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TopoPointUSA iPhone App Provides Live Topographic Maps

Are you into GeoCaching or just Hiking in general? TopoPointUSA may just be the iPhone App for you! Today, Ebranta released the first GPS enabled cell phone application for displaying United States Geological Survey (USGS) high resolution topographic map images and your GPS position whether you are online or not!

USGS topographic maps contain the highest detail of any map suitable for wilderness travel within in the United States. Detailed map features can include USGS survey markers, minor pack trails, creeks, springs, wells, alpine/vegetation area boundaries, and backcountry campsites. Even abandoned structures or mining equipment are commonly found on these maps. Topographic contour resolution can be as high as 20 feet, or even 5 meters in flatter areas.

These USGS maps are available for the entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Offline Map availability
Simply download maps of your choice directly to TopoPointUSA’s Map Case before departing the cellular data service area or WiFi connection. Your maps will be available anywhere and viewable in the main screen! TopoPointUSA eliminates the need for a computer to usher map data between the Internet and your iPhone. The map name is chosen by the user and displayed on the main screen when in use. To browse a saved map in the main screen, just select it in the map list and return to the main TopoPointUSA screen.

  • Scrolling map with current GPS or browse location display.
As your GPS position changes the map will automatically track in the direction you are traveling. Manually scrolling away from your current location invokes browse mode. Pressing the ‘locate’ button resumes tracking of the current GPS position.

  • Automatic offline or online operation.
When located within a cellular data service area or connected to WiFi, TopoPointUSA will automatically download and display map images for your current or browse location. When offline, TopoPointUSA will automatically display stored maps in the main screen. When in locate mode, the GPS position indicator will automatically display your position on offline saved maps in the main screen.

  • GPS Position with accuracy and map scale information.
TopoPointUSA features an innovative GPS position indicator with integrated radial map scale and GPS accuracy information. Scale and GPS altitude can be displayed in English or Metric units.

  • Powerful Browsing capabilities with position display.
TopoPointUSA also includes advanced browsing capabilities. Detailed Latitude and Longitude coordinates are displayed when browsing map images away from your current location. A precise browse position indicator with map scale is also displayed when browsing.

  • Fully featured Waypoint capabilities.
TopoPointUSA creates Waypoints with a single main screen button press. Current GPS location or browse location is recorded by simply tapping the coordinate display text button in the bottom toolbar. Waypoints can also be entered manually. UTM coordinate and creation time are also recorded for each Waypoint. GPS altitude is recorded for Waypoints created with GPS position. Waypoints are stored in user definable Waypoint Sets and can be emailed via the iPhone’s mail application if a user account is set up on the iPhone.

Purchase: Apple Store for $9.99