By Philip McDermott
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Map Overlay lets you overlay images onto your iPhone's map.
Choose a diagram, guidebook drawing, OS map, image or take a photo. Scale, rotate and position the image on your device's app, set its transparency, then stick it in place.
- Take a photo, choose from your library, or grab any image for the web
- Add multiple images to your map, to cover different locations or to build a compound overlay
- Change the transparency of your overlays to blend with the underlying map
What's New in Version 1.1
New! Multiple colour schemes
Removed constraint on panning overlays
Added reset button to reset an overlay position
Fixed the transparency control to stay on top of overlays
I use this app for metal detecting, I overlay old maps on top of new ones and try to find locations of old roads, houses etc. This app helps tremendously. While I do my main research on the computer, once I have an area of interest I simply overlay that map inside this app and I now have pretty precise grid to search. The app need a bit of work in regards to usability. I would like to be able to make the alpha (transparency) of the overlay adjustable but keep the overlay locked in place. Many times I have gone to adjust the transparency and accidentally moved the overlay -- which is not good, sometimes it takes a long time to perfectly overlay it. Switching between sat/hybrid/reg would be useful as well. A menu would be nice to switch between overlays as sometimes I have 3 or 4 in the same genial location. Spend a bit more work on the app and you will definitely have a $5 niche app. The app at the current price is a steal, get it.
Clumsy, but functional.
Aligning an image with the map is clumsy with touch controls, especially when zooming and rotating.
Interface is very barebones with a few visual quirks that could be improved.
Still, I'm satisfied with the $0.99 purchase and would (sigh) buy again, since it does function as intended, fundamentally.
Needs more map varieties to be overlaid on,overlay sticks by itself without touching stick button and needs a backward button for mistakes.