What's New

This major revision now supports internationalization [the automatic display of text in the user's local language]. Initial languages include English [the Default], Spanish, French, German, Italian, Netherlands [Dutch], Portuguese (Europe), and Portuguese (Brazil).

The app displays and map scalings have been redesigned to support iOS7.

A new 'Settings' tab is provided to specify the user's preference of GPS display formats, and that preference is stored and active until changed.

App Description

Our zoomable 'Cruise Ports - WEST' map atlas is a specialized product that covers popular cruise ship ports in the entire Western Hemisphere (from the Aleutian Islands to Cape Horn in South America) and is available in the languages of English [the Default], Spanish, French, German, Italian, Netherlands [Dutch], Portuguese (Europe), and Portuguese (Brazil). It generates a series of custom real-time regional maps showing colored markers where popular cruise ports (and related destinations) are located. Also included are maps and facts for each of these ports [red & orange markers] and for related slow-cruising locations [blue markers] and nearby popular land destinations [yellow markers].

Using the 'Ports WEST' tab, select the region of general interest by tapping the desired area on the red map of the Western Hemisphere. A list of available numbered destinations in that selected region will then be displayed, as well as a button to display an overview map of the selected area showing colored markers at the locations of all of the popular destinations in that area. Tap the name of the desired destination in the list to display a detail map of that destination.

Easily switch between 'Road', 'Hybrid', or 'Satellite' maps, and zoom in (and out) to any detail level desired -- down to the house level! Change to a different area of focus with the drag of a finger and your display is instantly updated. Your Current Location is always highlighted by an animated blue dot, if you choose to allow the app to use your current location.

Tapping a 'Facts' Button, when shown, displays extensive relevant interactive descriptive information from Wikipedia. By following indicated links, more facts and photos are available in a specific areas of interest.

Using the 'Settings' tab, you can select the GPS Coordinates format to be displayed on all maps. Three different popular display formats are supported: Traditional [dddmmss.xx] , Modern [ddd.xxxxx], and Geocaching [dddmm.xxx]. As you drag or zoom on a map display, the GPS coordinates of the center of the display are automatically updated.

Using the 'World Atlases' tab, tap an appropriate button to launch any of the other component apps in our World Atlas series that are installed on the device. Information links are also provided to our available apps for other areas that are not currently installed.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 07, 2014 New version 4.2.0
February 24, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
February 14, 2013 Initial Release

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