USA RoadAtlas  | United States Road Atlas with Offline GPS Navigation by Hema Maps (Universal)
Released: Apr 9, 2011
Version: 1.6.0
Size: 242 MB
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USA RoadAtlas | United States Road Atlas with Offline GPS Navigation

Hema Maps
Discover the US with USA Road Atlas, the real-time GPS navigation app designed for travelers undertaking everything from interstate RV touring to backroad camping.

USA Road Atlas tracks your exact location on the map as well as allowing you to navigate, plot and save your route. The maps are already preloaded with the app, which means you don’t need any cellular coverage for navigation purposes and to know exactly where you are at all times on your iPad* or iPhone.

The app features the award-winning seamless mapping from Hema’s Ultimate United States Road Atlas book, containing coast-to-coast mapping at an ideal driving scale of 1:1Million with the busy Northeast Corridor shown at 1:250,000. Major cities are also covered with an overview map of their major roads and suburbs at a detailed scale of 1:250,000.

With a simple user interface, relevant touring symbols and detailed mapping nation-wide, USA Road Atlas is an appropriate offline GPS navigation app to guide those interested in touring or discovering the US’ backroads using their iPhone or iPad.

GPS navigation made easy

Moving map display
Displays and records breadcrumb trail as you move
Simple creation and editing of waypoints and routes
Placename search
Displays Position, Course, Speed, Heading, Altitude and Averages
In-built Wikipedia search function for nearby locations
Name marks as locations of interest (eg Great hiking trail)
Use the Digital Map Shop to purchase more specific maps
Screen orientation lock option (portrait or landscape)
App will continue to track and store data in the background while using other iPad or iPhone features
Note: the app does not do automatic routing or turn-by-turn directions.

Navigation for touring

Driving scale mapping
Points of interest symbols such as campgrounds, hiking, national parks and historic sites on every map
Detailed city maps
Highlighted Route 66
Note: the maps are exactly what you would expect to find in a good national road atlas. City streets and smaller backroads are not shown.

Complete coverage

Continuous 1:1Million coast-to-coast driving scale mapping
USA overview map
Northeast Corridor 1:250,000
City maps 1:250,000

No instructions needed
USA Road Atlas uses simple and user-friendly layout and icons
Intuitive map rollover when scrolling and zooming in and out for seamless navigation

Offline maps
Know where you are offline on your iPhone and iPad with the app
Preloaded offline maps means no 3G or WiFi coverage is needed to view entire maps on your iPhone or iPad

Share your off-road adventure
Email tracks, routes and marks (such as camping spots, hiking trails, or great scenic spots) to your friends and family to share your trip (in open GPX format)

*Although you do not need a SIM Card installed or cellular coverage to utilise the GPS tracking functions on iPad for the app, a 3G-enabled iPad (as opposed to a WiFi only iPad) is necessary to discover and track your location. A WiFi-only iPad does not contain the in-built GPS that a 3G iPad does, however external Bluetooth GPS receivers can be purchased for use with a WiFi-only iPad.

Battery Use Disclaimer: “Continued use of GPS tracking can dramatically decrease battery life.”

What's new in version 1.6.0
Updated maps
iPhone 5 full screen display
Our verdict: Ok
  • = USA RoadAtlas | United States Road Atlas with Offline GPS Navigation has average ratings (3-star).
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