Topo Maps+

Topo Maps+

By Glacier Peak Studios LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-07-30
  • Current Version: 4.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 110.44 MB
  • Developer: Glacier Peak Studios LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,097 Ratings


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.



  • Don't waste your money.

    By 91Bl0686
    I have a iPad Air and it does not look good at all.
  • Never climb without it

    By Lind In Idaho
    We spend over 75 days a year climbing mostly In places without cell service- i never leave the house without my SPOT, my Sat Phone, and TopoMaps+ downloaded.....
  • Decent

    By Tab and Scroll
    I had questions about the app and developer responded quickly. Pretty impressive.
  • Great!

    By 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!

    By 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!
  • Best app for planning and hiking

    By drpetzl
    I've used (or tried to use) a number of online and iOS apps for planning backpacking trips, and Topo Maps+ is the most intuitive and easiest to use. In the field, it is also super easy, and I especially like the elevation profile for assessing climbing/descending progress and remaining effort. The new Mac version is also a very useful addition for tracing planned routes, whether on existing trails or cross country. I have found that the 'snap to trail' feature works much better than in other similar more popular apps (that I have abandoned due to ongoing frustrations.). I generally plan my trips on the Mac and sync to the iPhone. Organizing large numbers of routes and waypoints is easy with the categories feature. (I wish it was possible to sort waypoints by name.) I have used the import/export functions extensively and they are well supported in both the iOS and Mac versions. I have a Garmin inReach Explorer+ for emergency communication and as a navigational backup, and export from Topo Maps+ to load the inReach. It's easy to download maps to the iPhone from the app for offline use while in the wilderness. Using the app intermittently while in the field doesn't consume much battery life in my experience. The developer has been extremely responsive in fixing obscure bugs I have reported, sometimes even on the same day! Whether you're new to this type of app one even a long-term user of other similar apps, you would be well served to give Topo Maps+ a serious try. I have the Pro subscription and highly recommend it if you're an avid hiker or backpacker.
  • App is awesome for land nav

    By JFStaudII
    I use this app in conjunction with a bad elf gps unit on my iPhone and iPad to setup land nav courses and for plotting operation areas and waypoints on maps and it is so much faster and more accurate than by hand in most cases. I highly recommend this for anyone who uses compasses and maps frequently in the backcountry where cell reception is spotty or nonexistent. The Pro version is worth the money.
  • Hunter

    By Dra6393538
    Great app works without cell service never get lost again!!
  • Great app!

    By Mountain_Ascend
    This app is just what I've been looking for. It's easy to use, very accurate and tracks useful data.
  • 👍

    By Mirover58
    You are good