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NY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

Interactive Web Map and Trip Planner, Trail App, GPS Maps and Trail Conditions

NY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

Photo Credit: Bill Desmond

Snowmobiling NY State Trail App Features

Thanks for using our trail app this season. Nearly all features work without reception but you do need to have GPS turned on in Settings on your phone and also in Settings within the app.

Please select your phone type:

 

iPhone Screenshots and Features

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App Startup – Image 1

If the map opens up in the Syracuse/Oneida Lake area, and you are not physically there, then you do not have GPS enabled. (We use Syracuse as the default location if no GPS detected). Please check your phone and app settings.

The trails are now color coded to match the same colors in the NYSnowmobileWebmap.com web map. To display the trail legend, just tap the key icon, right side of the map (it’s “in” Oneida Lake in the above image).

Red = corridor, Orange = secondary, Purple = local club trail, Green = Old Forge/Inlet permit system, Gray = trail completely on road or ROW.

Weather Radar – Image 2

Toggle on/off display of weather radar by tapping the Sun & Cloud icon, right side of map. The radar will be very pixelated when zoomed in, like in Image 2. Zoom out for a better view of the storm systems.

This feature requires reception.

Trail Conditions – Image 3

This is the major new feature for 2016/17 season – a choice of trail conditions to help you decide where to ride – quality of trails, open/limited/closed, find the party or the less traveled trail, when trails have been groomed. This new grouping of features is a $14.99 in-app purchase. 45% of the revenue goes back to the clubs.

Display the trail conditions menu by tapping the Conditions icon in bottom left corner of the menu bar.

Details and screen shots for all trail conditions options can be found on the Conditions page of the website. This feature requires reception.

Map Display – Image 4

Tap the Display icon on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen to control what information shows on the map. Your choices are: Trails, Trail Markers, Businesses/Parking, Intersections, Waypoints, Club Events and the Covered Bridge Challenge routes and bridges. Just tap each map layer in the list to turn it on or off.

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Breadcrumb Tracking – Image 5

Just like with a conventional GPS receiver, you can breadcrumb track as you are riding, to save the route you just rode. Tap the Routes icon in the middle of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. You are prompted to Start Breadcrumb. When done, just tap the Routes icon again to save your tracks and name your route.

Tap the Routes icon to load already saved routes as well. You can share your routes with other riders by exporting them via email. Just tap the “Export” link.

Furthermore, you can use the NYSnowmobileWebmap.com route planner to create routes to ride, then email them to yourself to use within the app. Video demo of this feature is available on the Videos page of the website.

Turn by Turn Navigation – Image 6

This feature allows you to tap or enter your destination and the app will direct you there with visual and auditory directions. You MUST be right at the trail for this to work, the app only uses trail data for navigation (no roads). By “right at the trail”, you must be within 100 feet. Your destination must be within 100 feet of the trails also.

Tap the Navigate icon found in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. Note that the Search for Address feature only works if you have reception.

Turn on spoken (auditory) directions within the app Settings (see below for screenshot).

Using Waypoints – Image 7

Also like with a conventional GPS receiver, you can mark waypoints or favorite spots along the trail. Tap the Waypoints icon on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. Waypoints can be created at your current GPS location, or a point on the map that you tap. Waypoints are identified by a flag symbol that you choose: Generic, Scenic, Gas, Dining. Remember to turn on the display of the waypoints layer using the Display button to see all your waypoints. Tap a waypoint flag to edit or delete a waypoint.

Various App Settings – Image 8

All the other app settings and additional information are found by tapping the Menu icon, the far right option on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

Backup/Restore is a very helpful way to save all your routes and waypoints in case of a phone failure. Please get in the habit of backing up your routes and waypoints to the cloud when you come in from riding for the day. The app uses your email address to identify you (Image 9 below).

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Remaining Options – Image 10

Please refer to Image 10. You can use a streetview or satellite view as your background map. Your phone and app will cache map images, but only up to a certain point. If you ride in a significant no-reception zone, you will eventually lose the display of your background map. You will ALWAYS be able to display your GPS blue dot, the trails, trail markers, intersections, businesses/parking and your waypoints and routes, without reception.

Keep Screen On: Keeps the screen display on, phone display does not “go to sleep”

Keep Map Centered: The map will stay centered on your current location. You can also quickly center the map on your current location by tapping the Compass icon (right side of map, above the Weather icon).

GPS: This must be On for majority of features to work in the app. Using GPS does drain the battery faster. Please be prepared.

Collect Trail Data: Please keep this On – this is the crowd sourced data that is used for Rider Activity and TrailSense. All data is collected anonymously, we have no idea who you are and no way to match the rider activity data to you.

Breadcrumb Distance: This can be set to 50, 100 or 200 feet – this is the rate of data collection for breadcrumb tracking.

Voice Navigation: Tap this on if you want spoken turn-by-turn directions. Overhead View: Also helpful for turn-by-turn directions, especially if your phone is mounted and you are watching the directions.

Overhead View: Also helpful for turn-by-turn directions, especially if your phone is mounted and you are watching the directions.

