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!
ceasarmm's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
I love this app but i will use it more instead of other apps I am using now if they could only make a few changes/improvements: I want to be able to trace my bicycle routes when I get home and save them to my iPad photo, that will make this the best app in the market. Right now I prefer to use another app that I can mark and trace my routes by hand and saved to my photos, post to Facebook or other websites... otherwise the terrain and the ability to navigate is amazing
Tjdmobile's Review of Scenic Map Western UsaReviewed on 11/24/18 12:48 PM
I am an avid hiker and have downloaded just about every app that could display TOPO and Terrain maps that the store had to offer. I have never enjoyed any of the opencycle maps before, but this app really makes them live up to their potential. I have been using this app for a few weeks now and at least here in Idaho, this map is completely accurate (streets are where they should be). The GPS works wonderfully, the maps are detailed and beautiful. I still have to refer back to my delorme TOPO on my UMPC for campsites missing from this package, but 90% of what I need this app serves up. I hope to eventually be able to export waypoints and import GPX tracks, but until then, I will continue to enjoy use of this app. I am about to buy an ipad because of this map app, it's that useful!