About Ghost Town Software
Ghost Town Software isn't about ghost towns. It was first formed in
Glenwood Springs, where finding computer supplies was like living in
a ghost town. The name stuck and we're now in Colorado Springs, where
there are more services and a market, but I'll keep the catchy name anyhow.
G T S is really only one person. Mike Henry has been
living in Colorado Springs for a dozen years and has explored much of the
mountains and forest on bike and on foot. At first, the Pikes Peak Trail
Guide CD contained his own trail reports, and a little later the content
of Zoltan's venerable guidebooks were added to make the package more
competitive against the sudden glut of mapping software.
The software, photography and Web site are Mike's,
but helpful friends and reletives pitched in along the way :
Sister Linda did a lot of work editing the maps.
Niece Rebecca stuffed hundreds of boxes.
Zoltan Malocsay provided unlimited access to his books and support.
Dave Decker compiled all of the elevation contour maps.
Virgil Nehalic put nearly all of the place names on the maps.
Dave Price wrote the basic UTM calculations.
Jim Zosinko, Steve Reiter and everyone else at the USGS in Denver
offered loads of help sorting through the huge array of maps and data.
The maps were bought in digital format from the USGS and converted
to the more useful format on the CD-ROM. The USGS sells its map data
to anyone who wants it, which is why there are tons of mapping
software on the shelves - everyone packages the same old data in a
varitey of unique ways. Our claim-to-fame is we overlay the maps with
trail reports and photos, something no one else is doing yet in this
region, or anywhere else that we know of.
Unlike most web sites, we encourage people to use our photos. But there are a few rules.
Personal Use : User's are free to copy the trail reports and photos for
personal use - like for wallpaper or a screen saver.
Publications : If any content from this site is used in any kind of
publication then it must be identified as "Courtesy www.GhostTownSoftware.com"
Commercial Products : Authors must have written permission to use any of the content from this site in a book or software.
Web Sites : If any content from this site is used on another web site
then it must be identified as "Courtesy www.GhostTownSoftware.com"
and a link to www.GhostTownSoftware.Com must be provided.
Web Links : Other web sites are free to provide a link to this site
or to any page on this web site.
If in doubt, just ask :
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