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Old 05-11-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Riding to Alaska and Looking for iPhone Offline GPS

Like the title says, my brother and I are headed to Alaska from Texas next month. I'm looking for the best offline GPS to download to my iPhone 6. I know that I won't have service in a lot of the areas we are going so I want the maps to already be there. I've read and read on this forum and elsewhere and can't really find the info I'm looking for that is current. Soooooo, any advice?
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #2
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Try "Here".
You download the maps or work from a data feed.
I'm not sure if it covers anything offroad though.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:21 PM   #3
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There are a few popular apps that let you cache/store maps in your phone's memory. Like which seat is the best, which earplugs are best, etc. there are pros and cons to all of the good ones and opinions vary.

I have used Navigon for 3-4 years including many days in rural areas with no cellular service but where my phone could get a gps signal and this app has never let me down. It's relatively expensive at $59 for all of the U.S and Canada (incl. Alaska) but as a frequent business traveler and rider in rural areas I have rarely if ever found myself ona road not on the app, the exception being some small dirt roads. For those really small roads I have used Motion GPX and then you have manually DL the specific area you want.

On my iPhone 6, with all 50 states and most of Canada downloaded the app takes up 2GB of memory. I have the 64 GB model, so no problem. If you have 16, you can just DL the states and provinces you will pass through.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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Copilot, Sygic and Navigon seem to work for most people.

I've tried Sygic and Copilot, but still prefer a real GPS.

I recommend getting an old Nuvi model Garmin for cheap and mounting that somewhere.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:36 PM   #5
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Like the title says, my brother and I are headed to Alaska from Texas next month. I'm looking for the best offline GPS to download to my iPhone 6. I know that I won't have service in a lot of the areas we are going so I want the maps to already be there. I've read and read on this forum and elsewhere and can't really find the info I'm looking for that is current. Soooooo, any advice?
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I have maps.me on the iphone. It is not a gps but it is a very detailed map. All you have to do is know where you are. Went the back way through copper canyon Mexico and it was right at every turn on all dirt roads. Even showed bridges that were out.
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