Geography Apps

App Focus/Use Comments
Fragile Earth Fragile Earth
Fragile Earth is a stunning photography app giving a birdseye view of climate change, urbanization and nature’s raw power. It shows what happens to our planet when rivers flood or dry up, mountains erupt, glaciers melt and cities sprawl outward.
Beautiful, shocking and thought-provoking, Fragile Earth provides thought provoking portraits of our world – its beauty, vastness and vulnerability.
iGeology iGeology
iGeology is for anyone who wants to explore their local geology, at street-level scale, virtually anywhere in the UK.
The maps use the British Geological Survey’s national scale (1:625 000) and ‘Landranger’ scale (1:50 000) geological datasets of the United Kingdom (UK).
GeoFlight Europe GeoFlight Europe
The goal of GeoFlight is to fly your aeroplane as quickly as possible to the right destination on the map. A player can choose between countries, capitals or large cities in Europe.
Fly within the time limit to as many destinations as you can. Earn extra time with every correct answer or lose time by using a radar hint.
Quakes - Earthquake Notifications Quakes - Earthquake Notifications
This app allows you to see the latest earthquakes and get notified every time an earthquake is recorded.
Earthquake events can be sorted alphabetically, by time, magnitude or by distance to any location.
World Atlas World Atlas
Designed specifically for the iPad, National Geographic's World Atlas HD puts their best maps in your hand.
Also contains world flags and facts. Bookmark your favourite places with push pins and notes.
Globe for iPad Globe for iPad
This app shows the countries of the world on a 3D globe. Drag your fingers to rotate the globe.
Countires link directly to Wikipedia entries for instant access to information.
Wundermap Wundermap
An interactive and user-friendly weather map which uses Google Maps and local data to provide comprehensive weather details.
Includes hourly and 7 day weather forecasts and a severe weather map.
Geo Measure Geo Measure
A simple to use area and distance measurement tool for maps.
Provides measurement in a wide variety of dimensions - e.g. miles, kilometers, yards, nautical miles etc.
Google Earth Google Earth
Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Includes tour guides and flights above entire cities in 3D.
World Factbook World Factbook
Provides extensive information on more than 250 countries and locations across the world.
Works without an internet connection, although will be needed to get the monthly updates.