Scenic Map Alaska
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A 3D topo map of State of Alaska, USA. The vector map data is contained within the app and can be used without an internet connection. Use it in a car, a boat, a plane or while hiking. It is like having more than a third of the country in your pocket.
Scenic Map now covers the entire world via online maps. The maps are cached automatically so they can still be used when there is no cell coverage. Turn on Online Maps in the Settings menu and you can then scroll or go to any location on the planet.
Scroll like a map or fly like a flight simulator. Enable Joystick Gestures in the Settings menu and then fly around the terrain using a virtual joystick. Prefer a 2D map? Use the two finger vertical swipe gesture to tilt the map until you are looking straight down. This is the future of 3D mapping.
Scenic Map is simply the best 3D topo map available for a mobile device. You will see incredible detail while scrolling, rotating and zooming perfectly smoothly. You will see every road even if you zoom out to the altitude of a satellite. As you zoom in, you will see every small bump and hollow of the Earth and features as small as ten meters. Unlike old fashioned topo maps, Scenic Map’s roads and trails are up to date thanks to OpenStreetMap.org. It contains polygons for urban areas, shopping malls, an ever growing number of buildings and many other features, The best lake, pond, stream and rivers from the USGS and Canadian public databases are also included.
Tap the GPS center button to begin tracking your location. As you move, you will generate a track file. Tracks can be replayed with video like controls to speed up, slow down, pause, restart or skip to the end. You can display an existing track while recording another if you want to retrace your route. Tracks can be received from or sent to other apps in GPX format. GPS recording stops automatically after you have remained stationary for some time or you can choose to manually stop tracking by tapping on the top track in the Tracks view.
Scenic Map's combination hardware/software 3D map renderer is the first of its kind. It is so fast, it can display every road in a city the size of Los Angeles. While most mapping apps hide smaller roads as you zoom out, Scenic Map can display every road at every zoom level. This is helpful when you are exploring remote areas with few roads.
Never before have maps been this customizable. For example, you can turn on or off the roads. You can change the lighting direction or remove terrain shading entirely. You can display contour lines. You can even step through the months and watch the seasons change. There are five presets which let you quickly switch between map styles. Use metric or English units and choose one of four different coordinate displays including UTM.
Want to learn more about a map feature? Tap the target icon and center the feature under the compass rose to display its name, type, urban area, state, elevation and coordinates. You will also see a bearing line back to your current GPS location or from your location to a selected waypoint. The status bar shows the bearing direction and distance along with the map and GPS elevation, the track length, and your current speed and direction of travel.
Documentation, detailed coverage maps, installation guide and blog are available on ScenicMap.com
Scenic Map Alaska covers the entire state of Alaska.
Map data © OpenStreetMap and contributors under the Open Database License
Scenic 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.
What's New in Version 1.7.4
Fixed a crash that happens after the map cache is purged.
Fixed a minor user interface bugs.
- USD 4.99
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 24 July 2015
- Version: 1.7.4
- Size: 557 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Mark Granger
- Copyright © 2010-2015 GrangerFX
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.