What are the best maps to download

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 18:00
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I'm looking for the most detailed and accurate maps to download onto my IPad. they don't need to be topographical but I'm finding the Hema maps (on my HN7) leave a bit to be desired when it comes to detail. Many tracks are not shown whereas they are shown on other devices such as the Magellan Explorist.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 20:29

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 20:29
Hard to beat the maps and navigation offered here with ExplorOz traveller with EOTopo and the Premium map pack. They work beautifully and are my preferred option. I also have Hema maps. Our iPad has GPS ( cellular).
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Reply By: PhilD - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 02:04

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 02:04
Subscribe to Hema Explorer Pro. The detail is excellent, sometimes 1:200m.
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 08:30

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 08:30
Have a look at MapOut. This app covers the whole world down to the scale of walking tracks. Just download the tiles for the areas you need. Storage for all of Australia is 750 Mb.

The size of the device also affects the amount of data displayed. I have used Hema 4WD, Hema Explorer, ExplorOz Traveller and MapOut on an iPhone, 9.7 inch iPad and a 12.9 inch iPad Pro. The iPad Pro shows a lot more detail.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:30

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:30
Just be aware that the mapout maps are osm, but having said that the best thing about mapout is the display , it gives a very good 3d type effect which does help with planning when you are looking for an interesting drive.
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Follow Up By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 13:09

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 13:09
I've looked at a few apps and even paid $99 for the OZTopo App (not worth the $$ imo) and I've got to say that so far PocketEath App on ios is brilliant. I ended up paying $15 for the more detailed offline maps and they are great. I like when I can see POI icons come up on the maps as u drive through.
This may be an option but I haven't seen too many people use or know about it
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Follow Up By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Friday, Feb 01, 2019 at 13:08

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 at 13:08
Thanks RobMac,
will certainly investigate
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Reply By: Jarse - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 13:56

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 13:56
I use Mudmaps. They came with whole of Australia topo’s to smallest scale - 1:25000 for NSW and some other states. It also came with the Hema Maps. I bought it a couple of years ago. One-time cost of $99.00
Dunno whether you can still get them.
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Follow Up By: Brown Hornet - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 23:56

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 23:56
I added Mud Maps Vic topo which are very detailed and compliment m6 Hema Maps. From memory you could download a trial for free?
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Feb 01, 2019 at 14:11

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 at 14:11
There's plenty of free maps below. The problem with all mapping is trying to ensure it's up to date.

In places like W.A., where expansion and upgrading, and continuing development is rampant, you will find many mapping systems are rapidly left behind in the plethora of continual changes.

Mudmaps

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