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New iPhone Map App: The Cartographer 1.4 Provides Better Maps on iOS
      #40624 - 05/12/11 02:03 PM

Looking for a better maps app than Google Maps on your iPhone? A Tasty Pixel today introduced The Cartographer 1.4, the latest version of the customizable Google Maps iOS app. Featured in The Cartographer 1.4 is the ability to sync your routes and area outlines from Google Maps into The Cartographer, a feature that hikers, cyclists and road trippers will love. The mobile tourism experience gets even better with The Cartographer 1.4. The app has already gone well beyond just providing beautified Google Maps. Here is more info:

With The Cartographer you can also plot a cycle route, hiking trail or a road trip on your desktop with Google Maps then use your customized map to navigate in the field.

The Cartographer empowers travelers to:

Collate Travel Research:
* Plan trips on the desktop by plotting vacation ideas, routes and shapes on Google Maps
* Plan with friends and family using the collaboration features

Travel Independently:
* Sync your customized Google Maps with markers, notes, photos and routes with your iPhone. Always know where you're going, without needing to carry bunches of maps and brochures with you
* Avoid data and roaming charges with offline maps

Record Trip Information:
* Drop markers as you travel to remember your adventures, along with photos and notes

Share Trip Information:
* Share your trip with friends and family via email and Twitter

The Cartographer runs on the iPad and iPod touch, but it is not specifically designed for these devices. Pseudo-GPS positioning is available only near some wifi spots. Similarly, positioning on the first generation iPhone is limited to cellular and wifi.

The Cartographer sells for $3.99 on the iTunes App Store:


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