NZTOPOMAPS

NZTopo Maps offline on your mobile device

NZTopomaps.com topo map service is available as a direct source in selected offline mapping applications for iOS and Android users. Simply download the required app, set the map source to nztopomaps.com and use. These offline mapping apps save the data by caching tiles as you browse so you can save them for later, when you're out of range.

Device Application
iPhone / iPad / iPod Galileo Offline Maps | [Map Source]
Android Devices Locus Map
Android Devices BackCountry Navigator | [Blog post]

nztopomaps.com map tiles are also available as a map source in Mobile Atlas Creator (MOBAC). This means that you can save the NZTopo map tiles on to your smartphone or GPS device before heading out of cellphone signal and still access the NZTopo topographic maps.

MOBAC creates offline atlases for a number of different devices and mobile applications, with some more common ones listed below.

Device Application
iPhone / iPad / iPod Galileo Offline Maps
Android Devices Locus Map
Android Devices BackCountry Navigator | [Blog post]
Garmin GPS Garmin Custom Maps
Windows CE / Windows Mobile Maplorer

Zoom Levels and Map Source
13 - 15, NZTopo50
10 - 12, NZTopo250
6 - 9, Series 242 1:500,000

We tested Galileo with an iPhone and a 50km by 50km section of NZTopo in the Southland Area with great success, the stored tiles used 126mb of space, and we didn't get lost! The image to the left is a screenshot from an iPhone in flight mode using the Galileo app.

Note: MOBAC is designed for downloading sections of maps from online sources. It's very unlikely you will be able to download NZTopo tiles for the whole country as the complete dataset is larger than the capacity of most devices.