offline international maps for ipad?

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  1. falsecathedrals, Apr 7, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011

    falsecathedrals macrumors member

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    I am doing geology fieldwork in Agrentina in a month and I was thinking about getting an iPad for the GPS integrated maps, but I wasn't sure if there were any apps out there that had detailed international maps for remote regions (something like google earth but able to work off the network). I have been looking a few apps on my iphone like Gaia GPS but I can't access their map store without buying the app. Galileo supposedly lets you create maps but they recently lost support for google (which would have been most useful). Topo maps would also be nice.

    Does anyone here know of any other apps out there that I might be able to get some good maps of Argentina for or even load my own maps?

    Thanks!
     
  2. falsecathedrals thread starter macrumors member

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    It turns out that Gaia (both free and paid versions) have international topo maps, but you have to change the map source to cloudmade instead of mytopo. Not sure about the coverage everywhere, but its got all the remote regions of Argentina and the ability to save maps for offline use, which is what I wanted.

    Just thought I would update this in case anyone else was looking.
     
  3. crantik macrumors newbie

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    If you're talking about Galileo Offline Maps (both for iPhone/iPad) - it still allows importing offline maps (incuding google maps, google earth etc) created within the "mobile atlas creator" program (see attachment).

    Hint: you should download that desktop software directly from galileo' site:
    for Mac
    for Windows
     

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  4. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how suitable it would be, but I use motionx gps ( http://news.motionx.com/category/motionx-gps/ ) for offline maps. I use this for hiking in the UK, downloading the maps before I head out. It supports google + bing, but only openstreetmap ( http://www.openstreetmap.org/ ) and opencyclemap ( http://www.opencyclemap.org/ ) can be used offline. Opencyclemap is more useful, as that has detailed terrain.

    The good side is that it's very cheap, and the maps are free. The bad side is that map coverage isn't great in all places. The other good side is that you can look at the maps on the websites without buying the app :)
     
  5. crantik macrumors newbie

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    in this case galileo offline maps app also wins: it originally supports 11 map sources each tailored to a particular purpose (tourism/walking, driving, cycling etc) for free and caches all viewed areas for using them offline later.
     

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