iTunes Steps

Video Instructions

Text Instructions

  1. Download the CaliforniaTrailMap.MBTiles file onto your Mac or PC.
  2. Install App of Choice using iTunes.
  3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer. iTunes will open automatically.
  4. Select your device.
  5. Select File Sharing.
  6. Scroll down using the right most scroll bar.
  7. Select <App of Choice> in the Apps list.
  8. Add File... or drag the CaliforniaTrailMap.MBTiles file into the Galileo Documents shared folder.
  9. Disconnect your device after the sync completes.
  10. Start the application on your device and California Trail Map as the active map.
iTunes - Select Device Steps iTunes - File Sharing Steps


Any app that supports MBTiles offline maps a can be used.

Guru Maps Pro

  • $22.49 per year. $49.99 lifetime.
  • For more information, see the Guru Maps Help

LeadNav GPS

  • Cost is $20 for the app then $250/year.

Use the map on Linux, Mac or Windows

The map is provided in the popular MBTiles format which can be viewed on a Linux, Mac or Windows computer using:

More Info

Search feature does not work with offline maps.

WiFi only iPads are dependent on WiFi signals to determine location. The map will work without a WiFi signal but the application will not be able to determine your location. All 3G and 4G cellular devices include a GPS receiver that can determine location without a WiFi or cellular signal.

Download Managers

Download the map faster and more reliably with a download manager.

Use the map on your iPhone or iPad

California Trail Map is a map (not an app). Maps are used in the app that you choose.

  • No Internet connection is required.
  • Transparent map can be overlaid onto satellite imagery.
  • Multiple map format options.

MBTiles Download

  • Installed directly into Guru Maps, if you have a fast internet connection.
  • Installed using iTunes on a Mac or PC, if you have a slow internet connection.
  • 3 GB required for each Transparent map(south, central).
  • 3.5 GB required for each Land Boundary map(south, central).
  • 4 GB required for each California Topo map (lower resolution - south, central).
  • Up to 4 GB required for each County Topo map (high resolution).
  • Can be used with any app that supports MBTiles offline maps.
  • MapTiler can be used to view this format on a Mac or Windows PC.

App Options

MBTiles Map Creator

MBTiles Map Creator is a subscription based format that is purchased separately from the downloaded maps. It allows the map to be used in apps that can directly install smaller files.

  • One click install.
  • iTunes not required.

App Options

Tile Service

Tile Service is a subscription based online format that is purchased separately from the downloaded maps. It allows the map to be used in apps that do not support downloaded formats.

  • Easy install.
  • iTunes not required.

Mobile apps provide functionality to download and cache map tiles for offline use.

App Options




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