Adding USGS Places Data

You can instantly download geographic places from the USGS database, marking important features on the map at the touch of a button.   

From the Data page, choose Download next to USGS Places Data. An hourglass will momentarily appear as data is downloaded from an internet server. That’s all you need to do. You will then see that the map is now populated with a number of symbols. While some of them are other symbols, many are a small triangle.

Data Tab on BackCountry Navigator

To find out what each of the places are, you can turn on Labels under Places in the View menu. You can also select a point by tapping the screen and selecting the name of the place in the Point menu. A dialog will appear, where we see that this is the historical Indian village of Chathalpotle, encountered by Lewis and Clark.