"I have checked out every single GPS map that is out there now and yours is by far the best." Frank S., Big Moose
NEW FOR 2013 SEASON: Garmin Nuvi users and other popular Garmin lines, we will have a statewide map overlay for you this year, to include trails, intersections, businesses and parking. Here's a sample overlay file for you to try on your Garmin device with last season's data (trails are in the Mohawk Valley region, user guide to be included shortly).
The rest of the information on this page currently applies to trail sets and waypoint files. We will update the entire page in the next few weeks to make your options less confusing. Thanks for your patience.
Trail and intersection data for the 2013-2014 season is not yet available.
Nearly all our state's clubs have now GPSed their trails. We will have all the new highly accurate data available this coming season. You can download snowmobile trails and intersections along with parking locations and sponsoring businesses to your recreation grade GPS receiver (Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, etc). The trails have been reformatted as tracks. The businesses, intersections and parking are waypoints.
The tracks and waypoints are stored in .GPX format, an industry standard format for any manufacturer of GPS receivers, however, they can only be used on units that can accept tracks and waypoints. These typically are what are called recreation grade receivers.
Garmin NUVI and Tom Tom users: your units are for vehicle navigation, they are not recreation grade receivers. They cannot accept tracks. Sorry.
If you are unsure if your receiver can accept tracks or waypoints, please email your make and model number to us for verification.
Trails are available for individual clubs or for entire counties. The county trailsets are available at a 25% discount.
You should also include the two free waypoint files in your shopping cart. One contains all the trail intersections with junction labels, the other has businesses and parking locations, for your convenience while out on the trails.
This pdf document displays a table listing each snowmobile club and the number of tracks within its trail system. Please note that many clubs' trail systems have more than 10 tracks (which is the limit of some GPS receivers). You will need to choose which tracks to include on your receiver for each outing. This is explained in the free user guide.
Email if you have any questions.
|DeLorme GPS screenshot||
Please download these two sample files to test capability.
Because all trail files cost only $3.00, there will be no refunds if your GPS receiver cannot use the files you purchase. Thanks for understanding!
Step 1: You will need software on your PC that lets you download AND UPLOAD your waypoints, routes and tracks. If needed, EasyGPS is a free program that communicates with numerous makes & models of receivers.
Step 2: Download these two sample files to test capability. Right click on the link and select Save Link As. Be sure the .gpx file extension displays in the file name. The file type should be "All files" or "GPS exchange file".
ohio: Ohio Ridge Riders trails in Herkimer County (from 2009, contains 9 tracks)
bizparking: businesses and parking locations in the region
Files are NAD83 datum, UTM Zone 18N coordinate system. You can also bring these files into Google Earth.
Step 3: Upload the files to your GPS receiver, using whatever software you have. If all is well, proceed to the online shop. If you need help before purchasing, please email or call 315-866-2746 between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm EST.
|Sample screen shot of Ohio Ridge Riders trails in EasyGPS, before loading to GPS receiver|
All purchases are done through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card for purchases.
Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email. Once received, log back in to your account within the Online Store and click on Downloads within the My Orders section of your account. You will have one or more files to download, depending on your purchase(s). Be sure to save each file to a folder on your hard drive.
Data in the online store is from last year, the 2012-2013 season. Please wait to purchase trail sets if you ride in areas where the trails change. Updates will be available close to Christmas.