Want to go ex­plor­ing in the for­est? Then first search out the lat­est app

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

CEN­TRAL Vic­to­ria’s state forests have never been eas­ier to ex­plore thanks to an in­no­va­tive new app.

The More to Ex­plore in­ter­ac­tive app, which will help the com­mu­nity to get out and ex­plore Vic­to­ria’s state forests, is now avail­able on An­droid de­vices.

For­est Fire Man­age­ment Vic­to­ria’s act­ing district man­ager Si­mon Brown said there has never been a bet­ter time to dis­cover state forests in this re­gion.

“The More to Ex­plore app will help the com­mu­nity con­nect with na­ture in new ways,” Mr Brown said.

“The re­lease of the More to Ex­plore app for An­droid de­vices co­in­cides with an up­date to the al­ready avail­able Ap­ple ver­sion.’’

The app pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive in­for­ma­tion to help peo­ple use and en­joy Vic­to­ria’s 3.1 mil­lion hectares of state for­est and its net­work of ap­prox­i­mately 400 vis­i­tor sites and 250 recre­ational trails.

“It has been de­signed to help users nav­i­gate when out in the for­est to find trails and sites that suit their needs and in­ter­ests,’’ Mr Brown said.

“You can plan your visit be­fore even leav­ing the house, us­ing the search func­tion on the app to find the ideal state for­est site or trail.

“If vis­it­ing ar­eas likely to be out of mo­bile phone range or with lim­ited mo­bile re­cep­tion – ex­plor­ers can down­load maps onto a mo­bile de­vice, to en­able off­line nav­i­ga­tion and lo­ca­tion on the map us­ing the de­vice’s GPS func­tion.

The app is avail­able for iPhones from the App Store and for An­droids in the Google Play store.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit ffm.vic.gov.au/ vis­it­ing-state-forests/more-to-ex­plore-apps-andmaps

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