Smartreka mapping series continues to expand

Smartreka maps, a WA Parks Foundation innovation, delivered in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service within the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, is making it easier for visitors to navigate WA’s national parks and reserves.

“We’re delighted at the success of this innovative mapping program,” said the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO, WA Parks Foundation Chair.

“The interactive maps are increasingly popular and we now have nineteen of them on our website, with Kennedy Range in final draft and a Smartreka map for Rottnest Island at the ground-truthing stage.”

The Smartreka Maps series provides information on facilities, trails, lookouts and other points of interest within the park. Before visiting, users need to download the free Avenza Maps app to display the maps interactively on their mobile devices.

The maps use the built-in GPS on iOS or Android smartphone and/or tablet devices to plot real-time location onto the Smartreka Map. This can be done without a network connection and without roaming charges. Users can also measure area, distance, plot photos and drop place-mark pins.

The maps completed are Cape le Grand, Cape Range, D’Entrecasteaux, Fitzgerald River, Francois Peron, Kalbarri, Karijini, Lane Poole Reserve, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Millstream Chichester, Mt Augustus, Porongurup, Purnululu, Stirling Range, Torndirrup, Walpole-Nornalup, Walyunga, Wellington and Yanchep national parks.