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US Public Lands App Support

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What is US Public Lands? Description of US Public Lands

The US Federal Governments owns nearly 650 million acres of land - almost 30 percent of the land area of the United States.

These are lands that are held for all Americans.

US Public Lands allows you to quickly retrieve the boundaries of these properties without carrying physical maps, books, or digging deep online.

Included in the app are on-device (fully works offline), individually selectable & beautifully colored map layers for most of the properties administered by the federal government:

- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- US Forest Service (FS)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE)
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- Department of Defense (military bases & installations)
- Other (National Laboratories, Test Sites, etc...)

Key Benefits & Features

- Know which US agency owns and operates the land you're on or are heading to. Use the "Layers" icon to select which agencies you want displayed to create your own custom map. (Hint, the toggles are color coded to the color each layer is displayed in.)

- Links are provided to each agency's website within the app, so that you can further your research as to what land use rules apply for each public land type - such as permits, fees, activities allowed, and limits of stay.

- Map layers are stored on device - no internet connection required.

- Be sure to turn on the 'Basic' base map to see the US Public Land labels for each land area. This base map layer is also stored entirely on your device, and can be utilized if you do not have an internet connection or would like to conserve bandwidth.

- If you have an internet connection (or have cached them before going out of signal), you can utilize the built in Apple Maps and satellite view maps as the base layer underneath the public land overlays.

- A boondocker's assistant - While US Public Lands is not specifically a camp site locator and does not have a database of specific sites, by turning on the satellite view map, you can better scout out trails, roads and signs of dispersed camping locations within the boundaries of the public land resources.

- Quickly toggle between 'Show' and 'Hide' via the "Map" icon to more clearly see satellite images below.

- If you have GPS access on your device, click the 'Locate Me' icon to show your present location - know what type of land you're on right now!

- Built in search tool locates anything on device maps supports (requires internet access) - including cities, states, zip codes, addresses and points of interest. A pin is dropped at the search location.

Thank you to the Protected Area Database (PAD-US) of the U.S. Geological Survey for providing the public domain raw map data that we’ve been able to utilize to create this interactive overlayable mapping & navigation tool. We will update our maps in the future to stay in sync with improvements to this data set.

Please note, the USGS PAD-US database contains the “most up-to-date aggregation of Federal lands and waters” available, but this database is still evolving and some locations may not be listed and others may not have precisely accurate boundaries. Resolution across the nation may vary. And always remember - there may be private unmapped inholdings within any public lands - so always pay attention to local signage, indications, and information.

The US Public Lands app should only be used as an overview, and you should always confirm more precise details by consulting local field offices, administration websites, and other resources. Do not solely rely on this app for determining if you are on public or private land.

US Public Lands App User Reviews

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US Public Lands Pros

Brilliant app!The info you get from the government sites on where exactly blm starts or even where blm land is located is very hard to pinpoint. This app allows you to search by name and while not accurate to exact boundaries is more accurate than the blm website. The maps there are very hard to read while this one is overlaid on actual maps so you can figure out directions and get where you want to go. I like that it also covers other government land for you to stay on. This app is a must have if you love camping off the beaten track..BaadBVersion: 2015.2

Great app.Seems most of the folks writing negative reviews did not read the limitations of the app. If you know what you are buying, I think you will find this is an awesome app. It's not going to find a 100 acre parcel and says that up front. A square mile is 640 acres which is the stated accuracy..Jiffy fifthVersion: 2015.2

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US Public Lands Cons

Not ready for prime timeAt best a work in progress..KarevollVersion: 2019.7

DisappointingI purchased this app hoping to make sure I don’t intrude on private property near the winnemucca area . Not sure how I’m supposed to do that with areas of maps that look like a checkered board. Even if I zoom in, the checkers don’t become defined areas. Wish I could post a picture of what it looks like. Terrible. Waste of money.Cane bastardoVersion: 2019.7

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Is US Public Lands legit?

Yes. US Public Lands is 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 586 US Public Lands user reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, AppSupports Legitimacy Score for US Public Lands is 80.5/100.

Is US Public Lands safe?

Yes. US Public Lands is quiet safe to use. This is based on our NLP analysis of over 586 user reviews sourced from the IOS appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.3/5. AppSupports Safety Score for US Public Lands is 84.0/100.

Should I download US Public Lands?

There have been no security reports that makes US Public Lands a dangerous app to use on your smartphone right now.

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Product details of US Public Lands

App Name:
US Public Lands
Two Steps Beyond
Legitimacy Score:
Safety Score:
Content Rating:
4+ Contains no objectionable material!
Travel, Reference
App Size:
185.52 MB
Bundle Id:
Relase Date:
11 April 2014, Friday
Last Update:
29 May 2021, Saturday - 21:05
IOS 12.0 or later

US Public Lands 2021.5 Update Note
✱ Version History

New to US Public Lands this year - we have greatly improved the ability to place and manage your own custom pins on the map! Now you can add pins by using the search tool, by entering GPS coordinates, or by pressing and holding to drop a pin on the ....

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