By Felt Tip Inc.
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Transit Maps is an offline viewer for very large images. It can download maps and other large image files in PDF, PNG, JPG, and GIF format from the Internet. It is very fast at displaying complex images and it works when network access is unavailable because it slices and saves the image tiles on the device.
It comes with a sample map of the Philadelphia rail system, but you can delete it and add any maps downloadable on the Internet via the built-in web browser. Only the first page of PDF files will be saved.
This app and the included Philadelphia Rail System map are by Lucius Kwok. Made in NYC.
What's New in Version 2.2
Update for the iPhone 5 display.
Great PDF Handling
For those wondering about the purpose of this app, for me it's about the PDF handling. Aside from the convenience of having a single place for all my bus maps, this app performs some kind of processing of the PDF that allows the users to open large maps quickly and zoom in and move around without too much lag, especially on my devices.
It might be a niche app, especially if you don't reference a set of maps very often. I live in NYC and have bus maps for all boroughs and use them often. So this app is very handy for me.
Great way to keep offline maps
Transit Maps is my go to app for keeping offline maps on my iDevices. It is not a fancy app, but does its job well and makes zooming in and out (even for complex PDFs) a breeze. There are a few features I'd love for it to have (such as some way to put a location dot on a map), but overall I have been very satisfied with this app for the many years I have been using it.
All your maps in one place
This app downloads a PDF (single page) of a map (or any PDF document) and converts it into quicker to load JPG tiles. However, if the PDF is a small size originally, the quality of the image can suffer when zoomed as jpg. Additionally, some colors, in particular greens, are off upon conversion (becoming neon). Still, a useful and fast offline map storage app.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Oct 12, 2012
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 2.1 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: Felt Tip Inc.
- © Felt Tip Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.