BackCountry Nav Topo Maps GPS

BackCountry Nav Topo Maps GPS


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Use your Android as an offroad topo mapping GPS with the bestselling outdoor navigation app for Android! Try this DEMO for 21 days to see if it is right for you.

Use offline topo maps and GPS on hike trails without cell service! The GPS in your Android phone can get its position from satellites, and you don’t have to rely on your data plan to get maps. Have more fun and safe GPS adventures in the backcountry.

Preload FREE offline topo maps, aerial photos, and road maps on your storage memory, so they are ready when you need them.

Add custom GPS waypoints in longitude and latitude, UTM or MGRS grid reference. Import GPS waypoints from GPX files. Choose icons for waypoints much like in MapSource. (This app uses the WGS84 datum, NAD27 is available in settings).

Use GPS for hunting a waypoint or geocache, for recording tracks and GPS waypoints on your trip, all the while tracking your quest on topographic maps.

About topo (topographic) maps: Topo maps show terrain through color and contours, and are useful for navigation offroad. Topo maps and GPS can be used for hiking, hunting, kayaking, snowshoeing, & backpacker trails.
The app has many built in map sources and allows you to create your own maps with Mobile Atlas Creator. Built in sources include:
OpenStreetMaps and NASA landsat data worldwide.
OpenCyle Maps are topo maps that show terrain worldwide.
USGS Color Aerial photography.
Topographic Maps of Spain and Italy.
Outdoor maps of Germany and Austria
Topo maps of New Zealand

Here are some of the outdoor GPS activities BackCountry Navigator has been used for:
Hiking both on hiking trails and off trail.
Camping, to find the perfect camping site or the way back to camp.
Hunting trips for hunting wild game in rugged areas, including recon for the hunt.
Bait fishing or fly fishing with a buddy.
Search and Rescue (SAR) with GPS.
Kayak and canoe trips on inland lakes and streams or marine, coastal waters.
Backpacker trips: using topo maps of wilderness areas and national forests to navigate on trails with the GPS.
Snow adventures including snowmobiling, skiing (alpine or cross country) and snowshoeing. Create a memory. Map it out.

This a great addition to the outdoor gear you bought at Cabelas, REI, or another outdoor store. Your android phone could substitute for a Garmin or Magellan outdoor handheld GPS! You storage has memory for maps.

Find your own ways to have fun in the outdoors. Be a maverick by venturing into new territory beyond cell service boundaries. Become a pro at navigation with GPS.
BackCountry Navigator has been previously available on WM devices and preloaded on the Trimble Nomad outdoor rugged device. This Android version is more flexible, featured, and fun.

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Recently changed in this version

This DEMO is an ad sponsored trial. Figure out if this app will work for your device, country, and activity.
Buy BackCountry Navigator PRO for only $11.99 one time fee.

Layers Menu Revision and fixes.
Style changes for Material/Lollipop - still in progress.
Sponsors for extended demo time.

Addons available with the PRO version include AccuTerra map source, BLM Boundary Maps, and GMU boundaries of many states.

Comments and ratings for BackCountry Nav Topo Maps GPS
  • (43 stars)

    by Ferdie Wiese on 22/02/2015

    I understand that. I paid for the app, I even got the invoice, but no app...when I want to install it wants me to pay again.?

  • (43 stars)

    by Jennifer Louie on 21/02/2015

    I've taken this app hiking and climbing throughout the Pacific Northwest of the States, and have always found the app a joy to use. I've taken it hiking in Scotland and was pleasantly surprised to find the OSM maps as one of the sources. Great job!

  • (43 stars)

    by Bobby Parks on 20/02/2015

    waste of time to down load

  • (43 stars)

    by Heather Burge on 16/02/2015

    Trialled this app using OpenCycleMaps and had no hesitation in buying the full version. Used the full version in conjunction with Google Maps on a Galaxy 4S to navigate almost flawlessly on a recent trip through the Middle East and Eastern Europe

  • (43 stars)

    by Mark Vale on 12/02/2015

    Very slow loading. Kept jumping to Mid West America. Somewhat inconvenient when I am in British Midlands.

  • (43 stars)

    by Rick Lowe on 08/02/2015

    Great tool where there is no cell service.

  • (43 stars)

    by Matt Green on 01/02/2015

    I do have a question. Using it on my Samsung Tab and Phone. Looking at buying the Garmin Glo unit which is a bluetooth GPS receiver that recives both the USA and Russian GPS signals and sends them to a blutooth enabled device. This will help save the battery on the Samsung devices and allow for a much better GPS signal than the chip set in the phone and tab. Do you know if this will work with

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