We recently launched the latest version of Earthmate – Earthmate Hunt Edition, featuring a larger offering of maps and map layers designed to help hunters plan, execute and review their hunts. In addition to all of the features and map types of Earthmate Outdoor Edition, Earthmate Hunt Edition gives users access to an additional set of maps and layers. This includes Game Management Units (GMU’s), private and public parcel data, and Public Land Survey System (PLSS) maps for the United States.
We have also added slick new maps and layers that are available on both subscription levels, including color aerial imagery, hybrid maps, and USGS Topographic Quad Sheets. Users of both Earthmate editions will still use the same app, listed as Earthmate in the app stores, with the different features coming in the form of different subscription levels available directly through DeLorme, and at select retail locations.
With new features and subscription levels now available, we decided to take a minute and introduce our customers to Earthmate Hunt, and provide some information on the map types that are now available.
Maps & Layers Exclusive to Earthmate Hunt:
Game Management Units
Game Management Units (GMU’s) are used by state agencies to manage wildlife, assign hunting licenses and determine take and possession limits. The units are determined using data and maps from various state wildlife agencies.
Parcels are collections of polygons that show property boundaries and, where available, landowner information.
The Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is a way of subdividing land in the United States. Sometimes referred to as Township and Range, the data is available for all states except for Texas, which uses a different system. Public lands in the United States are regulated by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and are subject to subdivision by the PLSS rectangular survey system.
Maps & Layers Added to Both Versions:
USGS Quad Sheets
The USGS 7.5-minute/1:24,000 scale maps (in Alaska the maps are 1:63,360) are produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The 7.5-minute quadrangle maps are from the period 1947 to 2005.
Color Aerial Imagery
Color Imagery is compiled from the USDA National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). Imagery has been sectioned up to match the USGS Quad Sheets. All aerial imagery is natural color with 1-meter ground resolution. The imagery was captured between 2004-2015
Users of Earthmate will not be surprised by any drastic changes to the user interface. The app layout is essentially the same, but with additional maps and layers available under the ‘Download Maps’ option.
To purchase an Earthmate Hunt subscription directly from DeLorme, head to www.delorme.com/earthmatehunt and add a subscription to your cart. After completing your purchase, you will then receive an email containing your unique download code. You will then go to explore.delorme.com and create an account, or login using your existing DeLorme credentials.