“MapOut saves the day by using a simple interface to draw routes, and check out elevation profiles… I’m pretty blown away by its capabilities.” – Alee from cyclingabout.com
Offline map covering the whole world for iPhone and iPad. Almost as beautiful as a paper map - only more versatile.
- For hikers: With an easy-to-read representation of the terrain, even in the furthest corners without internet
- For cyclists: With cycling route network, speed and distance display
- For city travelers: City maps with tourist information
- For the connoisseur: Simply beautiful map to look at
3D tilt view
- Tilt the device in any direction to get a better impression of the terrain. More information on https://mapout.app.
- Search for places, streets, mountains, etc. No internet connection required.
- MapOut is based on the OpenStreetMap project, the “Wikipedia of Maps” - you can make corrections and additions yourself on OpenStreetMap.org. The latest maps are delivered with periodic updates.
- Download the regions of your choice - the maps can now be displayed without an internet connection (offline map).
- Drawing: Draw your own routes and waypoints directly on the map. Retouch existing tours and imported GPX files or let them directly snap to the road network.
- Import: With a free “MapOut.me” account you can send directions by email to your device. GPS-Tours can be found as gpx or kml files on many websites with tips for hiking or biking (e.g. on www.gpsies.com)
Record: Take recordings of your own tours and share them with friends.
Information: Quick overview of each tour - length, altitude change, map section and route profile
- Fast map display (hardware accelerated)
- Step-free zoom, always a pixel-perfect map
- Topographical map with contour lines and shading
- Selectable overlays: Bike/hike/ski routes, sightseeing, public transport
Find all answers to your questions in our user manual: https://mapout.app/manual
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright)
- various bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I think after 10 years of using iOS, this is the first app I have reviewed. I have several tools I use for navigating while hiking and biking, but there are several standout features of MapOut.
First, offline maps are a must, and the OpenStreetMaps are pretty good, and include topography and many trails/paths in addition to roads. Second, .GPX import works very well, and routes are easily named and organized. Graphs for elevation of the route are clear. Third, the method of creating new routes is genius. Double clicking sets the start point, and then you drag over map features (roads, trails, etc) to draw the route. The app snaps the route to known features, but also allows for “off trail” routes. Very intuitive and fast. Finally, a feature that I have always wanted, is you can set a start end end point on a particular route, and it overlays mileage and elevation from that point. So, for example, on a multi-day trip you can set the day’s starting point and have all statistics begin at that point.
Really great offline features
I purchased this because nothing else really worked well for areas where there is spotty cell reception. I do a lot of backcountry trail runs and typically use something like Strava or Google Maps in offline mode for general geolocation. Strava doesn’t work without a cell signal, and frequently tries to close the app that I’ve had open, at which point the route is gone is cell signal is unavailable. Google Maps offline is just not really very good at all, not detailed enough, though it does show your spot on a map.
MapOut is 100% offline downloadable with detailed trails and extra abilities like creating routes beforehand. It is extreme reliable and is really a panacea for mapping with little cell signal. The maps are so detailed, sometimes I pull it up inside the city to find new trails or routes. It reminds me of those dedicated Garmin Explorer GPS devices. MapOut is very cool, and very worth the money.
Money well spent
I purchased this app mainly for its feature of allowing me to draw routes (called tours). I find this indispensable when hiking in the wilderness. Before I depart, I will plan the route by drawing different tours. The app very helpfully places mile markers on my route and includes inclination information to help me decide. When I'm out in the wilderness without cell reception, I won't get lost at an unsigned junction because I can simply open the app and check my current location overlaid with the drawn tour. I used to just guess where I am on a map and have deviated from my planned route for a few times. That doesn't happen any more with this app!
To be sure, there are unnecessary gimmicks like the 3D tilt, but I understand those features might be unnecessary for me but necessary for others, and they don't get in the way.
Overall, I consider the $5 I spent very worthwhile.
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- Valnova GmbH
- 76.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2013 Valnova GmbH
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.