ExplorOz Traveller

ExplorOz Traveller is an Australian-made GPS Navigation and Mapping app. Designed for any type of outdoor adventure in Australia featuring full offline capability with mapping, navigation and tracking. Voted the best 4wd navigation app for Australia in 2021. To read the full article, just tap on the the subheadings below to open each section.

Download the App Here

The ExplorOz Traveller app is Australian-made but it can only be purchased and downloaded from the app stores. You can search for the app in any store using "ExplorOz Traveller". For your convenience, the buttons below give direct access to the app download page on each store - but of course, only use these buttons/links from the device on which you want to install and run the app.
Get the app now in the Apple App Store
Get it on Google Play
Get it on the Windows Store

How much does it cost?

App Purchase: $59.99

Optional In-app Purchases:
  • EOTopo offline licence - $49.99
  • Membership/Tracker Licence - $29.95 with discount*


*The Membership Subscription will only be available at the discounted rate once you have installed the app and logged in. 1 yr Subscription.

Latest News - Version 6 & EOTopo 2021

As of Saturday 27th March 2021, we wish to advise that the ExplorOz Traveller app has been updated (free to existing owners) to version 6.

This version of the ExplorOz Traveller app is required for access to purchase and download the new EOTopo 2021 mapset for offline use of vector maps with 2K map detail (1:2,000) and offline zoom to Level 18. There is no discount or free update process from the 2019 mapset to the 2021 mapset.

Version 6 will support both editions of EOTopo offline mapsets - so people with an existing 2019 EOTopo licence at the time of rollover to Version 6 will still retain use of these offline maps. However, EOTopo 2019 has now been removed from sale. ExplorOz Traveller v6 now enables the app user to use either 2019 or 2021 versions of EOTopo - if you have both versions installed you will see both as options in the map layer selection tool. If desired, you can keep both full mapsets in the app - if you have sufficient storage space.

EOTopo 2021 map licences are available to purchase direct from our website shop, or you can buy using the in-app purchase link to by via your app store provider.


The updated User Manual for Version 6 should be available by 30/3/2021

System Requirements

Total storage required for the latest version 6.0 including vector EOTopo 2021 map packs is approx 5GB (varies for each device/operating system).
  • App download is very small - less than 10MB.
  • Places & Treks database requires 15MB internal storage
  • Comments database (optional) requires 20MB internal storage
  • Permission to use device storage and location services must be accepted for the app to operate correctly
  • LoRes EOTopo 2021 included with app purchase of AU$59.99 requires 69MB storage (option to use SD)
  • If the EOTopo 2021 licence is purchased (additional AU$49.99) you have access to download 2 additional map packs for offline map usage - the HiRes Pack requires 2.05GB storage & the XHiRes Pack requires an additional 2.77GB storage (option to use SD)

Compatible Devices

The ExplorOz Traveller app is built for compatibility with Apple, Android and Windows devices.


Compatible Apple devices are iPad and iPhone only (not iMac or MacBook). Devices with older iOS software below iOS11 are not compatible with the latest store version.


Compatible Android devices are Android tablets & Android phones of any make/model with at least the Android OS version 5.0.1 (Lollipop) and above. However, older devices with low RAM running older versions of the Android OS that are no longer supported may encounter slower operation and problems multitasking. We cannot offer any guarantee or support for unsupported OS.


Compatible Windows devices are only those running the Windows 10 operating system. For all devices, offline location services is only possible when offline if the device has a GPS receiver (either inbuilt or external). However Windows Apps cannot instantly utilise an external GPS so you must also install the GPS Complete software and configure as per your requirements. See notes in the GPS Requirements specifically for Windows 10 devices.

App Permissions

When you install the app you will be asked to accept the use of device storage (to enable you to install maps and offline content) and location services (to provide active mapping and navigation).

GPS Requirements

Your device will need a GPS in order to operate the full navigational features and offline services with the app. Most smartphones/tablets will have an inbuilt GPS but if not, you can connect an external GPS receiver (purchase separately).

Windows 10 devices will need configuration of the GPS as a Windows GPS Sensor. This is not possible without installing a tool such as GPS Complete (free download from https://www.gpssensordrivers.com/).

Internet Requirements

You will require an internet connection to purchase/install the app from your app store. You will also require an internet connection to download the EOTopo maps to enable offline use, however once installed, internet connection is not required to use the app for active navigation, tracking or planning.

An internet connection is required to perform the following:
  • To refresh/update the offline database content (Data Manager)
  • To install any un-installed EOTopo map packs (Data Manager)
  • To view any of the 3 online map options - Satellite, Streets & Paths, EOTopo
  • To view your current server tracking map in-app (Member only feature)
  • To sync to your account (the app will automatically sync any Personal Places/Treks you have created in-app as soon as an internet connection is secured). Photos of Places that you’ve taken using the Capture button will also automatically sync, together with any Comments/Reviews in Places or Treks.
  • To obtain turn-by-turn calculations using GoTo. The driving time and distance will be calculated using internet based data that stores the status of each road. If the points are not routable, try changing mode to Cycle or Walk. Use the SAVE option to keep your nav plan for later use. Saved nav plans are stored in the app as Personal Treks, which can be used offline to provide auto route-guidance.



