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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: $2.99

Category: Navigation

Updated: May 21, 2012

Version: 1.2

Size: 7.7 MB

Seller: Abe Heckenbach

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(11 Ratings)

All Versions

(24 Ratings)

PocketEarth Maps & Guides by GeoMagik LLC

PocketEarth Maps & Guides Screenshots


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PocketEarth is the ultimate travel tool Comprehensive worldwide maps and travel guides Works completely offline Great when abroad, NO data roaming charges All data FREE, no in-app purchases Online routing and much more!


Detailed interactive worldwide maps! More than 100,000 places, completely free!
Access your maps online and offline! Saves on data roaming costs!
Tap the map for quick info about current place!
Find out about thousands of interesting places, hotels, restaurants, bars, tourist sites, even metro & bus stops and lines - even search for streets offline!
Detailed Travel Guides from on more than 20,000 places!
More than 100,000 Wikipedia articles!
Online Routing with driving directions. Save your routes for offline use!
Mark your own locations with pins and use them to create routes!
Online street address look-up for creating routes, pins, or just browsing the map!
Create your own favorites lists (maps, POI, routes)!
Map rotation modes: rotate the map to compass north or rotate to heading (course)!
Bicyclist Map inspired by!
GPS track recording lets you see what route you took! Great for road trips, bike trips, and off road! Export to GPX for use in other software!

High resolution support for Retina display giving crisp, beautiful maps! The fastest and most beautiful map app on the App Store!
Available in English, Spanish, French, and German for all Apple devices running iOS 4.3 and later!

...and much more - so try it out!

How's it Work?

Just select the cities, regions, or even entire countries you want to download, and it will be available for offline use, complete with information on thousands of POIs (Points of Interest), and travel guides and Wikipedia articles.

To do this we utilize open data from,,,, and and compress and package it in a format optimized for mobile devices. PocketEarth renders beautiful vector maps in real-time using our OpenGL ES based MagikEngine technology. So unlike other map apps which only download pre-rendered images (map tiles), our maps are only a fraction of the size, and you can better control the appearance of the map with different style sheets and data layers.

To learn more about PocketEarth or the community driven open data sources that we use, please visit our website.

Please Note:
1. Using the GPS features of this app can significantly affect battery life. Only leave GPS enabled when you need to use it. You can also control the GPS accuracy in the settings screen of our app to help reduce battery drain.
2. This app does a one time per version anonymous registration to our server. This sends only very basic information such as language and iOS version to help us better improve our app. We do *NOT* track your usage or collect any personal information.
3. This app uses open map data from, please visit their website to check the map detail for specific regions.

What's New in Version 1.2

We are excited to bring you PocketEarth v1.2 a major upgrade that offers the following enhancements and new features:
• Improved iPad experience and full support for the new iPad Retina screen
• Search Enhancements:
  ★ Online street address look-up for creating routes, pins, or just browsing the map
  ★ Offline local search area can be extended up to a radius of 64km
• Routing Enhancements:
  ★ Transportation mode: 3 different modes to choose for a route - Car, Bicycle, Foot
  ★ New option to directly create a route point using the pin button
  ★ Use current location directly as start point for routing when in GPS mode
• GPS Enhancements:
  ★ Map rotation modes: rotate the map to compass north or rotate to heading (course)
  ★ Info bar with speed, altitude, and heading
  ★ Recenter button resumes movement tracking after panning away
  ★ GPX export for recorded GPS tracks, listings, pins, and routes
• New BETA Feature:
  ★ More than 100,000 Wikipedia articles in each of 4 supported languages
• And Much More:
  ★ Automatic map and guides update checking
  ★ Smaller map downloads
  ★ Pins automatically show nearest street address
  ★ Spanish language support
  ★ Visual improvements on the maps:
    ☆ Country and region names on low zoom maps
    ☆ House numbers on high zoom maps
    ☆ Improved text layout, shields (road numbers), and added missing lakes and parks
    ☆ Improved Cycle maps
  ★ Reorganized settings screen and help, added a contact section and a more detailed Data Cache section
  ★ Re-engineered data management and update system
  ★ New country flags, continent, and POI category graphics
  ★ Fixed bug which prevented downloads in certain rare cases
  ★ Other bug fixes

PLEASE NOTE: Due to major changes in this version, this update will run through the setup wizard again. All of your saved places and routes will be automatically re-downloaded. Please make sure you are on a WiFi connection when upgrading to this version to facilitate this process. You can enable WikiTravel Guides and Wikipedia Articles in the Settings > Data Cache screen.

PocketEarth v1.1 includes the following enhancements and new features:
• Visual highlighting of Favorite POIs on the map
• Local area POI/street browser with search
• GPS track recording
• Onscreen compass and scale bar
• Routes and route destinations can be renamed
• Drag and drop route destination points, route will automatically recalculate on server
• Transliteration into latin alphabet
• Even better rendering performance (40-60% faster)
• Fixed missing polygons, building POI icons, better OSM multi-poly relation support
• Various bug fixes and greater stability

Customer Reviews

Best Offline Maps App (5 stars)
This is the best offline maps App I have found yet. It lets you go EVERYWHERE. You aren't confined to some small area around a city. You can zoom out as far as you want. When online you can move the map to any place and the maps are downloaded automatically! You don't have to first find the maps in some list like many other apps I have used. It also lets you download entire countries and cities very easily. The wikipedia feature is in

LOTS of features and fast! (5 stars)
This is definitely the fastest map app I've seen, and the visual quality and detail of the maps is very good. Its also loaded with features. Great value.

Best offline maps (5 stars)
Best app I have found for traveling the world. Very smooth rendering and easy to use points of interest, searching, and routing. I have bought several offline maps and this far exceeds the performance and functionality of any others.

Wish it had a feature to automatically download an entire country or region vs scrolling to the areas you want.

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