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Information for each version of the GPS ORV Trail Maps

You can tell which version you have by:

  • Choosing "about MapSource", then clicking "installed products" or choose "Manage Map Products" from the Utilities or Maps menu.
  • Noting the date listed on map image files.
  • Noting the information in the Read Me file (shown during the installer program as well as located in the C:\VVMapping\ folder)
  • Noting the date listed on the installed map information screen on your GPS.

Version 8.0.1 (4/28/17)

Technical changes to improve trail search-by-name and more consistent trail display at higher zoom levels.

Version 8.0.0 (4/25/17)

MI:
Added Hermansville to Escanaba ORV Route
Misc updates upper and lower.
Updated county roads for St Clair County
Updated Kalkaska Route near Starvation Lake, thanks to K Davenport for info.

WI:
Major ATV Route updates for Grant, Pierce, St Croix and Dunn counties.
Major updates for Adams county.
Misc updates for other areas.

MN:
Major updates throughout state.
Major update to USFS roads/trails.
Many POI additions.

Version 7.8.0 (12/3/16)

MI:
Updated county/city roads for Wakefield and Barry County.
Updated routes near St Helen.
Misc Updates.

WI:
Updated Vilas and Chippewa counties.
Misc Updates

MN:
Misc Updates

Version 7.7.0 (8/3/16)

MI:
Added new ORV Routes in UP:
Soo - Raco
St Ignace - Trout Lake
Powers - Arnold
Lake Linden
Days River
Wisconsin - Bond Falls
State Line - Wisconsin (Scott Lake to Wye)
Added Route system through eastern Hiawatha NF (connects Brimley, Strongs, Hulbert and Trout Lake).
Added new parking lot for Starvation Lake on Kalkaska system; added new connector Trail to it.

WI:
Updated Iron, Vilas, Marinette and Burnett counties.

MN:
No Changes

Version 7.6.1 (6/3/16)

MI:
Modified town names to display at higher zoom levels.

WI:
Corrected display of county borders.
Updated Langlade county, thanks to B Much for data.

Version 7.6.0 (5/25/16)

MI:
Corrected data errors in Emmett County.
Added multiple state highway connectors in UP.

WI:
Updated Bayfield, Oconto, Vilas, Florence, Forest, Marinette and Portage counties. Changes include new Routes and some new Trail. Thanks to B Much for data and info on several areas.

MN:
No Changes

Version 7.5.0 (4/1/16)

Major under the hood changes with improvements in routing and related performance.

ORV:

MI:
Updated Leota ORV Trail, removed closed sections.
Added new Leota ORV Route
Updated Silver Creek ORV Trail, thanks to L Haas for data.
Updated ordinance info for Charlevoix County
Updated ordinance info for village of Mancelona.

WI:
Updated ordinance info for Wood and Marquette Counties.
Added locator information for Onconto County (you are here markers).

MN: no changes

Version 7.1.0 (11/29/15)

MI:
Updated Felch Grade Route
Added new Routes in St Helen and Ogemaw Hills.
Updated MCCCT between Ogemaw Hills and Ambrose Lake.
Updated MCCCT near Roscommon, thanks to G Purdy for data.
Updated portions of Crapo Creek, thanks to J Ledbetter for data.
Updated/Added temporary re-route on North Missaukee system (Ham/Hopkins Creek).
Updated new sections of Kinross Cycle Trail, thanks to G Yager for data.
Updated Black Lake and Bummers Roost.
Updated ordinance information for Gladwin, Lake and Crawford Counties.
Misc POI updates and additions

WI:
Updated Routes in Oconto County
Updated Jackson County System, thanks to B Much for data.


MN:

No Updates.

Version 7.0.1 (8/6/15)

MI: Added new additions to Alcona and Huron Trail including additional County Roads now allowed by USFS for ORV Travel.

Version 7.0.0 (7/29/15)

MI:
Updated Republic-Ishpeming Route
Updated Porterfield Lake.
Updated Forman Lake & Kinross, thanks to JLedbetter for data.
Misc POI updates and additions

WI:
Updated Vilas county.

MN:

First public release of MN ORV.

