ExplorOz Traveller

ExplorOz Traveller (with EOTopo maps) is the best GPS/Navigation and mapping app for Australian travellers. Designed for any type of outdoor adventures or travelling, anywhere in Australia. Suitable for urban commuting, caravan touring, motorbike expeditions, remote 4WD exploring, hiking, MTB cycling, and trail running. Full topographic map data including 4WD tracks, POIs, Trek routes, campsites and EOTopo - the best topographic mapping for the whole of Australia. 144K offline - 18K online. On this page you can see demos, video tutorials, FAQ's, troubleshooting support, user manual, and download links.
Created: June 2016
Revised: July 2020
Latest Feedback: July 2020

Download the App Here

The ExplorOz Traveller app can only be purchased and downloaded from the app store as applicable for your device. ie. For Android devices go to the Playstore, for Apple iPads & iPhones go to the App Store, and for Windows 10 devices go to the Windows Store. For your convenience, the buttons below give direct access to the app download page on each store. Only use these buttons/links from the device on which you want to run the app. Alternatively, you can just use the app store icon on your device and search for "ExplorOz Traveller". A full description of the app is given in the store, or you can read more from this webpage - see section headings below.
Get the app now in the Apple App Store
Get it on Google Play
Get it on the Windows Store

How much does it cost?

App: $59.99
Offline Maps: $49.99
TOTAL: $109.98

Optional Live Tracking/12 month ExplorOz Membership Subscription: $29.95 with discount*
GRAND TOTAL: $139.93

Overview & Main Features

TRAVELLER is a mapping & navigation app that uses GPS &/or Location Services for active navigation and tracking. The app can be used for local commuting, cycling, hiking, driving or for longer distance touring such as caravan, motorbike and 4WD expeditions. With full offline capability, including a Tracker, the app has specific relevance for those that enjoy remote outback camping trips.

The app is AU$59.99 - this provides the navigation software and access to online maps for the whole of Australia plus a free offline base map. There's also over 85,000 POIs (Places), and over 185 Treks covering the whole of Australia so this takes out all the hassle of complicated trip planning. Plus you can create your own Places & Treks if you need to.

The app is fully functional online as well as offline however if you intend to use the app in areas where there's no mobile service or you use a Wifi only device then you'll need to purchase the EOTopo offline map licence so you can download the full version of EOTopo offline maps as this enables increased zoom levels in the offline map (up to 1:144,000 map scale). This is purchased in-app OR direct from the ExplorOz website for $49.99.

Main Features:
  • See your current position on map screen as you move
  • Provides active navigation from current position with turn by turn directions to selected POIs
  • Select your mode of travel - Driving, Cycling, Walking or Straight-line
  • Get travel time and distance between each POI
  • Plan a route and save for future use
  • Supports navigation & mapping offline
  • Includes all ExplorOz Places - 90,000 POIs
  • POIs appear on map as icons with symbol for Place Type
  • Click Place icons to see what's there
  • Australia's largest database of POIs specifically for travellers like you - campgrounds, free camps, caravan parks, station-stays, hikes, lookouts, interesting sights, places to visit, shops, fuel, dump points, heritage sites, river crossings, 4WD destinations, aboriginal art sites, and much more. Verified and updated daily with free updates available on demand in-app
  • Also create your own Places in-app or upload GPX waypoints
  • Includes all ExplorOz Treks - 187 pre-planned routes
  • Create your own routes in-app
  • Snail Trail feature included on map screen for backtracking
  • Easy auto-build of Track Logs to keep/share after your journey - no hassles
  • Option to enable Live Active Tracking - via purchase of 12 month Membership - $29.95 after installing app. Family/friends can follow your journey
  • Local Help Desk in Australia available Monday - Friday

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App Demos & Tutorials

System Requirements

Total storage required for the app, including all offline resources and map packs is 4.38GB.
  • Places & Treks database requires 15MB internal storage
  • Comments database (optional) requires 20MB internal storage
  • Permission to use device storage and location services must be accepted for the app to operate correctly
  • Base Offline Map Pack requires 32MB storage (option to use SD)
  • EOTopo 2019 App Version (maps) requires 4.38GB storage in total if all 4 files installed (option to use SD)

Compatible Devices

The ExplorOz Traveller app is built for compatibility with Apple, Android and Windows devices.

Apple

Compatible Apple devices are iPad and iPhone only (not iMac or MacBook). Devices with older iOS software below iOS11 are not compatible with the latest store version. If you have ExplorOz Traveller already on your device you will not be able to update beyond V3.10.0.

Android

Compatible Android devices are Android tablets & Android phones of any make/model with at least the Android OS version 5 (Lollipop) and above.

Windows

Compatible Windows devices are only those running the Windows 10 operating system. For all devices, offline location services is only possible when offline if the device has a GPS receiver (either inbuilt or external). See notes below for GPS Requirements.

App Permissions

When you install the app you will be asked to accept the use of device storage (to enable you to install maps and offline content) and location services (to provide active mapping and navigation).

