3D Map New Zealand


28 November 2023

Version 1.3 Released

A new version of the app is now available with new features including:

  • You can view graphs of altitude and speed for recorded tracks and routes.
  • You can "fly" along tracks and routes.
  • You can draw routes on the map.
  • Measure Mode displays concentric distance rings, and shows the distance and bearing between points on the map.
  • Bearings can now be shown in mils, and coordinate can be shown in UTM and MGRS formats.
  • The app will suggest names for waypoints, etc., based on nearby features from its search data and other names that you have recently used.
  • You can estimate walking times for routes based on distance and climb.

There are also various bug fixes and minor new features. Do please let use know what you think!

10th November 2023

Beta Test for Version 1.3

The next update to the app is now in preparation. If you'd like to try out a beta test version of this update, and help to iron out the last few bugs (!), please get in touch now.

19th June 2023

Version 1.2 Released

Apple have today approved version 1.2 of the app, which is now available to download from the App Store.

This update features a new Panorama Mode. Tap anywhere on the map and then tap the Panorama button. The app will compute the view from this point, and show it in two ways.

Firstly, the app shades the map to indicate what can be seen from the selected viewpoint - or equivalently, from where that point can be seen. So if you select a mountain summit it shows what can be seen from that peak, and from where the peak can be seen. Visible areas are shown normally in colour, and invisible areas are shown in dark monochrome.

Secondly, the app shows a silhouette of the view from that viewpoint. You can pan and zoom this panel, resize it, and expand it to full screen.

A vertical line - a cursor - through the silhouette corresponds to another line on the map itself; you can adjust exactly what is shown by tapping on the gear settings button on the silhouette panel. Distances and altitudes of the features shown on the silhouette can be shown and correlated with the same features on the main map.

I hope you like this new feature; don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

1st May 2023

Version 1.1 Released

Apple have today approved version 1.1 of the app, which is now available to download from the App Store.

The new features in this update include:

  • A new button, "View In", can open Apple Maps, and other apps or websites, to view the area that is currently displayed. To configure which apps and websites are enabled, see the "View In" section of the Settings screen. You can add your own items if you know the right URL format. Let us know if there are particular apps or websites that you'd like to see here.
  • Support for GPX Routes is improved.
  • Search is improved. Search patterns will now match any word in the place name, i.e. searching for "Pukaki" will now find "Lake Pukaki". The search results list has two new features: you can group the search results by feature type (i.e. hills, towns, islands...), and you can limit the search to the currently-visible area of the map.
  • You can now show your photos, from the Photos app, on the map. Tap the "Photos" button and choose whether to show all photos or just favourites. Favourites are shown in yellow.

There are also a few bug fixes and other tweaks.

Do please let us know what you think.

14th April 2023

3D Map New Zealand Version 1.0 Released

Apple have today approved the first version of this new app, which is now available to download from the App Store.

Please let us know what you think of the app - being the very first version there will surely be bugs, so don't hesitate to get in touch to let us know what we need to fix first!