Whilst the app is available for all 3 platforms (Apple, Android, Windows), you will need to purchase a licence for each platform separately if you require cross-platform use on multiple devices. NOTE: Only 1 purchase of the EOTopo map licence is required.


Changing any part of your user account needs to be done on the ExplorOz website.


The most common reason for login problems is entering the wrong information by accepting an autofill email address that has an extra space, missing text or error. So don't accept the autofill and make sure you manually enter each letter/character of your email address carefully. If you have forgotten the password - the Forgot Password link will appear after you enter a valid email address. Press this and you will be sent the password in an email immediately - you will not be forced to change it.


Any device with an inbuilt GPS & fast memory/processor of 4GB+ RAM is ideal. Beware of using very old devices with unsupported versions of the operating system and less than 3GB RAM as this could affect map screen performance and potentially lead to app stability issues. The map screen requires significant RAM resources to load all map layers and update position when it has been disabled for some time whilst tracking in the background. For this reason the app may not run as expected on very old, or budget/low-end devices.


Try not to keep all your apps running in the background on your device. For apps like ExplorOz Traveller that request the GPS when its in the background, you may have conflicts if too many other apps have been open for a long time. Ensure that you periodically close apps. On Apple you must double tap the home key and then swipe away the open app card; and on Android you must also swipe away the app card shown in the all open apps list. Also use this method to give the app a reboot if it seems to be playing up/getting slow/not working as expected.


All you need to do to simulate being offline is disable your network (Wifi and Cellular), which you can do in your device Settings. Do not use the Flightmode/Airplane mode as this may disable location services which defeats the purpose of the test as the app must receive data from the GPS for offline location services.


You can rest the speed panel to default by going to Settings - App Resets. OR you can tap and hold the Speed Panel (wait for it to shake/glow red) then move/drop to reposition anywhere you like.


You should always avoid uninstalling as a method to reset to default settings - it doesn't. Instead, we provide a Clear Settings option. Open the Menu - go to Settings - scroll down to App Resets and press Clear Settings DB. If you have trouble using the app at all, close the app and then locate the "Apps" icon on your device, locate "ExplorOz Traveller" and press CLEAR DATA.


No - EOTopo 2021 is a vector mapset only. OziExplorer is not compatible with vector mapsets. Past versions of EOTopo were raster and we are no longer building raster mapsets as this is old technology that does not permit high resolution data in reasonably small file sizes such as can be achieved with Vector. EOTopo 2021 is only available to use if you have the ExplorOz Traveller app.


There are 3 main differences. The most obvious is the increased detail available via an increased zoom range. Previously 2019 offline maps offered up to 144K map detail (1:144,000) on Level 12. The 2021 map set offers up to 2K map detail (1:2,000) on Level 18 (requires installation of the HiRes and XHiRes packs not included with the initial purchase of the app, requires purchase of the EOTopo 2021 licence. EOTopo 2021 offline now matches the same detail available when online. The second major difference is that the map data has been fully revised/updated from the latest sources. This means new major freeways, highways, and suburban roads and developments are included as at February 2021. Revisions and updates to regional and outback roads has also been done. Changes to names and boundaries of Parks and Reserves (increase use of Aboriginal park names) have been done, etc. The whole look and feel of the map is different due to a new stylesheet. The 3rd major difference is that the labels on the map (road names, symbols, town names etc) will now rotate as the map rotates when you view the map when moving. This is made possible due to building our maps in Vector rather than Raster.


There is no discount or upgrade pathway from the 2019 to 2021 product. The 2021 product is a totally new product being a vector map set. Purchase of the EOTopo 2021 mapset can be made direct from us using the shop on our website or you can use the in-app purchase link in the ExplorOz Traveller (purchase with your app store account). This is a one-time payment. No subscription fees or additional charges for the life of the product.


No but you can if you prefer. If you already have 2019 maps downloaded you can keep these and still download the 2021 map packs. You will have the option in the map layer tool to select which maps to view when offline. Note: storage of the entire EOTopo 2021 mapset is 4.917GB and can be downloaded to SD. The total download is 1739MB.


The User Manual is provided in pdf format and is stored in the device so you can read it offline. Go to the Menu - then select Manuals. We also publish the same User Manual on the ExplorOz website (further up this page). You can open the User Manual on this page even if you don't own the app yet but you do need to be logged in with a registered ExplorOz user account (free Visitor account ok). *Version 6 User Manual will be published on 30th March 2021 - the only change will refer to the new Setting to adjust text font size and to remove reference to 2019 map detail and file sizes etc. All app operation otherwise remains the same as in the February manual.

Please do not jump the queue by asking for support on our Facebook pages, group or via Messenger. Please use the Help Desk for the quickest priority of your support request.

If you don't use Facebook and have read the User Manual thoroughly and still have problems you can reach out to us via the options in the Support Help section on this page.