GPS Requirements

Your device will need a GPS in order to operate the full navigational features and offline services with the app. Most smartphones/tablets will have an inbuilt GPS but if not, you can connect an external GPS receiver (purchase separately).

If you use a Windows 10 device with an external GPS then you MUST ensure that you also configure Windows to detect the GPS unit as a Windows GPS Sensor. This is not possible without installing a tool such as GPS Complete (free download from https://www.gpssensordrivers.com/).

Internet Requirements

You will require an internet connection to purchase/install the app from your app store. You will also require an internet connection to install the offline maps and content, however once installed, internet connection is not required to use the app for active navigation, tracking or planning.

An internet connection is required to perform the following:
  • To refresh/update the offline database content (Data Manager)
  • To install any un-installed offline map packs (Data Manager)
  • To view any of the 3 online map options - Satellite, Streets & path, EOTopo online
  • To view your current server tracking map & tools on the Home Screen (Member only feature)
  • To sync to your account (the app will automatically sync any Private Places/Treks you have created in-app as soon as an internet connection is secured). Photos of Places that you’ve taken using the Capture button will also automatically sync, together with any Comments/Reviews in Places or Treks.
  • To obtain Driving Directions when building a nav plan. The driving time and distance will be calculated using internet based data that stores the conditions for each road. If the points are not routable, try changing mode to Cycle or Walk. Use the SAVE option to keep your nav plan for later use. Saved nav plans are stored in the app as your Private Treks, which can be used offline to provide auto route-guidance.

Support Help

Live Chat is generally available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.30am - 3.30pm. We are located in Perth, Western Australia, which operates on GMT+8 (WST). If we are busy taking other chats, you will be prompted to leave a message. Please do so and we will get back to you asap.
Before contacting us for support, please ensure you have checked the FAQs below.
Any problem READ THIS FIRST
Most problems will be solved via the following:-

1. Check you have the latest version of the app. If your problem is due to a bug in the app, chances are its already been fixed in a newer version that is already available. To check for an update go to the ExplorOz Traveller app listing in the app store you use - an Update button will appear if the store detects your device doesn't have the latest version. DO NOT UNINSTALL

2. Close/Restart app. Some problems resolve themselves with an app reboot but not unless you are doing it properly. If you have an iPad or iPhone you have to double tap the Home button on your device, then swipe up on the ExplorOz Traveller app card to close the app. If you have an Android device, you have to press the button that shows all apps currently open (bottom left on Samsung) and then swipe left or right on the ExplorOz Traveller app to close it. On Windows you use the TaskView button and tap the X in the top right corner. When you re-open the app after it has been properly closed, it gets a reboot and flushes out any lags or potential for operating glitches. DO NOT UNINSTALL

3. Log off/Log on. Some problems resolve themselves if you log off, then log back in. Go to User Account and press the button to Log off. If you have any Log in issues, go to the ExplorOz website and check you can log in there successfully. You can locate a Forgot Password link on the website Login screen, and you can view your password, or change any account details on the website in your online account. DO NOT UNINSTALL

4. Restart your device - ie. power off the device and shut down/restart. Most tablets/phones do not like being left running for long periods of time without a restart and this is a good thing to do periodically as it can clear out cache and flush out any device-related bugs that might be affecting your app performance. DO NOT UNINSTALL

5. If the above does not work please read the FAQ sections listed below for further assistance. DO NOT UNINSTALL
Check your Credentials/Login Error - Password Reset
You can view your full account details and update/change details only on the ExplorOz website. You'll see Login/Sign/Account at the top right of any page of the website (on desktop) or on mobile devices click the head icon.

*If you don't know your password - click LOGIN and then use the FORGOT PASSWORD option. This will send your password to you via email

*If you are automatically logged into the website but can't log into the app, you can view your password in the Account section on the website. Click Account, then Click EDIT ACCOUNT.

*If you plan to enable tracking and want to send the Security Key to your friends/family you can view/change this from your online Account/Edit Account.
Downloading App to extra devices
Purchase of the ExplorOz Traveller app is done using your Google, Apple, and Microsoft accounts. A purchase of the app from either of these stores is independent of the other stores, which means cross-platform licencing is not possible. However, each app store supports family sharing and multiple device downloads so you can download to multiple devices supported by the store you purchase from, but a purchase of the app from one store does not permit a free download from the other stores.

NOTE: map licences are different. You will only ever need 1 EOTopo App Version map licence. Use the same ExplorOz login (User Account) when you open the app and you can then install maps on your multiple devices (includes cross-platform). Maps can only be installed via the Data Manager within the app, they do not work if you try to install an SD card from one device to another device.
Downloading EOTopo on extra devices
If you wish to have EOTopo available on multiple devices (eg. phone, tablet, iPad, laptop) you can do so with only the 1 EOTopo map licence. This licence is linked to your ExplorOz User Account to enable multiple downloads to any device where you are logged in. This can also be useful if setting up a replacement device.

Map files cannot be moved by swapping out SD cards or transferring files off SD card. Map files can only be downloaded directly to the device using the Data Manager section within the ExplorOz Traveller app.

