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captain paranoia

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iPad/iOS mapping apps
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:32:45 PM »
A thread for posting mapping apps for the iPad/iPhone.

I'll start with

http://galileo-app.com/

Feel free to post other suggestions.

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Re: iPad/iOS mapping apps
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 08:57:05 AM »
Hello all,

Is there anyone on the forum who has some experience with (or first-hand feedback about) TwoNav on iOS? http://mobile.twonav.com/en

Since this app is available for iOS and for Android, I will post the question in both threads.

Cheers,
Chris.

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Re: iPad/iOS mapping apps
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 06:45:01 PM »
GB Grid Converter, by William Denniss

Converts between OSGB and WGS-84, will display on map, if available.

Simple, free.

http://wiki.gpslog.cc/GB_Grid_Converter

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Fugawi iMap
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 11:57:56 AM »
Fugawi iMap is available for iPhone/iPad and mapping data exists for Sweden, Germany and the US.

Features:
- Topo or Satellite views
- Waypoints (with possibility to add pictures)
- Routes
- Export to Facebook
- Export to X-Traverse (Fugawi's cloud service) (For old owners only)
- Import from X-Traverse (For old owners only)

Likes:
- It is cheap (SEK 999 for the whole of Sweden 1:50000 compared to SEK 5800 for Garmin's Topo maps) It is also possible to buy 1/4 of Sweden for SEK 379. Germany is SEK 189 and US SEK 38. (1 pound sterling = SEK 10,7)
- It supports Swedish grids SWEREF99 and RT90
- It is possible to export waypoints and routes as KML

Dislikes:
- It only supports GPX for import
- It only supports import if you have owned version 3.2 or earlier. New owners can only export
- No support for waypoint alerts, if waypoint is outside the screen there is no indicator which direction the waypoint is
- No support for Dropbox / iCloud


Conslusion.
Inspite of the limitations it is still the best iOS topo map software for Sweden. For other countries I would look at another app.

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Grid Tool (Sweden)
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 02:39:07 PM »
Grid Tool is a simple augmented reality map which shows the current grid square and your current grid position overlayed on the camera input.

Hold your iPhone over a map and align the screen's grid with the map's then you see your exact position on the map.

Fun app idea, maybe worth SEK 29 (~GBP 2.7) if you need an app to give you your current position in SWEREF 99 or RT90.

https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/grid-tool-kartlasare/id448030263?mt=8


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Spyglass / Commander Compass
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2013, 02:45:57 PM »
Commander Compass (lite) and the premium Spyglass are augmented reality apps showing a compass overlaid on either the camera video feed or satellite map. Included is reticle markings (Spyglass) letting you have a taste of what Lyle can do with his Steiner Compass binos. 

With Spyglass on Christmas 2013 sale I'd say it's worth the money just for the fun/cool factor, but otherwise it's a lot of money for the tool.


https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/commander-compass/id333235419?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/spyglass/id332639548?mt=8

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ViewRanger
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2013, 02:52:30 PM »
ViewRanger is the only app except Fugawi which supports Swedish topo maps. It also supports Open Street Map and a number of different paid topo maps for different countries.

Likes:
- Cheap (free) as long as you use Open Street Map or other free maps.
- Supports Dropbox and WiFi syncing
- Better interface than Fugawi

Dislikes:
- Only supports UTM WGS84
- Doesn't cover the whole of Sweden