Version 6.2.0 (5/20/15)

MI:

Updated Ionia and Hillsdale counties.
Added new ORV Routes: Republic-Ishpeming, West Higgins/4 Mile/Beaver Creek.
Updated Kalkaska ORV Route.
Updated MCCCT through Meadows system.
Updated misc highway services connectors in UP.
Misc POI updates and additions

WI:

Updated Vilas, Langlade, Price and Oneida counties.
Misc POI updates and additions

Version 6.1.0 (11/20/14)

MI:
Updated St Helen and Old State House ORV Routes, thanks to G Yager for data.

WI:
Corrected ORV Trail display in Wood county.

Version 6.0.0 (10/20/14)
WI:
Added Wood County ORV Trail
Updated Vilas, Langlade, Marinette and Oconto counties. Thanks to B Much for info and data.
Misc POI updates and additions

MI:
Updated Old State House
Updated St Helen Trails and (added new) Routes
Updated Ogemaw Hills Trails
Added new trail on Kinross system
Updated Tomahawk system
Added Snowmobile Trails (show as non-motorized on map)
Added Commercial Forest Land (private but with public access).
Added all State Park, State Forest, National Forest and National Park Campgrounds.
Added many private campgrounds.

Version 5.2.0 (5/22/14)
MI:
Updated Frederic ORV Trail and Routes.
Updated Kalkaska ORV Trail.
Updated Old State House including new sections.
Corrected Tuscola County for ORV Ordinance display.
WI:
No Changes

Version 5.1.0 (5/16/14)
Major update. Added new road "Route" color (purple border) for roads open to ORVs. In MI, this is based on every ordinance for counties that have opened their roads. In WI, this is based on the available ordinances, however the road must also be signed on the ground to be open. Some roads in WI may show open based on ordinance but still must be signed to be legal.
Updated trail line types in MI to better show MCCCT (Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail) when intermingled with other trails/routes.
Updated current MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map) for all four National Forests.
Updated road/routes in Marinette, Taylor, Oneida, Waushara, Marquette and other counties.
Removed closed section of trail in Bayfield county.

Version 5.0.0 (4/16/14)
Combined to new product "VVMapping - Great Lakes ORV", has both MI and WI ORV maps.
Changes to WI/MI border connections for proper routing.

Version 4.9.0 (11/16/13)
Updated Atlanta ORV Trail and Routes.
Updated Denton ORV Trail and Routes, thanks to G Yager for info.
Added new Eastern Connector ORV Route (western UP), thanks to B Much for Data.

Version 4.8.0 (8/6/13)
Added new Indian Gardens ORV Route (northwest LP).

Version 4.7.0 (12/13/12)
Added new Pioneer Trail ORV Route (western UP).
Updated Leetsville ORV Trail.

Version 4.6.1 (4/16/12)
Miscellaneous routing error corrections.

Version 4.6.0 (4/2/12)
Updated Alcona ORV Trail.
Updated Kalkaska ORV Traila and Routes.
Added new Grayling-Frederic-Kalkaska connecting Routes.
Updated/Added many POI (food/fuel/lodging/parking). Now list "Seasonal" if gas station is questionable if it will be open.

Version 4.5.0 (11/25/11)
Updated Evart Trail.
Updated Grand Traverse System.
Updated Denton Creek Trail.
Updated MCCCT between M115 and Cross State Connector.
Updated Alcona Trail.

Version 4.4.0 (7/19/11)
Added new gas spur trail to Huron Trail - thanks to L VanCamp for data.
Added new Keweenaw ORV System (Houghton and Keweenaw Counties).
Updated Freda Grade ORV Route (near Houghton).
Updated Bill Nichols ORV Route (near Houghton).
Updated Hancock-Calumet ORV Route (near Hancock).
Updated new trail sections, removed closed sections, on Porterfield Lake trail (southwest of Marquette).
Updated Atlanta Trail - thanks to M Bathgate for data.
Added Clear Lake State Park ORV Route connector (Atlanta system).

Version 4.3.1 (6/14/11)
Updated Little O Trail.
Updated Alcona county (error in ORV line in version 4.3.0).

