DESTINATIONS - PLANNING & PACKING
We’re testing a 2019-release mapping app that promises more free features than any other mapping software.
free features include: very detailed mapping (1:6000 scale) for every state and territory; offline capability outside internet-coverage areas;
search function for locations, roads, tracks and trail; moving map features with position cursor; 10,000+ interactive points of interests including campsites and caravan parks; pins to mark locations of interest and the ability to import GPX files.
Most other mapping apps charge extra for detailed and specific area mapping.
A BillyGoat Premium version that requires a subscription unlocks: directions to your destination; monthly map updates; tracklog recording and backup and restoration of your trip data.
We’ve checked out the mapping on a recent trip up the east coast and the mapping was very easy to view on an iPhone. The screen displays only broad detail unless it’s zoomed in, when much more detail progressively appears.
We used the BillyGoat mapping for our planned OTA Supporters trip in July 2019 and all the very remote tracks we used were displayed in fine detail: so far, so good.