USA RoadAtlas | United States Road Atlas with Offline GPS Navigation
By Hema Maps
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Discover the US with USA Road Atlas, the real-time GPS navigation app designed for travelers undertaking everything from interstate RV touring to backroad camping.
USA Road Atlas tracks your exact location on the map as well as allowing you to navigate, plot and save your route. The maps are already preloaded with the app, which means you don’t need any cellular coverage for navigation purposes and to know exactly where you are at all times on your iPad* or iPhone.
The app features the award-winning seamless mapping from Hema’s Ultimate United States Road Atlas book, containing coast-to-coast mapping at an ideal driving scale of 1:1Million with the busy Northeast Corridor shown at 1:250,000. Major cities are also covered with an overview map of their major roads and suburbs at a detailed scale of 1:250,000.
With a simple user interface, relevant touring symbols and detailed mapping nation-wide, USA Road Atlas is an appropriate offline GPS navigation app to guide those interested in touring or discovering the US’ backroads using their iPhone or iPad.
GPS navigation made easy
Moving map display
Displays and records breadcrumb trail as you move
Simple creation and editing of waypoints and routes
Displays Position, Course, Speed, Heading, Altitude and Averages
In-built Wikipedia search function for nearby locations
Name marks as locations of interest (eg Great hiking trail)
Use the Digital Map Shop to purchase more specific maps
Screen orientation lock option (portrait or landscape)
App will continue to track and store data in the background while using other iPad or iPhone features
Note: the app does not do automatic routing or turn-by-turn directions.
Navigation for touring
Driving scale mapping
Points of interest symbols such as campgrounds, hiking, national parks and historic sites on every map
Detailed city maps
Highlighted Route 66
Note: the maps are exactly what you would expect to find in a good national road atlas. City streets and smaller backroads are not shown.
Continuous 1:1Million coast-to-coast driving scale mapping
USA overview map
Northeast Corridor 1:250,000
City maps 1:250,000
No instructions needed
USA Road Atlas uses simple and user-friendly layout and icons
Intuitive map rollover when scrolling and zooming in and out for seamless navigation
Know where you are offline on your iPhone and iPad with the app
Preloaded offline maps means no 3G or WiFi coverage is needed to view entire maps on your iPhone or iPad
Share your off-road adventure
Email tracks, routes and marks (such as camping spots, hiking trails, or great scenic spots) to your friends and family to share your trip (in open GPX format)
*Although you do not need a SIM Card installed or cellular coverage to utilise the GPS tracking functions on iPad for the app, a 3G-enabled iPad (as opposed to a WiFi only iPad) is necessary to discover and track your location. A WiFi-only iPad does not contain the in-built GPS that a 3G iPad does, however external Bluetooth GPS receivers can be purchased for use with a WiFi-only iPad.
Battery Use Disclaimer: “Continued use of GPS tracking can dramatically decrease battery life.”
What's New in Version 1.6.0
iPhone 5 full screen display
The reviews which whine about the fact that these maps don't have every little street simply don't understand the concept of an "atlas". An atlas is meant for navigating *between* cities, not for trying to find Grandma's cul-de-sac. Just as one would purchase paper street maps to go with a paper atlas, one downloads digital street maps to complement this atlas. Because this app uses a custom skin on the proven Memory-Map app, the user has access to the Memory-Map "Digital Map Shop". Even better, if one already has the regular M-M app, as I do, any licenses activated for that app also work with this one, so already-purchased maps can be transferred into the HEMA app and used with the atlas.
Overall, it's a very good and useful app.
Great! Don't listen to ignorant bad reviews.
This is a great map app! Like other 5-star reviews have stated - the bad reviews are by people that do not understand the concept of an atlas. This is not a GPS navigation app! If you wanted a navigation app, you should have bought a navigation App!
This is a great map app with lots of great features. Sometimes I like to look at a good old fashioned atlas. Or, I want to look ahead and see alternative routes. What cities are ahead? Etc. just like an old atlas did, but in digital format.
I have 2-3 good navigation apps when I need to get to an exact address. When I want to map my route, thus is my only go to app.
There are a few things I like about this app, principally the ability to record an exportable .gpx file of my track. I also found the HEMA base map to be quite accurate given the scale, and appreciated the backcountry roads shown. If more details then the base map are needed, additional maps sets can be downloaded, although cashing is limited.
I would like to see the ability to over zoom with the base map.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Dec 07, 2012
- Version: 1.6.0
- Size: 254 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hema Maps Pty Ltd
- © 2012 Hema Maps Pty Ltd & Memory-Map Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.