ViewRanger, the outdoor discovery app, has announced winners from four countries at its inaugural Top Publisher Awards event in London.
Two of the UK's most popular National Parks, TV Presenter Julia Bradbury, prestigious Alpine guidebook publisher Rother Wanderführer, Italian cycling organization Bici Club Sibillini, and Armenia's mountainous Janapar Trail were among the ten winners selected by ViewRanger -- a free app that hosts content from more than 600 professional publishing partners and thousands of local outdoor experts around the world.
"Our congratulations to the inaugural winners of ViewRanger's Top Publisher Awards," said Craig Wareham co-founder and CEO of ViewRanger. "These organizations, authors, publishers, and local experts are using digital route guide publishing to go beyond the constraints of traditional guidebooks and websites. They're creating highly engaging experiences that educate and entertain our global community -- and most importantly inspire us all to discover the outdoors."
ViewRanger's 2016 Top Publisher Awards recognize excellence in digital route guide publishing; with the winners judged on the quality of their route guides, creative use of the unique opportunities digital publishing offers, clever use of ViewRanger's software as part of an integrated campaign, and of course, popularity with outdoor enthusiasts.
"Since the popularity of Julia Bradbury's televised walks, out aim when we created The Outdoor Guide was to get more people outdoors, and that's why we've published routes with ViewRanger since the very start," said Gina Bradbury Fox, Julia's sister and Managing Director of The Outdoor Guide. "ViewRanger provides all the tools we need to create the best digital routes for millions of outdoor lovers around the world to use -- and they're lovely people to deal with too!"
The winners of ViewRanger's 2016 Top Publisher Awards are:
- Bici Club Sibillini
- Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide
- The Disabled Ramblers
- Doug Johnson
- Janapar Trail
- Mike Roberts
- New Forest National Park Authority
- Rother Wanderführer
- South Downs National Park Authority
About the winners
Bici Club Sibillini
A mountain biking club using digital route guides to promote cycling in the Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy.
Download their routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/1538415
Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide is TV presenter Julia Bradbury's online resource for family outdoor adventures, and companion site to Julia's ITV series Walks With a View.
Download Julia's routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/963789
The Disabled Ramblers
The Disabled Ramblers help mobility-challenged people get back into the countryside. As well as organizing rambles in all weathers over a variety of terrain, they research routes and work with local authorities to improve access for mobility challenged people.
Download their routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/678500
Doug has published around 22,000km of route guides, including more that 650 up-to-date routes for the Camino de Santiago (also known as Way of St James/Chemins de St Jacques).
Download Doug's routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/4933
The Janapar Trail winds through the foothills, valleys, canyons and mountains of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh republic.
Download the trail: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/1570937
Local expert Mike has researched and published over 100 detailed routes across Hampshire, Southern England, and Guernsey. He has also authored over 60 Walking for Health routes in Hampshire, designed as easy walking for those who need to get out and exercise.
Download Mike's routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/23287
Download Walking for Health routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/706976
New Forest National Park Authority
The New Forest team has created walking and cycling routes that include audio tours around Lyndhurst (home of Alice Lidell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) and at Lepe with audio accounts of D-Day by World War Two veterans.
Download their routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/506715
Organizer of inspirational cycling holidays and events, RatherBeCycling uses digital route publishing to provide clients and event participants with detailed guides and information.
Download their routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/71148
Despite being one of the oldest publishers of alpine literature in Europe, Bergverlag Rother have embraced the ViewRanger platform by publishing over 3,000 trails across Europe.
Download their routes: http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/458724
South Downs National Park Authority
Using digital route guides to promote walking within the Park, the South Downs have also created a wonderful series of Access for All trails.
Download their routes: http://my.viewranger/com/user/details/2044702
For full details of how you can start publishing route guides with ViewRanger, visit www.viewranger.com
ViewRanger is the outdoor discovery app, helping active people worldwide to plan, navigate, record and share their adventures. ViewRanger contains hundreds of thousands of downloadable route guides, provides free maps for the whole world, delivers powerful GPS navigation features and allows users to record tracks and view live trip stats. The app works offline without phone or date signals anywhere in the world.
More than 600 partners, such as Julia Bradbury's The Outdoor Guide, National Park Authorities, official tourism bodies and travel writers, use the app to publish their route content to ViewRanger's global audience. ViewRanger is also used and trusted by more than 200 search and rescue teams across Europe, the USA, and Canada.
ViewRanger is a Google Top Developer, and in September 2016 joined Apple on-stage at their keynote event in San Francisco, demonstrating the app to a worldwide audience at the launch of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.
Learn more at www.viewranger.com
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