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5 stars out of 5
· 9/21/2015

Love the ability to download maps, otherwise would be useless in the mountains. exception ability to import/export data in gpx and Google formats. needs ability to zoom in below the map's native min resolution but can get around that. does everything I want and need. could use few more small icon buttons instead of right-click menu for tablet. But best outdoor active GPS mapping app I know of. extremely worth cost, and author was friendly and helpful when I needed some help with imports! Recommend!

5 stars out of 5
· 7/14/2015
Maps Pro delivers on its promises

Initially, I experienced a snag with the off-line maps feature, but the developer provided prompt, courteous, and effective intervention to correct the issue and address the bug in the application. The advertised features are performing quite well and I consider this application to be worth its nominal cost. Nice work!! -- Mike Sheehan

5 stars out of 5
· 7/10/2015
Distance between Points

I have been using Maps Pro for several months and I really like using it. I use it for driving directions as well as planning hiking. The many different map styles is powerful. I have never seen that before. I can switch from satellite views to USGS Topo maps to vector maps. One feature I would like to see is distance between two points. There is a scale on lower left side but that is difficult to use between two points on a map.

5 stars out of 5
· 9/19/2015
Great support and now works with Dual XGPS160

I wanted a navigation app for my Surface Pro3 that would work with a Dual XGPS160 SkyPro Bluetooth GPS. Maps Pro looked like it would do everything I needed (including offline topo maps). The problem was that MapsPro was unable to communicate with the SkyPro due to non-standard data format. Fabian worked with me an resolved the communication problem (Dual, the manufacturer of the GPS, was totally unresponsive) and now MapsPro works perfectly. This level of service is outstanding!

1 stars out of 5
· 6/11/2015
Its TERRIBLE, and the developer aint great

I'm so mad at the app for lack of documentation and online support. using this map offline will cost you $5 for the app and $10 for the download, but the downloaded maps don't even have road labels (or any text). They get $5-$15+ for each user, and THERE IS NOT EVEN A REAL WEBSITE. I'm mad at the developer for claiming that this makes a satisfactory navigation experience, I'm mad at myself for giving it $15 when I knew during the trial it was terrible, and I'm mad at Microsoft for taking ownership of the fantastic Nokia Here Maps but not using it to provide a good nav app on this anemic platform, I'm mad at you (the reader of this review) for reading this far but probably trying it anyway, and I'm mad at the dev community because this is the best nav app I've come across in this god forsaken store, and I'm mad at google for not making more desktop apps, i.e. google maps. And I'm mad at Microsoft FURTHER because I can't give this app negative stars. GAAAAAAHHH TAKE ALL THIER STARS!

5 stars out of 5
· 6/13/2015
This App just keeps getting better!

This app is great, runs perfectly on my Surface Pro 2 Laptop. When I have a problem, tech support responds almost in real time. The range, richness, and types of maps available are awesome. I had a bit of a problem with the voice navigation, but the developer took a personal interest in getting the problem solved.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/1/2015
Best maps program for win 8.1

Finally a good map app for windows 8.1, you must have 8.1 for it to work properly. Maps downloaded quickly even on my HP Stream 7 which is very light on processor power. When using Dual external GPS I found that you have to open Maps Pro and let it complete startup prior to turning on GPS or it has a tough time finding it via Bluetooth. Only other item we would like it when zooming in and out of maps when off road using Offline maps sometimes the trails we are on disappear and then re-appear when at different zoom levels. This makes for difficult navigation in the back country. Other than that the app performed quite well on our Surface 3 in the backcountry with Offline maps and external GPS.

4 stars out of 5
· 4/15/2015
Maps Pro Works Online and Offline (Apr 2015)

I wanted to write this review to balance some of the negative comments that were made early in this app's history. I can report that Maps Pro works very well on my Surface Pro 3, and that includes off line operation using vector maps downloaded from the Store. Compared to the cost of Streets and Trips, Maps Pro is very low price, yet it performs all the core functions necessary for personal navigation. When online, Maps Pro offers a choice of map styles including Google, vector and some other map types with multiple styles in each map type. The user interface is reasonably, although not entirely, intuitive and new users can be up and operating within about a half hour or less. The app can use both internal and externally supplied GPS for real time location. I use a Qstar Bluetooth GPS module and it works fine. Routes / directions are relatively easy to set up and the user can establish waypoints to "pin" the route to specific roads or intermediate destinations.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/15/2015
Great for hiking!

I wanted to use my small Windows 8.1 tablet as a hiking GPS. I added a tiny USB GPS receiver (Globalsat ND-105C), since my tablet didn't have a built-in GPS. I also needed a program to display maps and my GPS location. MAPS PRO did the job perfectly; I can download USGS topo maps for offline use and add a GPX file with waypoints and tracks. MAPS PRO's greatest feature, though, is its author, Fabien Nicollet. When I first downloaded the program, it didn't have USGS topo maps; I suggested this and a week later they were part of the program! Contact the author if you have suggestions or problems. MAPS PRO has some WOW features. Try using OVERLAYS to add topo contours or Google Street View to other maps; the "streets" here include Grand Canyon trails (shot by hikers) and the Colorado River (shot by rafters). Using a cheap 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with MAPS PRO gives you a hiking GPS with great maps at a fraction of the cost of a regular hiking GPS.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/8/2015
Love new maps!

Love having the new maps. The only improvement would be if I could overlay the topography lines over a Google satellite maps, but that's only a suggestion and I'm not sure how hard that would be to implement. The navigation feature still has some bugs. Now it won't stay centered while moving unless I reset it. Also, the vector maps don't always load as we're traveling. The route will be displayed, but the actual maps, showing other roads doesn't always load.

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  • Add your own files: Maps Pro can open your CSV, KML, KMZ, GPX, GeoPDF and GeoJSON files
  • Offline Maps: Maps Pro uses the latest technology to display vector maps while you are offline
  • Create beautiful maps: Maps Pro allows you to change the style of your map, choosing from over 20 different styles and providers including Nokia, ESRI, MapBox, Stamen, OpenStreetMap ( OSM ) and Bing
  • Geolocation: your location is automatically detected by Maps Pro. Maps Pro is now the only Windows 8 Store application compatible with external Bluetooth GPS!
  • Directions: Maps Pro helps you find your way with its powerful directions engine. Get directions and get driving instructions (with voice) using text-to-speech
  • Points of Interest: Display points of interest (POI) such as restaurants, cinemas, bars, etc. from 80+ categories, with reviews and details.
  • Street View: Access Google Street View and experience HD images in full screen.
  • Maps Pro is the best replacement for Microsoft Street and Trips, now discontinued by Microsoft.

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Version 106 Improved GPS tracking, especially for high precision GPS devices or fast vehicles Please note that Maps Pro is fully compatible with Windows 10

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