Outdoor Navigator becomes Activemap, and free


NOAA’s free chart policy strikes again! Maptech will no longer sell  Outdoor Navigator, the nifty PDA (both PocketPC and Palm) and Smartphone charting program sort of shown above. The developer, Jeffrey Siegel, has decided to go independent, largely because he can now freely access U.S. raster charts and topo maps. Moreover, the program, to be called activemap, will also be free. I don’t quite understand the business plan, if there is one, but am quite sure that Jeff and his team are up to something interesting. More as available.

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Eli says:

    Booyah…just what I have been waiting for.

  2. You might also note that Pocket Navigator (that “Grand-daddy of PDA navigation”) is back in Maptech’s catalog, at a new price of $49.95!

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