If you don’t like to take tracks with your iPhone, but you are interested in maps and backcountry nav tools, then Offline Topo Maps is the app for you. In Offline Topo Maps, we stripped Gaia GPS down to the bare essential and redid the app to have a full-screen map display. On either iPad or iPhone, Offline Topo Maps makes for a fast, immersive mapping experience.
- Interested parties can check out the iTunes listing for Offline Topo Maps
- You can also view the Offline Topo Maps manual to get a feel for the app.
Another good thing about Offline Topo Maps is that we took the time to polish the feature set, and we improved some things we have been meaning to for Gaia GPS. For example, in Offline Topo Maps, we made sure the map arrow doesn’t get clipped when it rotates. We never seem to fix “minor” defects like these because we are always busy with other things in Gaia, but for Offline Topo Maps, we were more interested in “works really well” than “has lot of features.” That said, all of these minor improvements also appear in the next version of Gaia GPS, so Gaia is going to be pretty awesome when v3.2 is approved too!