As you may be aware, Backroad Mapbooks has recently partnered with a number of the world’s leading mapping apps to make our celebrated topographic maps available through new platforms. One of these apps is Topo Maps+, a worldwide mapping app designed specifically for serious backcountry explorers.

 

Topo Maps+ is compatible with iOS/Apple mobile devices, turning your phone or tablet into a fully-functioning GPS unit. The app makes it easy to download mobile maps for offline use, so you can get reliable GPS tracking and navigation well out of cell or data service. With Topo Maps+, you can view your location on the map, add waypoints, trace new routes, measure distance and elevation change and share your tracks with friends once you are back in service.

 

Backroad Mapbooks’ full range of maps are available for purchase within Topo Maps+ for $24.99 per map bundle and feature all the detail you would expect to find on our maps, including our industry-leading topographic relief and shading, unparalleled road coverage (including rarely-used and remote logging and industry roads), countless trails for hikers, bikers, ATVers, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, paddling routes for canoers and kayakers, campsites and thousands of other recreational points of interest such as boat launches, lighthouses, viewpoints, waterfalls and more.

 

Unique Topo Maps+ Features:

Track Progress

Topo Maps+ features an easy-to-read progress display showing you the elevation profile of your route and where you are located on it, along with distance to waypoints along the trail. This allows you to easily determine whether you are in the best place to take a break, set up camp or keep on pushing.

 

 

Photo Overlays

Topo Maps+ shows you the exact point on the map and which direction you were facing when you took a photo, and photos are easily turned into waypoints. This geotagged photo feature is perfect for marking that scenic viewpoint or campsite.

 

 

Mac Compatible

Ideal for trip planning and sharing your tracks or waypoints with friends, you can view the Topo Maps+ interface on the bigger screen of your Mac, then sync your data with your iPhone or iPad. All of your trip data can be easily organized into folders.

 

Available for Apple Watch

Many of these Topo Maps+ features are available for use on the Apple Watch, including map viewing, trip recording and trip progress, so you have the option of leaving your mobile device at home or in your car.

 

Seamless Map Navigation

Topo Maps+ allows you to integrate adjoining map bundles for seamless navigation between regions, i.e. the Northern BC map bundle and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC map bundle. Check out this link for a video tutorial of how to easily integrate adjoining maps.

 

All of these features and more make Topo Maps+ a great choice for enjoying the cartographic detail and recreational information of the Backroad Mapbooks series on your iOS/Apple device. Whether you are exploring the backcountry on foot, four-wheel drive, horseback, ATV, canoe, kayak, mountain bike or snowmobile, these maps will keep your adventure rolling smoothly.