MapApp NZ South Island displays full topographic maps of New Zealand's South Island.

• Explore the South Island on your iPhone or iPad.
• Find your current location on the map using the built-in GPS.
• Search for place names.

MapApp includes all the map data with the app, so maps can be displayed even when you have no cellular coverage.
The map data is derived from the latest LINZ 1:50000 scale Topo50 series.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Includes the latest Topo50 map updates.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Roby1492 ,

Map app SI

Great app

slammernz ,


Love this app. Used it off-roading and was great to know exactly where we were. And having the maps pre-loaded meant it didn't matter if we had an internet connection or not.

WoodManSays ,

good, simple map app

What it is: a map based on the excellent NZ 1:50,000 topo maps ("infomaps"); and a gps indicator of where you are on that map. Nothing more than this. It is not a track recorder, and not for driving destinations, since it tells you only where you are, right now. It doesn't tell you anything else. It has no menus, and only one button.

I use it when off-road: fishing, tramping, etc and it works well. For me it's a way to avoid buying all of the Survey and Land Information 1:50,000 topo maps. This App's maps are not as sharp as the paper maps that they come from, and there is a limit to how much you can enlarge the map on screen, but it gets large enough to see details like swing bridges (but just barely) and huts. I guess that to go any larger on screen would have rocketed the App size way above the current 1.48 GB.

So, for the price of 2 paper topo maps you get the entire South Island without seams (yeah!). And because cell coverage in NZ is bad, and airtime is expensive, that fact that this works totally without coverage is great. Turn off the iPhone's network data and increase battery time when using this App off-road. Simple, basic, works -- I like it.


Saga Systems Ltd
3 GB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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