Planning to spend some time in the outdoors? Getting your hands on a decent navigation app just for the outdoors is not a bad idea. Unfortunately, not all the navigation apps available in the App Store come with a decent topo maps. These 5 iPhone apps provide you with decent topo maps ideal for hiking and backcountry activities:
Offline Topo Maps: one of the better topo maps apps we have tested. It provides you with USGS topo maps, aerial imagery, and OpenStreetMap-based topo/road maps.
MotionX GPS: one of the best GPS apps around. The developers behind this app have a great track record too. You could use it for outdoors navigation and other purposes (cycling, hiking, running, paddle boarding, sailing, and …).
Gaia GPS: more than just a topo maps app, this tool also serves as your GPS tracker. It covers topographic, satellite imagery, and road maps.
Topo Maps: provides you with more than 69k maps covering the United States, Canada, and other areas in this region. You won’t need a network connection to use these maps.
AllTrails: this application provides you with high quality trail guides. You can use this to track your rides and access trails even when you don’t have access to the Internet.
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