Mons, Belgium (PressExposure) July 12, 2013 -- A new service for visitors to World War 1 battlefields is now providing all the major 'Points of Interest' of the Western Front in France and Belgium for satellite navigation systems. Museums, tourist attractions, visitors' centers, and notable sites are all accurately mapped, with up to date opening hours, admission prices, and contact information available where appropriate.
"I was visiting the Western Front, having spent hours planning my trip with guide books, adding a few locations to my sat nav as I went along. It wasn't until I got back that I realised how useful it would be if I'd had them in my sat nav before I left for the trip." - Damien van Carrapiett, Lead Researcher.
Many of the locations have been visited in person by the team behind the project to ensure accuracy. The service enables visitors to the Western Front to quickly and easily plan their trip, ensuring that they have accurate and up to date information at their fingertips. Using the 'What's Nearby' function on their sat nav, any areas visited can be explored in detail. Containing visitor attractions, visitor centers, battlefield remains, memorial, cemeteries and lots of other things to see on the Western Front, this service takes visitors beyond the guide book, and into history itself. The extra information provided for many of the locations is designed to instantly let visitors know about what it is they are seeing, and the points of interest files can be used to plan detailed itineraries without internet access, bulky guide books, or badly folded maps.
Over 1,400 'points of interest' are available for TomTom and Garmin devices. Divided into two primary areas, these cover the major battlefields such as Ypres, the Ypres Salient, and Passchedaele, and The Somme, Vimy Ridge and Fromelles.
World War 1 Points of Interest downloadable sat nav files are available now.