Topo Maps+

Topo Maps+ for Pc

  • Category: Navigation
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-11
  • Current version: 5.2.1
  • File size: 142.87 MB
  • Developer: Glacier Peak Studios LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Topo Maps+ on your Windows PC

Download Topo Maps+ for Windows: Topo Maps+ is an Navigation App, developed by Glacier Peak Studios LLC. The Navigation App was officially released 2013-07-30. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Glacier Peak Studios LLC, with the latest current version being 5.2.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-11. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 3,751 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Topo Maps+ on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Topo Maps+ on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Topo Maps+ for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Topo Maps+ in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Topo Maps+ application icon. A window of Topo Maps+ will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Topo Maps+ icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Topo Maps+

Developer Description

Plan, Download, Print/Share, Use Offline! BY backpackers FOR backpackers. This free app is fully functional with additional premium options for the serious backpacker. Downloaded, high resolution maps are still available for use even after your subscription expires! Using a power optimized GPS mode, Topo Maps+ saves on battery life for long-lasting offline access to GPS tools deep in the backcountry. Topo Maps+ offers both subscription (no auto-renew) access to premium maps & features as well as the ability to purchase individual maps from National Geographic and Canada’s Backroad Mapbooks. With Topo Maps+ you can: *Plan your next hike *Download maps for offline access *Print high quality custom maps *Record your track PLAN * Download maps for use offline. * Easily trace routes to find approximate distance between locations. * Add waypoints to maps. * Print, email or share maps * Trace over a trail on a topo map and then visualize that trail with the MapBox terrain and satellite maps. *View you current location on a topo map even when you are days from the nearest the cell tower. * Use the GPS and compass on your iPhone to see your current location and to align the map with the direction you are looking even without an internet connection. DOWNLOAD MAPS Easily download USGS, US Forest Service, MapBox, NRCAN/GEOBC, Thunderforest, Satellite maps and MORE, so you can use the maps offline while deep in the backcountry. MAPS * Detailed USGS 7.5 minute topo maps for the USA. USGS topo maps are the ultimate map for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. They have the details you need while in the backcountry. * Detailed USGS 7.5 minute topo maps with stunning relief shading for the USA. This makes the USGS topo maps much easier to read and use. * NRCAN/GEOBC topo maps for southern and western Canada. * Thunderforest outdoor map has contour lines, trail, and outdoor features for the whole world. * Glacier Topo map has world wide hiking and biking trails. * MapBox Terrain is a beautiful elevation and land-use layer for the entire world, visualizing hills and elevation contour lines. * MapBox Satellite offers highly-detailed imagery for the whole world. * MapBox Street map is an ideal map for urban use and getting to the trail head. * New Zealand Topo Maps from LINZ. * US NOAA Marine Maps * Partial US National Park Visitor Maps * Partial US Forest Service Maps * NeoTreks (with Pro) * Natural Atlas (with PRO) PRINT/SHARE * Custom Maps not constrained to quadrants * Include your routes, waypoints, elevations and more. Share your custom maps with your party or leave one behind for loved ones to know where you will be * Share routes, trips, and waypoints with your friends. Share custom map images * Save your routes, trips, and waypoints into categories * Export routes, trips, and waypoints to KML & GPX files to use in other apps. Import routes and waypoints from KML or GPX files. Photo overlay (with Pro) - automatically tag photo waypoints Always take a hard copy map with you! SUBSCRIPTION LEVELS FREE: Download Maps, Sync Data, Folders, Trace Routes, Elevation Profiles, Waypoints, Record Hikes, Print Maps, Export Data, Import Data, Share Data Map Pass: everything above plus high resolution downloads Pro: Everything above plus the Natural Atlas and Neo Treks maps, Larger area Downloads, Progress Along Trail, Trail Segments, Custom Routes, Photo Overlays, Map Overlays, Grid Overlays, Data Overlays, Edit Tracks, & Routes, Regions APPLE WATCH View your offline maps and current location just by glancing down at your wrist. You no longer need to pull your iPhone out of your bag to check your position. CLOUD Sync your routes, trips, subscriptions, and waypoints between all of your iOS devices.

App Reviews

  • Great!

    By M1tchka
    Free version has Offline Downloadable map chunks, decent resolution, and RELIABLE. GPS location compatible. I download the map chunks and use them with google earth when planning my 3-7 day hikes in "real" wilderness with only animal trails and forest service roads. I can use it for alternative routes (paths of least resistance) and emergency locations for rescue and water refill. ALWAYS share your path, and points of interest throughly with someone else, and be realistic. I can hike 4 MPH on clear roads and trails for 12 hours a day... But in the wild your paths are not straight, and the going is not that easy. For safety, I plan for 2 miles a day, and use the rest of the time for food, camp, and water. I don't want anyone fired from their job, hurt, lost, or freaking out wondering about the unknown if something were to happen to me. I'm a professional, and this a a simplified review. If you are confident, you are going to fail. Plan better. This tool helps.
  • Maps are good, but UI is confusing and unnecessarily difficult to use

    By gruntmaster9000
    The topo maps are good, especially the high res maps. However, the GUI of this app needs some cleanup. Everything feels about twice as complicated as it needs to be. During a hike, just accessing the distance traveled and elevation can sometimes be confusing because the view heirarchy is confusing. As another reviewer said, it’s difficult to figure iut if you’re actually using your purchased apps sometimes as well. There are tons of map choices for purchase, but in the end this mind of makes things more complicated for little gain. Now one if my biggest gripes. Zooming in and out is awful! Pinching my fingers only seems to zoom the map like 10% of the time! I have to try over and over again just to zoom in or out, and it’s irritating and exhausting. Why? This app has so much potential, and yet the GUI is just too confusing and zooming is unnecessarily obnoxious.
  • Exactly as advertised!

