Track your flight with GPS - discover information about the world below and clouds above with offline maps and points of interest. Worldwide.
**GPS functionality is only possible from the window seat and GPS reception quality varies by device/conditions**

Learn about the world along the path of your flight, hike, or road trip with GPS tracking. Offline geologic maps and interactive points of interest reveal the locations of fossils, core samples, and georeferenced Wikipedia articles visible from your airplane window seat, road trip, or hiking trail vista.

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Flyover Country is a National Science Foundation funded offline mobile app for geoscience outreach and data discovery. The app exposes interactive geologic maps from, fossil localities from and, Wikipedia articles, offline base maps, and the user’s current GPS determined location, altitude, speed, and heading. The app analyzes a given flight path and caches relevant map data and points of interest (POI), and displays these data during the flight, without in flight wifi. By downloading only the data relevant to a particular flightpath, cache sizes remain reasonable, allowing for a robust experience without an internet connection.

Flyover Country is not limited to the window seat of airplanes. It is also ideal for road trips, hiking, and other outdoor activities such as field trips and geologic field work.

What's New

Version 2.1.4

- Road trip routing! Enter where you're headed and we'll predict the path
- Cosmetic updates and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Totally cool flight time experience!


For someone who always goes for aisle seating, this app may be changing things. If you download your maps before you leave it won’t require you to get on the plane Wifi to work. It’s magical once your GPS loads and you can see in real time what you are over. Very educational!

Can’t save! Please fix!


It seems like a really cool concept, but every time I try to save my path, it says that the save failed. Am I doing anything wrong?

Love the update!


So fun to see what you're flying over.


Regents of the University of Minnesota
132.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© University of Minnesota, 2015


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