NOTE: You can delete maps and download again as often as required to suit your individual needs.
EOTopo 2019 Licence Update from 2018
The EOTopo 2019 App Version map licence is available to any existing "ExplorOz Traveller Premium Offline Maps" owners at the discounted rate of only $25 BUT ONLY if purchased on the ExplorOz website and ONLY if you enter the promo code EOTOPOAPPUPGRADE in the shopping cart and successfully see this discount applied to your order.

The discount IS NOT offered via the app store. The purchase option in the app will not take you to the ExplorOz website but uses your app store account.

After purchase of the EOTopo 2019 map licence you will see a green tick for the 2019 maps licence shown in your User Account. You will still need to install the maps to your device. This is done in the Data Manager however first you will need to delete all the EOTopo offline maps from your device. You can do this individually using the Data Manager, or you can go into Advanced and press Clear DB Maps for a one-button delete. This is recommended if you have all maps installed. After the 2018 maps are deleted the Data Manager will display the download buttons for each of the 2019 map packs.

IMPORTANT: check you have updated to the latest version of ExplorOz Traveller before attempting to install maps as if you have an older version (below V3.7) your device will not be able to access the 2019 map server. In addition, some older Android devices (ie. below Android 5), will not be able to update the ExplorOz Traveller app beyond V3.1), which means you cannot access the 2019 maps until you get a newer device.
EOTopo Licence Problems
The EOTopo map licence can either be purchased in-app or direct from us for AU$49.99. If the in-app purchase button is not responding, it is likely that there is a problem with your store account. You can bypass the problem by purchasing the licence with your ExplorOz account - simply go here EOTopo 2019. Just ensure that you are logged in with your ExplorOz account. After payment you will be licenced instantly and can commence downloading.

EOTopo Map Viewing or Download Problems
If the download is not working properly, or you see white or blue squares on the mapscreen, it is likely that there are missing map tiles due to an interruption during your map pack download. Check the tile counts for each map pack are as follows.

MAP TILE COUNTS - EOTOPO 2019

Base Pack: 5365
577K Pack: 58804
144K East Pack: 279,265
144K Central Pack: 254,047
144K West Pack: 347,448

If there are any anomalies, you will usually see the message Partially Downloaded and option to Download. Press Download to complete the installation of the missing tiles. If you don't see a Download option, or the Data Manager has frozen, close the app then reboot before trying again. To delete all downloaded map files in one go - go to ADVANCED and press CLEAR DB MAPS. This will reset the downloads for all map packs.

If you have problems with the map when ONLINE - simply zoom the map to refresh a new map tile.
GPS problems with iPads
If you have an iPad without in built GPS you'll need to connect a Bluetooth GPS to get location services when you are offline, AND you'll need to adjust a setting in the App to make the GPS accessible to the app, other wise you will get a message "this device is not supported by this iPad" and your app will continuously disconnect your GPS and prompt you to keep resetting it.

Instructions as follows:-
Go to the app's HOME SCREEN and select - ADVANCED in the settings & about section. Then open up the Geolocation Settings area and select the pausesLocationUpdatesAutomatically and make this setting False by touching the word false.

With this setting changed to False you are effectively turning off a battery saving movement detection feature that is not supported with external GPS units connected to the iOS devices.
GPS Setup on Windows Laptops
The Windows version of the app requires that your GPS is supported in Windows as a Location Sensor. Most Serial/USB or Bluetooth GPS receivers are not automatically configured as Windows sensors so you will have to install another piece of software before the app will detect your location.
Go to https://www.turboirc.com/gps7/ and download this free tool called GPS Complete. You can download and run this product in evaluation mode.

Note: this tool has two options, called Direct & Reverse.

If you only want to use Windows 10 Store apps (eg. ExplorOz Traveller) with the GPS then you only need the Direct product. However, if you need to use the GPS with other programs that aren't apps (such as OziExplorer by D&L Software) then you will also need the Reverse product as well as Direct so download the Bundle. But don't worry these programs are FREE.

Direct connects the GPS to Windows 10 and Reverse then makes another Serial port from the Direct connection. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any further support for this tool as we are not the developer of the GPS Complete software.
Message in Playstore - This app may not be optimised for your device
If you have an Android device and see the message "This app may not be optimsied for your device" you might feel concerned however we have discovered that this message seems to appear occasionally in the Playstore, despite there being no reason for it. If you see this message, you can ignore it and continue to purchase/download/update the app as usual.
Promo Code Problems
If you have previously purchased EOTopo (either the full Raster licence from any past version 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2018, or the 2018 Premium ExplorOz Traveller Offline Maps) then you are entitled to a discounted purchase of the new updated 2019 maps. This discount is only available via the shop on the ExplorOz website.

If you are having problems with codes not being accepted then please check you are using the right code for the product you are purchasing:

EOTOPOAPPUPGRADE - this is the promo code to use when buying the EOTopo 2019 App Version map licence

EOTOPOUPGRADE - this is the promo code to use when buying the EOTopo 2019 Raster Version map licence

After entering the promo code in the field as prompted in the shopping cart, you should press either Tab or Enter and see the discount applied.

