Your iPhone or iPad becomes a superb GPS receiver with New Zealand and Australia topo maps, even where there is no cell signal!
Headed into the wilderness? Always know where you're going, where you are, and where you've been. The highest quality track recording, the best route navigation, and the most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available tramping app. No sign-up, ads, subscription or in-app purchase required, making this less expensive, less hassle & more privacy respecting than the “free” or subscription apps.
Use for tramping, biking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, hiking, trekking, skiing, hunting, camping, sightseeing & 4WD exploring.
TRACKS, WAYPOINTS & ROUTES
Record a track as you walk, even in the background. View it on the map. Trip Timer & Odometer.
Show an elevation graph of your track or a route with altitude data. View date, time, average speed, and % grade of track points. Find the area inside a closed path.
Mark waypoints by their position on a map, by tapping a geotagged photo, by projecting from a known point, or by searching place names including huts. Choose from a selection of waypoint icons. Refine a waypoint position when you arrive.
Set a quick GoTo waypoint or a full route & see the heading, direction, distance, elevation change & Estimated Time of Arrival at your destination & intermediate waypoints along the trail.
Create routes using waypoints, recorded tracks, or imported GPX, KML or TCX files. Advanced route editing.
Export GPX & KML waypoint, route & track files via eMail, Messages, Copy To, AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or the Mac Finder.
Send KML files to display immediately in Google Earth.
View and share the sun and moon position and rise & set times for any time and any place on earth.
NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR TOPO MAPS
Official Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) 50K & 250K scale maps, including NZ off-shore islands.
Official Geoscience Australia 250K scale maps. (No smaller scale maps for Australia).
Stitches beautiful richly detailed high resolution offline topographic map images for seamless coverage across map boundaries.
Store a few maps or all maps for both countries to use anytime in the wilderness without cell service. Maps from our server have a shorter download time and use less of your monthly data allotment.
Includes map legends.
Print and Share map images overlaid with waypoints, routes & tracks.
Measure distance between any two points.
USE THE UNITS YOU PREFER
Kilometers, Miles, or Nautical Miles. Meters or Feet.
Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, UTM, or NZTM2000 grid.
°True or °Magnetic.
Tap Help in the App.
Online Manual on iHikeGPS.com/nz
Follow on Twitter: @iHikeGPS
Email developer: lwjames@iHikeGPS.com
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“This app saved my life! * * * * *
This app was downloaded, while lost in the Kaimai Ranges. GPS quickly located position, app quickly (ish) downloaded the relevant NZ topo map. From there easily identified position on the map. Outcome, life saved. And my mates who by this stage was getting all girly about it all. Best app ever!!!” - Jk9624 on the UK App Store
“I have used your ihike app for many years tramping in NZ. It is fantastic and absolutely the best off line navigation app out there.” - Paul, a internationally-known documentary film maker in Wanaka, New Zealand
No device requires a cellular data plan to use iHikeGPS NZ.
Recommended: the iPhone 4S or later, & the 4th or later generation iPads with WiFi+Cellular support full navigation.
Usable: the iPad 2 & 3rd gen iPad with WiFi+Cellular support everything except for map stitching.
The WiFi-only iPad 2 & later, and the iPod touch (5th gen) & later require an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver to show your location in the wilderness and to record tracks. View maps using the iOS device alone.
Your dream of tramping adventures reaches new heights with iHike GPS NZ!
I use iHikeGPS NZ on trails daily. I'm continually improving it so it will be even more useful! With this version you can view and share a sun & moon Azimuth/Elevation plot and rise & set times for any date and time and for any place on earth.
What's new in iHikeGPS NZ compared with other available New Zealand topo map apps?
• You don't just see waypoints and routes displayed on the map, you can actually do real navigation to those waypoints and along those routes. You get information such as Estimated Time of Arrival, current bearing, and remaining distance and elevation gain to your intermediate and final destinations.
• You can view an elevation graph of your tracks and your routes with waypoints shown on it.
• You can create, import, edit, and navigate on both routes based on a recorded or imported path, and routes based on a series of waypoints.
• There is never any confusion over what maps you have available offline for use when you don't have an Internet connection. They are clearly listed and shown on an overview map.
• iHikeGPS NZ' s code size is kept very small by efficient programming so in an emergency, you can download it easily even over a weak cell connection.
• Includes topo maps for Australia with no additional charge.
• Check the App Privacy section. We don't know who you are when you are using iHikeGPS NZ. We never send your current location or your recorded track to our servers. Hence we cannot and don't use your location data. We cannot and don't provide your location data to anyone else. Many other mapping apps do profit from using your location data in ways that do not keep it private.
Ratings and Reviews
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- James Associates Inc.
- 13.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2021 James Associates Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.