Mt Tam Trail Map
By Earthrover Software
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This app brings the Mt. Tam
Trail Map from Tom Harrison Maps to the
iPhone and iPod touch. This map covers
Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods
National Monument, Blithedale Summit
Preserve, part of Golden Gate National
Recreation Area, and surrounding areas.
The map shows trails, backcountry
roads, highways, towns, water features,
peaks, canyons, campgrounds, ranger
stations, and more. This map is perfect
for hiking, mountain biking, geocaching,
orienteering, and just about any other way you'd want to explore this area.
Navigate the map using standard touch
gestures to zoom and drag. Mark your
location, measure distances, orient
yourself by taking bearings to landmarks,
and use your iPhone's GPS to find your
location on the map. Add your own markers
to the map, and export them via email for
display in Google Earth or other
The only app you need for this area
My wife and I downloaded this app because of all the great reviews and because we didn't want to mess with a paper map.
I am so happy I decided to buy it. Absolutely worth the 5 dollars.
Despite some antiquated UI, the app works exactly as it promises. It tells you where you are on the trail, even when cell service is poor or virtually non-existent. To compare, I even opened my google maps app, and it wasn't nearly as accurate as this app. We knew where we were at all times and it's accuracy allowed us to veer off to other trails without worrying about getting lost. A must own for the dipsea trail and other adjacent trails!
Use google maps
This app is a joke. It's $5 more than it should cost. All you get is a picture of a trail map that you can zoom in on, meaning when you zoom out the trail names will be unreadable. I bought this app out of desperation and against my principles. I wasn't pleasantly surprised. It doesn't even show every trail name. So poor in fact that I had to ditch it half way up mt. Tam in favor of google maps, which showed where I actually was on the trail. Btw Tam has good cell coverage in most spots.
This app is clunky, the resolution of the image is low, bordering on blurry, and the price is outrageous. All-in-all paper trail maps make this app seem obsolete and outdated. If you buy this app you are making a huge mistake. You might as well shred five dollars and tape the pieces back together into a topographic representation of this fine mountain.
OK, because the base map is unbeatable
The app itself is "clunky" at best, but the Tom Harrison base-map is by FAR the best map of Mt Tam trails and landmarks. Professional rescuers on Mt Tam rely on the paper version of this map, and although there are a few errors and omissions, it's the best by a large margin. Think of this as a passable alternative (or supplement) to the paper version.
If Earthrover wants 4 stars, the interface and icon need updating, and a legend specific to TH maps needs to be added. For 5 stars this map really needs to be displayed as a vector image (which I know for a fact the map was created in), since at higher zoom levels the map becomes pixelated and the seams between stitched together tiles often don't line up perfectly...
- Category: Navigation
- Released: Mar 27, 2009
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 13.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Patrick Leger
- © Earthrover Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.