MapApp Topo for all Nordic countries
MapApp Topo is now available for outdoor enthusiasts in all Nordic countries!
MapApp Topo is an Android app with high resolution topographic maps. It’s the perfect choice for anyone interested in hiking, mountainbiking, kayaking, and hunting, just to mention a few examples. MapApp Topo has features for showing current location and compass bearing but can also record points of interest and paths as well as exporting them. It also contains a very useful measurement tool.
Now, there is a full coverage of topographic maps for all of Scandinavia. WinguSoft AB, owned by the brothers Peter and Kristian Jaksch, has released a new version of MapApp Topo with maps for Denmark and Finland. Previously, Sweden and Norway has been included. – A big advantage is that the maps for Sweden and Norway are seamless across the country border, says Peter. This makes it a lot easier to plan cross-border hikes. Other existing solutions does not offer this possibility.
There has been a lot of improvements since the app was launched in the beginning of the year. – We have listened to our users and added much of the requested functionality, says Peter.
The map data comes from the national land survey of the respective countries. The standard scale of the maps is 1:50 000 (1:100 000 for some parts of the mountain range in Sweden). For Denmark, maps in scale 1:25 000 are offered, something that gives a significantly improved resolution. – We hope to be able to offer this scale as the new standard in the future since we now have the ability to create our own maps from raw data, says Kristian.
MapApp Topo can be downloaded for free on Google Play. For each country included in MapApp Topo there is a free overview map in scale 1:1000 000. Within the overview map, high resolution topographical map tiles can be purchased. The price for a 25 x 25 km map tile is ~2 EUR (depending on currency changes).
Future plans include continued expansion in Europe and the ability to create groups of users who can see each other’s positions, which can be useful for example when coordinating search and rescue activities.