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Download official National Park Service maps and USGS topos on your IOS devices for GPS** and offline use!
NP Maps app offers 150 NPS park, recreation area, monument and preserve maps for download and 60,000+ official U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps covering all of the USA and Island Territories.*
Have maps anytime, anywhere, for your travels to all parks in the USA. Because many of these wilderness regions have no data service, download maps while online so you can enjoy using this app as it was intended: no internet connection.
Logical and intuitive to use. Maps are geospatially integrated with Apple Maps for a familiar interface. An visual catalog of map footprints indexes an extensive library covering all the USA for you to select maps to install all with a simple touch along your planned route of travel.
Purchase a subscription for unlimited map downloading. A subscription stops ads and doesn't auto-renew. The first few map download are complementary.
• Downloads from a library of over 67,000 maps from NPS, USGS, US Forest service.
• Full rendering high resolution maps
• Shows your current GPS location & elevation**
• Powerful geocode search of worldwide geographic features (online)
• Waypoints with AR finder
• Route path creation
• Track path GPS location recording**
• Ruler with line + path measuring
• Full app use while maps download
• Footprint index with quadrangle names
• Multi-datum coordinates
• Automatic map download for location
• Statute, Nautical, Feet, Meter and km
• MGRS, UTM and geodetic Latitude and Longitude coordinates.
• Import and GPX files (and KML place marks)
• Integrated help manual
• Email and SMS text waypoints, tracks and routes as GPX, with subscription purchase.
Some park maps available for download,
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Gates of the Arctic
Great Sand Dunes
Great Smoky Mountains
Point Reyes National Seashore
Sequoia and Kings Canyons
National Recreation Areas:
Big South Fork Nat. River
Boston Harbor Islands
Santa Monica Mountains
Canyon De Chelly
Craters of the Moon
Grand Canyon - Parashant
Mount Saint Helens
Organ Pipe Cactus
National Preserves & Reserves:
Catoctin Mountain Park
City of Rocks
National Historical Parks:
Brown v. Board of Education
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania
San Antonio Missions
National Seashores, Lakeshores and Scenic Rivers:
New River Gorge
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Nat. Parkways & Trails:
Blue Ridge Parkway
George Wash. Mem. Parkway
Potomac Heritage Nat. Scenic Tr.
* Not preloaded with maps. WiFi recommended. Downloading queue does cap at around 25 maps.
** Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Location feature may not function on iPod and wifi-only iPad devices without GPS hardware.
• Improvements for Track & Routes.
• Reference map has an OFF mode for reducing network data use; stops the fetch of image tiles from Apple map server.
• The home button arrow no longer points with true North unless user has manually rotated the map.
Ratings and Reviews
Play with it at home first
Great overall. There’s not much of a guide how to use it, but play around with it before you leave and you’ll be fine. The price is a good value. I used gps + maps to find distances and used the topo maps to get a sense of what was ahead. It made my trip at glacier national park go smoothly.
I can add my own PDF maps!
At trailhead they have Qcodes for maps this app can copy in
What’s not to like.
As a self proclaimed explorer…. I absolutely love this app.
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- Delcartes LLC
- 53.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2015-2019 Delcartes LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.