If you don't qualify for the discount, the promo code will be rejected. You must be logged into the shop using the same ExplorOz user account that owns the EOTopo licence. The system automatically checks your past purchases on this account to validate your promo code. If the promo code is rejected you do not have a valid past purchase with the user account you are using.
Purchase Problems
For any issues related to the purchase, download, or install of the EXPLOROZ TRAVELLER app you must refer to your app store directly as we do not receive access to any customer accounts or transactions.

We do not have access to check your store purchase transactions as you will be using your Google account, Apple account, or Microsoft account to make the app purchase.

*NOTE: if you purchase the EOTopo map licence in-app, this transaction is also made with your app store account.

Alternatively, you can purchase the EOTopo map licence directly from us by visiting the ExplorOz website and going to our Shop. The EOTopo 2019 App Version map licence is the same price to you whereever you purchase, however buying direct from us means the app store does not take its cut out first.
Security Key
The Security Key is an additional password used when you've set your Tracking to private. By default, each device will use the same password for the Security Key as setup in your Member account. You can view or change the Security Key by going to the ACCOUNT panel (website only) and then clicking VIEW ACCOUNT.
User Manual
The app includes a User Manual in PDF format, however for your convenience you might like to print it from here. See the latest version of the User Manual updated 25th May, 2020 here -

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Licenses

EOTopo 2018 App Version
EOTopo 2019 App Version
Track Logging

My Private Places

My Private Treks

My Trackers

Version & Update History

13 July 2020 - 3.12.2

Updates Applied

  • Corrected timing issue causing Place at Crosshairs to not be in correct position
  • iOS link to Purchase/View membership

15 June 2020 - 3.12.1 (Android)

Updates Applied

  • Corrected In App Purchase problem on User Account screen

18 May 2020 - 3.12.0

Features Added

  • Server auto updating Reference Manuals (User Manual)
  • Tracker Geofence icon shown on Home Screen when within
  • Tracker Post Status (Home & Map) - submit msg and images to server tracking (triggers new Post Status Notification)
  • Tracker notification subscription support

Updates Applied

  • Tracker Stop on Close, Start on Boot added to settings screen
  • Geofence manager moved to User Account page
  • Track Log creation now has Privacy settings (Public/Private)
  • Track Log editing via swipe left on Track Log (Name, Description & Privacy)

9 March 2020 - 3.11.4

Updates Applied

  • ios update to correct filepaths in download manager & photos.

6 March 2020 - 3.11.3

Features Added

  • Installed Push Notification service

Updates Applied

  • Changed Saved Track Logs thumbnails to EOTopo
  • Added accuracy filter to track log exports (Default: 50m)
  • Minor distance adjustment to Turn by Turn notification formula
  • Removed all persistance on Heartbeat positions
  • Login timing issue causing inability to run in-app purchase
  • Online/Offline update to cover off new webview methods
  • Updated GPS Background driver 3.5.1
  • Updated cordova platform to 9.0.0

iOS Support Update

  • This update supports iOS 11 and up only
  • Last supported version for iOS 9 & 10 is 3.11.1

14 February 2020 - 3.11.0

Features Added

  • Track Log Follow system added (Track Log Manager, Map, Data Manager)
  • Fully revised User Manual Feb 2020

Updates Applied

  • Fixed Map screen setting persistence if App closed from Map Screen
  • Fixed Map screen setting persistence if opened via place/trek
  • Moved Snail Trail Clear button on Map Layers Overlays (Map Screen)
  • Corrected Map Layers OverLays Treks On/Off issue on iOS
  • Updated icons to Font Awesome V5, some icons replaced
  • Removed integrated help in favor of PDF based User Manual
  • Adjusted home screen buttons merged Help & About to single button
  • Map screen back button displayed at wrong time (after place/trek)
  • Public Places add Description sometimes would not allow save

iOS Support Update

  • This update maintains support for iOS 9 & 10

6 January 2020 - 3.10.0

Updates Applied

  • iOS Only Reverted update 3.9.11 - Changed WebView to support new online mapping engine
  • Corrected minor offline places image display issue

iOS Support Update

  • Last supported version for iOS 9 & 10, future updates will include support for iOS 11 and above only. This version will be retained in the app store for older device support

21 December 2019 - 3.9.12

Features Added

  • Android Immersive Full Screen mode supported

Updates Applied

  • Changed Tracker URLs for server tracking (eotrackme -> tracker)

17 December 2019 - 3.9.11

Features Added

  • Geofence add/edit to Tracker on Home Screen
  • Added latest PDF User Manual in Help & Instructions

Updates Applied

  • Minor style/colour update on Tracker on Home Screen
  • Click on line not just eye icon for Tracker on Home Screen
  • Changed WebView to support new online mapping engine
  • Changed 'Track Log Manager' to 'Track Logs'

15 November 2019 - 3.9.10

Updates Applied

  • Undo Place and Trek popup clear from map screen as caused Goto problem
  • Adjustment to Private Places sort order setup

12 November 2019 - 3.9.9

Features Added

  • Map Screen set Zoom & GPS Lock left/right via settings (Default: Left)
  • Private places added sort order Distance/Sequence to support ordered GPX uploads

