iTopoMaps 4.1

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

5.1 was released with several performance improvements as well as a new UI w/ retina support for iPhone and iPad. Just swipe
the info bar left or right to change the display.

Unfortunately, a bug was also introduced and just caught. The app may crash when offline and panning outside the cached area. A bug fix is already on the way! Sorry for the inconvenience.

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iTopoMaps v4.0 & Server Fixes

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Several unexpected server changes hit us over the last couple of days, but things should be back to normal. Contact us as if you’re
seeing anything suspect.

iTopoMaps v4.0 is was released today.. It handles server issues much more gracefully, as well as a few other minor improvements.

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iTopoMaps v3.9 Released – Fix for iOS5 cache cleaning

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Under iOS5, when the device is low on storage, it may decide to clean out cache data. Unfortunately, per SDK
rules and performance reasons, this includes downloaded maps and databases! Previously, you only had to potentially redownload after a device wipe, but now it could happen at any time!

Needless to say, this caught quite a few apps (and Apple themselves) off guard, so with the upcoming 5.0.1 iOS patch, apps can now mark files that
they do not wish to be opportunistically cleaned.

With iTopoMaps v3.9 and iOS5.0.1, you do not need to worry about maps quietly disappearing.

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iTopomaps v3.8 Released

Friday, October 7th, 2011

3.8 was released in the AppStore today.

Fixes include:
— Bug fix for NAD27 UTM coordinates
— Optimizations for iCloud backups. You _will_ need to re-download USGS quad names and GNIS Points of Interest.

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Happy World IPv6 Day!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

iTopoMaps is participating in World IPv6 Day to help test out IPv6 changes on the internet. Let us (or your ISP) know if you experience any issues today!

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Server Outage

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

The tileserver and website were down for a few hours earlier today. Everything should be running again, but sorry for the inconvenience.

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USGS Server Issue

Monday, December 20th, 2010

We had some issues with our mapserver in the last 24 hrs, unfortunately resulting in some downtime.

The issues have been resolved, and everything should be working correctly again.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Please contact us if you are having any more problems.

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Bad-Elf External GPS Receiver

Friday, November 5th, 2010

My Bad Elf External GPS Receiver arrived in the mail and it looks great! I’ll be following up with a full review after I put it through its paces, but initial impressions:


  • Tiny and lightweight
  • Solid construction, made in the USA
  • Quicker to lock (~40 seconds) w/ higher accuracy (10m horizontal and vertical)
  • Works in Airplane Mode! Finally! Hopefully this will translate into some power savings as you can power down your cell radio when in the wilderness
  • Works great with iTopoMaps!
  • The sync/charge connector is a nice touch


  • Bad-Elf App could use more information on satellite locking and signal strengths.
  • The Bad-Elf App always says “Server unreachable” for the Assisted GPS Data update.

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iTopoMaps 3.7 Released

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

3.7 is on its way to the AppStore.  Look for it later today.

The main new feature is upgraded Retina support for capable iPhone and iPod Touch Devices.

  • Higher resolution maps
  • Higher resolution Tracks & Grids

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Finally, an external GPS for iOS Devices!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Bad Elf has released their external GPS Device for Apple iOS Devices.

More info here!

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