Version 4.3.0 (5/31/11)
Added new Routes in North Missaukee system.
Added new Route connecting North Missaukee to Kalkaska System.
Updated Routes in Kalkaska System.
Added new MCCCT trail section near Boon.
Added new Alcona Trail in Alcona and Oscoda Counties.
Updated Tomahawk Trails including MCCCT.
Updated Tin Cup Trail
Adjusted map display, now with thicker/more visible lines for forest and county roads (User Request).

Version 4.2.0 (9/12/10)
Added new Trails and Routes, updated existing and removed closed Routes in North Missaukee system (primarily cycle trail and Route additions).
Updated MCCCT south of Tower.
Added new section of trail on Porterfield Lake - thanks to B Much for data.
Added new Route on Kalkaska - thanks to K Lesnick for data.
Updated St Helen #1 Trail (reroutes and closures).
Misc POI updates.

Version 4.1.0 (7/12/10)
Updated White Cloud Trail (new section replaced portion of existing northern loop).
Updated Kalkaska ORV Route (new section of Route on west side).
Updated Kalkaska ORV Trail (section of trail re-routed on NW side).
Updated Frederic ORV Route.
Updated MCCCT near Wolverine.
Updated St Helen ORV Routes (Re-Route on #3, new Route to Fuel on south side of St Helen).
Updated Geels ORV Trail.
Added State Line ORV Route (Crystal Falls area).
Updated Pine Ridge Trail.
Updated Two Hearted Trail (including new section, short).
Updated SandTown Trail (including reroute near McAlpine Pond).
Updated SandTown to Newberry Trail.
Added numerous non-motorized trails throughout the State.
Various POI updates.

Version 4.0.0 (4/4/10)
Map is fully routable for ORV trails, county roads, state highways and National Forest roads.
Updated various POI.
No longer need to disable other maps to see VVMapping, still recommend doing so.
Updated Meadows, Bull Gap and Devil's Lake trail systems.
Updated Huron National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map (2010).
Updated Forest Islands ORV System (changed portions of ORV Trail to ORV Route).
Minor adjustments on majority of trail systems (to accommodate routing).
Special Notes regarding routing:

Black and White (B/W) version of map is _not_ routable.
Routing parameters will not stay only on ORV-legal roads and trails, but is designed to prefer them.
Routing does not understand expressway on/off ramps nor one-way roads; may route to/from expressway at a point that does not have a ramp or against designated traffic flow - DO NOT FOLLOW GPS ADVICE!. Correcting this behavior is on the to-do list.
Private roads do not route.
Forest roads on State land do not route.

Version 3.0.0 (10/19/09)
Major change to road line appearance - now has same look/feel on all color models (eTrex to Nuvi) as well as MapSource.
Updated MCCCT between Tower & Afton
Updated Drummond Island ORV Trail
Added new Drummond Island ORV Routes.
Updated/Added Black Lake ORV Routes, added parking area.
Added new search/Find functionality in MapSource and GPS, search for Fuel and see nearest, etc.

Version 2.5.0 (10/9/09)
Added/updated serveral POI
Updated minor re-route on Meadows trail, north of M-72.
Added new trail spur to Lupton from Bull Gap; new parking area on Doll Rd and in Rose City.
Added Manistee National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map; updated Hiawatha MVUM road data as well as Ottawa National Forest.
Updated Old State House Trail & Route to reflect new closures & re-routes.
Updated Huron Trail near Dam Store.
Thanks to Larry V for notice of changes on Old State House and Huron Trail.

Version 2.3.0 (7/14/09)
Added Moss Lake Cycle Trail.
Added Thunderbowl ORV Use Area.
Updated Missuakee Junction ORV Trail.
Updated Long Lake Cycle Trail.
Updated portions of MCCCT near Boon.

Version 2.2.5 (5/25/09)
Updated Beaver Creek ORV Trail
Updated West Higgins ORV Trail (portions of)
Added New segment of North Missaukee Cycle Trail.
Added new segment of North Missaukee ORV Route.
Removed closed sections of North Missaukee ORV Route.

Version 2.2.0 (5/19/09)
Updated MCCCT and Meadows Trails north of Luzerne.
Updated Evart Trail near Evart (thanks to Andy W for info).
Updated St Helen #1 ORV Trail
Updated various POI.

Version 2.1.1 (11/10/08)
Updated/corrected color of trails when GPS units are in "night" mode.