Updates Applied

  • Map Screen, Place & Trek popup cleared on close to ensure details not flashed up incorrectly on next open (slow devices)
  • Fixed Private Places issue where display stopped due to group count
  • Positions Manager changed to Track Log Manager (name change only)
  • Minor connectivity check url update
  • Device 'aid' added to sent Tracker positions

16 October 2019 - 3.9.8

Features Added

  • Tracker - Device Settings & Sharing added to home screen
  • New Social Sharing system installed in Places & Treks
  • Public places now allow edit of description and highlight to add photo
  • Direct access to Deeplink from standard WebLinks

Updates Applied

  • Fixed Place & Trek lists text width on small devices
  • Correction to selecting Treks on Map screen which fixes previous performance issues with trek layer enabled
  • Minor update to some icons
  • Increase size of close button on treks and places popup on map screen

7 October 2019 - 3.9.6

Features Added

  • Ability to select number of odometers 0-3 in settings (default: 1)
  • New option in Goto, "Replace" which will allow you to replace current plan during Goto

Updates Applied

  • Fix part mappack download data persistence
  • Minor update turn by turn timing
  • Map Nav menu change button Update Directions to Re-Calculate

4 October 2019 - 3.9.5

Updates Applied

  • Updated Icon and Splash screens
  • Updated GPS Background driver 3.2.3
  • Fixed failed login message
  • Corrected home screen link for login in track logging
  • New server login process

21 September 2019 - 3.9.4

Updates Applied

  • Updated GPS Background driver and refactor all GPS code
  • Refactor Track Logging Start/Stop
  • Adjusted re-clustering icons < zoom 11 on map screen

4 September 2019 - 3.9.1

Updates Applied

  • Fixed places list in Treks Directions & Things to Do
  • Adjust timing of reclustering icons on map screen

3 September 2019 - 3.9.0

Features Added

  • Live ETA based on VTC forumla shown in Navigation status line

Updates Applied

  • Corrected Turn by Turn close proximity waypoints skipping
  • Reset Walking mode polyline decoding precision

28 August 2019 - 3.8.6

Features Added

  • Odometers x3 now available on Map Screen - Enable/disable via settings (default: On)

Updates Applied

  • Fixed store review link
  • Refactored/Improved position recording for odometers & snailtrail

26 August 2019 - 3.8.5 iOS Only

Updates Applied

  • Removed the word BETA from settings screen items to pass Apple validation

24 August 2019 - 3.8.4

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted GPS failure/permissions routines
  • Corrected non default position format new place error
  • Corrected new place add duplicating description and poi
  • Fixed Advanced DB clear settings update problem
  • Corrected Base download when no offline license purchased
  • Fixed place not appearing on map after addition (recent bug)
  • Adjusted GPS Timestamp checking function to save positions

19 August 2019 - 3.8.3 Windows Only

Updates Applied

  • Corrected no GPS/no Connection system boot up crash
  • Implemented new online/offline detection system

25 July 2019 - 3.8.2

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted Place cluster sizes on zoom 13 and above
  • Corrected issue with Navigation (voice and step skipping)
  • Additional code refactor in Places services (overlays and photos)

11 July 2019 - 3.8.1

Updates Applied

  • Update for place add error in 3.8.0

10 July 2019 - 3.8.0

Updates Applied

  • Full code best practise refactor to support code upgrades
  • Adjustments to Data Manager to help in download issues
  • Corrected Walking mode polyline decoding precision

5 July 2019 - 3.7.4

Updates Applied

  • Corrected issue introduced in 3.7.3 for Private Trek syncing

24 June 2019 - 3.7.3

Updates Applied

  • Refactored download processing to use Native Unzip tool (faster and less memory utilisation)
  • Upgraded database library to 0.10.0

19 June 2019 - 3.7.1

Updates Applied

18 June 2019 - 3.7.0

Features Added

  • Support for online & offline EOTopo 2019

Updates Applied

  • Adjustments to inapp products to support EOTopo 2019 App Version
  • Refactored Android Advanced Maps DB Clear function
  • Implemented timestamp check for position recording
  • Adjusted mobile service online/offline timing 10/30secs

8 May 2019 - 3.6.4

Features Added

  • Ability to open Server Tracking view even if Track Logging not running (must be a track logging user)

Updates Applied

  • Corrected issue with offline photo syncing that caused images to not upload
  • Corrected issue that caused private places to disappear from the map when app started in Map view mode
  • Updated SyncAll function to run regardless of app start page
  • Minor update in app store purchase checking process to correct requesting login

10 April 2019 - 3.6.3

Features Added

  • Added support for Places Youtube video content

Updates Applied

  • Fixed issue with some Place weblinks not referencing the correct URL

21 March 2019 - 3.6.2

Updates Applied

  • Bug fix introduced in 3.6.1 where Goto failed on Treks
  • Map Screen: Implemented marker drag as click trigger to help in popup open
  • Map Screen: Added close button in popup

