Kartasto 4+

Map browser for hikers

Pasi Salenius

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Kartasto is a modern map browser that packs an amazing experience for hiking, hunting, orienteering, or just enjoying your time outdoors. Only Kartasto offers full featured apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

Free app comes with a large selection of built-in maps in topographic, nautical, and aerial imagery styles. Save places as map markers that sync between your devices over iCloud. It is easy and fun to measure distances and draw paths on the map, or use Look Around to see street level imagery at any address.

Kartasto Pro one-time purchase unlocks a professional grade feature set. Add your own maps and data layers from standard APIs, and bring in GPX, GeoJSON or Shapefile data. You can even draw notes directly on the map using touch or pencil!

Kartasto makes it easy to plan your upcoming hike by letting you download map tiles for offline use, view up-to-date weather forecasts, or draw tracks on the map and save them to GPX files. After your hike, graph out its speed and altitude data.

For hunters, integration with Oma Riista lets you import hunting areas using area code. Share your location with a private group of other Kartasto users.

Build your own dog tracker by installing separate Beacon app to another device and pairing it with Kartasto. Its position can then be tracked on the map in Kartasto.

Kartasto Pro one-time purchase unlocks full functionality
• Use folders to organize your map markers
• Attach images to markers from photo library
• Track other devices with Beacon app installed
• Import hunting areas from Oma Riista service
• Get weather forecast for targeted location
• Draw notes on map using touch or pencil
• Import tile maps from web using browser
• Download map areas for offline use
• Draw tracks on map and save as GPX files
• Import GPX files and view them on map
• Add Tile Map, WMTS and WMS maps
• Add WFS, GeoJSON and Shapefile map layers
• Get new features in future versions

If some map available via open data APIs is not yet included, or you want to make your maps available in Kartasto, please email me at feedback@freshbits.fi. Also follow on Instagram at @KartastoApp.

This app has been built by one developer as a hobby project during many evenings and weekends. Please be nice and take this into account when giving feedback.

Icon symbol credit to Wolf Böse (Creative Commons).

What’s New

Version 2023.12.2

• Photo library integration allows attaching photos to map markers. Attached photos are shown on the map to make it easier to identify places.
• Folder support for map markers. Markers can be shown and hidden on the map per folder. Markers imported from a GPX file can be saved in their own folder. Folders are synced between devices over iCloud.
• Recently used marker symbols now appear above the full list to make it easier to use them again.

In this version
• Small fixes and improvements.

For more tips and details around development of Kartasto, follow @KartastoApp on Instagram. Contact me if you want to add your map to Kartasto.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

snoop_z ,

Nice interface, syncs across devices, respects your privacy

I was looking for an app to replace Gaia GPS, due to concerns about their privacy practices after they joined Outside… and was really pleased to find this nice suite of apps by an indie developer who really gets the privacy issue! It has a nice, consistent interface across iPhone, iPad and Mac and I can drop GPX files into the Kartasto folder in iCloud and my data become instantly available on all my devices. But be warned, it’s primarily an app for viewing your waypoints and tracks on a map and has only limited navigation features.

In-App Purchases

Kartasto Pro
One payment to unlock all features

App Privacy

The developer, Pasi Salenius, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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