Thursday, March 7, 2013

Free iOS App - Scenic Map Grand Canyon

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/scenic-map-grand-canyon/id363698832?mt=8

Explore the rich landscapes around the Grand Canyon and Arizona while you discover Scenic Map, the best 3D topo map for the iPad and iPhone. Do you want to see up to date streets and topo elevation lines at the same time? There is a map for that!

Scroll like a map or fly like a flight simulator. Touch and hold anywhere on the map for two seconds to switch to virtual joystick controls and then fly around the terrain. Prefer a 2D map? Use the standard two finger vertical swipe gesture to tilt the map until you are looking straight down. This is the future of 3D mapping.

Scenic Map is simply the best 3D moving map available for a mobile device. Use it as you drive, fly or hike to show a digital version of the world around you. With its birds eye view you can see what lies beyond your local horizon. Scenic Map works anywhere because all of its data is contained within the app so no internet connection is needed.

As you move, you will generate a track file which you can replay. You can also import GPX tracks generated in other programs and play them. While recording or playing a track, the map will be centered on the current location and rotated towards the direction of travel and rendered in 3D with silky smooth animation. When playing a track, you can speed up, slow down, pause, restart or skip to the end.

Most mobile terrain apps must transfer their maps from servers on the internet. This can be slow in areas with only 2G coverage or completely unavailable in wilderness areas where a map would be most useful. Scenic Map solves this problem by storing all its maps inside the app as vector data and rendering them on your mobile device.

Scenic Map's combination hardware/software 3D map renderer is the first of its kind. It is so fast, it can display every road in a city the size of Los Angeles while animating in real time. While most mapping apps hide smaller roads as you zoom out, Scenic Map can display every road at every zoom level. This is helpful when you are exploring an area with few roads because you can zoom out and see all the roads, not just the major highways.

Scenic Map can store more than 1/3rd of the country in a single app because it uses its own map compression technology. The detail contained in the maps is simply stunning. You can zoom in until small terrain features only a few meters in height can be easily seen. You can zoom out until entire states are visible.

Never before have maps been this customizable. For example, you can turn on or off the roads. You can change the lighting direction or remove terrain shading entirely. You can display contour lines. You can even step through the months and watch the seasons change. Preset

Want to learn more about a map feature? Click the target icon to display its name, feature type, urban area, state, elevation and coordinates. You will also see a bearing line back to your current GPS location or from your location to a selected waypoint. The status will display the bearing direction and distance along with the map and GPS elevation, the track length, and your current speed and direction of travel.

Scenic Map Grand Canyon covers northern and central Arizona and parts of Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

If you enjoy Scenic Map Grand Canyon, imagine how fun it will be to explore the rest of the country. Available now:
Scenic Map Western USA
Scenic Map Central USA
Scenic Map Eastern USA
Scenic Map Alaska
Collect them all!