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A new smartphone app will make it easier for visitors to navigate trails and other attractions at Virginia state parks.
A new smartphone app will make it easier for visitors to navigate trails and other attractions at Virginia state parks.

A new smartphone app will make it easier for visitors to navigate trails and other attractions at Virginia state parks.

The Virginia State Park Service has launched a smartphone application to help visitors navigate trails and other attractions.

The application, called Virginia State Parks Pocket Ranger, helps guide visitors to a park nearest them and offers educational and interpretive information, videos and activities to be found at state parks.

The service also allows hikers, hunters and fishermen to mark their favorite spots. The app also includes advanced GPS mapping technology allowing park visitors to mark sites and record and share information.

It also includes a safety feature that allows users to quickly send GPS coordinates and a message to emergency personnel.

The free app is available for Apple and some Android devices.

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