BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS

BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS

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Download topo maps for an offline outdoor navigator! Use your phone or tablet as an offroad topo mapping handheld GPS with the bestselling outdoor navigation app for Android! Explore beyond cell coverage for hiking and other recreation.

Download topo maps for the US and many other countries in advance, so you won't need cell coverage for navigation. Use storage memory for maps.

Use GPS waypoints from GPX or KML files, or enter your own coordinates using longitude/latitude, UTM, MGRS, or grid reference. Using GOTO makes a waypoint a locus for navigation.

This uses many publicly available map sources as free downloads. Some additional content available as an in app purchase:
-Accuterra Topo Map Source for $19.99/year. This can be purchased and used with or in instead of the free sources.
-Digital Globe Subscription allows offline storage of high res satellite imagery for much of the world.
- Boundary maps for 12 western states from the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) Overlay for topo maps valued by hunters.
-GMU boundaries in some states
-Lake Contours in several states.
-Content from US TrailMaps including:
-ATV, Whitewater, and Equestrian Trail Maps

See the menu under More-> "Purchasing AddOns". They can be shown on top of topo maps.

You may try the DEMO version to make sure you like the maps in your country.

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.
You can create your own maps with Mobile Atlas Creator, or specify a custom tile server. Built in sources include:
OpenStreetMaps from MapQuest
OpenCycleMaps showing terrain worldwide
US Topo Maps from Caltopo and the USGS
USTopo: Aerial Photography with markup.
Canada Topo Maps from Toporama
Marine maps: NOAA RNC Nautical Charts (coastal)
USGS Color Aerial photography
Topographic Maps of Spain and Italy
Topo maps of New Zealand
Japan GSI maps.
Many of the above sources are generally free to use.

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

Use as a geocaching navigator by getting a pocket query as GPX.

Besides geocaching, use GPS for recording tracks and GPS waypoints on your trip, all the while tracking your GPS quest on topographic maps. It may replace your Garmin handheld GPS.

Here are some of the outdoor GPS activities BackCountry Navigator has been used for:
As a hiking GPS both on hiking trails and off trail.
Camping trips to find that perfect camping site or the way back to camp with GPS.
Hunting trips for hunting wild game in rugged areas.
Doing recon for a hunt or as your hunting GPS
Fishing: make it your fishing GPS.
Search and Rescue (SAR).
Trekking the Pacific Crest trail or other long term hiking.
Kayak and canoe treks on inland lakes and streams or marine, coastal waters.
Backpacker trips: using topo maps of wilderness areas and national forests for navigation on trails with the GPS in your rucksack or backpack.
Snow sports including snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing.

Find your own ways to have fun in the outdoors. Be a maverick by venturing beyond cell service boundaries with your GPS. Become a pro at navigation with GPS for the outdoors.

BackCountry Navigator has been on WM devices and preloaded on the Trimble Nomad outdoor rugged device. This Android version is more flexible, featured, and fun. Create a memory with maps.

For a one time fee, this a great addition to the outdoor gear you bought at Cabelas, REI, or another outdoor store. Many have found the Android GPS in a phone or tablet to substitute for a Garmin GPS or Magellan GPS, such as the Garmin GPS units Montana, Etrex, or Oregon. Android can be your handheld GPS.

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Recently changed in this version

New server tokens for Accuterra - prevents seeing Xs instead of map tiles.

Server changes for hikbikemap of Germany.

Addons include Accuterra map source, Digital Globe Subscription GMUs of various states. SnowMobile trail maps, ATV, Equestrian, Birding, and Whitewater trail maps, and BLM Land Boundary Maps of 12 western states.

Comments and ratings for BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS
  • (72 stars)

    by John Montgomery on 03/12/2014

    I feel like a beta tester trying to use this app with the accuterra subscription. In order to get the huge accuterra maps on your removable drive you must root your android phone and fix a script file. I tried the B.C.N workaround to this issue but the downloaded accuterra maps were corrupt. (It takes MANY HOURS to download accuterra maps). I rooted my phone and gave back country navigator root ac

  • (72 stars)

    by j. bernal on 02/12/2014

    Compass no longer works after update. Uninstalled and reinstalled but it didn't fix the issue.

  • (72 stars)

    by Qin Zhu on 30/11/2014

    Used it on TMB, Hadrian's wall, various hikes in Hudson Valley. Has all the essential features for long distance hikes. Great integration with everytrail website. Works great with Samsung device and LG g2. Testing it on Sony Xperia now.

  • (72 stars)

    by Mary Antonetti on 29/11/2014

    I have a Polaris RZR 800S and we go out in the boondocks alot and need a premimum GPS and ToPo in order to navagate our way around and get back to the truck safetly,...this app works for us and I recomend it to others.

  • (72 stars)

    by David Kennedy on 27/11/2014

    Backcountry navigator is the most important app on my tab3. I use it with offline maps for fishing and tramping (hiking) in New Zealand. A cool thing you can't do with a paper map- make a waypoint at the exact place you turn off a ridge, or get to some critical navigation feature. Take a photo, and associate that photo with the waypoint. Makes it much easier to describe a route to your friends, an

  • (72 stars)

    by Alan Ray on 26/11/2014

    I tried about 8 different hiking app's the last few years. Yours is the best. You're the winner.

  • (72 stars)

    by Jeremy P on 26/11/2014

    App is awesome. Super useful. Compass rotation stopped working after upgrade to Android 5.0. I downloaded a compass only app to verify and it works fine. I checked all my compass and rotation settings but nothing fixed the issue. Request you restore compass functionally as its critical to navigation. *Update* I removed and reinstalled the app again and it is now working.