S.Kuss's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Highly Recommended. These Apps replace pretty much any paper maps you may currently carry. Both Streets and Topographic information are here (based on OpenStreetMap.org), plus the fact that you don't need any connection to view them, make this just the thing for the traveler/hiker. I started with the free Grand Canyon App, then bought the Eastern set soon after. I now have the Western set and will get the Central States set soon. Other than iBird, this is the most expensive App I own, and have found it to be well worth the money. Just compare the $ to any paper atlas. I have a Wi-Fi only iPad. I guess this App will track your location with the 3G/GPS unit, which I'm sure would be excellent. I am considering (much to my wife's dismay) trading up just for this App. Yes, this is a rather nasty download(1 gb+);don't even think of trying it with Wi-Fi. Get it via iTunes. While waiting for the download, make a quick read of the manual/blog/bugs on the developer's web page.
Klackityklick's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Love the app and it comes in handy but I would prefer being able to easily drop a pin instead of using these unsightly stars.
Pterion34's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
It's neat to be able to visualize an area to hike but when you zoom in to a 100 acre lot or so, it blurs badly. It would be awesome to zoom in better. As we all know, the land may look fairly decent from afar. The current zoom level is good for mountain climbers. I need to better visualize gullies, inclines and such.
BAR112's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
After paying $10 for maps east, it doesn't even compare to Google Maps (which is free) and shows a local neighborhood road incorrectly. Buyer beware!
macified's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Just tried 1st time with about a short hike. Tracked well. Maybe I missed it, but would be nice to have more detail available for a Track, such as elevation change, speed..etc. Also it seems you need to "play" the track to see it. Be nice just to get an overview of the track on a single screen. Maybe these are available and I just haven't figured it out. Should be inst manual on the iTunes app site.
tsdevine's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
This is exactly what I've been looking for...looks incredible on the iPhone 4. Great details, landmarks, etc. Well worth the $$
AllanFromm's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Am using with Pad 3G. These excellent maps are downloaded to your iPad and therefore don't depend on an Internet connection. Now you can tell what is below or near by when traveling. They must have been designed by a traveler because they show a lot of real good information most other maps don't like names of bodies of water and historical markers, etc. For the "wish list": would be nice if program could let you draw line / flight path between two cities, even if destination is not on map so you could get an idea of starting point to figure out where you are on map.
bat21*187's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Rather than using your imagination to read topo sas many of us have done for decades, this app allows you to feel like you are in a valley or on a peak. Excellent app.
Prairie GPS's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Used this fine application on a road trip this week along I-90 from NW PA to Chicago. I was driving through some of the most featureless landscape in the US, but I was amazed at the topographic detail shown on the map. I had no idea how many river valleys and lakes I had been driving by all these years. Consumer TomTom and Garmins are great for telling you how long it will be until you get there, but there is nothing like looking overhead from ten miles above, having the whole map rotate around your current location in 3D as you drive along. Yes, this app is relatively expensive compared to Angry Birds, but it's only half the price of a one-State gazetteer paper atlas and contains a lot more information on many States. I use a Dual XGPS150A bluetooth GPS (highly recommended) with a second-generation iPod Touch. The Dual GPS pulls in about 11 satellites at once and is much more accurate than my TomTom or my wife's iPhone. The Scenic Map App never bogged down on this old iPod, even while driving through Chicago, which has an incredible amount of detail. I would love to see how it works on one of the new iPads.
salomomp's Review of Scenic Map Eastern UsaReviewed on 9/24/19 2:08 PM
Pretty AND pretty USELESS. No help; interface not very intuitive; colossal absence of major roads - e.g. US 95 not even shown ! You will get more value from a $10 bill by making it a paper airplane and sailing out a window. I would give it a zero if I could.