Mapping Apps

Location Awareness (Maps)

Australia Topo Maps

App Description:

Same developer that makes Soviet Military Maps app. Very good GPS functions.

App EM Use:

Cost for offline map caching via one-off or yearly subscription.

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Boating Australia & NZ

App Description:

Does your Brigade or emergency team have boats? This app is terrific for water related navigation & information. Like memory maps, you can download the maps you need.

App EM Use:

App is being discontinued soon. Replaced by Boating Marine & Lakes app. Not yet tested.

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Custom Maps

App Description:

Custom Maps makes it easy to create GPS maps from map images, and those maps can be used anywhere, even when you have no data signal for your Android device (it works on both phones and tablets). All you have to do is choose two (or more) matching points that are common to both the map image and Google Maps, and Custom Maps can then show your GPS location on the map

App EM Use:

Open source

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Google Earth

App Description:

Like on PC, good for 3D look, you can overlay your own Google map files via the ‘my maps’ free service. Street view, search is fantastic. Kind of like Google maps without the NAV. Open the NSW Globe on your smart device!
Open KML files via Dropbox, Google Drive, email or iTunes

App EM Use:

Worth having, needs internet to work
Add the NSW Globe at http://globe.six.nsw.gov.au/

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Google Maps

App Description:

Free turn by turn navigation, best search for a place on the market, street view program, it’s everything you already know about Google maps but for your smart device!

App EM Use:

A must for all smart devices

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MAPS.ME — offline map & navigation

App Description:

Once downloaded, maps work completely offline. You can search the data offline. Good for use on bad days when the data networks get jammed. Not much rural area detail other than roads.

App EM Use:

http://maps.me/en/home
Make sure you download on WiFi, files are big but available state-by-state for smaller downloads.
Uses ‘Open Street Maps’ so you can edit the map, see https://www.openstreetmap.org

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Memory-Map

App Description:

Made for those going 4WDing, makes it very good for remote emergencies. A commercial product and pricey but good maps and fully functioned GPS. Not the same as the topo maps we hold, the free Avenza is best here in fact Avenza can do most of what this can do for free. Used by many emergency crews. Has nice maps and good features

App EM Use:

Big cost but good maps! Around $130 to $300 fully set-up depending on what maps you download and have annual costs but licences can be applied to multiple devices.

Try Avenza Maps and maps.me as alternatives to this, but this is a very polished product

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My Visit –
NSW State Forests

App Description:

Latest tourist maps of NSW State Forests. Navigate even if offline. See forest closures as the public sees them.

App EM Use:

No longer supported on Android

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NSW National Parks

App Description:

Get all the information you need to explore 225 national parks including Blue Mountains, Kosciuszko, and Sydney Harbour.
Use free, downloadable maps and park guides to plan your next NSW national parks adventure. Find the nearest places to stay, activities, and attractions, then create a list of your favourites.

App EM Use:

Downloadable maps show detailed roads and trails but are no substitute for topo maps. Shows visition nodes ie where to look for people during an evacuation.

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OzRunways EFB & RWY by OzRunways

App Description:

CASA approved, for flying, has all aviation maps, ERSA, flight planner, tracking system, NOTAMs and aviation weather. Lets you brief pilots on their maps. Plot your lightning detection flight and email it to your flight follower and the pilot.

App EM Use:

Yearly subscription is costly, but so is air ops!
The best tool on the market to support the emergency management aviation specialist.
Good tool for fire agency air observers, air attack supervisors and air operations managers. Get licence cheaper through website direct http://ozrunways.com/

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PeakVisor

App Description:

Identify more than a million hills & mountains all over the world and get a detailed profile for each one of them, including altitude, topographic prominence, mountain range, what national parks or reserves it may belong to, as well as photos and Wikipedia articles.

App EM Use:

Works offline. Useful for locating fires from vantage points where no air obs are available.

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Soviet Military Maps Pro

App Description:

Topographic maps, navigation, waypoint creation, .gpx file import/export. Very good GPS display and functions.

App EM Use:

Cost
Odd name yes, but very nice app!

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Vicmap Viewer

App Description:

This app makes it convenient to download topographic maps on your mobile device or tablet, then view offline. Available at 4 scales, 1:25K, 1:30K, 1:50K, 1:100K. Search and find a Vicmap topographic map by geolocation, mapsheet name, mapsheet number, locality or address. Access your downloaded map using PDF viewers for display, geolocation or printing.

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what3words

App Description:

Every 3mx3m square in the world has a unique 3 word address. You can use the what3words app to discover, search, and share a 3 word address, and to get directions.

App EM Use:

I’d rather be at ///lingering.unforgettable.anteaters

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