Use offline mapping and your device’s own in-built GPS receiver to see where you 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
PLOT YOUR TRIP
SAVE & RECORD YOUR TRACKS
Record your trips
Save tracks with information
Share tracklogs & waypoints
ACCESS HEMA'S PREMIUM MAP COLLECTION
The app comes preloaded with a massive library of Hema touring and 4WD maps that covers:
Australia 1:250K TOPO
Hema Explorer Map at 1:150K - 1:10M
Sth West WA - Albany Coast
Sth West WA - Avon Valley NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Cape Arid NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Cape Le Grand NP
Cape York - The CREB Track
Cape York - Lakefield NP
Cape York - The Tip
Sth West WA - D'Entrecasteaux NP
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
High Country Victoria East
High Country Victoria West
Top End - Kakadu National Park
Outback NSW - Kinchega NP
Sth West WA - Lane Poole Reserve
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
Sth West WA - Nambung National Park
Outback New South Wales
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
Sth West WA - Stirling Range NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Stirling Ranges NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Stokes NP
Outback NSW - Sturt NP
Sth West WA - South West Corner
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
DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL MAP SOURCES
Access a wide range of additional map sources which are available for purchase via the Memory-Map Digital Map Shop.
*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.
New Hema Explorer maps & updated 4WD maps
Much faster add-on map downloads
Works with system network proxy setup
Map list uses expanding tree view instead of Map Types button
Layout works with iPhone X, etc
Support for Barometer / Altitude
A few bug fixes
Topo250 provided as an optional download to reduce download time
Ratings and Reviews
do not purchase topo maps
I do a lot of four-wheel driving and solely rely on digital maps. I use three different iPads and have every maps software available like Hema and memory Map (which are the same) + Mud map which is different.
I recently purchased the Hema topo maps for New South Wales which in itself is an adventure as the in app purchase does not work and you need to go to the memory maps website to purchase the license.
However you actually do not purchase the full New South Wales topo maps which you can download and install on your device but rather you need to be connected to their maps server to download tiles of it.
This is completely ridiculous especially if you criss-crossing New South Wales as you can actually not have the whole map with you but need to constantly rely on a working Internet connection to download the next tile.
Obviously topo maps would mainly be used in the Bush where you actually usually do not have the Internet connection not to mention a high volume data plan
to quickly download many megabytes.
The general Hema maps are pretty good but displayed little additional information for example locked gates in the national parks, many smaller trails are not named, and while most of the campgrounds are displayed they are not named.
Another little shortcoming is the very few options of waypoint icons would love to see a tent, house, car etc.
So far I have found that the app is not very intuitive. You WILL need to read the support page to figure it out.
1. I love the fact that there is now an iPhone/iPad application that contains all the maps at a reasonable price
2. If you have been using mud map or memory map, don't bother. It's the same app with the maps.
3. I will continue to use my normal offroad GPS for some time while using this, but I do already find my self eagerly awaiting OziExplorer app that they are in the process of developing for the additional features I would expect from it. Maybe the future updates on this will include some of them.
Hopefully overtime and updates I will grow to enjoy this much more. Makes me want to go ahead and buy an iPad with GPS instead of just Wifi just to see how much better it would be with the larger screen usage.
If you are planning on touring in a four wheel drive around Australia this is the app for you.
5 star if it was cheaper.
- Hema Maps Pty Ltd
- 1.5 GB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Hema Maps Pty Ltd, Memory-Map Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Victoria Topo Maps $64.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.