I’m very happy to announce The Cartographer version 1.4!
This version brings new features from Google Maps to the iPhone: Routes and shapes. Now you can plot hiking routes, cycle paths or road trips on your computer using Google Maps, then sync them to your iPhone and take them with you.
Combined with The Cartographer’s existing offline mapping features, we think this is a really exciting feature for outdoorsy types and travellers.
So, we hope you enjoy 1.4! It’s available right now from the App Store.Read More
I’m pleased to present The Cartographer Clipper, the perfect accompaniment to The Cartographer!
The Clipper is a bookmarklet that works in any modern web browser, and lets you clip information from any website — hotel directories, restaurant websites, even forum postings — to Google My Maps. Addresses are auto-discovered via some super-sleuthing magic, images pulled out and any selected text is placed into the description.
You can save to an existing map, or create a new one on the spot.
It’s great for doing travel or errand research — find a good hostel (or just the closest Apple store!), just click the “Clipper” button, then “Save”, and it’ll appear on your maps in The Cartographer, all automatically.
It’s free for use, and all it needs is any modern web browser, and a Google account.
It’s still in beta, so do let me know if you have any trouble!Read More
Remembering every errand, every grocery item to be bought and where to buy it can be a challenge at the best of times, let alone when you’re organising a big event like Thanksgiving dinner.
The Cartographer isn’t only handy for travellers. Plot your errands — like your Thanksgiving grocery shopping — using Google My Maps:
Then sync with The Cartographer on your iPhone:
Have all your notes — things to buy at each shop, opening hours or phone numbers — on your iPhone:
Get everything done more efficiently by deciding which errand to run next based on proximity with a quick glance of the map!Read More
It’s that heady time again, folks – when those of us who wish there was a tad more magic in the world froth with excited happiness at the release of a new Harry Potter movie. If you’re headed to Old Blighty and are rather fond of a certain wizardly young man with an unruly mop of black hair, then you should seriously consider a spot of Harry Potter sightseeing. The movies were filmed in some truly beautiful places, from achingly pretty Scottish lochs and mountainscapes to exquisitely elaborate Gothic cathedrals, abbeys and cloisters.
I’ve taken the liberty of plotting some of the sites where the movies were filmed on Google Maps, with notes on each.
View Harry Potter Sightseeing Map in a larger map
If you’d like to use this map on your iPhone with The Cartographer:
- Tap the + button in the Map Room
- Tap “Add Online Map”
- After “URL” type:
Alternatively, if you’re viewing this on the iPhone, just tap here.
Help us celebrate our launch by entering our competition. Simply spread the word for a chance to win Chris Guillebeau’s Travel Master Kit valued at $129. Includes his “Frequent Flyer Master ebook”, the original “Discount Airfare Guide ebook”, and “Travel Ninja ebook”, complete with bonuses.Read More
Almost a year and a half of travelling, wishing this iPhone app existed. Ten months of programming on the road. Eight months of testing the app during our own travels.
Our new iPhone app is finally here!
We are super proud of how it’s turned out. We’ve seriously out-done ourselves on this one, folks.
Without further ado, and a healthy dose of unrepentant pride, I present to you The Cartographer…