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Why 3D maps are critical for Western hunters

goHUNT Maps importance of 3D hunting research

As Western hunters, we need 3D to effectively research and plan for a hunt. 3D maps allow you to visually see all the folds in the terrain, locate glassing points, find camping spots, and even hidden benches that might get overlooked on a 2D map. Without 3D, you're going in blind.

Hunters used to have to do their 3D hunt research in a totally different application, pull layers from another source, then later transfer all that data and possibly lose some of it. Why did we have to do that for so many years? Like everyone else, we asked mapping companies for 3D, but nobody listened.

So, we’re building it. And we aren’t just building a mapping tool, we’re building a hunting tool. Something that we can trust to take in the field because it has what we need in the research phase for actual hunting situations.


goHUNT Maps completely simplifies e-scouting. It is a dedicated, hunting-focused 3D mapping platform to find the perfect ridge to hunt from, drop the pin in the exact spot, and then take that information directly in the field. Planning in 3D and then taking everything offline all in one tool is a game-changer.

Mobile with offline GPS is right around the corner. We're in final testing of goHUNT Maps for Android and iPhone right now.

Why 3D hunt research is important

What we've noticed over the years is that trying to figure out the differences in terrain features on a 2D map leads to huge missed opportunities. Researching on a 2D map and what you will see in the field can be totally different. Having to use a 2D map service on one screen and Google Earth on the other is not much better. You simply cannot prepare as effectively without a good 3D map.

Researching in 3D means you are able to better execute your scouting efforts for a hunt. Basically, you will know just about everything about the terrain before you step foot in the unit. You can get a better understanding of where the animals may be. 3D hunt research also allows you to plan safer routes if you hunt in some unforgiving terrain at the top of the mountains. Now you can actually read the ridgelines, see what is safe, and isn’t safe by using tools that goHUNT provides.

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3D hunt research also allows you to plan safer routes if you hunt in some unforgiving terrain at the top of the mountains. Now you can actually read the ridgelines, see what is safe, and isn’t safe by using tools that goHUNT provides.

We live in 3D and hunt in 3D, so everyone should be researching in 3D to fully understand the big picture of where we are researching. When planning a hunt in 3D, you're getting a huge head start on what you can expect to see in the field.

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