Version 2.1.0 (7/18/08)
Added Indian River ORV Route
Corrected major issue with Marquette county where some GPS units would fail to show map detail when physically located within county boundary.
Major corrections for Norway ORV Trail.
Updates for Felch Grade ORV Route; Forest Islands ORV Trail; Bass Lake Motorcycle Trail; Porterfield Lake ORV Trail.
Misc POI (gas stations mostly) updates for much of UP and some LP areas.
Updated maps to support latest Garmin MapSource version 6.14.1.

Version 2.0.1 (6/3/08)
Added Sidnaw to Bergland ORV Route
Added Freda Grade ORV Route

Version 2.0.0 (5/19/08)
Updated ORV Trail depictions to match new State DNR rules regarding motorcycle-only trails in addition to visual differentiation between Route, Trail, Cycle Trail, MCCCT and Street Licensed Cycle Trail.
Added secondary installer to facilitate loading maps directly to Nuvi and other units including directly to memory cards.
Corrected Wayne County, now just one tile for entire county instead of 2.

Version 1.5.0 (5/16/08)
Incorporated MVUM Road data from all three National Forests in Michigan. Manistee is incomplete, Huron, Hiawatha & Ottawa are complete.

Version 1.3.0 (5/7/08)
Added USFS Roads for Hiawatha National Forest including representation of current Motor Vehicle Use Map. USFS Roads open to ORVs labeled as "FS OHV ####" to indicate Forest Service Off Highway Vehicle road number.
Updated Meadows ORV Trail.
Updated White Cloud ORV Trail.

Version 1.2.0 (2/5/08)
Added hundreds of points of interest (POI). Includes Commercial Members of the Michigan Snowmobile Association - members have "(MSA)" appended to end of name. POI added include gas, food, lodging, dealers and other (not all POI have had coordinates verified, expect some location discrepancy).
Corrected search function for POI such as fuel, food and lodging so that "find" within the GPS will work as expected.
Modified zoom levels so that trails now show at extended views (was 3 miles, now is 150+ miles). Changed county and forest roads to show only at lower zoom levels, improves map display performance.

Version 1.1.0 (12/15/07)
Major updates. Trail line is now thicker, yellow with orange border. Trail lines display proper color on 276C and other models that had this bug.
Dozens of new gas stations; several parking/staging area updates.
Trail now displays at further-out zoom levels (3 miles on computer, 2 miles on GPS).
Advanced Users have multiple color options for trail display (see documentation).
Updated portions of Tomahawk ORV trail.
Added connector to St Helen ORV trail from Richfield Township Park.
Added options to change trail color (see C:\VVMapping\Color Picker).

Version 1.02 (7/19/07)
Removed non-existant parking lots for some trails.
Updated trail data for Danaher Plains, Kinross, Foreman Lake, Bay City Lake, Birch Hills & Cranberry Lake.

Version 1.01 (5/9/07)
Updated (some) rural roads in Luce, Montmorency & Presque Isle counties.

Version 1.00 (4/23/07)
First full release.
Updated gas station location and southern county boundaries.

Version 0.99.5 (4/19/07)
Generated new ORV lines, Public Land data to more accurately break at county borders for 24K data.
Added 2nd Tomahawk parking lot (missing) near Indian River

Version 0.99.2 (4/16/07)
Added ORV Use Areas with different color than State land

Version 0.99.1 (4/14/07)
Added Devil's Lake ORV Route
Updated Oakland County

Version 0.99.0 (4/14/07)
Fixed display of towns/cities to really stand out
Added ORV related fuel stops
Added ORV campgrounds (direct trail access)
Added ORV trail intersections
POI for trails, parking, etc.

Version 0.95.0 (4/6/07)
Corrected several Hwy names
Updated major lake poly and shorelines to be more accurate
Updated background outlines for each map segment to more closely match the acutual border
Changed levels for features to show/hide to allow further zoom to see high detail.
Many other feature enhancements & corrections
First release of ORV system/full State

Version 0.94.1 (3/29/07)
Corrected typo on several features

Version 0.94 (3/28/07)
Added:
Rest Areas
North Country Trail (non-motorized)
Changed:
Zoom Levels so that full detail is now shown up through 1.2 miles in MapSource when at highest detail level.

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