Topo Maps+

Topo Maps+

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Glacier Peak Studios LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
1,697 Ratings
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Topo Maps+ App

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.


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Topo Maps+ app reviews

  • Passes don't sync 3/5

    By Topo Maps PRO
    Great app but passes don't sync between devices or if you have to delete the app and reinstall it.
  • Very old topo maps 3/5

    By ...Josh...
    This app is a great, but the topo maps that the database uses are strikingly old - sometimes over 30 years old - which limits the practical usefulness. The trails are also drawn pretty sketchily. This is a pleasant planning tool, but no substitute for hikers who need an up to date map showing the latest features and precise trail routes.
  • Perfect planning tool 5/5

    By Wsouligny
    Easy to navigate and useful for pre-planning trips. Excellent detail.
  • Awesome map app! 5/5

    By BackcountryTraveler
    The new game management unit boundaries are awesome! Thanks!!! The selection of maps is incredible. Integration with open street map trails is amazingly handy! Ability to download all of the map types for off line access. Easily syncs across devices and great UI. I moved over all my waypoints and trails and deleted all the others! Keep up great work!
  • Quick info 4/5

    By Oldguy1040
    Great when you need a quick Toto map.
  • Almost impossible to add Waypoints 1/5

    By Jmh8743
    The author elected to utilize a Google program to add waypoints. Called a KML. The software is free😇; however, the free version has limited resources. I have a boundary and it has multiple bends. Even though it can be entered as a polygon. No corner values are referenced. Also I have multiple points to visit. No the app for me.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By Toomasj9
    Interface is intuitive, customer support is excellent, and innovation is ongoing. The developer definitely likes what he is doing and it shows! I like the ease of making my own routes or using the existing routes and trails. Being able to print paper maps is huge as well.
  • Great app 4/5

    By Ouro2fast
    I use it when I go mountain biking l drop a pin or just record my track. I know all about my ride and how to get back to my Jeep.
  • Best Topo App ever 5/5

    By TVC Guy
    The Pro version is unbelievable! Love that we can track our hike and save it for review later. The map clarity is spectacular at any zoom level. I use the app with Boy Scouts teaching them how to marry technology with a map and compass.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Zcalanderbou
    For anyone who bought an overpriced Garmin gps, this app is a savior. First if all the battery consumption is great. Over 7 hours it only used 33% battery in my iphone 6s. The maps are easy to read and trails are well marked. Ap keeps track of elevation gain mph and distance hiked
  • Great app 5/5

    By plainjosh
    Hats off to the developer. Multiple map layers, contour lines, hi-Rez maps, excellent direction and elevation tracker, easy waypoint system: what's not to love. Best part is that you can download maps from your device and use offline with gps even if your cell service is out of range. The pricing for the pro features are excellent because they respond well with the year long or just seasonal outdoorsmen.
  • Helpful 5/5

    By Slick2silver
    Very nice to have even for one hike on vacation. Print maps.
  • Essential tool 5/5

    By Electric alice
    A few minor bugs, but overall reliable and essential tool. Download maps in advance and locate your position anywhere your phone's gps works (almost everywhere, even remote places where there is no phone service.) I hike/backpack off trail frequently and have not been lost once in 2 years (several hundred miles) of using this tool. I still bring paper maps and a compass out of habit, but very rarely use them now.
  • Invaluable tool on our hikes! 5/5

    By Maweaver57
    Downloaded this app early this summer and it has gotten us out safely on a few close calls. We have barely touched the surface on its capabilities. Just upgraded for another year and look forward to learning all the little tips and tricks on one of our favorite apps. Just remember to plan and download before you get off line.
  • It really works!! 5/5

    By Hokeyhokey
    I recently did a 10 day off-road camping trip to the North Eastern Sierras where I took my jeep into the back country where I knew I would not have a signal of any kind. I preloaded the topographic maps into my cell phone and was amazed at how precise this mapping tool is. It was able to pinpoint my exact location at all times in areas where I would have otherwise needed to rely on a Garmin GPS with birds-eye imaging. Just make sure to download the maps prior to your trip. Amazing App!!
  • Great topo app 5/5

