Despite its name, onX Hunt mapping tech can be used for more than just hunting

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onX is building a technology that should help outdoor enthusiasts get the most out of their adventures.

With a name like onX Hunt one could assume the product is marketed to hunters. While it’s true that hunting was probably the company’s motivation behind the tech, it can be used for other activities as well. onX Hunt is a powerful outdoor recreational mapping technology that has a robust interface including highly accurate land ownership data and enhanced offline usage. While these things are super great for hunters, they’re also important for hiking, fishing, camping and more.

“With today’s release, onX is taking digital mapping to the next level,” said Eric Siegfried, CEO at onXmaps, Inc. “We’re ensuring that every outdoorsman and woman can access the most complete and accurate maps possible, and by partnering with well-known hunting organizations, we’ve made more information available to our customers.”

Some of the features include:

  • onX’s New Topo Basemap: onX’s 20 person GIS team has spent more than 5 years compiling every trail and 2-track in the United States, and onX will continue to update the map each year. Hill shading, contours, and geographic features have been combined to help users better orient themselves.
  • Boone and Crockett Records: In collaboration with Boone and Crockett, this layer provides detailed information on trophy records by species and county for all 50 states. (Coming Soon)
  • Randy Newberg’s Roadless Layer: onX continues their long-standing relationship with Randy Newberg in creating this layer for those hunters who want to go deeper into the backcountry. This heat map highlights areas that are the furthest distance from roads.
  • Prairie Dog Layer: onX spent five months poring over satellite imagery to create the most comprehensive map of existing prairie dog towns in the US – over 16,000 in total. (Coming Soon)
  • Historic Wildfires Layer: Hunters have known for years that animals will enter recently burned forests, especially as new growth emerges. This layer presents areas that have been hit by wildfires, including the fires’ names, year of the fire, and the number of acres burned.
  • USFS Timber Cuts: This layer is perfect for hunters looking for clear cuts or thinned areas of the forest. It displays logging operations on National Forest Land from 2002-2017.

The company is building a technology that should help outdoor enthusiasts get the most out of their adventures. Be sure to check out the website at the link below.

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  Source: onXMaps
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