About & Pics

Description

The window is the best kind of in-flight entertainment. Track your flight with GPS - discover the world below with offline maps and POI.

Learn about the world along the path of your flight, hike, or road trip with GPS tracking. Offline geologic maps and interactive points of interest reveal the locations of fossils and georeferenced Wikipedia articles visible from your airplane window seat, road trip, or hiking trail vista.

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Flyover Country is a National Science Foundation-funded offline mobile app for geoscience outreach and data discovery. The app exposes interactive geologic maps from Macrostrat.org, fossil localities from Neotomadb.org and Paleobiodb.org, Wikipedia articles, offline base maps, and the user’s current GPS determined location, altitude, speed, and heading. The app analyzes a given flight path and caches relevant map data and points of interest (POI), and displays these data during the flight, without in-flight wifi. By downloading only the data relevant to a particular flight path, cache sizes remain reasonable, allowing for a robust experience without an internet connection.

Flyover Country is not limited to the window seat of airplanes. It is also ideal for road trips, hiking, and other outdoor activities such as field trips and geologic fieldwork.

**GPS functionality is only possible from the window seat and GPS reception quality varies by device/conditions**

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Dec 03, 2015 (over 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 30 days, on average.

Feb 06
2019
(Current)
Version 2.3.1

Landscape feature articles now include images!

Fixed a bug that was causing failures when saving longer flight paths

Visual improvements and bug fixes

Feb 05
2019
Version 2.3.0

Landscape feature articles now include images!

Fixed a bug that was causing failures when saving longer flight paths

Visual improvements and bug fixes

Nov 29
2018
Version 2.2.5

Added Holocene volcanoes of the world from the Smithsonian Institute.
Lots of bug fixes.

Nov 28
2018
Version 2.2.4

Fixed major file system bug. Give it another try!
Added Holocene volcanoes of the world from the Smithsonian Institute.
Lots of bug fixes.

Nov 21
2018
Version 2.2.3

Fixed major file system bug. Give it another try!
Added Holocene volcanoes of the world from the Smithsonian Institute.
Lots of bug fixes.

Oct 04
2018
Version 2.2.1

Added Science Nuggets from EarthScope.org
Improved map zooming feel
Fixed some back button behavior

Aug 30
2018
Version 2.1.8

Improved back button functionality. Press away!

Jul 16
2018
Version 2.1.7

Lots of updates!
- vastly improved geologic maps from Macrostrat.org
- a new terrain base map that includes great ocean floor bathymetry from GMRT.org
- tons of new fossils from PaleobioDB.org
- feature highlighting
- performance and bug fixes

Jul 09
2018
Version 2.1.5

Lots of updates!
- vastly improved geologic maps from Macrostrat.org
- a new terrain base map that includes great ocean floor bathymetry from GMRT.org
- tons of new fossils from PaleobioDB.org
- feature highlighting
- performance and bug fixes

Mar 08
2018
Version 2.1.4

- Road trip routing! Enter where you're headed and we'll predict the path
- Cosmetic updates and bug fixes

Mar 01
2018
Version 2.1.3

Fixed offline map loading but while connected to broken inflight wifi.

Feb 15
2018
Version 2.1.2

Improved article sorting - see the best content first!
Major bug fix - sorry about the missing satellite map labels!

Feb 04
2018
Version 2.1.1

Place search! You can now search for your departure/destination to load a path.

Feb 04
2018
Version 2.1.0

Place search! You can now search for your departure/destination to load a path.

Oct 24
2017
Version 2.0.1

Version 2.0!
This version contains an entirely reworked user interface, better base maps, reliable offline saving, and more information about the world around you.

Oct 20
2017
Version 2.0.0

Version 2.0!
This version contains an entirely reworked user interface, better base maps, reliable offline saving, and more information about the world around you.

Aug 07
2017
Version 0.4.7

Fix for problems when saving content for offline use. Thanks for the bug reports!

Aug 02
2017
Version 0.4.6

Fixed issue with app icon and splash screen. Thanks for the reports!

Apr 07
2017
Version 0.4.5

Small UI/performance improvements
Stability improvements
Bug fixes

Apr 05
2017
Version 0.4.3

0.4.3
- Now featuring information about clouds!
- Your flights over the ocean will now be enhanced by information about ocean science
- Bug fixes - thanks for the reports!

Oct 12
2016
Version 0.4.1

0.4.1
- removed unnecessary permission requests. Sorry about that!
- fixed a bug with loading field guides on poor wifi.
0.4.0
- Introducing field trip guides from the Geological Society of America! We've got the Colorado area covered with much more to come!
- Flashy new tutorial
- UI improvements

Sep 21
2016
Version 0.4.0

0.4.0
- Fixing up a few bugs and improving the field guide experience.
0.3.9
- Introducing field trip guides from the Geological Society of America! We've got the Colorado area covered with much more to come!
- Flashy new tutorial
- UI improvements

Sep 11
2016
Version 0.3.9

- Introducing field trip guides from the Geological Society of America! We've got the Colorado area covered with much more to come!
- Flashy new tutorial
- UI improvements

Jul 06
2016
Version 0.3.4

Bug fixes, usability improvements

Jun 02
2016
Version 0.3.2

- bug fixes
- Animated clustering! The numbers on POI dots might make a bit more sense now.
- Proyecto Lago Junín, our first custom content module - is in this release. Draw a path in central Peru to find out more!
- Download page UI fixes
- Layer/key UI changes
- Map icon changes

May 31
2016
Version 0.3.1

May 20
2016
Version 0.3.0

May 12
2016
Version 0.2.8

May 11
2016
Version 0.2.7

Apr 18
2016
Version 0.2.6

Apr 12
2016
Version 0.2.5

Apr 09
2016
Version 0.2.4

Apr 02
2016
Version 0.1.8

Mar 15
2016
Version 0.1.7

Mar 10
2016
Version 0.1.6

Feb 24
2016
Version 0.1.5

Dec 23
2015
Version 0.0.8

Dec 10
2015
Version 0.0.61

Dec 09
2015
Version 0.0.6

Dec 03
2015
Version 0.0.5

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