    By Rickfsg
    I have been using this for over a yr now. It is bear easy to use and extremely accurate. Earlier in the summer, I was looking to get on the PCT with a friend. We were going to start where the PCT crossed a dirt road. We weren't sure if it was going to be posted. As we approached the crossing, I opened the app and told my friend who was driving to stop when I saw the trail cross the road on the app. Looked out the window, and their was the trail. It is also quicker an more accurate than my Garmin GPS. GREAT FIND. M
  • Don't waste your money. 1/5

    By 91Bl0686
    I have a iPad Air and it does not look good at all.
  • Never climb without it 5/5

    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 5/5

    By Tab and Scroll
    I had questions about the app and developer responded quickly. Pretty impressive.
  • Great! 5/5

    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! 5/5

    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 5/5

    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 5/5

    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 5/5

    By Dra6393538
    Great app works without cell service never get lost again!!
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Mountain_Ascend
    This app is just what I've been looking for. It's easy to use, very accurate and tracks useful data.
  • 👍 5/5

    By Mirover58
    You are good
  • Great app. Wonderful developer response! 5/5

    By Hghappy53
    This app has awesome maps and route tracking. I was having some issues with the maps and data loading but I emailed developer and got a quick response to help me out.
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By Patastrophy
    As a firefighter I was using this application before the last update. Now It is 100 times more useful. I love the ability to text a common location to several recipients. I use this every time we go out-of-county . It's a great way to keep the whole strike team on the same page. Thank you for a great useful tool! UPDATE!! This app keeps getting better!!!! I use it off duty too. When hiking and fishing. It's easy to share great fishing holes.
  • Great ap 5/5

    By Ironsidemountain
    Worth every penny.
  • Topo app 5/5

    By Catlett chicken
    Been using this app for awhile and i love it !!!!
  • Update causes app to become unusable 2/5

    By gogocosmonaut
    I'm on a brand new 10.5" iPad Pro, and using this app for more than about 15 seconds causes it to stutter, freeze, and lock up the app. The problems are made much worse when trying to trace a route on the map. It's basically unusable at the moment. Hope we get a stability update pushed.
  • Topo Maps 5/5

    By Bonestreagle
    Awesome app. Saved me when I went off trail in the jungle. It would have been a long night alone. Revolutionizes backcountry navigation.
  • Crushing 1/5

    By StickamGillan
    They go out of their way to make it blurry and pixelated when you zoom in, so then they can get you to pay. Awful way of running an app- thank goodness for paper maps!
  • Great app 5/5

    By D80024-70
    Works great, used it to record property lines on our farm. Highly recommended
  • When you need to do more you need Topo 5/5

    By jdfana
    When you have to move 1300 meters of a trail up 57 meters guessing won't get it . I would have loved to have had this in the Army LRRP it would have saved time and lives .
  • I use it - it's easy- accurate- loss prevention . 5/5

    By MarcJWilliams
    I was taught map reading in the Marine Corp in the 60's They thought it was important. I used the mapping skills while In Country (Vietnam) and in the Pine Barrens of NJ. Now Doing 3 x's per week hikes of 4 - 6 miles in the barrens has been tracked with this App. It's outstanding. I will be using it in Maine. Get this U won't be sorry. I was born in 1945.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Love canyoneering!
    I was very impressed with this app! I typically use a Garmin eTrex 20 when I go in the backcountry. I brought this app with me as well as the Garmin on my recent trip and it worked very well! In fact I preferred using this app because it is easier to see and you can see more with the larger screen. I just use the low res maps and that seems to be good enough, sometime I may pay for the hi res maps so I can see more detail. Being able to download maps makes this useful anywhere.
  • Awesome Backcountry Mapping App 5/5

    By Caleb-G
    I use Topo Maps+ on my iPhone for my backpacking trips into remote regions. The ablility to add tracks from Google Earth (KML) is awesome for adding routes that don't already exist in the OpenStreetMap trails layer. Also, the battery usage is much lighter than many of the alternatives, which is critical when you are in the backcountry.
  • Nice consideration, excellent timing 5/5

