Scenic Map Eastern USA
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
A 3D topo map of the Eastern 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.
What's New in Version 1.8.4
New grid overlay including the US Civil Air Patrol grid for the continental USA and Alaska.
The Show iAds option was removed since iAd has been discontinued.
Updated map data.
Fixed many bugs.
A map for the serious Adventurer
First of all, I used this app for navigating the Trans America Trail, from Tennessee to the Oregon coast. The trail itself consists primarily of unpaved and often unmarked roads. It did not disappoint. Over all I'd say that the maps was roughly 95% accurate, and rarely did a road not show up. A couple of two-track trails on the Utah/Nevada border, and the occasional dirt road.
The 3-D view helped define terrain markers and locate points in a real world reference which aided us greatly while looking for an elusive unmarked turn.
GPX files are easy to import, and being able to export breadcrumbs via email is fantastic.
I've tried many of the offline maps for overlanding and this one has by far been my favorite for close to 4 years now.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jun 02, 2016
- Version: 1.8.4
- Size: 3.09 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mark Granger
- Copyright © 2010-2016 GrangerFX
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.