- Category: Navigation
- Released date: 04/23/2010
- Current Version: 1.9
- Seller: Philip Endecott
- Recommended Age: 17+
- Download Size: 69618447
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: iPadWifi, iPad23G, iPad3G, iPad2Wifi
★ The iPad is a fantastic map viewer, and Topo Maps for iPad gives it access to over 70,000 USGS and Canadian topographical maps. ★ Ideal for hiking and other backcountry activities. ★ Map downloads are FREE! ★ More than 1,000,000 maps downloaded so far! ★ Users write of the iPhone version:
❝ I've bought all the topo map apps and I like this the best ❞
❝ Scans are gorgeous, especially compared to terraserver scans used elsewhere ... the interface is exceptionally clean ❞
❝ Downloading maps is easy and fast ... Map displays beautifully and zooms flawlessly ❞
★ Includes Alaska (at 1:24,000 and 1:63,360) and Canada (at 1:50,000), plus Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
★ Locate the maps you need on the satellite view. To install a map, touch for about half a second. Touch again to view it.
★ Search by name for over a million towns, peaks, lakes, parks and other features.
★ No network connection is needed once the maps have been installed.
★ Mark waypoints, and import and export waypoint files in GPX, KML and CSV formats.
★ Touch the "current location" button to see where you are, and the compass button to align the map with the ground.
★ See coordinates in NAD27 or WGS84 degrees, degrees minutes and seconds, UTM, or MGRS formats.
★ Measure distances (miles, feet and km) and bearings (true and magnetic).
★ Links to the Panoramascope, another app by the same author, that computes the view from the selected location.
Coverage: this app makes available more than 70,000 maps covering the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.
The Maps: these USGS and NRCan maps are the definitive resource for hikers and other backcountry users, and the scans used by this app are of the highest quality. You can make the terrain stand out with hill shading, using simulated sunlight from the direction of your choice.
Downloading: US maps are around 8 MB in size and download in around 10 seconds to 2 minutes on a typical home broadband connection. About 5% of maps then require a 2-minute installation process. Canadian maps are larger. Both cellular data and WiFi can be used, though WiFi is likely to be more reliable in most cases. Please get in touch if you encounter problems while downloading maps.
➔ Do please visit http://topomapsapp.com/ for complete instructions, so that you don't miss any features.
We have many ideas for additional features to add to future versions of this app; if you have ideas or other questions or comments, contact details can be found on the website, http://topomapsapp.com/. The website also has more screenshots and other information.
Note that the 17+ rating is only because the app's download screen could be abused to get uncensored internet access.