UK Forestry Commission Launches iOS App

The UK Forestry Commission has launched a free iPhone app, offering information to users who want to explore Britains countryside. 

Users can use the ForestXplorer app as a guide around forest areas, with GPS-compatible walking maps allowing for guided walks, without the need for a cellular phone signal.

Users can search forest sites for events or activities, and look up basic information such as opening times, things to do, directions and contact details for Forestry Commission Forest Parks.

The app also includes a common tree identifier and tree illustrations. Users can identify a tree using its bark, seed or leaf, giving the app an educational angle.

“We are delighted to launch ForestXplorer as part of our celebrations surrounding the UNs International Year of Forests,” says Pam Warhurst, Forestry Commission chair. “This is an absolutely fantastic and innovative tool which can not only help you find out information about your local Forestry Commission Forest Parks, but also helps you learn more about the trees around you.”

ForestXplorer has already been awarded a prize from the Innovation and New Markets Project. The app was funded by the Department of Business Innovation & Skillss Public Sector Research Exploitation Fund and Forest Research.

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