    By McDuff of Bellywash
    I had not been able to use my last years' subscription due to unexpected health issues that knocked the wind out of my sails for the entire year. I wrote the author, owner and founder of Topo Trails to renew my subscription and he automatically renewed me for FREE! and wrote a personal note to encourage me to get out and get back at it! I like being able to save the maps to my phone and use them when out in the back country, preview my hikes and save the routes I take. Also, the multiplicity of map formats available and bicycling route overlays make route finding a breeze! Thanks, Steven, for the hard work and great ap, a timely response to my questions and compassionate encouragement. It's nice to support such an passionate outdoors person and caring entrepreneur! Mike McDonald, Bellingham, WA
  • Not That Good 1/5

    By 'dude'
    A subscription for maps is ridiculous. The app is too slow on an iPhone 4S to be useful. You have to spend weeks of time downloading maps square by square instead of just downloading your whole state or region all at one time. There’s no POIs and roads blend into the contours so badly the map is useless when zoomed out. I’ll stick with a dedicated, waterproof GPS.
  • Very impressive..... 5/5

    By Lobo77_
    Deleted my other app once I started using this one. It's nice to be able to add way points, add notes, change the color of tracks, etc. (5 star). I very rarely give this rating to anything. This free app deserves it.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Don1276
    I recently upgraded first to the Map Pass then to the Pro. I'm glad I upgraded to the Pro. You can choose from about 17 maps, though some are outside of the U.S. Most of the maps are high resolution quality. The maps have great detail. Many trails you see on this app you don't see on others. You can plan your hiking trip either by using "map trace" or pressing on one of the trails which then are highlighted and by using the crosshairs you can expand the trail and connect to other trails by just using the crosshairs. You have to practice with it but I'm getting the hang of it. It's like my first ever iPhone you just have to practice and play around with it. You can download your photos and use them as waypoints as well. Customer service is great. I got from help from Stephen who was the developer of this app. He said would either email me or would call me if I needed help. So I took him up on his offer and he called me up. How many people would do that. Great service! Happy I got this app.
  • Superb 5/5

    By Ad Fatigue
    Great feature set, easy to overlay open community routes and your own tracks and routes. Elevation recordings are pretty darn close to Garmin altimeter readings. You can also make favorite categories for routes and choose to only display those. The GPS + route of your choice + your favorite map provider and downloaded segments ensures you'll never get lost for your custom designed mountain biking or hiking off the beaten path adventures. Has truly saved me from taking wrong turns! Super easy to import GPX and KML exports from other services. The owner/developer is very receptive to feedback so email them with your features wish list.
  • Seems to do it all! 5/5

    By Gene Denver
    I just use this app with downloaded topos on a five-day backpack trip where there was no access to Internet at all. The app does everything that I can imagine being useful. My recommendation would be to spend the extra money for the high resolution maps – while the low resolution were readable, it would have been better to have had the high resolution. (A battery saving technique is to put your device in airplane mode.)
  • I love this app 5/5

    By Just me thank you
    This app is would be awesome if you made this for android devices as well.i would certainly buy it again for my android phone and my friends and family would too because they're all on androids not apple iPads/IPhones so you would get a lot of buyers there as well.
  • Been using for 3 years and love this app 5/5

    By Kevie1970
    I used this app as a free service when it first came out years ago. Three years ago I paid for the plus version to get better resolution. This is an excellent value for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend!
  • Good 5/5

    By Jasim abood
  • Outstanding, my best hiking app! 5/5

    By Vegas Elvis
    Been using it for years and it just keeps getting better as it should, but beyond expectations. Couldn't ask for better customer help either.
  • Great app for hiking with no cell service 5/5

    By Hectocotylus
    Works great, one thing I wish they included was your altitude, but for free I can't complain.
  • it didn't have my area of living 1/5

    By 73behnam
    it would b a great app,if you complete it....

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