The newest models of the iPhone, with its built-in GPS, is a fantastic tool for learning about the geography of a place, utilizing maps and geographic data on the go, or to just learn more about geography in general. Aside from the built-in map application and the compass, there are additional geography apps that are must-haves for every geographer's iPhone. Explore these great geography apps for the iPhone below.
The National Geographic World Atlas for iPhone is an impressive application! Quickly zoom in to any area of the world for high-quality National Geographic Maps of continents, regions, and countries. The maps are so crisp and clear, this is simply a beautiful must-have application. This map app also includes basic geographic and historic information for every country on the planet. A gazetteer of major world cities is also included.
The only downside to the World Atlas app is that when you zoom in to a certain level a "bing" map of the place replaces the National Geographic map. This can be annoying when attempting to zoom in to the highest level of detail provided by the National Geographic map.
Absolutely incredible. It's Google Earth. There isn't much more to be said - the Google Earth for Mobile mapping app provides most of the functionality of the traditional Google Earth combined with the GPS from your iPhone to quickly locate your location on the planet. The search functionality is impressive and, of course, the results are loaded onto your iPhone quite quickly. The best part is, it's free!