i Hike GPS : Topo Maps by James Associates Inc. (Universal)
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Released: Feb 12, 2010
Version: 8.2.6
Size: 13 MB
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i Hike GPS : Topo Maps

James Associates Inc.
Your iPhone or iPad becomes a high-performance GPS receiver with USGS, US Forest Service & Canadian topo maps, even where there is no cell signal!

Headed into the wilderness? Buy this app now so you will always know where you've been, where you are & where you’re going. Highest quality track recording, best route navigation & most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available hiking app. No sign-up, ads, subscription or in-app purchase required, making this less expensive & less hassle than the “free” or subscription apps.

Use for hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, camping, sightseeing, 4WD exploring & skiing. Recommended as the top choice in “Essential Gear for Safe Hiking”.

TRACKS, WAYPOINTS & ROUTES

Record a track as you walk, even in the background. View it on the map. Trip Timer & Odometer.

Show an elevation graph of your track or a route with altitude data. View date, time & average speed of track points. Measure the area inside a closed path.

Mark waypoints by their position on a topo map or a satellite map, by tapping a geotagged photo, by projecting from a known point or by searching place names. Refine a waypoint position when you arrive.

Set a quick GoTo waypoint or a full route & see the heading, direction, distance, elevation change & Estimated Time of Arrival at your destination & intermediate waypoints along the trail.

Create routes using waypoints, recorded tracks, or imported GPX or KML files. Advanced route editing.

Export GPX & KML waypoint, route & track files via eMail, Messages, Copy To, AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox or iTunes.

Send KML files to display immediately in Google Earth. Receive KML files from Google Earth.

FOREVER-FREE TOPO MAPS

USA: Newest (2015 or later) US Forest Service 24K maps.

USGS 24K maps for all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands.

USGS 250K & 100K (63K for Alaska) maps for all states.

Canada south of 54° latitude: National Resources Canada 50K maps for Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, and 18 Canadian National Parks.

Download using WiFi or cell service.

Stitches beautiful richly detailed offline topographic map images for seamless coverage across map boundaries.

Store up to 1024 maps to use in the wilderness without cell service. Maps from our server download faster & use less of your monthly data allotment.

Includes map legends.

Print & Share map images overlaid with waypoints, routes & tracks.

Measure distance and direction between any 2 points.

USE THE UNITS YOU PREFER

miles, nautical miles or km. ft or meters.

Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds or UTM.

°True or °Magnetic.

HOW TOS

Tap Help in the App.
Online Manual on iHikeGPS.com
Twitter: @iHikeGPS
Email developer: lwjames@iHikeGPS.com

WHAT OTHERS SAY

“I am VERY impressed!!!…It pretty much blows…, my previous fave GPS app, out of the water. Your track recording features, fast map downloads, and well thought out interface make it a real winner. It's very sophisticated software, and makes my iPhone just about as good as $600 Garmin… Actually better, in a lot of ways”-John in OR

“Perfect for anyone camping, fishing & hiking, it'll provide great detail when you need it the most…for anyone who takes the great outdoors seriously”-David on HandheldItems.com

“…thank you for developing IHIKE GPS…what a great product it is. I am impressed!…I use it hiking, biking, skiing & Jeeping”-Ammon in CO

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

No device requires a cellular data plan to use iHikeGPS.

WiFi+cellular iPad 2 & later, and iPhone 4S & later support full navigation.

WiFi-only iPad 2 & later, and iPod touch (5th gen) & later require an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver to show your location in the wilderness & record tracks. View maps using the iOS device alone.

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


Your dream of hiking adventures reaches new heights with iHikeGPS!

What's new in version 8.2.6
I use this app daily on hiking trails in Colorado. I'm continually improving it so it will be even more useful! This version is updated for the new iPads and iOS 12.2.

What's new in iHikeGPS when compared with other available USA and Canada topo map apps?

• You don't just see waypoints and routes displayed on the map, you can actually do real navigation to those waypoints and along those routes. You get information such as Estimated Time of Arrival, current bearing, and remaining distance and elevation gain to your intermediate and final destinations.

• Many apps don't offer US Forest Service topo maps at all. Others say they include US Forest Service maps, but actually just give you the old 2013 USFS maps. iHikeGPS gives you (with no additional charge) the very latest US Forest Service maps which show many new and more accurately placed trails, numbered Forest Service roads, buildings, and other important details. They show forested areas and inholdings so you know if you are on Forest Service land or private land. None of these maps are older than 2015, and many are even more recent. If you ever travel into wilderness and National Forest service areas, then you will benefit hugely from having these up-to-date USFS maps available.

• You can create, import, edit, and navigate both on routes based on a recorded or imported path, and on routes based on a series of waypoints.

• There is never any confusion over what maps you have available offline. They are clearly listed by USGS quad name, and also clearly shown on an overview map.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + i Hike GPS : Topo Maps is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + i Hike GPS : Topo Maps is currently ranked #26 in paid Navigation apps for iPad.
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