The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) has launched a signature AdventureSmart Trip Plan app to aid outdoor recreationalists to “Get informed and go outdoors!”
You’re out in the woods and a bird flies by. Not sure what is it? There’s an app for that.
Today’s smartphones make ideal field guides. Photograph a butterfly sipping nectar. Video a slow-moving turtle. Record a birdsong. Then look it up, find a match, and enter your geotagged observations in a virtual field book.
These virtual field guides often support citizen science. You just share what you see. Scientists, researchers and conservationists use the crowdsourced data to look at climate change, track migration and monitor species at risk and sensitive ecosystems.
Here are a few popular apps:
Not all who wander are lost, but if you’re heading out to the backcountry, you might want to try few of these apps.
They’ll point you in the right direction and make sure you get there and back again safely.
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