User Manual

This same manual is available on-board within the app for your convenience when offline. This PDF User Manual is current as of 1st April 2021 and features instructions for operation of the versions 6.x


You are welcome to open/download the User Manual pre-purchase. You will just need to be logged into the website. Visitor account registration is free.

Version & Update History

12 Apr 2021 - 6.2.0

Features Added

  • Ability to reduce map button sizes - in settings
  • Basic GPS driver mode support for in vehicle head units

Updates Applied

  • Map North Up/Track Up now in settings (Default: Track Up)
  • Map GPS Lock & 3D buttons moved closer to zoom buttons
  • Ability to hide - 'More Offline Maps Available' msg on map screen

7 Apr 2021 - 6.1.0

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted tile cache to improve online performance
  • Push notification driver update
  • Map adjustments to offline/online switching
  • DataManager moved EOTopo2021 above 2018/2019

26 Mar 2021 - 6.0.0

Features Added

Updates Applied

  • Fixed TrackLog share url 'undefined' problem
  • Geofence management supports all position formats
  • Adjusted style of cluster markers to improve visibility
  • Fixed duration outputs > 1 day to add to hours
  • Corrected problem with showing available space in Data Manager
  • Photo's held in app documents folder to ensure availability after app restart
  • Map - Added saveState after any moveend to ensure restart at correct/current position
  • Updated all plugin apis to latest

22 Feb 2021 - 5.1.1

Updates Applied

  • Private Place Group filter on Map Layers control missing

18 Feb 2021 - 5.1.0

Updates Applied

  • Speed Panel - removed minus button now minimise via double click/tap
  • Position Formats added UTM & MGRS

12 Feb 2021 - 5.0.10

Updates Applied

  • Removed spinning logo screen lock - implemented GPS startup watchdog
  • Disabled Tracker if location permissions are not 'Always'
  • Added Map Screen setting 'Disable GPS Lock' - Manual or Automatic (default: Manual)
  • Privacy Policy link added to LHS menu and About page

21 Jan 2021 - 5.0.9 (iOS & Android)

Updates Applied

  • 5.0.8 had unrelease Vector options - removed
  • Added Branch SDK for analytics

18 Jan 2021 - 5.0.8 (iOS)

Updates Applied

  • Corrected Locations permissions messages
  • Adjusted to allow "In Use" Locations permission (Snailtrail, Turn By Turn and Tracking may not operate correctly)

12 Jan 2021 - 5.0.7

Updates Applies

  • Beta Releases - 5.0.4, 5.0.5 & 5.0.6
  • GPS Lock not disabled during map zoom & pan operations
  • GPS Driver update 3.9.4 plus settings update
  • Map zoom level display synced during zoom action
  • Fixed ExplorOz Place - Add Description link
  • Back option on Place, Trek & Tracklog when not from map
  • Installed Tracking option for Save Track Log on GeoFence Exit
  • Map layer menu update for filter and group when data not loaded
  • Changing Crosshairs correctly reloads map after settings change

25 Nov 2020 - 5.0.3

V5 Major Update

  • Beta Releases - 5.0.0, 5.0.1 & 5.0.2
  • Complete revamp of the User Interface
  • Home screen concept has been removed
  • Introduction of side panels (both left and right) to access menu items whilst still staying on the map screen
  • Improved on-screen messaging to indicate status of data downloads and features that are not accessible due to account status etc
  • Menu - tap icon to open a panel that appears in the left side of the map screen
  • Search - tap icon to open a panel that appears in the right side of the map screen with headings Places, Address Search, Treks, and Track Logs. Provides access to text list and search within each section
  • Added Current Time, and Sun & Moon Times at your location
  • Added Current Time, and Sun & Moon Times at each Place
  • Added Setting to choose preferred time format (12 or 24 hr)
  • Added new app loading screen
  • Changed terminology - "Private" now "Personal"
  • Changed terminology - "Public" now "ExplorOz"
  • Changed terminology - "Following" now "Shared"
  • Added ability to select/view ExplorOz and Personal Treks separately on the map
  • Added ability to select/view Personal and Shared Track Logs separately on the map
  • Added Share function to Track Logs - to send a link to a friend/post a link showing map in messages/social media
  • Track Logs can now be assigned 3 different status types - Locked, Shareable, Open
  • All clicks on names of Places, Treks, Track Logs from a LIST now opens the item directly on the map (previously Places & Treks went to Show Info screen and Track Logs went to webpage)
  • Multiple Track Logs can now be opened on the map - tick as many as you like from list to build a "selection". Turn on "My Selection" in map layers
  • Changed terminology - "Speed/Heading Box" now "Speed Panel"
  • Speed Panel can now be moved anywhere on the screen using hold/drag
  • Speed Panel can now be minimised and enlarged when needed using - & + icons
  • Speed Panel can now contain only speed, or up to 4 metrics (speed, heading, altitude, position)
  • Speed Panel layout can be adjusted in Settings - ie. vertical or horizontal
  • Speed Panel size can be adjusted in Settings
  • Photo upload tool (available in Places & Post Status) now permits selection of multiple images at once to upload (previously only 1 image per upload)