19 March 2019 - 3.6.1

Updates Applied

  • IOS - Disabled shake gesture which caused Undo Typing dialog to appear
  • Refactored timing of online/offline events
  • Corrected failed login dialog appearing when marginal service restored
  • Map Screen stopped reload of base map when online/offline occurred if offline map was loaded
  • Map Screen disabled press and hold place creation option

31 Janurary 2019 - 3.6.0

Breaking Change

  • Due to Updates on Places and Treks the database MUST be Updated at first boot. A dialog alert has been installed in the app to advise when you first boot after update

Features Added

  • Added support for Private Place Groups including map display filtering, add & edit functions in place edit
  • Visual Prompts added for Navigation Turn by Turn, there is now a visual message put at the top of the screen which displays the turn by turn navigation step. Added new settings for enabled/disabled and display duration (Default Turn By Turn, 10 sec)
  • Added Offline map tiles over zoom to level 16
  • Added Turn By Turn display on the Trek Directions page
  • Added ability to Edit & Delete Places from the Map screen popups, Delete option has double tap confirmation
  • Map Screen, Navigation now has Map Opacity slider to set opacity of background map when in navigation mode
  • New setting Track Up Centre Offset will cause the map to move down when Track Up mode is selected - allows more visible map in the forward direction
  • Map Screen added zoom level to main screen between zoom +- buttons, Number changes to red on over zoom offline tiles

Updates Applied

  • Added support for bi directional Turn by Turn in ExplorOz Treks (currently fully supported on MundAl treks)
  • Modified onscreen messages for Turn by Turn directions calculations
  • Map Screen, Navigation adjusted Delete function to support single delete, with delete mode disabled after each deletion
  • Map Screen, Navigation during turn by turn calculation all other map displays hide to show full route
  • Map Screen, Navigation route line background colour adjust to make it more visible
  • Increased width of content panels in some screens
  • Adjusted the Turn by Turn proximity formula to announce/display prompts earlier at higher speed
  • Adjustment to the Altitude corrections system to only apply corrections when in data service
  • Fixed error on Windows Platform which made settings - colour selections difficult
  • Updated icons on Home, Settings tabs, Places and Treks
  • Rewrite of Map markers system to reduce complexity and improve performance
  • Place delete now checks if Place is used in a Trek and prohibits delete

5 September 2018 - 3.5.2

Features Added

  • New Setting for Map Screen - Crosshairs, supports None, Symbol (previous default), Line, and Always Line. Shown in centre of map screen.
  • New Navigation Screen Setting - Voice Prompt Speed. Allowsadjustment of voice speed used in Basic, & Turn-by-Turn Guidance (Default: 4).
  • Cancel Navigation button added to Home screen when in Nav Mode

Updates Applied

  • Intermittment issue of multiple markers shown on map after adding a new place
  • Added additional POI (Place) types and symbols

4 August 2018 - 3.5.1 (Android)

Updates Applied

  • Due to support issue with Android 4.4.2 we have recompiled to min SDK 21 -Android 5 so support for 3.5.X and above will be Android 5+. Version 3.1.0 will be still offered to Android < 5

1 August 2018 - 3.5.0

Features Added

  • Positions Manager: New system to allow extraction of all positional data to create user treks based on date ranges, In-App access to all saved User Treks with support export to GPX and other formats.
  • Direct link to Server based Track Logging on Home page with SAVE/CLEAR controls in-app. New settings to control auto refresh rate (default 5 mins), Base map type (eotopo, streets & paths or satellite) and visibility of the server map
  • Added Track Logging Geofence display to Map Screen and Server Track Logging Map
  • Map screen Speed/Direction control can be toggled top/bottom, plus initial position setting now in Settings (default bottom)
  • Range Rings now supported on Map screen via settings. Supports 0-5 rings at 250m to 5km between each (default None @ 1km)
  • Map screen now has cross hair in centre when not locked to current position, drop marker button changes to cross hair position when shown or current position when locked
  • All position entry fields now match the setting for position display format (D, DM & DMS)
  • Installed Altitude correction via server call when online updated every 20mins (small green dot will appear on map screen altitude when corrections loaded)

Updates Applied

  • Rebuild of full environment, all core components updated
  • Snail Trail/Locations DB data now added to Track Logging position upload
  • Map screen current position arrow sizeable via settings now supports 5 sizes (None - Huge - default Medium)
  • Added latest POI image sprite (includes dump points)
  • Corrected offline photo viewing problem after offline capture
  • Adjusted login process to ensure login occurs after device goes back online. Adjusted message when a failed auto login occurs if password/email validation fails
  • Fixed issue with Light map controls theme causing some nav control buttons to disappear

22 February 2018 - 3.1.0

Features Added

  • Added Altitude display on map screen - Enable/Disabled in Settings

Updates Applied

  • Refactored the Track Logging Startup (possible timing issues)
  • Implemented correction to eliminate Zero tile download problems

7 February 2018 - 3.0.0

Features Added

Updates Applied

  • EOTopo 2018 online increased zoom from Level 14 to Level 16 (18K)
  • Premium EOTopo Offline Mapset replaced to new 2018 version (requires download)
  • Offline max zoom at 144K increased from Level 13 to Level 14 (ie. 2x magnification overzoom added)
  • Support for BadElf GPS added to Settings (ability to turn off redundant internal GPS drivers when using external GPS receiver)

