We have been hard at work making the CalTopo Android and iOS apps a better experience. We recognize many of you haven’t had a chance to try out the app yet, but based on feedback from our current beta testers, it’s clear that using a data quota for mobile downloads is confusing. With that in mind we are switching from a quota based approach to a layer based approach for offline downloads.
The switch to a layer based approach only applies to offline use, while connected to the internet you will not see any changes at all to your subscription. This change will take place in approximately two weeks, from now until that time basic users can continue to download all layers. We will not be removing or restricting access to any data already on your device.
Basic users will be able to download a nearly unlimited quantity of standard resolution topographic maps including MapBuilder Topo. Scanned 7.5’ Maps, FSTopo, and the MapBuilder Overlay. You will still be able to use overlays and tools such as the slope angle shading layer and shaded relief.
Pro users will be able to download a nearly unlimited quantity of high resolution topographic maps as well as download a nearly unlimited amount of any aerial imagery layers including MapBuilder Hybrid and NAIP Aerial Imagery. You will also have access to all offline overlays and tools.
Desktop users will notice we renamed what was formerly the “offline” account level to desktop to avoid any confusion between the app and desktop. Access to the offline application for Mac and PC remains unchanged. Your account will include all the benefits of the pro subscription above for the mobile app as well as up to 300GB of data downloads for the Mac and PC app.