Explore the rich landscapes around the Grand Canyon and Arizona while you discover Scenic Map, the best 3D topo map for the iPad and iPhone. The vector map data is contained within the app and can be used without an internet connection. Use it in a car, a boat, a plane or while hiking.
Online satellite image overlays add breathtaking detail and realism to the maps (tap preset 2 or 4 when Online Map is enabled). You can use them as you travel to see what is hidden from view at ground level. This takes moving maps to a whole new level. With an in-app purchase you can expand the coverage to the entire world via the Scenic Map online map and cache the data for offline use.
Use the two finger vertical swipe gesture to tilt the map for a 3D view. Scroll like a map or fly like a flight simulator. Enable Joystick Gestures in the Settings menu and then fly around the terrain using a virtual joystick. Prefer only 2D maps? Enable the 2D Map option in the Settings menu.
Scenic Map is simply the best 3D topo map available for a mobile device. You will see incredible detail while scrolling, rotating and zooming perfectly smoothly. You will see every road even if you zoom out to the altitude of a satellite. As you zoom in, you will see every small bump and hollow of the Earth and terrain features as small as ten meters. Unlike old fashioned topo maps, Scenic Map’s roads and trails are up to date thanks to OpenStreetMap.org. It contains polygons for urban areas, shopping malls, an ever growing number of buildings and many other features, The best lake, pond, stream and rivers from the USGS and Canadian public databases are also included.
Tap the GPS center button to begin tracking your location. As you move, you will generate a track file. Tracks can be replayed with video like controls to speed up, slow down, pause, restart or skip to the end. You can display existing tracks while recording another if you want to retrace your route. When online, you can automatically create a route from your current GPS location to any other point on the map. Tracks can be received from or sent to other apps in GPX format. GPS recording stops automatically after you have remained stationary for some time or you can choose to manually stop tracking by tapping on the top track in the Tracks view.
Never before have maps been this customizable. For example, you can turn on or off the roads. You can change the lighting direction or remove terrain shading entirely. You can display contour lines even over satellite images. There are five presets which let you quickly switch between map styles. Use Metric, English or Nautical units and choose one of four different coordinate displays including UTM.
Want to learn more about a map feature? Tap the target icon and center the feature under the compass rose to display its name, type, urban area, county, state, elevation and coordinates. You will also see a bearing line back to your current GPS location or from your location to a selected waypoint. The status bar shows the bearing direction and distance along with the map and GPS elevation, the track length, and your current speed and direction of travel.
In-app documentation is provided in the Help section at the top of the Settings menu. Links are provided in the documentation to detailed coverage maps, tutorial videos, installation guide and blog at ScenicMap.com
Map data © OpenStreetMap and contributors under the Open Database License
Scenic Map supports GPS tracking while the app is in the background.
Caution: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Fixed GPX file import issue
Ratings and Reviews
AWESOME,this app blows me away
AWESOME,this app blows me away I i downloaded and used the GRAND CANYON map and it contained so many obscure little off the beaten path roads that i like to explore.
For example check out JOHNS CANYON ROAD north west of MEXICAN HAT, UTAH this dirt road is in the middle of no where and in some spots is a white knuckle-r to drive it starts out high clearance two wheel drive then ends in 4wd, and here it is in this app start to finish. I was so impressed with the amount of detail , and the topo terrain and shading, that I decide to upgrade to the complete WESTERN STATES map and I was amazed to see that a new road here in south Orange County, Ca. that was just built last year and it is included in the Western states version, (talk about up to date). Yes the app takes a good chunk of memory so i had to delete a bunch of useless & ridiculous apps, videos, music and photos in my IPHONE 3G but but for me it is well worth having all this useful map data & info on the device, and not have to worry about WiFi or a cellular network where i go camping that stuff just doesn't exist. It was well worth the money spent. I use it with an IPHONE 3G paired to a DUAL XGPS 150A Bluetooth receiver , and it screams, the topo terrain renders and transitions from one map area to another is flawless, also the birds eye view with a little bit of angle to put your perspective behind the position cursor is real nice.
It took less than 30 seconds to download over WiFI. My 3G data plan does not allow downloads over 20MBs. That might be the other reviewers issue.
I especially like the two finger map rotation. Really nice and extremely fast rendering engine in this app!
Better than trying to fold those gas station maps back up to fit in the glove compartment
To answer Mark's question, it's 256Mb. Suggest you check your internet connection. Took me about 3 minutes to download and 1 minute to install. After playing with this for a while I'm sure there is more here than most people would ever use. Even on a trip to the Grand Canyon this would give you enough info to make your trip way more enjoyable. All the places that people never get to. Hell, I'm going this spring. See ya there.
- Mark Granger
- 941.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- Copyright © 2010-2019 GrangerFX
- In-App Purchases
- Whole World Map Coverage $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.