Building on our success with the largest multi-platform Toyota publication on the planet (Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine), Buck The Commute has been built to address what drivers everywhere love to hate: the daily commute.
We've just completed a really great project combining modern web-mapping technology with our 20+ years of integration and database administration experience.
Headed to Overland Expo WEST 2016? How would you like a GPS enabled map to help find your way around?
Hema Maps has partnered with Overland Expo to create just that. A simple to use, easy to read map that will show you exactly where you are, and it works offline!
The map features a full color, high-resolution layout of the entire Overland Expo West event. We've also included an alphabetic index of vendors along with their booth number, so finding your favorite will be easy.The legend quickly points you to your desired activities, classrooms or demo areas with color & number codes.
The easiest way to use the map is through the GeoPDF we've created. It's super easy to get the map ready for offline use:
NOTE: It's best to download the map while on WiFi so it processes quickly.
1) Download & install PDF Maps for Apple iOS, Android or Windows Phone
2) Copy the link to the GeoPDF "OverlandExpoWest16byHemaMaps.pdf" file:
3) Inside Avenza PDF Maps, from the Maps List tap the + button at the top right. In the "From the Web Box", paste/type the link above.
4) Once the map is downloaded & processed (it will take a minute as the file is over 100mb), it'll be ready to use when you get to the event!
5) Be sure to stop by & see Hema Maps (Booth #70) to see how you can get a high-res version this map & so much more natively on your iOS or Android device!
UPDATE: The Hema Explorer | North America Offline 4x4 Adventure Navigation app is now available for iOS iPad & iPhone on the App Store! Android version is coming soon +)
Today we helped FunTreks, Inc launch a new site that we've been building for over 12 months.
Your GPS enabled maps for the 2015 Overland Expo West event are now ready!
The event this year has nearly 200 exhibitors and featured vehicles, as well as dozens of activities and points of interest.
We've put together a few useful files to help you find your way around while offline at Morman Lake, AZ next week.
After months of collaboration, custom programming, and hard work, we're excited to officially launch the all new Stay The Trail Colorado suite of online applications.
Zaxyn Media, LLC is excited to announce the latest version of the ToytecLifts.com website.
We are excited to announce key editorial changes for TCT Magazine as the top Toyota magazine finishes its 8th year of publication (first year as TCT).
The newest addition to the TCT Crew is Daniel Markofsky, of Denver, Colorado. Daniel is a long time Land Cruiser Enthusiast, an accomplished author, and an excellent photographer with many off-road and overland trips under his belt, including several tours of Israel and Jordan. Daniel is involved with Rising Sun 4X4 Club and helps organize several annual runs, including the famous annual Outlaws Run and Cruise Moab. Daniel has joined the TCT team as our new Land Cruiser Editor, previously filled by Jonathan Harris.
Jonathan Harris has served as Land Cruiser editor since 2013, and will now be handling Editor in Chief duties as well as coordinating event coverage for the magazine. An accomplished photographer and with a keen eye for detail, Jonathan will be ensuring Toyota Cruisers & Trucks continues to excel as the best source of Toyota information on the planet. With over 20 events around the country every year, Jonathan will also make sure each gets the attention required for amazing editorial coverage.
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Do you need an event guide, map book, or other custom publication for your outdoor or adventure event? We've been doing great guides for eight years and are happy to help!
At the very first FJ Cruiser Summit in 2007, Zaxyn Media produced our first 'map book' as a custom publication. From that simple document, we've grown to publish seven additional event guides for the Summit, improving upon those original maps in virtually very way.
The 2014 FJ Summit #8 Event Guide (Get it from TCT Magazine!) was our best yet, but we also added two new custom publications to the event this year.
First, we created the very first FJ Summit Passport. This 4.5" square document includes the logo & a short description for each vendor at the event, along with a small square for a stamp. The idea is to increase traffice to all vendor booths during the three vendor nights of the Summit, giving people a reason to see the great things each booth has to offer. Once all the squares in the passport were stamped, Sumiteers dropped the book off in the TCT Magazine booth for a chance to win an iPad Mini.
The passport was a huge success, and indeed helped double the traffic in most booths. It served as a great way for vendors to get the most out of their sponsorship.
Months of building, formatting, and testing our iPad app have finally yielded an iPad exclusive app, now available on the App Store.
We've successfully migrated WabFab.org from the legacy Joomla 1.5 platform to a Joomla 3.2 / 3DCart online store. Total time for this migration was around 50 hours.
I’ve been a map geek as long as I can remember. When I was a young lad roatripping across Michigan with my family, I was always in charge of making sure we knew where we were going. From those simple maps 30 years ago to the fully interactive maps and custom GPS solutions I get to work on for clients today, maps have always been a central factor in most of my hobbies.Last year I decided I wanted to learn how to make real maps that would be useful to others. After much research and thought I realized that people planning trips out west for off road adventure may enjoy having a simple map of certain areas to help them plan their routes. RoutePlanner maps were born.I created the first RoutePlanner map for the 2013 FJ Summit in Ouray, Colorado. It covers most of the trails in the Telluride, Silverton, Lake City, and Ouray areas, and all the trails are featured in the FunTeks book “Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4WD Trails”. This map is feature rich, double sided, and is printed on heavy waterproof paper. It’s also available as a GPS enabled PDF map through the Avenza PDF Map Store for both iOS and Android devices.See this map & learn about others we’re working on over at Way2Tread.
By combining the magazines and expanding to cover all Toyota & Lexus vehicles (4WD vehicles), we'll be able to provide coverage in a more efficient and much more exciting way!
In total, we migrated over 2,500 articles to the new platform with very few manual interactions required. This involved ensuring over 3,900 search engine friendly (SEF) URLs were properly redirected to the new format to maintain valuable search engine ranking. Along with migrating nearly 100 users that post content on a daily basis, we were able to add key improvements to the site.