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New Walking Access Mapping System now live
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has launched an improved version of its free nationwide Walking Access Mapping System to make it even easier for people to identify public access in the outdoors.
The upgrade includes a new-look interface and added functionality that allows those with GPS devices to export data and upload route plans to view against the mapping system's public access information something users suggested through a recent survey.
There have also been upgrades to the system's drawing and measuring tools, which will help people more accurately mark areas on the map and measure distances.
New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive Eric Pyle said he was delighted with the improvements to the system.
â€œMany users asked for the export to GPS functionality, along with improvements to the system's loading speed and drawing and measuring tools. I am pleased that we have delivered on these requests. Other improvements, such as improving the help guide and simplifying the interface, will make for a more user-friendly desktop and mobile experience.
â€œThe upgraded Walking Access Mapping System makes it even easier for people to plan and enjoy excursions in New Zealand's stunning outdoors.â€