 

Android Phone Screenshots and Features

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App Startup – Image 1

If the map opens up in the Syracuse/Oneida Lake area, and you are not physically there, then you do not have GPS enabled. (We use Syracuse as the default location if no GPS detected). Please check your phone and app settings.

The trails are now color coded to match the same colors in the NYSnowmobileWebmap.com web map. To display the trail legend, just tap the key icon, right side of the map (it’s in Oneida Lake in the above image).

Red = corridor, Orange = secondary, Purple = local club trail, Green = Old Forge/Inlet permit system, Gray = trail completely on road or ROW.

Weather Radar – Image 2

Toggle on/off display of weather radar by tapping the Sun & Cloud icon, right side of map. The radar will be very pixelated when zoomed in, like in Image 2. Zoom out for a better view of the storm systems.

This feature requires reception.

Trail Conditions – Images 3 and 4

This is the major new feature for 2016/17 season – a choice of trail conditions to help you decide where to ride – quality of trails, open/limited/closed, find the party or the less traveled trail, when trails have been groomed. This new grouping of features is a $14.99 in-app purchase. 45% of the revenue goes back to the clubs.

Display the trail conditions menu by tapping the menu icon in the top left corner (three short horizontal bars). Be sure to scroll down to see all options, it is a long menu.

Details and screen shots for all trail conditions options can be found on the Conditions page of the website. This feature requires reception.

Map Display – Image 4

Tap the menu icon in the top left corner (these three bars are called a “hamburger” menu, btw, think bread, meat, bread) to control what information shows on the map. Your choices are: Trails, Trail Markers, Businesses/Parking, Intersections, Waypoints, Club Events and the Covered Bridge Challenge routes and bridges. Just tap each map layer in the list to turn it on or off. Be sure to scroll down to see all choices.

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Breadcrumb Tracking – Image 5

Just like with a conventional GPS receiver, you can breadcrumb track as you are riding, to save the route you just rode. Tap the menu icon in top left corner, then tap Start Breadcrumb. You are prompted to Start Breadcrumb. When done, just tap the top left menu icon again, then tap Stop Breadcrumb to save your tracks and name your route.

Turn by Turn Navigation – Image 6

This feature allows you to tap or enter your destination and the app will direct you there with visual and auditory directions. You MUST be right at the trail for this to work, the app only uses trail data for navigation (no roads). By “right at the trail”, you must be within 100 feet. Your destination must be within 100 feet of the trails also.

This feature is found in the top left corner menu. Please note the Search for Address feature only works if you have reception.

Turn on spoken (auditory) directions within the app Settings (see below for screenshot).

Using Waypoints – Image 7

Also like with a conventional GPS receiver, you can mark waypoints or favorite spots along the trail. The Mark Waypoint option is found by tapping the menu icon in the top left corner. Waypoints can be created at your current GPS location, or a point on the map that you tap. Waypoints are identified by a flag symbol that you choose: Generic, Scenic, Gas, Dining. Remember to turn on the display of the waypoints layer to see all your waypoints. Tap a waypoint flag to edit or delete a waypoint.

Various App Settings – Image 8

All the other app settings and additional information are found by tapping the three dots Menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Backup/Restore is a very helpful way to save all your routes and waypoints in case of a phone failure. Please get in the habit of backing up your routes and waypoints to the cloud when you come in from riding for the day. The app uses your email address to identify you (Image 9 below).

Tap the Load Routes option to load already saved routes. You can share your routes with other riders by exporting them via email. Just tap the “Export” option.

Furthermore, you can use the NYSnowmobileWebmap.com route planner to create routes to ride, then email them to yourself to use within the app. Video demo of this feature is available on the Videos page of the website.

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Remaining Options – Images 10 and 11

Please refer to Image 10/11 (scroll down this screen on your phone, it is a long page). You can use a streetview or satellite view as your background map – tap on Map Type at the top. Your phone and app will cache map images, but only up to a certain point. If you ride in a significant no-reception zone, you will eventually lose the display of your background map. You will ALWAYS be able to display your GPS blue dot, the trails, trail markers, intersections, businesses/parking and your waypoints and routes, without reception.

Keep Screen On: Keeps the screen display on, phone display does not “go to sleep”

Use GPS Location/Show current location: These must be On for majority of features to work in the app. Using GPS does drain the battery faster. Please be prepared.

Keep Map Centered: The map will stay centered on your current location. You can also quickly center the map on your current location by tapping the Compass icon (right side of map, above the Weather icon).

Trail Data Collection: Please keep this On – this is the crowd sourced data that is used for Rider Activity and TrailSense. All data is collected anonymously, we have no idea who you are and no way to match the rider activity data to you.

GPS Breadcrumb Distance: This can be set to 50, 100 or 200 feet – this is the rate of data collection for breadcrumb tracking.

Enable Voice Navigation: Tap this on if you want spoken turn-by-turn directions.

Overhead View: Also helpful for turn-by-turn directions, especially if your phone is mounted and you are watching the directions.