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You Need A Map

  • Category: Navigation
  • Released date: 01/31/2011
  • Current Version: 1.2.1
  • Seller: Mark Granger
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Download Size: 1967053288
  • Last Update: 07/22/2011
  • Requirements: All

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If you get lost or in an emergency, YOU NEED A MAP! A map that works everywhere even without a cell phone signal. A map that shows not just roads but also terrain, streams, lakes and other landmarks. A map that covers all 50 states.

Thanks for making You Need A Map one of the most popular iOS navigation apps! You Need A Map is now free forever!

Sure, your iPhone has a great built in map but all it takes is one wrong turn and you could find yourself stuck in the snow behind a locked gate with no cell phone signal. What is the fastest way back to the highway? Should you go forwards or back? Is there a better road just a short distance away? Is there a raging stream or an steep cliff between you and the road? YOU NEED A MAP!

You Need A Map is a huge application. It has to be. It contains every mountain, hill, stream, lake, pond, freeway, highway, local road and track from two large online databases compressed into a 2GB app. In addition it contains many buildings, trails, railways, points of interest and polygon features. It has everything you need to find out where you are and what is around you anywhere in the USA.

Two maps in one! You Need A Map contains the roads from AND the US Census. OpenStreetMap has more accurate highways while the US Census has more accurate local streets. You can flip between these maps by turning the US Census Roads option on or off in the map settings.

Most navigation apps on the iPhone must transfer their maps from servers on the internet. This can be slow in areas with only 2G coverage or completely unavailable in wilderness areas where a map would be most useful. You Need A Map solves this problem by rendering maps directly on your iPhone. This extremely fast high quality software renderer is the first of its kind for mobile devices.

You Need A Map uses the same code as Scenic Map and has most of the same features. These include many map customization options, customizable waypoints, direction and bearing information, a smooth scrolling moving map display while driving or flying, city search and much more.

You Need A Map Key Features

✓Works anywhere, even on a plane!
✓Full screen map display with a single tap
✓Fully offline maps work anywhere without a data connection
✓Shaded terrain with 90 meter accuracy
✓Custom lighting direction
✓Custom rendering styles
✓Five render style preset tabs
✓Seven levels of zoom
✓Fully editable waypoints
✓Bearing line display to selected waypoint or current GPS location
✓Optional scale overlay
✓English or metric units
✓Search all cities and large towns in the covered area
✓Track your current location
✓Screen lock to prevent accidental scrolling while tracking
✓Color by simulated elevation or shades of gray
✓Topographic contour lines
✓User customizable Open Street Map road maps (
✓Highly accurate local street maps from the US Census
✓Touch gestures for scrolling and zooming the map
✓Get information about any point on the map
✓Information display includes latitude, longitude and elevation with area and point details
✓Map includes detailed streams, rivers, lakes, bays, seas, oceans and glaciers
✓All roads and streams remain visible at all scale levels

You Need A Map covers the entire USA including all 50 states

Note: The road data may be inaccurate in some areas and is for reference only.
Map data © OpenStreetMap and contributors, CC-BY-SA.

You Need A Map supports GPS tracking while the app is in the background.

Caution: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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