Free GPS on-device mapping application for BlackBerry

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topoexplorer

TopoExplorer is a free GPS on-device mapping application for BlackBerry. Both the program and basic map pack are free and ready to download. With TopoExplorer you will discover your surroundings on topographic maps even in remote areas assisted by GPS and without the need of the wireless network connection.

Features include:

  • Offline Maps – No wireless network connection needed.
  • Shows GPS position in different coordinate systems.
  • Large map support from memory card.
  • Free map packs cover most areas already.
  • Detailed map packs for more detailed coverage.

To download TopoExplorer for FREE, go here.

  • Scott

    Any word on BB Storm support for this app?

  • Scott

    Any word on BB Storm support for this app?

  • CB

    Any word on getting this app? I signed up but have no link to the app. Is this for real, or are they just harvesting emails and trying to sell their map packs?

  • CB

    Any word on getting this app? I signed up but have no link to the app. Is this for real, or are they just harvesting emails and trying to sell their map packs?

  • Dorian

    I certainly see nothing free about this except the base application with NO MAPS included.

    The even bigger joke is the only maps available are CA and FL…….

    This application should never have made BBCool….

  • Dorian

    I certainly see nothing free about this except the base application with NO MAPS included.

    The even bigger joke is the only maps available are CA and FL…….

    This application should never have made BBCool….

  • http://davehughes.com/ Dave Hughes

    It says that you gt the Free Map Pack, but I don’t see how do download it. And $50 per state is a little pricey. I might spend $15 on a map before I go in a hiking trip in the mountains, but $50.00???

  • http://davehughes.com Dave Hughes

    It says that you gt the Free Map Pack, but I don’t see how do download it. And $50 per state is a little pricey. I might spend $15 on a map before I go in a hiking trip in the mountains, but $50.00???

  • KJO

    wow… a free mapping program with no maps – great! I wouldn’t spend a penny on a map without having a demo to see how the program works. Agree on the max of $15.

    Sticking with google maps and/or the paper fold-ups for now.

  • KJO

    wow… a free mapping program with no maps – great! I wouldn’t spend a penny on a map without having a demo to see how the program works. Agree on the max of $15.

    Sticking with google maps and/or the paper fold-ups for now.

  • http://portablegpsreviews.org/ KJO

    wow… a free mapping program with no maps – great! I wouldn’t spend a penny on a map without having a demo to see how the program works. Agree on the max of $15.

    Sticking with google maps and/or the paper fold-ups for now.
    P.S.: Forgot to mention good post!

  • http://portablegpsreviews.org/ KJO

    wow… a free mapping program with no maps – great! I wouldn’t spend a penny on a map without having a demo to see how the program works. Agree on the max of $15.

    Sticking with google maps and/or the paper fold-ups for now.
    P.S.: Forgot to mention good post!

  • http://www.ridenowcommunity.com/ ronhawker

    Waste of time. It loads ok and so does the demo map. However, for what you see for this “free” demo is not much. The extremely limited options don’t really show any capabilities. It would not pick up my 8330 GPS. It was set to “location on”; therefore, the initial map load is to coordinates 0,0. Since it did not pickup the internal GPS and the “push track ball” to locate yourself did not work. The only capability shown was to scroll around the map with no detail at all and no ability to see any functions regarding using the map.

    End result…delete application and map.

  • http://www.ridenowcommunity.com ronhawker

    Waste of time. It loads ok and so does the demo map. However, for what you see for this “free” demo is not much. The extremely limited options don’t really show any capabilities. It would not pick up my 8330 GPS. It was set to “location on”; therefore, the initial map load is to coordinates 0,0. Since it did not pickup the internal GPS and the “push track ball” to locate yourself did not work. The only capability shown was to scroll around the map with no detail at all and no ability to see any functions regarding using the map.

    End result…delete application and map.

  • Masnor

    Have the app loaded. Have the free map downloaded and on the SD card. App doesn’t see the map. Stumped.

