This app provides complete offline topographic map coverage of the South Island of New Zealand from the LINZ Topo50 1:50k scale series. The maps are all contained in the (large) install file so there is no additional need for downloads, no need for phone or wifi signal, no slow server issues, no account signups, no missing tiles, and no additional map fees. Just install for seamless off-line zooming and panning across the whole island down to 1:50,000 scale.
A modest resolution satellite map for the island is included. Toggle easily between satellite and topographic maps with the on-screen button.
The app includes DOC open and restricted hunting permit boundaries as overlays that can be switched on or off.
A full suite of navigation functions includes current location marking (GPS), compass orientation, distance to map locations, track recording and graphing, route creation and following, import/export of gpx and kml files, and a search function for named places on the map. Add and edit your own locations and routes. Intuitive simple interface, with one-touch access to all functions.
The app includes NZ TOPO250 series images at lower zoom levels for easier navigation.
Perfect for outback use out of cell phone range. GPS and maps function fully without phone coverage. No need to cache files in advance either as they are all fully installed with the app. Popular with trampers, hikers, runners, bikers, SARs, hunters, boaters, as well as professional survey applications.
Note that continuous use of GPS will run down the battery faster than when not using the GPS. The NZTopo50 app gives you full control over when GPS is used. The map can be used without GPS, intermittently with GPS for spot checking of location, continuously for logging while the app is open, or for continuous background logging when the phone is off.
Check our website for links to Te Araroa and other popular trails that can be imported.
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