP. Microsoft ActiveSync (included with Pocket PCs) or Palm HotSync (included with Palm Powered Handhelds).

      Pocket PC Handheld Requirements:
      Pocket PC 2002 or Pocket PC 2003 or later, Color Screen, Slot for Memory Card.

      Palm Powered Handheld Requirements:
      Palm OS4 or Palm OS5, Color Screen, Slot for Memory Card, Memory Card for Map.

      GPS Requirements:
      Industry-standard NMEA 0183 GPS Signal.

      Note: Outdoor Navigator will display maps and charts without a GPS connected.

      Source: Maptech, Oct. 14, 2004