As a keen walker and camper, I was excited when I spotted OutDoors – GB National Parks OS Maps in the App Store. Although at first glance you may think it’s quite expensive ($24.99 US), when you add together how much it would have cost to buy the physical versions of all the maps included, it’s actually a bargain. Plus you can never blame poor map reading again as with GPS, you’ve got no excuse for not knowing where you are!
Hello there, JBnator fans! This is your blast from the future – ChiffaN. And today we’re gonna tackle a topic, which may be a life-saver for many people.
There is a story rolling around the Russian iPhone community about a guy who after returning from a two-week holiday in the Swiss Alps got hit over with a $30000 cell phone bill. Apparently he just got an iPhone and was using it extensively for GPS navigation abroad without realizing that it was pulling data via the excellent 3G connection for sky-high roaming fees. The story goes he sued the carrier for failing to communicate that the iPhone Maps app get it’s maps online and no-one heard of him since.
This a sad tale, but the good news is – you can avoid it and still have the luxury of using your iPhone to navigate even without a data connection or abroad. And the key is – Maps cache.