Interactive trail guide and iPhone app among new features
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) has launched its totally revamped website at www.ofsc.on.ca. The new site features many snowmobiling firsts, such as the interactive trail guide, visual trail status reports and iSnowMobile, the new OFSC iPhone App.
To achieve these advances, the OFSC partnered with MapSherpa, a leading provider of outdoor oriented mapping products and solutions. The all-new interactive trail guide was designed to allow OFSC snowmobilers to plan their rides, check for in-season re-routes and detours, and view the latest, color-coded trail status updates online. Based on the most recent GPS digital data, the OFSC says its new interactive guide features the most accurate and up-to-date display of the entire 34,000+ kilometer (21,000 mile) OFSC trail network available anywhere. Access is free for OFSC riders.
OFSC snowmobilers can take their trails with them and check trail status wherever they are by downloading the entire OFSC trail network directly from the new Interactive site to their smart phones via the new iSnowMobile app (available for $2.99). For a small fee, riders can also order customized and high definition hard copies of the Interactive Trail Guide site with a choice of area, size, layout and base map.
In coming months, the OFSC will further enhance the site with such new features as popular tour loops, digital trail distances and expanded points of interest that can include the locations of items as diverse as signboards, bathrooms, club houses and events, and scenic lookouts, plus pop-up contact info for and photos of lodgings, restaurants, gas stations, rental locations, dealerships, repair shops and more.