iPhiGNie is the tool of choice for mapping in France.
There are GPS applications with French maps inside, iPhiGNie brings you ALL French maps from the National Geographic Institute, with a GPS inside.
iPhiGNie displays topographic maps, ortophotos, street and cadastral maps from the Geoportail. On this reference background your precise position (GPS + phone and wifi interpolation) is shown. Every map displayed once is kept in the device and is available even with no network (off-line mode). All non-topographic maps and most ortophotos stay permanently free.
NEW : since 2017-April-1 the provisional cache licence is included in the IGN annual basic licence.
NEW: FREE world-wide coverage though OpenStreetMap/openCycleMap, Spain, Germany, Italy, Norwey, IGN-littoral, and others new maps from IGN.
With V6, your IGN account is synchronized with IphiGNie, and a new transparent layer "slope > 30" is available.
IMPORTANT: Geoportail map service and resources are tied to a personal subscription, recurring by default. See conditions below. The application installation is free and comes with 7 calendar days of free access to the service. Optional Amax module adds extended features but do not include map subscription.
In App Purchases:
Amax option: This optional module, available through In App Purchase, add following features:
Waypoints management, with photos: Add, file, annotate, export-import in GPX file format.
Tracks and route: Recording, manual creation and editing, following, export-import in GPX file format.
Automatic downloading of maps along a predefined track.
Search address or any toponym present on a map. Automatic creation of relevant waypoint.
"GPS beacon" feature: People you authorize, can follow your position on a detailed map, either on support web site on inside the application. No tracking is done unless you activate it.
Follow you friends beacon: Automatic update of followed positions. Very handful to find each other in the middle of nowhere or see how far are your fellows.
GPS "beacon": Warning, given the phone network nature et battery capacity, you should never engage security on the availability of this feature.
GPS and battery lasting: the GPS is shut down when the application is sent to background, if there is no activated function requiring it (track recording, "GPS beacon"). Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery lasting.
While there is no English translation of the manual yet, English speaking users are more than welcome to ask any question in the English section of the forum on the support web site.
Recurring subscriptions to Geoportail map service
- Yearly subscription.
- Payment will be charged to Google Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the users Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of the free trial period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to Geoportail map service.