    By Geoplantagenet Unberto
    I just returned from a week paddling in Quetico Provincial Park, a wilderness canoe area in Ontario, adjacent to the Boundary Waters in MN. In the past, I've relied solely on a compass and map to navigate in Quetico, but this time I wanted a GPS backup (without buying an expensive GPS unit), i.e. a smartphone app. I'd read some positive reviews of Topo Maps +, and contacted them with some questions. I ended up corresponding with Stephen Johnson, founder of Glacier Peak Studios. He patiently walked me through the (simple and intuitive) set up, and guided me on how to download the maps I needed for Quetico into my smartphone, and explained how I could count on the phone's GPS capability even when I had no cell service or wifi in the bush. Bottom line: five or six times last week, I opened the app (in Quetico, in the "middle of nowhere" with absolutely no cell or wifi service of any kind). Within 30 seconds or so, my phone was showing me EXACTLY where I was in high res detail (again, pinpointing my precise location on a particular lake, island, portage, etc.). Worked like a charm every time with no exceptions! Cannot speak highly enough of the app or the support. If there were a six star rating, they'd get it from me!
  • My favorite app

    By cattawissa
    I’ve never written a review before but this app has compelled me. It functions absolutely flawlessly from my phone with no need to sync with computers and all the headache that comes with a GPS unit. The maps have proved to be accurate and the ability to overlay the Topo and satellite is incredibly useful. When I’m out hiking I put the phone in the airplane mode. And only use about 30 to 40% of the battery in a entire day of hiking and navigation. With a small external battery pack in the same pocket of my backpack as my phone I can easily go for five days of navigating as long as I’m not continuing to room for cell service or playing games at night.
  • Not much to say beyond fantastic.

    By hos2000
    I have been using this app for almost two years now and have used it in the USA from coast to coast Hawaii and even in Guam. It has never failed to get me information I need to make it to the trailhead and into the backcountry. There is sometimes a little learning curve to pick the right map city, suburbs or backcountry, but once I’ve made a decision I have never Ben disappointed. I have used this app on Three of New Zealand’s Great walks and several day hikes just inside and out of Aukland. And just recently used it just for grins at the Great Wall outside of Beijing, don’t need a map to follow the Great Wall. My only issue there was lack of gps coverage even with a bad elf plugged into my iPhone 7 Plus. Keep playing with the map because every time I do, I seem to find something else that's new. I’m a tried and true paper map hiker but love this app for the holes in paper map coverage or route changes in my wanderings. Can’t wait to try out the new US Natural Map.
  • GPS and Print

    By BrassCompass
    Always know where you are. With this app you can download your maps to your iPhone and have a printed map from the app. I never worry about my iPhone dying because I have the printed maps. I print them a bit larger so I don’t have to use my glasses. The app lets you customize the size, choose between different maps and even overlay maps to get the look you want. I also use my iPhone to check my navigation skills while using the paper map. The app shows right where you are using its GPS on the trail. Never feel lost again.
  • Great app, involved developer!

    By SWriverstone
    There are a lot of mapping apps out there, and this is definitely one of the best. The mobile app is well-designed by someone who actually spends time in the backcountry, and tight integration with a full-featured desktop app is awesome. Most importantly, the developer Stephen Johnson is highly responsive to user comments & feature suggestions--a couple features I suggested were quickly added to the app in updates--outstanding! $50/year for full access to all high-res maps is totally reasonable, and the recent update to V5 is a big improvement. Thanks Stephen!
  • It really works!!

    By Hokeyhokey
    I recently did a 10 day off-road camping trip to the North Eastern Sierras where I took my jeep into the back country where I knew I would not have a signal of any kind. I preloaded the topographic maps into my cell phone and was amazed at how precise this mapping tool is. It was able to pinpoint my exact location at all times in areas where I would have otherwise needed to rely on a Garmin GPS with birds-eye imaging. Just make sure to download the maps prior to your trip. Amazing App!!
  • Topo maps 👍

    By woodwarddj
    Very nice app for being free. Wish the maps had a little better detail and in my area some of the trails are not updated or the original trails are off a little bit but I have been tracking all the trails myself and manually adding every trail in my area on my phone. I love the app I wish I knew if there was a way to submit this map from my phone to topo maps to get all the trails I have mapped printed out on a copy like 4’x5’ to hang on my way in my garage or at Camp. I recommended this to a few people and they also like the app
  • Awesome App!!

    By WiHunterGuy
    I’ve been using this app for about a year now. I used it last fall on a hunting trip. Marked hunting locations, trails, sign, and all sorts of things. I love the fact that you can pick what kind of map you want to view it on, there are so many options! I also ride horse a lot, and a lot of the time there is no reception in the mountains. So the fact that you can download the maps to your phone ahead of time is great!! I am just using the free version but it still works awesome!