The DEP’s Division of Parks and Forestry has officially launched Trail Tracker, a tool for smart devices developed by the division’s GIS department to enhance visitations to state parks, forests and recreation areas. Deputy Commissioner David Glass and Heather Merring, a Geographic Information specialist who helped developed Trail Tracker, demonstrated the new tool during a November 16 news conference at Allaire State Park. The tool enhances visitors’ experiences by enabling them to pick trails tailored to points of interest and difficulty ratings. It also enhances public safety by allowing users to continually keep track of their positions on trails and by providing emergency contact numbers. Read More.