iPhiGéNie is the tool of choice for outdoor maps in FRANCE, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND, Spain, Italy, Germany and Norway.
There are GPS applications with French topographic maps inside, iPhiGéNie brings you ALL maps from National Geographic Institute, with a GPS inside.
Large tracks database through IGNrando' website partneship.

• Autonomous operation the Apple Watch.
• 3D map display.
• Loaded maps avalaible OFF-LINE.

FRANCE: road maps are free, topographical maps are available on subscription (7 days free use trial).
Coordinates: géographic, UTM, MGRS, Lambert (I-II-IIe-III-IV,93), DFCI. Nautic units.

* MODULE Vmax. Optional, permanent purchase. Adds extended features. See below.
* SUBSCRIPTION to Géoportail. Gives access to French topographics maps, photos, cadastral and more. Yearly. Recurring by default. See conditions below.
IMPORTANT: Every MAP displayed once IS KEPT ON THE DEVICE and is available even with no network (off-line mode). Also feature automatic bulk downloading on several layers and scales inside areas that you can define as you like.
* OPTION French coastal maps (marine and terrestrial combo). Lasts one year.
* OPTION French aviation OACI map. Lasts one year.
All above options are available for ANNUAl subscription only..
* SUBSCRIPTION to Cartoweb. Gives access to topographic maps of BELGIUM.
* SUBSCRIPTION to SwissTopo. Gives access to topographic maps of SWISS. 
Swiss and Belgian not related to Géoportail subscription and options. Yearly. Recurring by default. See conditions below.

ESRI topographic wold coverage included in Geoportail subscription.
SPAIN, CATALONIA, NORWAY,ITALY, GERMANY: FREE topographical maps from national mapping authotity
NEW ZELAND coming soon
FREE WORLD-WIDE coverage though OpenTopoMap/OpenCycleMap.

On all these maps, iPhiGéNie displays your exact location.

* With optional Vmax module:
- 3D display.
- Tracks and route: Recording, manual creation and editing, following, export-import in GPX file format.
- Waypoints/POI management, with photos: Add, file, annotate, export-import in GPX file format.
- Automatic downloading of maps along a predefined track.
- iCloud sharing for tracks and waypoints.
- Search address or any toponym present on a French map. Automatic creation of relevant waypoint.
- "GPS beacon" feature: People you authorize can follow your position on topographic maps. No tracking is done unless you activate it.
- Follow your friends beacon: Automatic update of followed positions. Very handful to find each other.
- One time purchase. Vmax module is a definitive purchase. You may use it with no Geoportal valid subscription, dispaying tracks and waypoints on available free maps.

- GPS "beacon": Warning, you should never engage security on the availability of this feature.
- On iPod, no GPS position.
- GPS and battery lasting: the GPS is shut down when the application is sent to background, if there is no activated function requiring it (track recording, "GPS beacon"). Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery lasting.
- English speaking users are welcome to ask any question in the English section of the forum on the support web site.

- Recurring subscriptions to map services
- Yearly subscription.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of the free trial period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to Geoportail map service.
- Privacy Policy : http://iphigé

What’s New

Version 11.0

• French IGN is releasing acces to many maps and ressources in 2021. More specificaly :
• Most usefuls maps for outdoors activities, topographics maps from scan of TOP25 and TOP100 remain subject to subscription.
• This subscription now includes aviation maps from OACI. The specific subscription option disappears.
• The litoral maps layer is no longer availaible. The specific subscription option disappears. Valid purchased options will be served until end of validity.
• All IGN layers are now arranged in 3 separate sections : "abonné", "libre" et "historique". The last two sections are free access.
• A new layer is available in the "libre" section : "Plan IGN V2". It dispays elevation lines, cover all zooms and most French territories.
• A new cadastral parcels layer : "cadastre vectoriel"

• Track editing tools
• It is now possible to create two separates tracks by dividing a source track at a segment beginning. While editing a track, when selecting the first segment "pebble", the tool icon in the toolbar changes and triggers the 2 tracks generation.
• It is now possible to delete any segment of a track, unless it is unique. Also by selecting the first segment "pebble" and then "trash" tool.

• Voice guidance through text to speech. When editing a track/route, a point which is a beacon (one can add a beacon on any point with the dedicated tool) now dispalys an info bubble with a ⓘ button. This button dispays an inspector to define the text to be spoken when reaching the beacon point. Optionally a distance can be set to hear a prior annoucement of the text. Most used texts can be saved and are available in a selector.
We are expecting that this new feature will qualify iPhiGéNie for a CarPlay version.

• Miscellaneous bug fixes.

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Recurring subscription to French map service
14,99 €
Recurring subscription to Swiss map service
14,99 €

App Privacy

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

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Max Barel
37.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Catalan, French

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Geoportail 14,99 €
  2. iPhiGéNie Vmax 5,99 €
  3. Cartoweb topo Belgium 9,99 €


  • Family Sharing

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

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