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Optimizing Your Outdoors Online Broker SpotlightTom Smith Land Homes Into the Forest Happenings Real Estate Showcase Directory of Potlatch Preferred Brokers Back in the day bringing along bulky maps and field guides was the only way to figure out where you were going in the woods and what types of wildlife you saw along the way. Of course in the digital age thats no longer the case. In addition to online mapping and wildlife facts a variety of websites and apps can be helpful if you are buying or improving a rural property or if you are figuring out nearby recreational options. Below is a list of a few helpful online tools that may soon have you wondering how you ever lived without them. Of course be sure you have service where youre going or that you can download what you need and access it when youre offline. Avenza.com This mapping site offers a way to search for and browse thousands of professionally made maps that can be exported to Apple or Android devices. Users can find their location record GPS tracks find different places and create place marks to remember where spots of interest are. You are here. Onxmaps.com This is another excellent option for online mapping that is designed for mobile devices. Onxmaps.com caters to the outdoorsman offering features for hunters that include delineating public and private lands property boundaries back roads and trails. On the right path The Night Sky This app helps kids learn about constellations. By using geo-tracking The Night Sky shows the stars and planetsTom Smith of Tom Smith Land and Homes is known as The Land Man for a very good reason-- hes the only local real estate professional who focuses solely on the land market. He and his 22-member team serve the needs of buyersinvestors and sellers throughout Mississippi. Tom had spent many years climbing the corporate ladder including 15 years with Wal-Mart where he rose to the rank of Vice President of Operations. He lived in 11 different states and traveled the world but after 27 years in corporate America what he wanted most was to come home. Home for him is Mississippi. I was born and raised in Meridian he said. As a kid I hunted and fished. I was always outside. Still an avid outdoorsman Tom wanted to live and work in a place that would offer him plenty of OPTIMIZING YOUR OUTDOORS ONLINE BROKER SPOTLIGHT Tom Smith Land Homes Continued page 4 In the field onXmaps.com in action on a variety of devices. Continued on page 2 1