2 Sep 2020 - 4.1.0

Updates Applied

  • Treks display updates, What to See, Facilities & Information panel changes
  • Turn by Turn adjustments - replace destination with place name
  • Driving Directions uses Driving Traffic mode for current & recalc
  • Auto recalculation error on multi step treks
  • Corrected issue with Straight navigation mode no distance
  • Streets & Paths and Satellite maps updated to V8
  • Map image sprite updates Aug 2020
  • Changed download caching block size to fix crash on download

Aug 2020 - 4.0.0 - 4.0.3

Major Update

  • Entirely new map engine, supports vector tiles, tilt and a whole new API
  • Rewrite of driving directions to provide multi choices and a new re-route tool
  • Auto directions recalculation during travel when off course (provided you are online)
  • Nav plan will remember Mode setting (only changes when updated)
  • Treks now support filtering using Suitability values (4WD, Bike, Walk etc.)
  • Rewrite/update of download code to later spec API
  • Full API plugin updates to latest
  • Android min version now API 22+ (supports Android 5.1+)

13 July 2020 - 3.12.2

Updates Applied

  • Corrected timing issue causing Place at Crosshairs to not be in correct position
  • iOS link to Purchase/View membership

15 June 2020 - 3.12.1 (Android)

Updates Applied

  • Corrected In App Purchase problem on User Account screen

18 May 2020 - 3.12.0

Features Added

  • Server auto updating Reference Manuals (User Manual)
  • Tracker Geofence icon shown on Home Screen when within
  • Tracker Post Status (Home & Map) - submit msg and images to server tracking (triggers new Post Status Notification)
  • Tracker notification subscription support

Updates Applied

  • Tracker Stop on Close, Start on Boot added to settings screen
  • Geofence manager moved to User Account page
  • Track Log creation now has Privacy settings (Public/Private)
  • Track Log editing via swipe left on Track Log (Name, Description & Privacy)

9 March 2020 - 3.11.4

Updates Applied

  • ios update to correct filepaths in download manager & photos.

6 March 2020 - 3.11.3

Features Added

  • Installed Push Notification service

Updates Applied

  • Changed Saved Track Logs thumbnails to EOTopo
  • Added accuracy filter to track log exports (Default: 50m)
  • Minor distance adjustment to Turn by Turn notification formula
  • Removed all persistance on Heartbeat positions
  • Login timing issue causing inability to run in-app purchase
  • Online/Offline update to cover off new webview methods
  • Updated GPS Background driver 3.5.1
  • Updated cordova platform to 9.0.0

iOS Support Update

  • This update supports iOS 11 and up only
  • Last supported version for iOS 9 & 10 is 3.11.1

14 February 2020 - 3.11.0

Features Added

  • Track Log Follow system added (Track Log Manager, Map, Data Manager)
  • Fully revised User Manual Feb 2020

Updates Applied

  • Fixed Map screen setting persistence if App closed from Map Screen
  • Fixed Map screen setting persistence if opened via place/trek
  • Moved Snail Trail Clear button on Map Layers Overlays (Map Screen)
  • Corrected Map Layers OverLays Treks On/Off issue on iOS
  • Updated icons to Font Awesome V5, some icons replaced
  • Removed integrated help in favor of PDF based User Manual
  • Adjusted home screen buttons merged Help & About to single button
  • Map screen back button displayed at wrong time (after place/trek)
  • Public Places add Description sometimes would not allow save

iOS Support Update

  • This update maintains support for iOS 9 & 10

6 January 2020 - 3.10.0

Updates Applied

  • iOS Only Reverted update 3.9.11 - Changed WebView to support new online mapping engine
  • Corrected minor offline places image display issue

iOS Support Update

  • Last supported version for iOS 9 & 10, future updates will include support for iOS 11 and above only. This version will be retained in the app store for older device support

21 December 2019 - 3.9.12

Features Added

  • Android Immersive Full Screen mode supported

Updates Applied

  • Changed Tracker URLs for server tracking (eotrackme -> tracker)

17 December 2019 - 3.9.11

Features Added

  • Geofence add/edit to Tracker on Home Screen
  • Added latest PDF User Manual in Help & Instructions

Updates Applied

  • Minor style/colour update on Tracker on Home Screen
  • Click on line not just eye icon for Tracker on Home Screen
  • Changed WebView to support new online mapping engine
  • Changed 'Track Log Manager' to 'Track Logs'

15 November 2019 - 3.9.10

Updates Applied

  • Undo Place and Trek popup clear from map screen as caused Goto problem
  • Adjustment to Private Places sort order setup

12 November 2019 - 3.9.9

Features Added

  • Map Screen set Zoom & GPS Lock left/right via settings (Default: Left)
  • Private places added sort order Distance/Sequence to support ordered GPX uploads

Updates Applied

  • Map Screen, Place & Trek popup cleared on close to ensure details not flashed up incorrectly on next open (slow devices)
  • Fixed Private Places issue where display stopped due to group count
  • Positions Manager changed to Track Log Manager (name change only)
  • Minor connectivity check url update
  • Device 'aid' added to sent Tracker positions

