Friday, April 27, 2012

Topo Sports HD for Playbook now available.

We are pleased to announce the release of TopoSports HD for Playbook. The app supports all the features that the blackberry phone version of the app supports. In addition to that, for Playbook, in auto follow mode, the map automatically rotates so that its always facing course up.

Here is the link to download the app directly from AppWorld.

TopoSports HD for Playbook, offers fully offline, GPS accurate, high quality Topo maps covering entire USA(Alaska coming soon),  Canada & New Zealand (NEW!!) for outdoor sports enthusiasts - bikers, hikers etc.  The app gives you access to 70000+ quads that cover almost all of USA, Canada & New Zealand. US data is derived from USGS 1:24K DRGs . Canada data is derived from NRCan 1:50K Toporama  DRGs.  New Zealand data is derived from 1:50K DRGs published by LINZ. The app also provides offline access to Geographic Names data for downloaded quads imported from GNIS/NRCan/LINZ.

Here is a complete list of features supported in the app:
  • Download topo maps of any quad  in USA/Canada/New Zealand for offline usage.
    •  Download 1:24K scale maps for US. For Canada & New Zealand the maps have 1:50K scale.
  •  Seamless mosaicing of quads
  •  Distance/Bearing tool
  •  Create custom way points either using your current location or via manual selection.
  •  Geographic names layer for each quad
  •  Pan/zoom/locate yourself
  •  Record GPS tracks
    •  Supports built in GPS. Currently the Recording of GPS tracks works only while Playbook device screen is on/ device is not sleeping.
  •   View tracks overlay
  •   Live track animation
  •  Track analytics/stats
  •   Export tracks in GPX format to SDCard.
  •   Import routes and waypoints from file/web.
  •  Auto Follow mode
    •  The app continuously updates your location on the map in auto follow mode.
    •  The map automatically rotates so that it is always facing course up.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nautical charts app updated with Admiralty charts covering UK waters.

We are pleased to announce an update to Gps Nautical Charts. The new version adds supports for UKHO charts covering UK waters.

The UK version includes fully offline GPS accurate UKHO RNCs® along with POI layers created from UKHO ENCs® covering entire UK (other European regions coming soon). We do special processing to create chart bundles that merge RNC chart data available across multiple scales to a single bundle. The object layers available in equivalent ENCs are also available as layers for the same chart and are searchable.

A complete folio of available charts can be seen here. The UK charts are divided into the following folios for ease of download.

If we have missed out the chart you are looking for, please do let us know.

Topo Sports now has an Import Manager

We are pleased to announce the release of new version (v 8.2) of the TopoSports app. The new version adds support for the following:

  • Import Manager
  • Track /route overlay improvements.
Import Manager

The import manager
lets you import routes and waypoints from GPX and KML files. The Import Manager is accessible from:
  • The homescreen of the app.
  • Via menu from the map screen.

The import manager let you import GPX and KML files that are stored:
  • Locally on the device
  • Remotely over the web: You must know the http url of the GPX or KML file for importing remotely.
We've tried to support most commonly used elements used in GPX and KML files found on the web. The app even tries its best to figure out if the file is compressed and automatically uncompress it before import. If for some reason, the app is unable to handle your file, please contact us by email and we will try our best to support it.

Once the files are imported, they are accessible via the "Imported Routes/Tracks" and "Imported WayPoints" items in the Import Manager. Please note that only imported routes and waypoints are accessible from these items. To view tracks that you've recorded manually, you need to click on the "View Recorded Tracks" item.

Route/Track overlay improvements

With the new version you would notice much smoother route/track overlay paths, compared to the previous versions. Like all our updates, this one is backward compatible.