13 September 2017 - 2.1.0

Features Added

  • Windows 10 Support and availability from the Windows Store

Updates Applied

  • Updates to the Turn-By-Turn guidance formula to increase distance predication and bring voice prompt earlier at speed
  • Refactor all Active GPS systems (Map display, Navigation mode & Track logging) to ensure app stays active and to foreground services
  • Added TrekID to Description panel in Treks
  • Track Logging position reports sent using updated https mode
  • Private Trek edit/create from Map now prompts for overwrite or new

Issues Fixed

  • Route error when multiple treks are added (using Add)

07 July 2017 - 2.0.3

Updates Applied

  • Fixed offline/online auto map switching problem
  • Adjusted database setup during download.

20 June 2017 - 2.0.2

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted text of messages shown during download of maps and data
  • Corrected issue with tile count routine that caused the maps to appear not to be loaded correctly
  • Added back button from Home page to pop up message and allow App close
  • Adjusted Settings - Advanced - DB Clear function to force close the App at completion

16 June 2017 - 2.0.1 Android

Updates Applied

  • The 2.0.0 release has a problem in Android 7 that causes the app to crash on launch. This was caused by a config flag that was installed during the update process. This flag was removed and a new release uploaded to resolve the problem

4 June 2017 - 2.0.0

Major Update

  • Home page update - added settings options and adjust layout for upgraded features
  • Private places now editable within the app
  • Private treks fully sync with online account
  • Private treks now editable within the app
  • Treks driving directions added and used in nav mode routing (driving distance vs straight line)
  • Places and Treks list pages max width set to ensure readability
  • Quick add of new place when adding from Map (no entry required - just click)
  • basic announcements and turn by turn - defaults to Basic
  • Places view enable/disable in the map control/layers panel
  • Treks view enable/disable in the map control/layers panel
  • Current zoom status in the map control/layers panel
  • Attribution on the maps now shows online or offline
  • New setting - Font Size, allows for change to all fonts/buttons used within the app
  • New setting - Status Bar visible, toggles the top line device status bar on/off
  • New setting - Position Display Format with choice of D, DM & DMS this adjusts the shown format on all pages
  • New setting - Show Position in Speed/Heading will turn on a position display in the on map screen Speed and Direction panel
  • New setting - Map colour theme to control buttons and controls colours
  • New setting - Voice Prompts, supports Basic and Turn by Turn
  • Help files updated to support new/changed functions and features

Changes Applied

  • Review system updated to use local copy on initial view and update in the background
  • Main settings moved to new settings database to ensure they do not get removed by the OS during update
  • Map remembers last state and returns to previous view on open
  • Distance displays updated to show metres for close items not decimals of kms
  • Fixed keyboard causing fields to disappear in entry screens

Core Updates

  • Cordova 6.5.0, Geolocation 2.7.2, Purchase 6.1.2, Crosswalk 2.3.0, SQL 0.8.6, TTS 0.2.3

29 Nov 2016 - 1.11.9

Features Added

  • New setting to turn off the current position arrow - if off you get a dot marker on the map provided you have pulse enabled

Updates Applied

  • Addressed issue with place order in treks goto
  • Corrected offline maps database creation routine which caused DB Init errors
  • Updated place popup markers to new standard in Nav map
  • Adjusted layering order of X button in Driving Directions panel

01 Nov 2016 - 1.11.3

Updates Applied

  • Speed & Heading on map screens now resizes based on device screen size
  • iOS 10 caching update that caused West Map loading issues
  • iOS was not updating the Storage Location (Using:) count

Fixes Applied

  • Updates to DB deletion system to support reviews tables and structure changes

20 Oct 2016 - 1.11.2

Updates Added

  • Added Treks Map to show all treks installed on a selectable map
  • Changed map popup style improves performance, information and styling
  • Added Speed and Heading display on maps - show/hide via Settings page
  • Recalculated snail trail updates to force add position at turns and increase straight line distance (better accuracy)

Fixes Installed

  • Delete private place from the place description page not working
  • Fixed issue with current position marker not in correct position on rotated map

Core Updates

  • GPS Driver 2.1.2 - implemented watchPosition in activeWatch method

19 Sep 2016 - 1.10.2

Updates Applied

  • Add Direction of travel Up in map views via new three state operation of the GPS lock button (no lock, GPS lock, GPS + compass lock)
  • Fixed issue with displaying incorrect End Place in treks description page when trek initial direction is reversed
  • Installed storage space updates for Android < 5 to find all actual SD devices for install
  • Auto close layer menu on snail trail reset
  • Added help files for offline Comments system

Code Updates

  • Converted Trek pages to ControllerAs syntax
  • Replaced A4Watch with updated Heartbeat change for Android < 5
  • GPS Driver 2.0.10

23 Aug 2016 - V1.10.0 (Android Only)

Features Added

  • Android support for map storage on External SD (reinstall required to change location, due to files structure changes and 4GB limit on SD).

