Topo Maps

Topo Maps

By Mappendix Limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 1.16
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 113.29 MB
  • Developer: Mappendix Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 789 Reviews)
  • Price:
Topo Maps App Ratings: 4
Total 789 Reviews

Topo Maps App Description

* View over 70,000 Natural Resources Canada 1:50,000 and USGS 1:24,000 topographical maps on your iPhone or iPod touch. * Ideal for hiking and other backcountry activities. * Map downloads are FREE! * More than 4 million maps downloaded so far! - iPad owners, please see the app "Topo Maps for iPad". * Users write: " I've bought all the topo map apps and I like this the best " " Scans are gorgeous ... the interface is exceptionally clean " " Downloading maps is easy and fast ... Map displays beautifully and zooms flawlessly " * Includes Canada (at 1:50,000), the contiguous US (at 1:24,000), Alaska (at 1:24,000 and 1:63,360), Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. * Locate the maps you need on the satellite view. To install a map, touch for about half a second. Touch again to view it. * Search by name for over a million towns, peaks, lakes, parks and other features. * No network connection is needed once the maps have been installed. * Mark waypoints, and import and export waypoint files in GPX, KML and CSV formats. * Touch the "current location" button to see where you are, and the compass button to align the map with the ground. * See coordinates in NAD27 or WGS84 degrees, degrees minutes and seconds, UTM, or MGRS formats. * Measure distances (miles, feet and km) and bearings (true and magnetic). The Maps: This app uses high-quality scans of the traditional USGS and NRCan topographic maps which have been the definitive resource for hikers and other backcountry users for many years. You can make the terrain stand out with hill shading, using simulated sunlight from the direction of your choice. In the U.S., this app does not use the new "US Topo" maps because they do not show hiking trails and lack other details: please see the web site for more details. Downloading: US maps are around 8 MB in size and download in a few seconds on a typical home broadband connection. Canadian maps are larger. Both cellular data and WiFi can be used, though WiFi is likely to be more reliable in most cases. - Do please visit for complete instructions, so that you don't miss any features. We have many ideas for additional features to add to future versions of this app; if you have ideas or other questions or comments, contact details can be found on the website, The website also has more screenshots and other information.


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Topo Maps App Reviews

  • Indispensable

    By VolKayaker
    This is my most-used app. I’m in the backcountry frequently, and this app has more utility for me than any other. Here’s a partial list of my favorite features. 1. No spam - they do not ask for an email address. 2. Access to access all USGS quadrangle maps. 3. The ability to easily store waypoints. 4. Searchable database of place names. 5. Works with or without internet connection (you must pre-download maps of your areas of interest) 6. Map orientation can be altered from “north is up” to “point of view.” 7. No in-app purchases required or subscriptions involved.
  • The reason I bought a $700 iPad

    By PresidentGod
    This is the best app ever made. The cellular enabled iPad mini becomes the ultimate gps enabled, location finding map - even without a cell plan. I use this app to plan backcountry trips, save locations, and save usgs maps for later use for recreation. I also use it extensively to assist my platoon leader with route planning and map recons prior to going on training missions in the Army. This app is what justifies having a GPS enabled iPad for me. Intuitive and easy to use with tons of features and low power consumption. Location finding function can be turned on or off any time within the app to save battery. Adjoining sheets line up as well as when using paper maps and MGRS is supported as well as several other formats. LOVE THIS APP!
  • Bleh

    By Certifued Reviewer #7853
    Absolutely not worth $8. It looks like it simply stitched together public Topo maps which you access by clicking on regions overlaid on a google earth map with no local detail . No dot of current location on actual topo map, and the maps are old. It’s telling me I’m at 34’ elevation when I know I am 9 and can literally see the ocean. I need to ask for a refund. This is what you get when you buy without a trial. I do not trust the reviews on this one...
  • I want my money back!!!!

    By Jahrusha
    Can’t even simply search an address?!? Refund please!!!!!
  • Excellent Topo map!

    By Bessyd
    Excellent topo map for the price. Extremely easy to use and detailed maps. Please optimize for iPhone X.
  • App freezes up

    By av8ter232
    Never had an issue with this app, after last update it freezes up, won’t open
  • Doesn’t support basic GPX Tracks

    By Captainahob
    I can’t believe I paid $10 for this app. It’s so poorly supported. Why bother with GPX support if you’re only going to support waypoints? Also I got lost once because the app must be closed and re-opened to update one’s GPS location on a map after locking my phone. Otherwise it will tell you that you’re in the same spot until you finally figure out that you’ve been moving while your GPS location hasn’t.
  • What a disappointment

    By Miss...Vee
    I seriously wish I could get a refund for this.. what a joke.
  • Great app! Very helpful!

    By mtessier23
    Used this app to find the drop in to a canyon in Zion. The maps were quick to download, even when I had bad service, which was great, because I didn't think to download this app until we were driving to the trailhead. It was easy to see where we were and compare it to where we were supposed to be. We made a couple of wrong turns and this app made it super easy to get back on track!
  • Great app

    By DesertRain102938
    I appreciate the older maps! Lots more info that has been removed off newer maps. Works great. Good job.