New atlas features updated maps, design

Rand McNally Monday, April 18, released the 93rd edition of its Road Atlas, and released updates to its iOS app.

Rand McNally offers a variety of printed Road Atlases in addition to its 11 x 15 ½” oversized book, including one with large scale maps for easier readability and several in smaller trim sizes for packing into tighter spaces.

2017-rand-mcnally-atlas2017 Rand McNally Road Atlas has been published

“With the new edition, our cartographers and editors have packed the atlas with more maps, points of interest and travel information than ever before,” said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally.

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, and 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 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, Wyoming, newly extended I-22 in Mississippi and I-69 in Kentucky, and the change of Quintana Roo, Mexico to Eastern Standard Time.