A 3D topo map of the Central 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 Map in the Settings menu and you can then scroll or go to any location on the planet. Satellite image overlays add breathtaking detail and realism to the maps (tap preset 2 or 4 when Online Map is enabled). You can use them as you travel to see what is hidden from view at ground level. This takes moving maps to a whole new level.
Use the two finger vertical swipe gesture to tilt the map for a 3D view. 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 only 2D maps? Enable the 2D Map option in the Settings menu.
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 terrain 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 existing tracks while recording another if you want to retrace your route. When online, you can automatically create a route from your current GPS location to any other point on the map. 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.
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 even over satellite images. There are five presets which let you quickly switch between map styles. Use Metric, English or Nautical 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, county, 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.
In-app documentation is provided in the Help section at the top of the Settings menu. Links are provided in the documentation to detailed coverage maps, tutorial videos, installation guide and blog at ScenicMap.com
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.
Updated map data with fix for missing river names.
Additional bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Just wanted to let you know that Scenic Map absolutely destroys any other topo map! You should start posting on the 4x4 sites, as the maps are perfect for off roading. I have an FJ Cruiser and frequently make expeditions into New Mexico’s back country (Jemez, Gila National Forest, Cabezon Wilderness, etc) and did not feel that the topo maps that come with my Garmin 3790 are worth the $80 that Garmin charges for them. They also are not optimized for Garmin displays, so they look like crap and it’s hard to get the big picture of the terrain that your in. I was desperate to find a product that would give me a much more detailed view of the terrain, and BLAM!!! Scenic maps to the rescue. With these maps, I know can scout from the comfort of my couch, the routes that I’d like to make runs on. Basically, it’s a life saver due to the fact, that I know what lies ahead in terms of the ruggedness of the terrain. Please keep up your outstanding work! I am really looking forward to new versions/updates! This summer I’m planning a trip through the Gila National Forest, which will take us through over 150 miles of forest/fire roads, in the remote back country and I have never felt more confident in taking on anything that the back country has in store for me thanks to Scenic Map.
My favorite driving map
I purchased the Western USA version of this app some time ago and love it so much I bought the others. This mapping app is great for planning driving trips and also for recording GPS tracks. I use it as a moving map so I can see what is around me as I drive. I have the iPad mounted on my dash where I can see it without having to look away from the road. For driving directions I use a TomTom GPS as well.
I now have a collection of my driving trip tracks that I can play back with Scenic Map. That is a pretty cool feature because I can see every stop I made. I also export my tracks as GPX files which I can load into other programs such as Google Earth.
This latest version has a nice feature that lets me fly around the country in 3D. There are lots of options to control how the map is displayed. I can turn off everything but the terrain. I can even turn that off and end up with a flat contour map. There is even an option to display the ground in its natural colors and see how the colors change month to month throughout the year.
Get the free Scenic Map Grand Canyon if you want to try out this app before you buy. Don't be surprised if you end up owning all of them like me.
Scenic Maps Great for the Price
First, I totally agree with the description listed by the seller. His preview screens show what you can expect, and the app does what he says it will do.
Roads stay on map when zooming out, big plus
Several preset views (5)
Off line, great when your 50 miles from a cell tower
Great detail, terrain, roads. I bought the Western US, I travel back roads in Utah, WY, and CO, Just bought Central US, more roads I travel often.
Huge local file size, but worth the wait downloading if you need offline access. I've got the 64 Gb; 16 Gb users may not have the free space (plan on 4-5 Gb/area)
Recommend to a friend: Yes
Primary used on iPad, may load on iPhone to try GPS functions
Use: I have 7-8 other map apps, topo, GPS, Nav, etc, this map has smooth scrolling, fairly fast refresh (iPad 3rd Gen), smooth terrain features, 3D feature is nice. Best feature is small dirt roads don't disappear when you need to zoom out. One giant download and you've got 1/3 of the US in your hands, well worth the price. This app makes paper Atlas obsolete 💯
I have not used this with or for GPS tracking, other reviews reported it works well in that arena.
- Mark Granger
- 3.6 GB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- Copyright © 2010-2019 GrangerFX
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.