Description

Go Deeper into the Backcountry.

** ZDNet's 24 Best iPhone or iPad apps for 2017
** Featured in Apps for the Great Outdoors
** Featured in Apps for Outdoor Adventures
** Featured in Apps for Hiking and Camping
** Featured in Offline Hiking and Travel
** Featured in Get Outside
** Featured in Apps for Plan Your Summer Vacation

"Topo Maps+ is your best backcountry companion" -- TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

Dream Less, Adventure More! Download Topo maps for offline use while deep in the backcountry.

NEVER GET LOST AGAIN
Combine GPS with downloaded topo maps and you can view you current location on a topo map even when you are at that perfect hidden mountain lake that is days from the nearest the cell tower. Use the GPS and compass on your iPhone to see your current location and to align the map with the direction you are looking.

(GPS and compass work without an internet connection.)

APPLE WATCH SUPPORT
View your offline maps and current location just by glancing down at your wrist. You no longer need to pull your iPhone out of your bag to check your position.

DOWNLOAD MAPS
Easily download USGS, MapBox, NRCAN/GEOBC, Thunderforest, and Satellite maps so you can use the maps offline while deep in the backcountry.

PLAN YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
Be prepared for that awesome journey through majestic mountains, down flower ladened valleys, and over craggy passes. Trace routes to find approximate distances and elevation profiles between locations. After tracing a route on a topo map you can view that route on the Satellite map.

GORGEOUS MAPS
* Detailed USGS 7.5 minute topo maps for the USA. USGS topo maps are the ultimate map for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. They have the details you need while in the backcountry.
* Detailed USGS 7.5 minute topo maps with stunning relief shading for the USA. This gorgeous relief shading makes the USGS topo maps much easier to read and use.
* NRCAN/GEOBC topo maps for southern and western Canada.
* Thunderforest outdoor map has contour lines, trail, and outdoor features for the whole world.
* Glacier Topo map has world wide hiking and biking trails.
* MapBox Terrain is a beautiful elevation and land-use layer for the entire world, visualizing hills and elevation contour lines.
* MapBox Satellite offers highly-detailed imagery for the whole world.
* MapBox Street map is an ideal map for urban use and getting to the trail head.
* New Zealand Topo Maps from LINZ.
* US NOAA Marine Maps
* Partial US National Park Visitor Maps
* Partial US Forest Service Maps

PLAN
* Download maps for use offline.
* Easily trace routes to find approximate distance between locations.
* Add waypoints to maps.
* Print maps just in case something happens to your iOS device. If you don’t have an airprint printer you can email yourself the map and print it from another computer.
* Trace over a trail on a topo map and then visualize that trail with the MapBox terrain and satellite maps.


EXPERIENCE
* View your current location on the map, even if you are offline.
* Use the compass to orientate the map so you know which direction to go.
* Record your trip to see your distance, elevation profile, and average speed.
* With downloaded maps you can go deeper and farther into the backcountry without being worried about having an internet connection.

SHARE, IMPORT, & EXPORT
* Share routes, trips, and waypoints with your friends.
* Share custom map images
* Export routes, trips, and waypoints to KML & GPX files to use in other apps.
* Import routes and waypoints from KML or GPX files.

TAGS
* Organize your routes, trips, and waypoints with beautiful tags.
* Share tags with your friends so they can import the data into Topo Maps+ or into another app via a KML or GPX file.

CLOUD
* Sync your routes, trips, subscriptions, and waypoints between all of your iOS devices.

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

What's New

Version 5.0.4

What's New in 5.0.4
• Bug fixes.

What's New in 5.0

UPDATED INTERFACE
• The interface has been updated and reorganized to make features easier to find.
• Trails, tracks, and waypoints are displayed in a new more focused card interface.
• Drag a card down to minimize it and see just the critical information for the card.

NEW FEATURES
• Create a route by tapping on the map and the route will “Snap” to the trail.
• You can easily view all of you photos that you took on a trail.
• You can display a compass alongside the map.
• Trails can be split apart or joined together with other trails.

UPDATED FEATURES
• Progress on trail is updated to be more focused.
• Custom routes has been reworked to allow for loops, spurs, and in-n-out trails.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

2K Ratings
2K Ratings

Great!

M1tchka

Free version has Offline Downloadable map chunks, decent resolution, and RELIABLE. GPS location compatible. I download the map chunks and use them with google earth when planning my 3-7 day hikes in "real" wilderness with only animal trails and forest service roads. I can use it for alternative routes (paths of least resistance) and emergency locations for rescue and water refill. ALWAYS share your path, and points of interest throughly with someone else, and be realistic. I can hike 4 MPH on clear roads and trails for 12 hours a day... But in the wild your paths are not straight, and the going is not that easy. For safety, I plan for 2 miles a day, and use the rest of the time for food, camp, and water. I don't want anyone fired from their job, hurt, lost, or freaking out wondering about the unknown if something were to happen to me. I'm a professional, and this a a simplified review. If you are confident, you are going to fail. Plan better. This tool helps.

Exactly as advertised!

Geoplantagenet Unberto

I just returned from a week paddling in Quetico Provincial Park, a wilderness canoe area in Ontario, adjacent to the Boundary Waters in MN.
In the past, I've relied solely on a compass and map to navigate in Quetico, but this time I wanted a GPS backup (without buying an expensive GPS unit), i.e. a smartphone app.
I'd read some positive reviews of Topo Maps +, and contacted them with some questions. I ended up corresponding with Stephen Johnson, founder of Glacier Peak Studios.
He patiently walked me through the (simple and intuitive) set up, and guided me on how to download the maps I needed for Quetico into my smartphone, and explained how I could count on the phone's GPS capability even when I had no cell service or wifi in the bush.
Bottom line: five or six times last week, I opened the app (in Quetico, in the "middle of nowhere" with absolutely no cell or wifi service of any kind). Within 30 seconds or so, my phone was showing me EXACTLY where I was in high res detail (again, pinpointing my precise location on a particular lake, island, portage, etc.). Worked like a charm every time with no exceptions!
Cannot speak highly enough of the app or the support. If there were a six star rating, they'd get it from me!

Not much to say beyond fantastic.

hos2000

I have been using this app for almost two years now and have used it in the USA from coast to coast Hawaii and even in Guam.
It has never failed to get me information I need to make it to the trailhead and into the backcountry.
There is sometimes a little learning curve to pick the right map city, suburbs or backcountry, but once I’ve made a decision I have never Ben disappointed.
I have used this app on Three of New Zealand’s Great walks and several day hikes just inside and out of Aukland.

And just recently used it just for grins at the Great Wall outside of Beijing, don’t need a map to follow the Great Wall. My only issue there was lack of gps coverage even with a bad elf plugged into my iPhone 7 Plus.
Keep playing with the map because every time I do, I seem to find something else that's new.

I’m a tried and true paper map hiker but love this app for the holes in paper map coverage or route changes in my wanderings.
Can’t wait to try out the new US Natural Map.

Subscriptions

3 Month Map Pass

Download & keep high resolution maps.

$11.99

12 Month Map Pass

Download & keep high resolution maps.

$19.99

3 Months PRO

Go deeper into the backcountry.

$29.99

12 Months PRO

Go deeper into the backcountry.

$59.99

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Information

Seller
Glacier Peak Studios LLC
Size
118 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© Glacier Peak Studios 2016
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. 12 Month Map Pass $19.99
  2. 3 Month Map Pass $11.99
  3. 12 Months PRO $59.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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