16 October 2019 - 3.9.8

Features Added

  • Tracker - Device Settings & Sharing added to home screen
  • New Social Sharing system installed in Places & Treks
  • Public places now allow edit of description and highlight to add photo
  • Direct access to Deeplink from standard WebLinks

Updates Applied

  • Fixed Place & Trek lists text width on small devices
  • Correction to selecting Treks on Map screen which fixes previous performance issues with trek layer enabled
  • Minor update to some icons
  • Increase size of close button on treks and places popup on map screen

7 October 2019 - 3.9.6

Features Added

  • Ability to select number of odometers 0-3 in settings (default: 1)
  • New option in Goto, "Replace" which will allow you to replace current plan during Goto

Updates Applied

  • Fix part mappack download data persistence
  • Minor update turn by turn timing
  • Map Nav menu change button Update Directions to Re-Calculate

4 October 2019 - 3.9.5

Updates Applied

  • Updated Icon and Splash screens
  • Updated GPS Background driver 3.2.3
  • Fixed failed login message
  • Corrected home screen link for login in track logging
  • New server login process

21 September 2019 - 3.9.4

Updates Applied

  • Updated GPS Background driver and refactor all GPS code
  • Refactor Track Logging Start/Stop
  • Adjusted re-clustering icons < zoom 11 on map screen

4 September 2019 - 3.9.1

Updates Applied

  • Fixed places list in Treks Directions & Things to Do
  • Adjust timing of reclustering icons on map screen

3 September 2019 - 3.9.0

Features Added

  • Live ETA based on VTC forumla shown in Navigation status line

Updates Applied

  • Corrected Turn by Turn close proximity waypoints skipping
  • Reset Walking mode polyline decoding precision

28 August 2019 - 3.8.6

Features Added

  • Odometers x3 now available on Map Screen - Enable/disable via settings (default: On)

Updates Applied

  • Fixed store review link
  • Refactored/Improved position recording for odometers & snailtrail

26 August 2019 - 3.8.5 iOS Only

Updates Applied

  • Removed the word BETA from settings screen items to pass Apple validation

24 August 2019 - 3.8.4

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted GPS failure/permissions routines
  • Corrected non default position format new place error
  • Corrected new place add duplicating description and poi
  • Fixed Advanced DB clear settings update problem
  • Corrected Base download when no offline license purchased
  • Fixed place not appearing on map after addition (recent bug)
  • Adjusted GPS Timestamp checking function to save positions

19 August 2019 - 3.8.3 Windows Only

Updates Applied

  • Corrected no GPS/no Connection system boot up crash
  • Implemented new online/offline detection system

25 July 2019 - 3.8.2

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted Place cluster sizes on zoom 13 and above
  • Corrected issue with Navigation (voice and step skipping)
  • Additional code refactor in Places services (overlays and photos)

11 July 2019 - 3.8.1

Updates Applied

  • Update for place add error in 3.8.0

10 July 2019 - 3.8.0

Updates Applied

  • Full code best practise refactor to support code upgrades
  • Adjustments to Data Manager to help in download issues
  • Corrected Walking mode polyline decoding precision

5 July 2019 - 3.7.4

Updates Applied

  • Corrected issue introduced in 3.7.3 for Private Trek syncing

24 June 2019 - 3.7.3

Updates Applied

  • Refactored download processing to use Native Unzip tool (faster and less memory utilisation)
  • Upgraded database library to 0.10.0

19 June 2019 - 3.7.1

Updates Applied

  • Corrected incorrect link to InApp purchase for EOTopo 2019 App Version
  • Positions Manager updated "User Treks" to Track Logs

18 June 2019 - 3.7.0

Features Added

  • Support for online & offline EOTopo 2019

Updates Applied

  • Adjustments to inapp products to support EOTopo 2019 App Version
  • Refactored Android Advanced Maps DB Clear function
  • Implemented timestamp check for position recording
  • Adjusted mobile service online/offline timing 10/30secs

8 May 2019 - 3.6.4

Features Added

  • Ability to open Server Tracking view even if Track Logging not running (must be a track logging user)

Updates Applied

  • Corrected issue with offline photo syncing that caused images to not upload
  • Corrected issue that caused private places to disappear from the map when app started in Map view mode
  • Updated SyncAll function to run regardless of app start page
  • Minor update in app store purchase checking process to correct requesting login

10 April 2019 - 3.6.3

Features Added

  • Added support for Places Youtube video content

Updates Applied

  • Fixed issue with some Place weblinks not referencing the correct URL

21 March 2019 - 3.6.2

Updates Applied

  • Bug fix introduced in 3.6.1 where Goto failed on Treks
  • Map Screen: Implemented marker drag as click trigger to help in popup open
  • Map Screen: Added close button in popup

