These GPS maps comprise of 16 regional maps covering most parts of the African continent. The system uses data sourced from travellers who have recorded their experiences. This information is then catalogued and processed to ensure accurate and reliable GPS co-ordinates. Aside from marking out roads and dirt tracks, other information and points of interest are available to travellers. These include accommodation options, restaurants and petrol stations to name a few. One drawback that we found when using this system is that information regarding roads and points of interest can sometimes be outdated. Another drawback is that users cannot comment on or review points of interest such as hotels and restaurants.
Available via free download, this app operates completely offline and can be supported by any device. Using GPS to track your location, the app automatically orientates itself providing a detailed map and database of various points of interest. Amongst these are accommodation options, restaurants, shopping centres, petrol stations and tourist attractions. Another useful feature of the app is that it allows the user to drop pins and save specific locations. Road maps tend to be very accurate, however, data collected from users doesn’t appear to be processed. This can sometimes result in points of interest being inaccurately marked.
It comes as no surprise that this free website and iPhone app is specifically designed for overlanders. The system comprises of an integrated map and database of useful information. From campsites, hotels, restaurants, vehicle mechanics to petrol and propane filling stations. While on the move overlanders can review and update existing information as well as add new places using their GPS co-ordinates.