FUGAWI INTRODUCES NEW iMAP APPLICATION FOR THE APPLE iPHONE

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					                                                                                Andrew Golden
                                                               Rushton Gregory Communications
                                                                                 617-413-6521
                                                                  agolden@rushtongregory.com


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 December 17, 2009


       FUGAWI INTRODUCES NEW iMAP APPLICATION
                FOR THE APPLE iPHONE
    Software Leader’s iMap App Provides Outdoor Enthusiasts Seamless and Convenient Access to
                           US, Canadian and Swedish Topographic Maps

Toronto, Canada – Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced today its new
topographical map application for the Apple iPhone™, Fugawi iMap. Ideal for outdoor activities,
Fugawi iMap allows iPhone users to seamlessly download and access raster topographical
maps of the United States and Canada. A second App provides access to Swedish
Topographical maps. The full-featured Fugawi iMap App provides an intuitive user-interface for
marking waypoints and extensive mapping data for navigation and positional location
information throughout the US and Canada.


The Fugawi iMap App displays a user’s real-time location in latitude and longitude or Universal
Transverse Mercator (UTM) with an easily visible position marker. An active map seamlessly
pans as the user moves, features a zoom in and out function, and includes detail such as scale,
elevation, contours, water bodies, major roads, railways and bridges, to name a few. The
perfect accompaniment for hiking, fishing, cycling, geocaching or any outdoor or off-road
adventure, the Fugawi iMap App offers the easiest waypoint editor available – users simply tap
the screen to drop a waypoint and drag the marker to move it. Plotted points include name, icon,
exact coordinates and text descriptions that can be quickly edited on the iPhone. Fugawi iMap
maps are downloaded through the iPhone’s internet connection (Edge, 3G or WiFi) and saved
locally on the phone for use even when outside of cell phone or WiFi internet coverage. For the
ultimate in versatility, the Fugawi iMap App comes with a free Fugawi X-Traverse account that
allows users to save, retrieve and transfer waypoints as GPX files from Fugawi navigation
software for PC, MacENC for Apple OS X and Google Earth to the iPhone, and vice versa.


“We pride ourselves on providing the most powerful navigation capabilities to outdoor
enthusiasts, and we are pleased to expand our offerings with the Fugawi iMap App,” said Robin

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Martel, president of Northport Systems. “Furthering our commitment to providing customers with
the best technology to enhance the outdoor experience, the Fugawi iMap application delivers
easy to use, convenient mapping features that Fugawi will continue to expand via free updates
for iMap users.”


Pricing and Availability:
Fugawi iMap is available for purchase online from the iTunes Store for US $4.99 for the
US/Canada version, and includes a free Fugawi X-Traverse account for use with Fugawi iMap.
Purchases of Fugawi Global Navigator and Fugawi Marine ENC PC software now include a free
subscription to topographical maps of Canada or the United States allowing iMap users to
transfer waypoints between a desktop and iPhone using the same maps. For more information
on the Fugawi iMap application or to learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product
line, please contact (416) 920-9300 or visit www.fugawi.com.

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About Northport Systems, Inc.:
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems, Inc. (www.fugawi.com) now supplies desktop and
mobile navigation and mapping software products and online services to over 130 countries under the Fugawi brand.
Northport enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for
the outdoor recreation, marine, tracking and military markets. Fugawi Software, Fugawi Touratel and Fugawi X-
Traverse are properties of Northport Systems.
                    Fugawi iMap Application




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                  Andrew Golden
          Rushton Gregory Communications
                   617-413-6521
           agolden@rushtongregory.com

				
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