19 March 2019 - 3.6.1

Updates Applied

  • IOS - Disabled shake gesture which caused Undo Typing dialog to appear
  • Refactored timing of online/offline events
  • Corrected failed login dialog appearing when marginal service restored
  • Map Screen stopped reload of base map when online/offline occurred if offline map was loaded
  • Map Screen disabled press and hold place creation option

31 Janurary 2019 - 3.6.0

Breaking Change

  • Due to Updates on Places and Treks the database MUST be Updated at first boot. A dialog alert has been installed in the app to advise when you first boot after update

Features Added

  • Added support for Private Place Groups including map display filtering, add & edit functions in place edit
  • Visual Prompts added for Navigation Turn by Turn, there is now a visual message put at the top of the screen which displays the turn by turn navigation step. Added new settings for enabled/disabled and display duration (Default Turn By Turn, 10 sec)
  • Added Offline map tiles over zoom to level 16
  • Added Turn By Turn display on the Trek Directions page
  • Added ability to Edit & Delete Places from the Map screen popups, Delete option has double tap confirmation
  • Map Screen, Navigation now has Map Opacity slider to set opacity of background map when in navigation mode
  • New setting Track Up Centre Offset will cause the map to move down when Track Up mode is selected - allows more visible map in the forward direction
  • Map Screen added zoom level to main screen between zoom +- buttons, Number changes to red on over zoom offline tiles

Updates Applied

  • Added support for bi directional Turn by Turn in ExplorOz Treks (currently fully supported on MundAl treks)
  • Modified onscreen messages for Turn by Turn directions calculations
  • Map Screen, Navigation adjusted Delete function to support single delete, with delete mode disabled after each deletion
  • Map Screen, Navigation during turn by turn calculation all other map displays hide to show full route
  • Map Screen, Navigation route line background colour adjust to make it more visible
  • Increased width of content panels in some screens
  • Adjusted the Turn by Turn proximity formula to announce/display prompts earlier at higher speed
  • Adjustment to the Altitude corrections system to only apply corrections when in data service
  • Fixed error on Windows Platform which made settings - colour selections difficult
  • Updated icons on Home, Settings tabs, Places and Treks
  • Rewrite of Map markers system to reduce complexity and improve performance
  • Place delete now checks if Place is used in a Trek and prohibits delete

5 September 2018 - 3.5.2

Features Added

  • New Setting for Map Screen - Crosshairs, supports None, Symbol (previous default), Line, and Always Line. Shown in centre of map screen.
  • New Navigation Screen Setting - Voice Prompt Speed. Allowsadjustment of voice speed used in Basic, & Turn-by-Turn Guidance (Default: 4).
  • Cancel Navigation button added to Home screen when in Nav Mode

Updates Applied

  • Intermittment issue of multiple markers shown on map after adding a new place
  • Added additional POI (Place) types and symbols

4 August 2018 - 3.5.1 (Android)

Updates Applied

  • Due to support issue with Android 4.4.2 we have recompiled to min SDK 21 -Android 5 so support for 3.5.X and above will be Android 5+. Version 3.1.0 will be still offered to Android < 5

1 August 2018 - 3.5.0

Features Added

  • Positions Manager: New system to allow extraction of all positional data to create user treks based on date ranges, In-App access to all saved User Treks with support export to GPX and other formats.
  • Direct link to Server based Track Logging on Home page with SAVE/CLEAR controls in-app. New settings to control auto refresh rate (default 5 mins), Base map type (eotopo, streets & paths or satellite) and visibility of the server map
  • Added Track Logging Geofence display to Map Screen and Server Track Logging Map
  • Map screen Speed/Direction control can be toggled top/bottom, plus initial position setting now in Settings (default bottom)
  • Range Rings now supported on Map screen via settings. Supports 0-5 rings at 250m to 5km between each (default None @ 1km)
  • Map screen now has cross hair in centre when not locked to current position, drop marker button changes to cross hair position when shown or current position when locked
  • All position entry fields now match the setting for position display format (D, DM & DMS)
  • Installed Altitude correction via server call when online updated every 20mins (small green dot will appear on map screen altitude when corrections loaded)

Updates Applied

  • Rebuild of full environment, all core components updated
  • Snail Trail/Locations DB data now added to Track Logging position upload
  • Map screen current position arrow sizeable via settings now supports 5 sizes (None - Huge - default Medium)
  • Added latest POI image sprite (includes dump points)
  • Corrected offline photo viewing problem after offline capture
  • Adjusted login process to ensure login occurs after device goes back online. Adjusted message when a failed auto login occurs if password/email validation fails
  • Fixed issue with Light map controls theme causing some nav control buttons to disappear

22 February 2018 - 3.1.0

Features Added

  • Added Altitude display on map screen - Enable/Disabled in Settings

Updates Applied

  • Refactored the Track Logging Startup (possible timing issues)
  • Implemented correction to eliminate Zero tile download problems

7 February 2018 - 3.0.0

Features Added

Updates Applied

  • EOTopo 2018 online increased zoom from Level 14 to Level 16 (18K)
  • Premium EOTopo Offline Mapset replaced to new 2018 version (requires download)
  • Offline max zoom at 144K increased from Level 13 to Level 14 (ie. 2x magnification overzoom added)
  • Support for BadElf GPS added to Settings (ability to turn off redundant internal GPS drivers when using external GPS receiver)

