Use offline mapping and your device’s in-built GPS receiver to see where you are on detailed Hema maps, which feature roads, 4WD tracks, topographic information and POIs to guide your travels off the beaten track.


Find your location
Real-time GPS tracking*
Australia-wide map coverage
Simple zooming


Drop waypoints
Plan routes
Placename search


Record your trips
Create tracklogs
Save tracks with information
Share tracklogs & waypoints


The app comes preloaded with a massive library of Hema touring and 4WD maps that covers all of Australia:

Base Maps:

Australia 1:250K TOPO
Hema Explorer Map at 1:150,000 - 1:10M

Goldfields-Esperance - Cape Arid NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Cape Le Grand NP
Cape York - The CREB Track
Cape York - Lakefield NP
Cape York - The Tip
Goldfields-Esperance - Fitzgerald River NP
Flinders - Flinders Ranges Mainmap
Flinders - Mount Remarkable NP
Flinders - Flinders Ranges NP
Flinders - Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges NP
Fraser Island - Central Station
Fraser Island - Mid Fraser
Fraser Island - Rainbow Beach
Great Desert Tracks - North Central
Great Desert Tracks - North East
Great Desert Tracks - North West
Great Desert Tracks - South Central
Great Desert Tracks - South East
Great Desert Tracks - South West
Goldfields-Esperance and Southern Coast of WA
Goldfields-Esperance Region
High Country Victoria East
High Country Victoria West
Top End - Kakadu National Park
Outback NSW - Kinchega NP
Sth West Corner - Margaret River Wine Region
Mid West Western Australia
Mid West WA - Francois Peron NP
Mid West WA - Kalbarri NP
Mid West WA - Kennedy Range NP
Mid West WA - Mount Augustus NP
Outback NSW - Mungo NP
Outback NSW - Mutawintji NP
Outback New South Wales
Outback Queensland
Outback QLD - Bladensburg NP
Outback QLD - Carnarvon Gorge
Outback QLD - Currawinya NP
Outback QLD - Diamantina NP
Outback QLD - Idalia NP
Outback QLD - Mt Moffat
Outback QLD - Salvator Rosa and Ka Ka Mundi
Pilbara - Cape Range NP
Pilbara - Karijini NP
Pilbara - Millstream Chichester NP
Pilbara - Rudall River Karlamilyi NP
Simpson Desert 1:1,100,000
Simpson Desert 1:500,00
South West Corner - 200k
South West Western Australia
Goldfields-Esperance - Stirling Ranges NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Stokes NP
Outback NSW - Sturt NP
The Kimberley
The Kimberley - Dampier Peninsula
The Kimberley - Purnululu NP
The Kimberley - Wyndham-Kununurra
The Red Centre
Top End and Gulf - Boodjamulla NP
Top End and Gulf - Darwin Region
Top End and Gulf - Gregory NP
Top End and Gulf - Keep River NP
Top End and Gulf - Nhulunbuy


Access a wide range of additional map sources which are available for purchase via the Memory-Map Digital Map Shop.


Use the same maps and overlays on your desktop/laptop to plan your route and review tracklogs. (Maps sold separately).

*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

Version 2.3.1

Many new and updated maps, including:
The Red Center
Flinders Ranges
Simpson Desert
The Kimberly
QLD Top End
South West WA

New programmable buttons on the Nav data page
Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
705 Ratings

705 Ratings

Daggy 1 ,

Pretty good, but could be better

The maps and functionality is reasonable, but when you need details like contours and more tracks it is lacking.
On the CSR I was following a track and was came across a fork in the track which was not marked and both tracks headed off in similar directions. The lack of information just did not make me feel comfortable with the accuracy of the maps.
Some 1:100,000 topo maps would be good.

gt pits ,

Great maps but nav side not so good

I have several devices, mainly garmin, and a hema hx1 (don’t get me started on that heap of junk), plus I use ipad and iphone.

As usual hema maps are first class touring and planing maps, and the topo map makes a pretty good fist of 4 x 4 touring.

The area maps for deserts and parks are fantastic and I have used these allot. This app is an excellent way to review and view some very good maps however....

The nav side is very basic, the waypoint and particularly. Routing are there but very rudimentary and a bit frustrating, several hours of viewing hema’s extensive help library led me to conclude that using it as described above is excellent but if you really need full navigation features then buy a good garmin unit for these purposes, I would never touch another hema hx1 again.

So in conclusion the app is an excellent addition to a proper navigation device. Recently garmin have appeared with a somewhat expensive montana 650t that has garmin topo plus hema maps with it, perhaps the best of both worlds just be sitting down when you see how much it costs.


HEMA destroyed what used to be a good product

There was a recent upgrade to the map database and they deleted approximately 30% of the maps. The offical line is that they are out of date. Rubbish. I recently traveled into Sundown NP and that map (which is now deleted) was spot on. I bet you can still buy the paper version of this “outdated” map.
Would be interesting to know the REAL reason. I suspect they are phasing this out to push people to a subscription model but have no evidence of such.
I have been running HEMA and VMS in parallel for a few years now and if you are only going for one product, this is NOT the one you want.
Check out the comments section and sort it by the most recent feedback to the oldest. You will see HEMA has been roasted post this update.


Hema Maps Pty Ltd
1.5 GB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Victoria Topo Maps $99.99
  2. Topo SA $99.99
  3. NSW Topo maps (Ed3) $99.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like