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Wish I could get my money backNot accurate at all. Does not show private land within public lands..Version: 2015.2

Yeah... NOT SO MUCHSo i uploaded all 3 and my first Acquaintance with this app shows the”general” area however there are no difinitve markers to help me deal with the boundreys... its ALL VAUGE! Hope it gets better, be sure to read the reviews... IM JUST SAYIN!.Version: 2019.7

WorthlessSave yourself the $2.99 and find alternative tools. This app is not intuitive or detailed enough to be of any value. Feel like I just gave $3 for a color coded map that actually already exists on line for free..Version: 2015.2

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.Version: 2019.7

Don’t expect support...The map is functional but very basic. In Arizona we have a particular type of public land called State Trust land where the rules are very different. I was hoping this would help me differentiate the land types in Arizona, but it shows all state trust land as National Forest. I contacted the developers about this and gave them a link to a GIS showing much more detailed land types in Arizona including state trust land. Got a 1-line response saying “The app name and description is very clear on what is included.”.Version: 2019.7

Good but could be betterI like the satellite map with the color-coded overlay. You can see streets and figure out how to get places. But there's no measurement bar to indicate how large you've made the map or how far a place is from the highway. And as others have noted, small campgrounds or BLM dispersed camping areas don't show up. I can find these on free camping apps but not on this map..Version: 2015.2

What?I paid for this? How is this useful? No resolution worth using on these maps. Download Avenza and use the MVU maps from BLM for real, up to date info about where we can and cannot go and dry camp...for free..Version: 2015.2

Worst app ever and absolutely useless!This app is a complete fraud. Nothing on this should be called an app. I want my money back!!!.Version: 2015.2

Not what I expectedThis doesn't really tell me anything about where I can camp. Just boundries of Government land. I guess I expected too much or misread the description..Version: 2015.2

Not very accurateThe BLM parcels are not very accurate when compared to a actual map from the BLM. Small BLM parcels are missing. BLM parcels and private lands within the boundaries of CA State Parks are not shown..Version: 2015.2

So inaccurate it’s basically worthless.Less than two minutes into comparing the maps on this app to actual BLM maps it’s strikingly inaccurate! Hikers and hunters beware, this app could easily put you on private land. One look at neighborhoods in my area and it shows BLM and Forest Service land where there’s entire neighborhoods of private property with .5 to 40+ acre parcels. I want my money back..Version: 2015.2

A tad more usefulI am upping my review to 2 stars mainly due to fact that if you are in the boonies, at least you would click the 'basic' map and 'locate' and you may know if you are trespassing or not. The good: - it keeps you 'legal' as much as possible; if in doubt, better backtrack thou - low cost for doing above Still bad: - I think it uses Apple maps which is inferior to Google in showing all the tiny roads (off roads - even though I found many Google tiny roads that were gone when checking them on location but still showing on maps - not this app problem to fix). - you need to download google offline maps, then toggle between this app and google maps to navigate the maze of off roads when off grid - still misses large areas that are accessible to public but again, not big deal since there are so many public lands in western states Ideally when in the boonies and no coverage, satellite view is critical if you want to change locations if one proves inaccessible. Being able to download ahead of time the sat view and terrain view from google then lay over the ownership map, would make this app worth a lot. I would pay easily 50$ for one stop shop. Other apps that do that are pricey and require subscription etc. Again, great idea, I hope the developers improve it..Version: 2015.2

ABSALUTELY USELESSThe idea is great BUT the maps they have based the app on (newest versions as I just downloaded yesterday) is useless. When you look at the map in detail WHOLE TOWNS, STREETS are shown as US Forest where as there are miles and miles private land whihc is not shown. Consider that you are parked in the parking lot of a supermarket in a rural town and it shows you as being on US Forest land. That is USELESS.Version: 2019.7

UselessTotally useless... far better apps out there....Version: 2019.7

Lacking major areasInitially I had some I hopes for this app, but after a few minutes of looking, I'm not too impressed. For example, it has large areas of state forest land in the Oregon coast range shown correctly, but then north of Highway 26, where there are thousands of acres of continuous forest land, none of it is shown. Also, there are no Indian reservation boundaries, which should be easy to add onto the app and would be very helpful to have visible. I much prefer a Gaia GPS with a pro subscription, which has a Public Lands overlay that is much more comprehensive..Version: 2015.2

Not happy with my purchase at all...This app is nothing like I hoped it would be. I wish I could get my money back..Version: 2015.2

DisappointedI was disappointed to find that this app does not show real boundary lines. Not helpful at all to be able to tell if you’re actually trespassing on private land..Version: 2019.7

Not Specific EnoughNot nearly specific enough. This app just shows large swaths of land, with mixed private and state showing as state land. I can get the same information from a small thumbnail..Version: 2021.5

Totalement inutileNe gaspillez pas votre argent. Faites plutôt une brève recherche sur le web.Version: 2015.2

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

BewareThis app is just a rehash of low resolution publicly available info but once you sign up for it the subscription doesn’t show up to be cancelled but you keep getting charged. This “feature” is obviously where they focused their efforts..Version: 2021.5

No value to boondockersA very basic map which is no help whatsoever in finding boondocking sites, it highlights which area is owned by which agency and provides a link to their web site, so you still have the hard work of finding which area you can camp in and which road leads to that area. A waste of money..Version: 2015.2

Worth itTotally worth it however I'm disappointed that it doesn't show private lands. I bought it for camping/hunting/off-roading it would be also nice to be able to use as a turn by turn navigation with the iPhone..Version: 2015.2

CrapJust wasted $3. Doesn't have any information. Little blobs of color and a satellite option. Whoppie.Version: 2015.2

Worthless. Don’t waste your $Wow, I feel bamboozled. This app shows swaths of BLM land... etc... but you can’t zoom in and see any detail. Like the highway or street, kind of critical. Boooooo..Version: 2019.7

Useless if you need any detailWe live in a rural area that is a mix of private and public land. I bought this app hoping it would let me know where it’s safe to hike without trespassing, but it doesn’t even show the private property that I already know of. It shows half of the neighboring subdivision and all of the private land near a local reservoir as part of the national forest. I deleted it almost as soon as I bought it because I knew it wouldn’t be useful at all here. Only consider this app if you need it in the most general sense; do not trust it if you are out on the land and want accurate boundaries..Version: 2021.5

Not usefulThis should be a free app-- many gps apps have this same info combined with more helpful features..Version: 2015.2

Needs ability to share/archive pin locationsI wanted to pin some of my favorite camping locations but found no way to share (with others or between different devices) or import/export. Also missing many public lands in PNW such as near port Angeles (especially state and county parks and DNR land ).Version: 2021.5

Waste of $3If you travel the country and you're looking for a better app I suggest "the ultimate US public campground". Unlike this worthless app it gives you coordinates and helpful information. This app simply shows what land is for public use. This would be helpful if I didn't know about the other aforementioned app. I wish I could get a refund..Version: 2015.2

Not usefulI got this app hoping it would show me where I could legally camp and where I could not. The “forest” overlay covered vast areas indiscriminately, including swathes of private land and even a small town (Nederland, CO). As of writing this in October 2020, this app is absolutely useless. I recommend using official US National Forest “motor vehicle use” maps instead..Version: 2019.7


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