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    NZ Maps App Pro Version

    I have the NZ Maps app on phone.
    Interested in what the Pro version offers,is like to use etc.
    Is it worth the $20subscription?
    Matches dedicated GPS such as Garmin's for navigation.


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    This is my "go to App" for topo maps and I use it quite a bit. I find it works well and I can honestly say I've never had any issues with it.

    Not having used (or needed to use) any other App I can't compare it to other offerings out there, however there are two functions I really like:

    1. The GPS tracking functionality onto the map in use. It's always bang-on and has been helpful a couple of times in flat fog-bound terrain.
    2. The ability to "zoom in" on the map. This is to say you can enlarge the part of the map you're interested in to check detail.

    I have my local area permanently downloaded but if I'm going somewhere new I check out the larger area before I head out and cache the map to the phone memory. I don't use the route-planning function but I guess it could be handy.

    Overall its easy to use and does everything I need it to do. I have been a PRO user for 6 years now and its the most I've ever paid for any APP. Is it worth $20? That's up to you, but when hard copies are almost as expensive per sheet I guess you can justify it.

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    NZ Maps App Pro Version

    Quote Originally Posted by erniec View Post
    I have the NZ Maps app on phone.
    Interested in what the Pro version offers,is like to use etc.
    Is it worth the $20subscription?
    Matches dedicated GPS such as Garmin's for navigation.


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    I donít have any experience with NZ Maps app, but as an alternative you can consider Topo GPS. In app purchase of the Topographic Map for NZ was something like $5. Works just fine for planning and spot checking when out in the bush - provided that you did download the applicable maps to your phone. It can also track your movement as you go along for future reference.


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    Nz topo50 iirc $5 or there abouts for topo maps of the whole island north or south (over a gb of memory) . Uses GPS function on phone OK, haven't played with route planning or way points as have a Garmin that lives in the pack, phone is easy to have in a pocket and a quick check on things
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    I purchased it and the better topo50 and downloaded the whole north island. It works well and has got me out of some confusion before.

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    NZTopo50 is the best 5 dollars I ever spent. Shows DOC-managed (open hunting permit) areas.
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    The pro version is easy better. You can add as many waypoints as you want. Definitely worth it.

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    Thanks guys will try 3 day trial.
    See how it goes.
    Interested to see if you can get track up on map and go to a waypoint.

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    Tracking and waypoints work well.just
    Make sure you zoom into the area on your area on the WiFi before you go bush in

 

 

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