December 9, 2014 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Gleisweiler, Germany - movingworld today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Maps 3D PRO - GPS Tracks for Bike, Hike, Ski & Outdoor 4.0, a major update to their navigation system app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. To mark the 4th anniversary of Maps 3D, the app has been completely redesigned, rebuilt, and relaunched as Maps 3D PRO.
Ideal for hikers, runners, cyclists, and anyone who enjoys exploring the great outdoors, Maps 3D PRO is a global navigation tool that uses GPS to provide searchable maps. Maps 3D PRO provides orientation with online or offline access and users can download maps in advance to display them when there is no signal to be had. There are 11 different maps sourced from NASA elevation scans, USGS Topographic Maps, and OpenStreetMap (OSM) available for download. These maps can be viewed in either 2D or 3D formats. The 3D format can be especially useful to individuals exploring terrain who require additional information about elevations or altitudes.
"There's plenty of choice when it comes to mapping apps these days," says Outdoors Magic. "But Maps 3D from German developer movingworld is a bit different in that it shows your track and position on three-dimensional mapping making it much easier to visualise the terrain around you." He adds, "...the 3D reproduction of our local hills is uncanny." (30 May 2012)
* Newly designed and fully interactive User Interface
* 2D and 3D map views
* 11 types of maps
* Well structured menu
* Brand new routing tool able to scroll through set markers and redefine them
* Data view with improved readability
* New position marker that always orients and points in travel direction
* New waypoint tool activated by gesture controls
* Marked tour start and end points
* Ability to import GPX tracks
* Display any item directly in map from lists of maps, tracks, and waypoints
* Ability to load maps in advance and use them offline
* Record routes by GPS with all coordinates and exact elevations logged
* Plan routes with up to 20 route points
* Displays distance traveled & current and average speeds
* 3D terrain and trip planning
* Based on NASA scans and OSM
* Ability to load trips via iTunes, EveryTrail, email, URL or Dropbox
* Share recorded tracks via email, Facebook and Twitter
Boasting over 1 million users worldwide, Maps 3D PRO is an interactive app, with all maps responding to gesture controls. A compass and a blue arrow displayed on the map always points in the direction the user is traveling. The waypoint system provided by Maps 3D PRO keeps users from straying from their planned route. Data analysis of the route can also be opened directly from the map to be viewed or saved.
In Version 4.0, Maps 3D PRO includes a new routing tool. This allows users to scroll through already set markers and redefine them. Users can also record routes by GPS with the tachometer tool. The tachometer features offers a wealth of information including:
* Latitude and longitude coordinates
* Ability to record distance, current and average speed, and duration of a track
* Slope, ascent, and descent
* Visualization of track recording
* Distance, remaining ascent and descent, and duration to destination
"Maps 3D by movingworld is a fantastic GPS app meant for anyone who does outdoor activities," says Rebecca, staff reviewer with AppPicker. "This app is recommended for any horseback rider, cyclist, hiker, geocache fan, or anyone who goes off the beaten path for outdoor activity. I'm a runner and love to hike. I use a lot of trails and bike paths and this app is really going to be helpful for me this coming outdoor season." (16 Apr 2013)
The newly designed user interface of Maps 3D PRO indicates a new philosophy of usage. The map takes center stage and everything else appears on top of it. Lists for maps, tracks, and waypoints are easily accessible from the Menu and can be used to show any item directly on the map. Maps 3D PRO is also fully integrated with social media so users can share their recorded tracks through Facebook, Twitter, or email. Users can also import GPX tracks and load trips via iTunes, EveryTrail, email, URL. or Dropbox.
"If you're a fan of biking, hiking, or running, then Maps 3D PRO is the ideal app designed for planning your outdoor adventure." says Moritz Gaupp of movingworld. "Whereas other mapping apps are primarily designed for cities and roads, Maps 3D PRO is packed with amazing features that brings the great outdoors to vibrant life. Valleys, hills, mountains, and footpaths are displayed in full 3D so you know your exact elevation and location.
He adds, "And now with Version 4.0, we didn't just update it - we completely redesigned it! After listening to the recommendations from our existing users, we rebuilt Maps 3D PRO from scratch to create a more powerful and more versatile navigation tool. Even Apple is taking notice, featuring Version 4.0 of Maps 3D PRO as one of their "Best new apps" in the App Store. This free upgrade is our thank you to all of those users who have been with us for years and have shared their ideas to help make Maps 3D one of the most successful outdoor apps of the iOS market."
* English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 22.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Maps 3D PRO - GPS Tracks for Bike, Hike, Ski & Outdoor 4.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Review copies are available upon request. Version 4.0 is a free upgrade for all existing Maps 3D users.
movingworld was established in 2003 by the German IT specialist Moritz Gaupp in Munich, Germany. Drawing from his experience in developing IT and GPS solutions at GPS-system manufacturers Garmin and Harman Becker, Moritz has helped refine the vision of movingworld. Since 2010, movingworld has focused on the development of 3D navigation apps. Copyright (C) 2014 movingworld GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.