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Rand McNally Releases its 93rd Edition of Road Atlas

April 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators, Technology

Rand McNally has released the 93rd edition of its best-selling Road Atlas. Rand McNally also released updates to its Road Atlas iOS app. The company offers a variety of printed atlases in addition to its 11-by-15 ½-inch oversized book, including one with large scale maps for easier readability and several in smaller trim sizes for packing into tighter spaces.

Celebrating its 160th year in business, Rand McNally is honoring another American institution with the new Road Atlas: The National Park Service, which turns 100 this year. All of the Road Atlases in the 2017 Rand McNally lineup feature a different National Park on the cover. The atlases include new detailed inset maps of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park with road information, points of interest and elevations.

The 2017 Road Atlas also features a refreshed map design with updated colors and layout — and of course, thousands of map updates.

Other updates and upgrades in the 2017 edition include:

  • Six new National Monuments as recently designated by President Obama; the new monuments include Basin & Range National Monument in Nevada, Honouliuli National Monument in Hawaii, and Pullman National Monument in Illinois.
  • Trip planning tools, including a driving-times map, quick reference mileage, and favorite road trips compiled by Rand McNally’s travel editors.
  • New cartographic updates such as a new inset of Laramie, Wyo., newly extended I-22 in Mississippi and I-69 in Kentucky, and the change of Quintana Roo, Mexico to Eastern Standard Time.