13 September 2017 - 2.1.0

Features Added

  • Windows 10 Support and availability from the Windows Store

Updates Applied

  • Updates to the Turn-By-Turn guidance formula to increase distance predication and bring voice prompt earlier at speed
  • Refactor all Active GPS systems (Map display, Navigation mode & Track logging) to ensure app stays active and to foreground services
  • Added TrekID to Description panel in Treks
  • Track Logging position reports sent using updated https mode
  • Private Trek edit/create from Map now prompts for overwrite or new

Issues Fixed

  • Route error when multiple treks are added (using Add)

07 July 2017 - 2.0.3

Updates Applied

  • Fixed offline/online auto map switching problem
  • Adjusted database setup during download.

20 June 2017 - 2.0.2

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted text of messages shown during download of maps and data
  • Corrected issue with tile count routine that caused the maps to appear not to be loaded correctly
  • Added back button from Home page to pop up message and allow App close
  • Adjusted Settings - Advanced - DB Clear function to force close the App at completion

16 June 2017 - 2.0.1 Android

Updates Applied

  • The 2.0.0 release has a problem in Android 7 that causes the app to crash on launch. This was caused by a config flag that was installed during the update process. This flag was removed and a new release uploaded to resolve the problem

4 June 2017 - 2.0.0

Major Update

  • Home page update - added settings options and adjust layout for upgraded features
  • Private places now editable within the app
  • Private treks fully sync with online account
  • Private treks now editable within the app
  • Treks driving directions added and used in nav mode routing (driving distance vs straight line)
  • Places and Treks list pages max width set to ensure readability
  • Quick add of new place when adding from Map (no entry required - just click)
  • basic announcements and turn by turn - defaults to Basic
  • Places view enable/disable in the map control/layers panel
  • Treks view enable/disable in the map control/layers panel
  • Current zoom status in the map control/layers panel
  • Attribution on the maps now shows online or offline
  • New setting - Font Size, allows for change to all fonts/buttons used within the app
  • New setting - Status Bar visible, toggles the top line device status bar on/off
  • New setting - Position Display Format with choice of D, DM & DMS this adjusts the shown format on all pages
  • New setting - Show Position in Speed/Heading will turn on a position display in the on map screen Speed and Direction panel
  • New setting - Map colour theme to control buttons and controls colours
  • New setting - Voice Prompts, supports Basic and Turn by Turn
  • Help files updated to support new/changed functions and features

Changes Applied

  • Review system updated to use local copy on initial view and update in the background
  • Main settings moved to new settings database to ensure they do not get removed by the OS during update
  • Map remembers last state and returns to previous view on open
  • Distance displays updated to show metres for close items not decimals of kms
  • Fixed keyboard causing fields to disappear in entry screens

Core Updates

  • Cordova 6.5.0, Geolocation 2.7.2, Purchase 6.1.2, Crosswalk 2.3.0, SQL 0.8.6, TTS 0.2.3

29 Nov 2016 - 1.11.9

Features Added

  • New setting to turn off the current position arrow - if off you get a dot marker on the map provided you have pulse enabled

Updates Applied

  • Addressed issue with place order in treks goto
  • Corrected offline maps database creation routine which caused DB Init errors
  • Updated place popup markers to new standard in Nav map
  • Adjusted layering order of X button in Driving Directions panel

01 Nov 2016 - 1.11.3

Updates Applied

  • Speed & Heading on map screens now resizes based on device screen size
  • iOS 10 caching update that caused West Map loading issues
  • iOS was not updating the Storage Location (Using:) count

Fixes Applied

  • Updates to DB deletion system to support reviews tables and structure changes

20 Oct 2016 - 1.11.2

Updates Added

  • Added Treks Map to show all treks installed on a selectable map
  • Changed map popup style improves performance, information and styling
  • Added Speed and Heading display on maps - show/hide via Settings page
  • Recalculated snail trail updates to force add position at turns and increase straight line distance (better accuracy)

Fixes Installed

  • Delete private place from the place description page not working
  • Fixed issue with current position marker not in correct position on rotated map

Core Updates

  • GPS Driver 2.1.2 - implemented watchPosition in activeWatch method

19 Sep 2016 - 1.10.2

Updates Applied

  • Add Direction of travel Up in map views via new three state operation of the GPS lock button (no lock, GPS lock, GPS + compass lock)
  • Fixed issue with displaying incorrect End Place in treks description page when trek initial direction is reversed
  • Installed storage space updates for Android < 5 to find all actual SD devices for install
  • Auto close layer menu on snail trail reset
  • Added help files for offline Comments system

Code Updates

  • Converted Trek pages to ControllerAs syntax
  • Replaced A4Watch with updated Heartbeat change for Android < 5
  • GPS Driver 2.0.10

23 Aug 2016 - V1.10.0 (Android Only)

Features Added

  • Android support for map storage on External SD (reinstall required to change location, due to files structure changes and 4GB limit on SD).

