“MapOut saves the day by using a simple interface to draw routes, and check out elevation profiles… I’m pretty blown away by its capabilities.” – Alee from

Offline map covering the whole world for iPhone and iPad. Almost as beautiful as a paper map - but more versatile.
- For hikers: easy to read representation of the terrain, even in the most remote corners without Internet
- For cyclists: with cycling route network, speed and distance display
- For city travelers: city maps with tourist information
- For the connoisseur: simply beautiful map to look at

3D tilt view
- Tilt the device in any direction to get a better impression of the terrain. More information on

Search feature
- Search for places, streets, mountains, etc. No internet connection required.

Map material
- MapOut is based on the OpenStreetMap project, the “Wikipedia of Maps” - you can make corrections and additions yourself on The latest maps are delivered with periodic updates.
- Download your favorite regions - the maps are now viewable without an internet connection (offline map).

- Drawing: draw your own routes and waypoints directly on the map. Retouch existing tours and imported GPX files or let them directly snap to the road network.
- Import: with a free “” account you can send directions by email to your device. GPS-Tours can be found as gpx or kml files on many websites with tips for hiking or biking (e.g. on
Record: take recordings of your own tours and share them with friends.
Information: quick overview of each tour - length, altitude change, map section and route profile

Map view
- Fast map display (OpenGL accelerated)
- Step-free zoom, always a pixel-perfect map
- Topographical map with contour lines and shading
- Selectable overlays: bike/hike/ski routes, sightseeing, public transport

Find all answers to your questions in our user manual:

Continued use of GPS running in the background during recording can dramatically decrease battery life.

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (

What's New

Version 3.1.5

- Support for iPhone X
- Choose between GPX or KML for exporting your tours
- Distance and altitude can now independently be set to metric/imperial units
- Adding waypoints now pre-fills title field with underlying map data
- Support for iPad Pro native screen size
- Many bug fixes

Customer Reviews

Good for finding trails


Pretty darn good. Some minor trail versus location offset at times but still good.

MapOut is a good complement to Swiss Map Mobile

American in Switzerland

The Swiss are world-leading cartographers and cartophiles. Their maps are excellent, and they love them. The best Swiss topo map is called swisstopo. It is produced by the Swiss government's Bundesamt fuer Landestopografie. It shows every building in the whole country.

A few years ago Mr. Garzotto brought out an iPhone app "Swiss Map Mobile", based on swisstopo map tiles. It's great, but it can be expensive depending on how you use it, and it doesn't store all of its map data in the iPhone, so you can find yourself far from civilization with no Internet connection and no map.

The maps for MapOut appear to be derived from the open-source OpenStreetMaps project. While OpenStreetMaps for Switzerland are of very good quality, they are not quite up to the standard of swisstopo. The strength of MapOut is that the application includes *all* of its map data for Switzerland, some 500MB. While you're navigating, an Internet connection is unnecessary. On the other hand, your iPhone needs more than 500MB of free memory to load the app.

MapOut is new, and still lacks functionality as compared, for example, with Swiss Map Mobile or MotionX GPS. But even v1.0 of MapOut is a valuable complement to my other nav apps, and I look forward to more functionality in future versions.

Best outdoor OSM app


This app is the best I've found for offline use of Open Streetmap data, especially for outdoor and travel use.

Easy to download just the area you need, and small because it's the vector data not image tiles.

Height data used for both contours and height profiles (watch their video, and try holding two fingers on map). 3D tilting mode very useful for seeing the shape of the mountain.

Beautiful and fast, Apple meets Swiss cartography. Well worth the cost, cheaper than one paper map!

Version 3 lets you save waypoints, and draw tours with your finger, without adding excessive clutter. (Easy to import gpx/kml tours too.)

Limitations: Does not offer satellite views. OSM data is good in many places, sometimes the best in out of the way places, but generally not as good as say the French topo maps.

And it still nags you about Airplane mode, even though you can now use GPS with this on. (But after you dismiss the message, it does work.)


Valnova GmbH
73.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2013 Valnova GmbH


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