Flyover Country – Flight Map Android App Review

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Flyover Country is a National Science Foundation funded offline mobile app for geoscience outreach and data discovery. Flyover Country – Flight Map for Android, as the app is called, analyzes a given flight path and caches relevant map data and points of interest (POI), and displays these data during the flight, without in flight WiFi. You just got to enter from where you’re taking off, and where you are heading to and the app does the rest. You can download Flyover Country – Flight Map for free from Google Play Store.

Features

Once you enter the starting point and destination info, Flyover Country – Flight Map for Android caches relevant map data and points of interest (POI) by analyzing your flight path. By downloading only the data relevant to a particular flight path, cache sizes remain reasonable, therein allowing for a robust experience without an internet connection. The app is reasonably easy to use. Click on two or more points on the map to specify your flight path, followed by clicking on ‘Load path’ in the top right corner to view the data associated with the path. Select ‘Save for offline’ to store the data and associated articles on your phone for offline use. You can later access the saved paths from the ‘Saved’ menu. You can toggle ‘GPS’ to the on position in the side menu. Doing so will enable position tracking, speed, heading, and altitude information to be accessed from the map view. The ‘Trip Mode’ – also accessed from the side menu – provides a wide strip of data.

Flyover Country – Flight Map Android App Review

Apart from tracking flight paths, the app also comes handy in road trips, hiking, and other outdoor activities such as field trips and geologic field work. Compared with flights, ‘car/foot’ mode provides a narrower but more detailed geologic map with detailed unit descriptions and metadata. The UI layout is user friendly. The app is also stable and responsive. Flyover Country requires AOS 4.1+.

Conclusion

Flyover Country – Flight Map app for Android helps you keep track of your position while on a flight. The app uses info from various sources to present you relevant map data and points of interest (POI) related to your flight path. The best part is that the app works offline. Flyover Country app also comes handy in hiking, road trips and geologic field work. The UI is well designed and easy to use for most parts. Of course, Flyover Country is a bit of science experiment funded by National Science Foundation. But it provides useful info to flight travelers and explorers on foot. Check it out if you’re curious.

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