Issues Fixed

  • Problem with GPS driver permissions not registering correctly on some Android versions.
  • Removed GPS driver restart logic due to 2.0.7 changes.

Core Updates

  • GPS Location services updated from 1.7.0 to 2.0.7 SQL Driver services updated to 0.8.1-pre3

8 Aug 2016 - 1.9.3

Updates Applied

  • Added full offline places & treks comments system including all reply/followups, new data manager item + incremental downloads upon opening comments.
  • In-place and in-trek sharing options implemented.
  • Improvements in screen refresh and page switching.
  • Android: Enabled move to SD for the main app (this does not address the maps storage)

Issues Fixed

  • Trek text search not working.
  • Additional rework on in-app purchase system with issues reported on Offline_Map purchase.

29 July 2016 - 1.9.1

Updates Applied

  • Fixes unable to purchase - compatibility problem for some older iPhones/iPad introduced in 1.9.0

Features Added

  • Added prompt for store rating after 5 opens and optional link to ratings from About page

26 July 2016 - 1.9.0

Updates Added

  • Rewrite of places and treks list functions to remove dynamic position tracking improves performance significantly

Fixes Applied

  • Issue identified with Track Logging not starting correctly if not using the home screen as start screen
  • In-App purchase issue causing some users to not register the in-app purchases correctly - EO server V2 implemented.

Core Updates

  • Implementation of more background analytics processes via Branch.io

12 July 2016 - 1.8.15

Features Added

  • Places and Treks list views now support swipe left to enable goto/delete actions
  • Treks goto now asks direction of travel allowing planning in any direction
  • iPad/iPhone added support for multi screen/multi tasking operation
  • Added onHeartbeat 120sec position recording for extended still monitoring in Track Logging

Fixes Installed

  • Corrected snail trail truncation wrong
  • Place photo click/touch opens first image
  • Update to GPS driver launch sequence to eliminate possible timing clash

6 July 2016 - 1.8.11

Features Added

  • - NearBy places tab added to place page display
  • Related treks added to place information page

Updates Applied

  • Issue identified in map pack download where incorrect (out of storage space) message was shown even if pack was installed.
  • Place photo view caused crash if photos > 30
  • Minor rework of in app purchase to ensure correct multi device usage

Core Updates

  • Upgraded SQL drivers to use sqlite-evcore-extbuild version - Speed and stability improvements

1 July 2016 - 1.8.8

Updates Applied

  • Issue identified in map pack download where incorrect (out of storage) message was shown even if pack was installed.

29 June 2016 - 1.8.7

Features Added

  • - persisted last 50km snail trail added + line colour option in settings
  • snail trail control added to map layer controls (hide/reset)
  • offline sync of Private Places to allow cross device sync and backup

Updates Applied

  • replaced GPS lock and zoom buttons on map pages to stop touch event pass through as reported from some users
  • minor updates to map download routines to eliminate possible caching issues

Android 4.X Update

  • due to fault in older Android platforms a work around has been installed to ensure Track Logging movements are recorded and sent to the server. These devices cannot use the intelligent movement GPS system and so a timer has been installed to force these positional updates.

Core Updates

  • updated GPS driver to 1.7.0
  • removed Basic Poll system. Now using updated GPS service detection system, this results in a massive battery power saving when not moving

15 June 2016 - 1.8.0

Treks major update

  • Added private treks via save option in navigation map.
  • Adjusted treks list to support tabs with Recent, List & Private views.

Updates Applied

  • Added scale bar to map views - located bottom right.
  • Added new Settings help screen with full details on GPS Timers.
  • Added in page help (? button) links.
  • Added Home icon button to page headers for quick return to home page.
  • Change minimum length of Place Name field when entering new place to 1 character.
  • Heading text and button positions updated on Android.
  • Places list button on map view changed destination from recent to public list.
  • Minor button style updates

12 June 2016 - 1.7.3

Updates Applied

  • Issue where centre on map was not correctly setup on initial map/nav map load
  • Added colour selection for Current & Next Navigational lines and icon pulse in settings
  • Change heading line 2 colour from light-blue/white (bar-calm) to dark-grey/white (bar-dark)
  • This update to both platforms will also bring in the 1.7.2 updates to iOS pushed out to Android which includes support for Location Services< disabled operation

11 June 2016 - 1.7.2 Android

Updates Applied

  • Android random crashes with OutOfMemory errors.
  • Implementation of last know or default location "Alice Springs" if Location Services are disabled.

Updates applied

  • Style adjustments to better support device specific font settings
  • Add ability to change latitude & longitude of new places created via touch & hold or Pin in the map view.

10 June 2016 - 1.6.15

Updates Applied

  • Error Code 6 during map downloads caused by database constraint issue only seen on Android 5 systems.
  • Bug causing Start Screen - Navigation Map to produce a blank screen.

Updates applied

  • Change email link to direct link to the Feedback and FAQ page on the app About screen

10 June 2016 - 1.6.14 Initial Release

First release version of the app published on App Store and Play Store.

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