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Wisconsin DNR offers new smartphone app

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Have you ever lost touch with somebody in a Wisconsin state park or trail?

If you have a smartphone, you won't have to worry about that anymore.

The state DNR has unveiled a new app that lets users keep track of each other while they're inside state parks, forests, and trails. The app also provides descriptions and amenities for each of the DNR's recreation properties.  

It also has a GPS mapping features which includes park locations, facility tours, and a mechanism which lets them record the distances they walk or ride on state trails and their times.

It's all in the new Wisconsin State Parks and Forests' Pocket Ranger -- and you'll find it on ITunes and the Android Market.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)