Explorer | Hema Maps Interactive GPS Navigation by Hema Maps (Universal)
Released: Nov 10, 2013
Version: 2.2.2
Size: 42 MB
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Explorer | Hema Maps Interactive GPS Navigation

Hema Maps
Hema Explorer is an offline GPS navigation app that combines reliable Hema maps with 40,000 points of interest and more for guiding 4WD, touring and camping adventures throughout Australia.


• Reliable Hema maps
• 40,000+ interactive Points of Interest (POI)
• Australia-wide terrain, satellite and street mapping
• Real-time weather forecasts & rain radar
• Record tracks, waypoints and routes
• Take geo-tagged photos
• View, share and download adventures online with the Hema Explorer Cloud public track database


• Australia-wide Topo 1:250k and Hema Touring 1:1Million maps included
• Buy additional Hema maps in-app
• 40,000 interactive POI for touring, camping and 4WD
• Navigate and record trips with real-time GPS tracking


• Map-overlaid rain radar & weather forecasts
• Clip ’n’ save Australia-wide satellite, street and terrain mapping
• Share and download trips from the Hema Explorer Cloud track database

Warning: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


Navigate and discover what’s around you completely offline with Hema Explorer. Track your location using your device’s in-built GPS receiver* while you navigate with reliable Hema maps, and plan every stop along the way with 40,000 interactive POI.

POI cover accommodation (e.g. campsites, caravan parks), facilities (e.g. dump points, toilets, rest areas), services (e.g. emergency telephones, mechanical repairs), information centres and supply points (e.g. 24-hour fuel, roadhouses), with each POI containing additional information including facilities, activities and contact details where available.

While you track your location on a Hema map, record the track log of your journey along with geo-tagged photos and waypoints that you can add a title and notes to, so you can remember your trip in detail and share it with the world when you return home.


Prepare for your trip or get information on the road with Hema Explorer’s online features. Find out what the weather will be like where you’re headed by accessing up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, a three-day outlook and map-overlaid rain radar. Or, download satellite imagery, street and terrain mapping to use on your adventure simply by creating a route of your trip before you go.

You can even find inspiration for your next adventure and show your own off to the world on the Hema Explorer Cloud, the public track database powered by Hema Explorer users. View track logs combined with geo-tagged photos and notes from all over Australia, which you can seamlessly download to your device to guide your own adventures. Alternatively, save your own journey using Hema Explorer’s powerful trip recording functions and then show it off on an interactive Hema map on the Hema Explorer Cloud website.

*You do not need a SIM Card installed or cellular coverage to utilise the GPS tracking functions on iPad for the app, though a WiFi+Cellular iPad is necessary to discover and track your location. A WiFi-only iPad does not contain the in-built GPS that a WiFi+Cellular iPad does, however external Bluetooth GPS receivers can be purchased for use with a WiFi-only iPad.

What's new in version 2.2.2
If you have a moment and love Explorer, please leave a review on the App Store. We really appreciate your support.

This release fixes bugs and irregularities pointed out to us by our users.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Explorer | Hema Maps Interactive GPS Navigation is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + It is currently 60% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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