Wanted: A World Map

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MVApple, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to see a program where you have a 3D globe of the world similar to the program Earth3D, but with the added functionality that you can zoom in close enough to see individual countries, their borders and names. The other functionality would be that you can click on the country and get the CIA World Factbook Information, and or also get the information of the country from wikipedia without having to access the internet.

    I know there are many of those in the United States that could really use a program such as this. :D
     
  2. DaveOZ macrumors regular

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    Um, built in google maps not enough for you? Zoom right out and you can see the whole world with countries and states labeled.
     
  3. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I would jump all over something like that. Google Earth for iPhone, oh yeah. Google Maps isn't the same.
     
  4. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I started a thread a few weeks ago saying I was looking for something like this (and still am). I'd go a little farther and ask for the option to drop different color push pins (say blue for countries/states you've visited, red for pending, green/yellow for the missus, etc).
     
  5. Randman macrumors 65816

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  6. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't aware of earthscape, as some reviewers said it looks like earth google on your iphone or ipod touch. Neither this or google maps is exactly what I had in mind though. The biggest problem with these apps is that they require an internet connection, and I have an ipod touch, not an iphone. And i'm not always near a wifi connection.

    I'm not asking for street level view either. I basically want an app that lets me easily look at a world map, search for countries and get information on them when i dont have an internet connection. World Wiki is an app I use, which is the CIA World Factbook and it includes pictures of small maps but they are too small to get an overview of everything.
     

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