I’ve been evaluating a mobile navigation app for the past few months called Topo Maps+ (IOS only) that lets you print maps and routes to wireless printers without having to go through a computer or an internet portal to print them.
Many people have stopped buying computers and laptops and only have mobile phones, so this is a great feature to include in a mobile navigation app. Plus you always want to carry a paper map with you so you have one if your mobile phone runs out of power or dies. Wouldn’t it be nice if it matched the one on your phone?
While Topo Maps+ isn’t as polished as GaiaGPS, it’s a pretty good navigation app and I recommend you check it out. It has lots of excellent maps bundled with it, so you can get many different views of the same area you intend to hike. You can download map tiles for offline use when you don’t have cell network connectivity, and you can record tracks and publish routes.
I’ll do a more complete review of Topo Maps+ in the future, but wanted to alert you to the printing feature, which I think is pretty useful.
Disclosure: Topo Maps+ provided the author with a free app license for help in beta testing this app.
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