Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Pilots Utilize Digital Interactive Maps

In the past, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta provided hundreds of their pilots with large, cumbersome paper maps to navigate the skies hundreds of feet above 350 acres of land over Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Days of constant folding and unfolding took its total on the old maps. Realizing the need for a new and more efficient alternatives to tour the area, event planners searched for another resource and discovered Avenza’s PDF Maps app.

Now, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is the largest international hot-air ballooning event ever to have its pilots switch over to digital interactive maps with the PDF Maps app – readily available for download in the iTunes App Store.

The new digital interactive maps with PDF Maps app are making it easier for pilots to navigate. And, this year's Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta will be an amazing event for all as it moves into the world of multi-media and technology.

By Josh Schubert

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