  • Masnor

    Have the app loaded. Have the free map downloaded and on the SD card. App doesn’t see the map. Stumped.

  • snick

    Talk about sucking. I had high hopes for this app from the description. What a let down. Maybe 5 bucks a state at most but 50? They have priced themselves out of haveing a popular app. I think geocachers would love this app if it were free as it says, I know I would. Too bad it is just another deleted app!!!

  • snick

    Talk about sucking. I had high hopes for this app from the description. What a let down. Maybe 5 bucks a state at most but 50? They have priced themselves out of haveing a popular app. I think geocachers would love this app if it were free as it says, I know I would. Too bad it is just another deleted app!!!

  • Motoprof

    DO NOT BUY THE TOPOEXPLORER PROGRAM IF YOU HAVE A STORM!

    I downloaded the “free” program and the two free maps. Whenever I opened the program, it would take me off the coast of Africa to coordinates 0,0. I contacted support about this problem and was assured that it would work on my Verizon Storm. Support was very quick in responding……….. until I purchased the maps of New York State. The program still takes me to 0,0. I wrote support. No response. I wrote support again. No response. I am still waiting for a response from support but do not anticipate hearing back from them anymore. They received their money and I received 4 GB of useless files.

    I am using TopoExplorer version 1.0.77 and noticed version 1.0.72.0 at the BlackBerry app store. I tried the other version with the same results. The phone has the latest operating system authorized by Verizon as of 6-3-09 (v4.7.0.148 platform 4.0.0.181). Google Maps, BlackBerry Maps, and Nav4all work great using the GPS. I checked the coordinates from Nav4all against my handheld GPS and found them to be the same. I wanted to make sure the coordinates were not coming from cell towers. So, the GPS works fine in three programs, but not in TopoExplorer. Sounds like a glitch on their end, not on mine. I can open a map manually (from the Maps folder), but as soon as I press down on the screen, it goes to 0,0. Hello, I do not boat in the area. I cannot load the optimum map since my maps are not from the Atlantic Ocean.

    If this problem is fixed and the program works as advertised, I will gladly let everyone know and upgrade my rating. It is advertised as being compatible with the Storm, but I don’t think so. Verizon does not lock the GPS on the Storm like they did with other phones. If anyone has this program working on their Storm, please e-mail me at smallengrep@yahoo.com and let me know how you did it.

  • Motoprof

    DO NOT BUY THE TOPOEXPLORER PROGRAM IF YOU HAVE A STORM!

    I downloaded the “free” program and the two free maps. Whenever I opened the program, it would take me off the coast of Africa to coordinates 0,0. I contacted support about this problem and was assured that it would work on my Verizon Storm. Support was very quick in responding……….. until I purchased the maps of New York State. The program still takes me to 0,0. I wrote support. No response. I wrote support again. No response. I am still waiting for a response from support but do not anticipate hearing back from them anymore. They received their money and I received 4 GB of useless files.

    I am using TopoExplorer version 1.0.77 and noticed version 1.0.72.0 at the BlackBerry app store. I tried the other version with the same results. The phone has the latest operating system authorized by Verizon as of 6-3-09 (v4.7.0.148 platform 4.0.0.181). Google Maps, BlackBerry Maps, and Nav4all work great using the GPS. I checked the coordinates from Nav4all against my handheld GPS and found them to be the same. I wanted to make sure the coordinates were not coming from cell towers. So, the GPS works fine in three programs, but not in TopoExplorer. Sounds like a glitch on their end, not on mine. I can open a map manually (from the Maps folder), but as soon as I press down on the screen, it goes to 0,0. Hello, I do not boat in the area. I cannot load the optimum map since my maps are not from the Atlantic Ocean.

    If this problem is fixed and the program works as advertised, I will gladly let everyone know and upgrade my rating. It is advertised as being compatible with the Storm, but I don’t think so. Verizon does not lock the GPS on the Storm like they did with other phones. If anyone has this program working on their Storm, please e-mail me at smallengrep@yahoo.com and let me know how you did it.