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Topo Nomad

Topo Nomad is designed for road trips, camping, hiking, exploration and geographical history. Topographic maps are aligned with the Apple Maps as the background map for easy referencing and intuitive touch navigation.

This software utilizes the latest capabilities of IOS offering the highest performance with fast start up, map rotation, rendering and zoom with unbeatable details and resolution. Map downloads are dispatched in the background so you can continue using the app while new maps concurrently install.

Topo Nomad has a builtin index of over a quarter million U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps describing the topography of every region and island territories of the United States of America. Historical versions date as far back as year 1884. Install a map quad by pressing and holding a point on the reference map and discover the USGS historical maps available at that coordinate and the unique names given to every quad by the cartographers.

The limits don't stop there with just USGS maps. Import "Geospatial PDF" maps from the web, iTunes and email. Many local and national park services offer PDF map downloads from their web sites which automatically install into the Topo Nomad app. And, if you reside outside the USA check with your government services for topographic and aeronautical sectional maps with embedded geospatial metadata.

Cannot find that map you downloaded but know where in the world it is located. Simply zoom out the reference map view and all the topo maps become a colorful violet and partially transparent so you can spot your map. Installed maps are managed in a table format which can be sorted by name, distance, and scale. Multiple versions of the same map can be stacked on top of one another and made visible or hidden using two finger swipes.

Planning a hike somewhere and want to know the distance of your jaunt. Download the map and use the dual mode ruler to measure the path distance and know the answer to "how much farther?"


No need for cellular service to use
GPS location on downloaded topo maps while offline
Find geographic features with geocode search
Waypoints with Augmented Reality finder
Track path GPS recording*
Route paths and distance
Dual mode ruler with orthographic line and path measuring
All maps are free and no in-app purchases nor subscription required
Full app usability while maps download in the background
Displays footprint grid and quadrangle names
Aligns all map datums to WGS84 GPS coordinates
Dynamic map stitching
Cropping of map margins for one big map grid
Automatic map download for your current location
Uses GPS location service to identify your location on a topo map
Miles, Feet, Kilometers, Meters, Nautical Miles units
Latitude and Longitude decimal and minutes seconds coordinate display
Maps are free to download and USGS maps are public domain
Import maps downloaded from the USGS in zip and PDF file formats
Import Geospatial PDF map images via a the web, email attachment & iTunes
MSL elevation for GPS location
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