To the TOPO! Explorer User Community:
As you know, National Geographic Maps and AllTrails have formed a strategic alliance focused on building the largest and most comprehensive online destination for outdoor enthusiasts with the launch of a co-branded service available at alltrails.com. The co-branded site offers detailed information on thousands of trails with reviews, photographs, and more. Registered users also have the ability to create member profiles and trail journals, contribute content and reviews, and access social media sharing.
In the coming months, alltrails.com will offer an expanded, premium subscription service that will provide exclusive online and mobile access to National Geographic's extensive topographic map assets, including TOPO! and Trails Illustrated maps. In subsequent email communications, special discounted offers for the premium subscription service will be extended to the TOPO! Explorer user community.
Because of the new strategic alliance with AllTrails, the current products and services offered on topo.com will be discontinued on February 29, 2012. After that time, users will be redirected to alltrails.com. Between now and February 29, topo.com members can redeem any unused map credits, provided that they have not already expired. Although the topo.com Web site will no longer be available on February 29, any existing installations of the the desktop application can be used without logging in to the site. Many of the most popular features of the TOPO! Explorer desktop software, such as printing customized maps, drawing routes, and creating elevation profiles, will remain functional without users having to connect to topo.com.
I can't say I'm very disappointed. I was gifted the software and found it very underwhelming, prone to crashes, and limited in it's output options. Just wanted to post a heads up for anyone who might miss the warning email in a junk folder (as I almost did).