A 3D topo map of the Western USA and Hawaii. 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
Don’t buy the negative reviews
I’ve read through most of the negative comments, and I think operator error is the cause of most of them. This is still the best topo app overall I’ve found, and it’s offline! To be fair, I find that I don’t use the joystick gestures anymore, but it was a cool idea. And I’d still like to name presets. However, I recently had trouble adding a track from a KML file, and contacted Mark. He offered to convert the file for me! Hows that for customer support?! Are any negative reviewers doing due diligence before blasting the app? Resources are available. Map resolution is high. Even 2 track roads are there. Loads fast on my phone, which is only an IPhone 6. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve used it in several western states now, and haven’t had issues. Satellite overlay is now available when online, which is a)awesome and b) shows continuous improvement. All for 15 bucks. Sorry, but the negative reviewers are irritating me.
Essential when out in the backcountry
This app is easily the best I've used of its type. I use it routinely when backcountry skiing and hiking in the western United States. It is my first choice when planning tours and making adjustments on route.
The maps are excellent, clear and well detailed and the UI is intuitive. No need to download maps is great. I discovered it also includes Hawaii which was an unexpected pleasure. Everything you want, nothing you don't. 5/5
I really like it
I love the fact it does not need cell coverage to work. I can be in the middle of no where and have this thing show me my location. Far to many people get into the hills and get lost. Then cant even tell the SAR team their location. This turns my cellphone into a mapping GPS without cell coverage. I love it. But know this app is big.
- Mark Granger
- 3.3 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.