Australian Geology Travel Maps is a phone app that operates offline in the field (ie. without a connection to the internet) and delivers interactive geology-terrain maps, old mine workings, gem, gold and metal locations, quarries and geophysical imagery.
For prospectors working in Western Australia, there is a 'WA prospector' subscription providing a tenements live/pending map, a gold deposits map, both updated regularly with DMIRS data , and a graticular blocks map for working with 40E permit areas.
Gold maps are available for Queensland, NSW & Victoria. These include tenements, and are updated monthly.
Tap on a geology map, and information about the geology at that location is displayed. The geology, terrain, roads, rivers, lakes, towns, rural localities, contours, national parks, forestry reserves, indigenous reserves, and bush-walking tracks for the entire Australian continent are shown on the maps.
The app can talk to you as you are driving, informing you about the geology whenever there is a change. This is very effective at familiarising you with the geology in an area - try out this feature with a simple geology map during your trial period.
In addition to simple (GA 1:1 million) geology travel maps, there are detailed geology maps for all states - Western Australia (1:100k & 1:500k), New South Wales (varying merged scales), South Australia (1:100k), Queensland (1:100k & 1:250k), Northern Territory (1:500k) Tasmania (1:25k & 1:250k), and Victoria (1:50k & 1:250k) - using the best available data from the state geological surveys.
Resource overlays are available for every state. Depending on the state, this includes information on the location of metals, minerals, gems, building stone and quarries.
You can download total magnetic intensity images for all of the states, and overlay these as transparencies above the geology maps.
There is offline information about the history of the earth, supplied by Geoscience Australia, and there are also photographic examples of rock features and the landscapes associated with the various types of rocks.
The app has a yearly subscription-based licensing scheme, but on subscribing for the first time, there is an automatic 1-week free trial, giving you plenty of time to check this app out in the field before committing to a purchase. Note that the one subscription enables you to run the app on all your Android phones and tablets. It is useful to have it installed on a tablet for a better overall map-viewing experience, as well as your phone to give you the portability and convenience in the field. Alternatively, you might choose to use a small tablet in the field.
Note also that the system uses advanced features provided by Google Play Services and on many phones this will require updating before the maps will display - this happens semi-automatically - but please be patient - it can take 5-10 minutes for the update to download and install. If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to send us an email - we are happy to help.
When in the field, please PUT YOUR PHONE INTO FLIGHT MODE. This greatly extends your phone's battery life.