ExplorOz Traveller has earned its reputation as the most popular GPS mapping app for people that love touring, camping, and exploring and is suitable for all on-road and 4x4 adventures, no matter where you go in Australia.
The app includes maps, trek plans, & POIs but also allows you to add more with support to download the very latest 2019 EOTopo maps for the whole of Australia to expand the offline map zoom to enjoy offline mapping at 144K scale (Australia's most detailed offline map complete with campsites, roads, and 4WD tracks).
App users can also create new POIs as required for navigation or to share, and there is support for GPX waypoint import.
App includes a Snail Trail feature (to display the path you have travelled on the map screen). This assists with backtracking if you get lost. If you want to enable Live Track Logging (creates a map on the ExplorOz website for family/friends to follow your journey as you travel, then sign up for Membership).
Maps are included for the whole of Australia. The app features a simple option to view/switch maps from 3 different sources:
1. EOTopo maps are available both online and offline*
2. Streets & Paths maps - online only
3. Satellite maps - online only
The map screen will automatically switch to display the offline map when service is disconnected.
The app provides active navigation without the need for internet but requires GPS. The Base Map offline offers Level 9 (overzoom to 10) so if you require additional zoom for more detail offline you will need to purchase/download the EOTopo offline map pack. This will allow you to download the 577K Australia map (provides Level 11, with Level 12 overzoom) PLUS the 144K map packs (144K East, 144K Central, 144K West) for max detail on Level 13 (with Levels 14-16 overzoom).
If you don’t have an EOTopo license, the only offline map you will have access to is the Base Map - max zoom Level 9. This base map covers the whole of Australia at a scale of 1:2.3 million and is intended purely to allow a basic offline operation and basic overview map of Australia without detailed zoom.
The EOTopo 2019 map licence is an additional AU $49.99. Maps can be stored to SD card via selection of storage location in the Data Manager before download. EOTopo 2019 requires 4.38GB storage.
TREK NOTES & PLACES
The app includes the full set of 187 Australia-wide ExplorOz Trek Notes. These provide detailed preparation information, driving directions for the route, POIs along the route with suggestions for where to stay, things to see. Includes all the iconic routes such as Simpson Desert, Cape York, Tanami Track, Birdsville Track, Canning Stock Route, Gibb River Road and more. Also included is the full set of verified ExplorOz Places, which appear on the map as overlay markers showing camps, roadhouses, POIs etc.
Turn-turn driving directions can be built in the app for Place to Place navigation but only whilst you have an online connection. Once you put more than 1 Place in your nav plan, you will be able to SAVE. Your saved plan becomes stored in the TREKS section of the app as a Private Trek. You can open your Private Treks when offline to enjoy use of the turn-by-turn directions for offline navigation following your planned route.
You can activate the Snail Trail feature as an overlay feature in the map. This draws a line on your map showing the path you travel. The Snail Trail will continue to record and display until you clear it.
This is a background feature that operates when the app is running and tracking is enabled. No internet is required. Position data is collected in real-time and stored in your device. When your device is online, position data is synced to your online account. This allows family/friends to view your tracking map as you travel.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.