Though Google maps is just about my favourite app in the world I am pretty excited to see the beautiful images that the new National Geographic’s World Atlas app has. Great fun viewing your location in antique view and sitting with the kids introducing them to various points around the world (things you used to do with a globe or print atlas).
The Atlas enables you to search the globe three ways: using the “antique” view, the classic ocean or political view, and the Satellite view which, working with Microsoft Bing mapping, enables you to zoom to street or backyard levels. The GPS functionality allows you to find your place with the map, and you can also use the built-in searchable index of over 6 million places to build customized maps with pins and photos.
Works with iPhone and iPod touch but requires OS 2.0.