Yesterday, Columbus Geographic Systems Ltd. launched a navigation application that helps visitors find their way through New York's Central Park. The application is based on the company's Ranger software for handheld and in-car computers.

Central Park contains several lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, ice-skating rinks, a zoo, a wildlife sanctuary, and large areas of natural woods. With about 25 million visitors annually, it is the most visited city park in the United States

The application displays mapping and aerial imagery of the park including over 200 points of interest, and enables visitors to find their own location at any given point. It works on a range of personal navigation devices.

"Central Park is a true island of open space in Manhattan, one of the world's greatest urban areas. Our navigation system is specifically designed for such an open environment and will enable visitors to enjoy the park even more," says Columbus CEO Tsvika Freidman. "We are confident this application can be used in other large city and national parks in the US and other countries around the world."