EXPLORE UTAH'S TERRAIN AT THE TOUCH OF AN APP
You are in Moab for the weekend, you have slick-rocked all day and now you consult your new smart phone application to find the next place to see and adventure to be had.
The “Utah GeoSites” app allows students to navigate to more than 30 geological sites across Utah right from the touch of an Android phone.
The GeoSites app is free to download and provides three interactive maps detailing how to get to sites, interesting facts about how the sites were formed and what cool things there are to explore on location.
“I have been down in Escalante and Moab and have been stuck down there without knowing what to do. It would be nice knowing what’s around,” said Olivia Crellin, BYU student and avid road-tripper from Colorado. “If I had an Android phone I would for sure use the app because there are books and maps that have specific info to regions, but it would be nice to have everything in one database.”
Marshall Robinson, creator of the Android app, surveys Utah geological sites year round for the Utah Geological Survey. With each site he visits, Robinson uploads the history of each natural land creation, the photos he’s taken and other interesting facts about the area to the Utah Geological Survey website.