Designed and tested on real dirt by outdoor enthusiasts, Topo Maps+ is packed with good planning tools, trustworthy maps, on-trail tools, and tips to enhance YOUR navigational mindset. Topo Maps+ for Mac has the complete feature set to plan your trip and keep you safe in the backcountry.
Take advantage of the larger screen for planning your backpacking trips then sync your trip details over to your iOS device and head out into the backcountry!

‣ Compare maps
‣ Combine overlays to customize your map view
‣ Smart route-building tools
‣ Unlimited waypoints
‣ Print, email or share custom maps and routes

From the Gold Standard of traditional USGS, the backcountry features of the US Forest Service, Satellite Imagery, Land Use, Land Cover, the incredible Natural Atlas, NOAA Marine Maps, Canada’s NRCAN/GEOBC, New Zealand Topo Maps from LINZ.

To amazing worldwide maps from ESRI’s ArcGIS including Topo, Street, and Satellite!

Enhance your maps with custom overlays like:
‣ Worldwide Elevation Heat map - custom color the map based on elevations
‣ US Slope Map - custom shade the map with colors based on slope degrees
‣ Hill Shading

With the iOS companion app you can also have:
‣‣ ON-TRAIL TOOLS (Offline)
‣ View your current location
‣ Record your tracks
‣ Proximity Alerts (notify me when I’m close to a waypoint, trail, or region)
‣ Line of Sight
‣ Progress on Trail
‣ Guide Me to a waypoint
‣ Downloaded elevation data for route-creation on the trail
‣ Photo Waypoints (snap a pic and instantly shows on the map)

‣‣ NAVIGATIONAL MINDSET - helpful tips and tricks for keeping you safe in the backcountry!

For high resolution maps there are both subscription access to premium maps & features as well as the ability to purchase individual maps from National Geographic, Benchmark, and Canada’s Backroad Mapbooks. Purchases (subscription and individual maps) can be used across all your Apple devices. No hidden or extra fees.

Sync your routes, trips, subscriptions, and waypoints between all of your iOS devices.


Free: Sync Data, Elevation Profiles, Waypoints, Export Data, Import Data, Share Data

Annual or Quarterly Pro Subscription: Access to high resolutions maps, premium maps, and advanced features.

Topo Maps+ subscriptions will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the you purchase a subscription. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 6.8

What isn’t?

There are new worldwide maps, new features, and new waypoints!
• AccuTerra Worldwide Outdoor and Topo Maps.
• AccuTerra Wordwide dark map for night time.
• Range Rings from a fixed point.
• Map object multi selection on iPad and Mac with command key (used like lasso selection)
• Emoji waypoints
• One finger zoom (double tap, hold, and then drag)
• Search results now display state and country in addition to the coordinates.
• Game Management overlay added for British Columbia
• Multiple Bugs have been squashed

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Petar ,

The perfect subscription UX!

Never have I seen an app that has been as transparent and honest about it's subscription as this App. Not only did it present a beautiful UX explaining how the 7-day trial worked, they offered to send you a reminder before the trial expires in case you want to cancel and they made cancellation as easy as can be! No looking for it, just straight to the point!

The app is good and has a good UX. It didn't really work out for me personally as I failed to make the trails that I needed for my trip. It's not far from being my perfect hiking app. With a little bit more polishing and improvements I believe it can get there.

Specific concerns:
Map performance is sub-par even on highest end devices.

Route creation tools are not great and I couldn't create my desired route. Maybe I'm just not intelligent enough 🤷‍♂️

Robert from Oregon ,

The best app to use world wide.

I have been using this app for two years and continue to be amazed with the performance and improvements. Not only does it out perform other apps/gps models in the United States, I have had excellent results in the Swiss Alps, the highlands of Scotland, and areas of Northern Ireland.
More important to me is the support. When there has been an issue (as in my trip to Switzerland) I received an immediate response and remedy from the group in Spokane. The issue was minor, but the support terrific. One must realize with such a dynamic evolving program there might be minor issues. The response is always thorough and prompt. Many of the hikers with us in Europe were "wowed" by the performance. I'm looking forward to the new improved "map download" changes. My personal problem is that the program is capable of doing much more--I'm underutilizing it. I recommend the app to anyone leading hikes, going on hikes, or planning hikes.

Developer Response ,

Awesome! Glad to hear it.

Caleb-G ,

Hands-Down The Best Mapping App

The app is responsive, and easy to use and makes a really wonderful planning companion for the excellent iOS app. The array of data that can be configured in the map overlays is the most valuble part, espically with a Pro or Hunt Subscription. I can easily cross-refrence the trusty old USGS quads with newer USFS maps, and the really excellent Natural Atlas. With just a few clicks I can overlay GPS traces of USFS trails and roads, and with the route creation tools, can chain a series of these trails together to create a route for multiple-day backpacking trips.

I have the Hunt subscription for the new private and public land parcel overlays. These are very accurate, and help avoid trespassing in places where fencelines are either non-existant, or way off of the land boundaries. And, I don't need a seperate app and paid subscription to get this data!

The Mac app UI does feel a little odd – I think this is because the Mac App is based on the iPad app. You are using a UI that is optimized for touch on a computer with precision input devices and a full keyboard. But this is a minor niggle, as the UI is better than any of the alternatives.

I've been using this app and the iOS version for years now, and I don't expect that to change. It's great, and the subscriptions are well worth the cost if you do much map-related activities.

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