Billybobjimjack's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 8/28/19 2:07 PM
I love the fact it does not need cell coverage to work. I can be in the middle of no where and have this thing show me my location. Far to many people get into the hills and get lost. Then cant even tell the SAR team their location. This turns my cellphone into a mapping GPS without cell coverage. I love it. But know this app is big. Still loving it! 9 June 2019 I have used it deep canyons and it still works.
Utah user001's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 8/28/19 2:07 PM
I’ve read through most of the negative comments, and I think operator error is the cause of most of them. This is still the best topo app overall I’ve found, and it’s offline! To be fair, I find that I don’t use the joystick gestures anymore, but it was a cool idea. And I’d still like to name presets. However, I recently had trouble adding a track from a KML file, and contacted Mark. He offered to convert the file for me! Hows that for customer support?! Are any negative reviewers doing due diligence before blasting the app? Resources are available. Map resolution is high. Even 2 track roads are there. Loads fast on my phone, which is only an IPhone 6. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve used it in several western states now, and haven’t had issues. Satellite overlay is now available when online, which is a)awesome and b) shows continuous improvement. All for 15 bucks. Sorry, but the negative reviewers are irritating me.
Desert traveler's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 3/26/18 2:55 AM
Way to slow rendering maps. Pyrolysis needs work
mtstomper's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
This is a very poor program. In my area there is a lot of incorrect and missing information, so how can I trust any of it. Names are wrong. Street names are wrong. Street locations are wrong. Streams are in wrong place and are labeled wrong. Campgrounds are shown that don't exist. Major trails in National Parks are not shown. Very poor effort and not worth the money. You are better off with a paper map from AAA.
FHF2's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
There is a bit of a learning curve, so plan on spending an hour on the developer's web site playing around and figuring out how to use it. Once you get the hang of it, it's a pretty amazing app. Vacationing in Moab, Utah, I was able to get a really good idea of the terrain we were heading in to; the 3D feature lets you travel right up canyons, spin them around, etc. The fact that the app shows local place names, not just the cities, makes it very easy to know exactly where you might be headed. Two thumbs up! One downside is that the app takes a lot of space on your device; that's how it can work without web access. Even after making room on my phone, the App Store told me I didn't have enough space; I had to restart my 4S before I could do the download.
Mulvaney18's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
A fun map. The 3d rendering could be helpful. I enjoyed looking at it when hiking today. I was looking for an app that would support importing of gpx waypoints. This does not but the developer assured me that it is coming with the next update.
bathsnake's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
This app is easily the best I've used of its type. I use it routinely when backcountry skiing and hiking in the western United States. It is my first choice when planning tours and making adjustments on route. The maps are excellent, clear and well detailed and the UI is intuitive. No need to download maps is great. I discovered it also includes Hawaii which was an unexpected pleasure. Everything you want, nothing you don't. 5/5
Harmless_Dilettante's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
I have been using this app for the past two years. It has continued to improve with several major updates over that time. I love using it while driving (although it is great for hikes as well and I know that pilots love it). I love seeing the terrain rotating as my car winds its way through mountain roads. It's simply icredible. It is the kind of moving map you would expect to see in the movies, not on the dash board of your own car. Several other users report that they don't like the 3D view in the new version. I also like the 2D view some of the time. That's why the program has presets buttons along the bottom of the screen. I can set one to be the 3D view and another to be a 2D view. A simple swipe gesture can tilt the map to whatever angle I want.. Get the map presets setup how you want before you drive and then you will be able to keep your eyes on the road and just tap the presets to switch views. This is not a navigation style map. Those are great if you want directions from point A to point B. You can run multiple maps at the same time and leave the navigation map running in the background while Scenic Map shows you the terrain ahead. You will still hear the voice prompts for upcomming turns. I prefer to have a separate GPS receiver so my iPad can play audio books in the background. Get this app and you will be wondering why all maps can't look this good? Sure Google maps are great but not when you are out of cellular range or have a low bandwidth. This one app covers a vast portion of the country and never uses any valuable wireless data.
Jim Plant's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
I love this little app. It has already come in very handy when I needed a map and I wasn't near a network. Also, because of this app, I finally figured out the elevation at my house.
la kathy's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
Cannot update. Would love to, but the update does not recognize that the app is already using sooooo much space, so it won't download the update at all. I tried updating from my Mac without success. Looks like this app is now dead in the water...or on the lost trail!