Issues Fixed

  • Problem with GPS driver permissions not registering correctly on some Android versions.
  • Removed GPS driver restart logic due to 2.0.7 changes.

Core Updates

  • GPS Location services updated from 1.7.0 to 2.0.7 SQL Driver services updated to 0.8.1-pre3

8 Aug 2016 - 1.9.3

Updates Applied

  • Added full offline places & treks comments system including all reply/followups, new data manager item + incremental downloads upon opening comments.
  • In-place and in-trek sharing options implemented.
  • Improvements in screen refresh and page switching.
  • Android: Enabled move to SD for the main app (this does not address the maps storage)

Issues Fixed

  • Trek text search not working.
  • Additional rework on in-app purchase system with issues reported on Offline_Map purchase.

29 July 2016 - 1.9.1

Updates Applied

  • Fixes unable to purchase - compatibility problem for some older iPhones/iPad introduced in 1.9.0

Features Added

  • Added prompt for store rating after 5 opens and optional link to ratings from About page

26 July 2016 - 1.9.0

Updates Added

  • Rewrite of places and treks list functions to remove dynamic position tracking improves performance significantly

Fixes Applied

  • Issue identified with Track Logging not starting correctly if not using the home screen as start screen
  • In-App purchase issue causing some users to not register the in-app purchases correctly - EO server V2 implemented.

Core Updates

  • Implementation of more background analytics processes via Branch.io

12 July 2016 - 1.8.15

Features Added

  • Places and Treks list views now support swipe left to enable goto/delete actions
  • Treks goto now asks direction of travel allowing planning in any direction
  • iPad/iPhone added support for multi screen/multi tasking operation
  • Added onHeartbeat 120sec position recording for extended still monitoring in Track Logging

Fixes Installed

  • Corrected snail trail truncation wrong
  • Place photo click/touch opens first image
  • Update to GPS driver launch sequence to eliminate possible timing clash

6 July 2016 - 1.8.11

Features Added

  • - NearBy places tab added to place page display
  • Related treks added to place information page

Updates Applied

  • Issue identified in map pack download where incorrect (out of storage space) message was shown even if pack was installed.
  • Place photo view caused crash if photos > 30
  • Minor rework of in app purchase to ensure correct multi device usage

Core Updates

  • Upgraded SQL drivers to use sqlite-evcore-extbuild version - Speed and stability improvements

1 July 2016 - 1.8.8

Updates Applied

  • Issue identified in map pack download where incorrect (out of storage) message was shown even if pack was installed.

29 June 2016 - 1.8.7

Features Added

  • - persisted last 50km snail trail added + line colour option in settings
  • snail trail control added to map layer controls (hide/reset)
  • offline sync of Private Places to allow cross device sync and backup

Updates Applied

  • replaced GPS lock and zoom buttons on map pages to stop touch event pass through as reported from some users
  • minor updates to map download routines to eliminate possible caching issues

Android 4.X Update

  • due to fault in older Android platforms a work around has been installed to ensure Track Logging movements are recorded and sent to the server. These devices cannot use the intelligent movement GPS system and so a timer has been installed to force these positional updates.

Core Updates

  • updated GPS driver to 1.7.0
  • removed Basic Poll system. Now using updated GPS service detection system, this results in a massive battery power saving when not moving

15 June 2016 - 1.8.0

Treks major update

  • Added private treks via save option in navigation map.
  • Adjusted treks list to support tabs with Recent, List & Private views.

Updates Applied

  • Added scale bar to map views - located bottom right.
  • Added new Settings help screen with full details on GPS Timers.
  • Added in page help (? button) links.
  • Added Home icon button to page headers for quick return to home page.
  • Change minimum length of Place Name field when entering new place to 1 character.
  • Heading text and button positions updated on Android.
  • Places list button on map view changed destination from recent to public list.
  • Minor button style updates

12 June 2016 - 1.7.3

Updates Applied

  • Issue where centre on map was not correctly setup on initial map/nav map load
  • Added colour selection for Current & Next Navigational lines and icon pulse in settings
  • Change heading line 2 colour from light-blue/white (bar-calm) to dark-grey/white (bar-dark)
  • This update to both platforms will also bring in the 1.7.2 updates to iOS pushed out to Android which includes support for Location Services< disabled operation

11 June 2016 - 1.7.2 Android

Updates Applied

  • Android random crashes with OutOfMemory errors.
  • Implementation of last know or default location "Alice Springs" if Location Services are disabled.

Updates applied

  • Style adjustments to better support device specific font settings
  • Add ability to change latitude & longitude of new places created via touch & hold or Pin in the map view.

10 June 2016 - 1.6.15

Updates Applied

  • Error Code 6 during map downloads caused by database constraint issue only seen on Android 5 systems.
  • Bug causing Start Screen - Navigation Map to produce a blank screen.

Updates applied

  • Change email link to direct link to the Feedback and FAQ page on the app About screen

10 June 2016 - 1.6.14 Initial Release

First release version of the app published on App Store and Play Store.

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