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Hema Explorer

Posted by Hema Maps Pty Ltd in Travel & Local | Aug. 17, 2016 | 152 Comments

Apk file size: 63.0 MB

Plan, navigate and share your next 4WD, camping or caravanning adventure with Hema Explorer:

• Navigate offline with Australia’s best multi-scale topographic mapping
• Perfect off-road navigation companion with real-time GPS tracking
• Australia-wide 4WD map coverage for exploring 4x4 tracks and trails
• Features over 690,000km of 4WD tracks and 545,000km of unsealed roads
• Use 40,000 points of interest (POI) including campsites, caravan parks, dump points, lookouts, wineries and more, with facility information included to help you plan your trip and see what’s around you
• Generate a route to an address or point of interest using Quick Routing
• Save a log of your trip with track recordings, geotagged photos, waypoints and trip notes
• Backup all your trip data to your free Hema Explorer Cloud account and become a part of an online community of explorers
• Share your trips online with friends and family


• The Hema Explorer Map's most detailed map layers - zoom past the app-standard 1:150,000 max scale to an unprecedented topographic scale of 1:9k, Australia-wide
• Government state topographic maps for New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania
• More features for the Hema Explorer Cloud: plan routes, print customised 4WD maps from home and view all facility attributes of every POI


Create your ideal adventure with Hema Explorer’s huge collection of points of interest. Find campsites, caravan parks, and rest areas to stay at during your journey, as well as 24-hour fuel locations, roadhouses, dump points, public toilets, information centres, mechanics, hospitals and more.


Hema Explorer gives you access to the Hema Explorer Map, a multi-scale topographic map that features our entire database of roads and 4WD tracks to guide you anywhere in Australia. With seamless Australia-wide coverage and intuitive map scaling down to 1:150k in the standard version and 1:9k in Explorer Pro, the Hema Explorer Map delivers Australia’s most comprehensive topographic mapping to your mobile device.

Hema Explorer makes navigating your adventure simpler than ever with Quick Routing. Generate a route to a specific address or point of interest to navigate your journey without the guesswork.


Hema Explorer enables you to record your journey with track logs, geotagged photos, waypoints and trip notes, which you can automatically backup to your free Hema Explorer Cloud account. You can then post your trips to the Hema Explorer Cloud trip gallery and share them online, where friends can view them on the Hema Explorer Map or as a 3D slideshow.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

*Most Android devices come with an in-built GPS receiver. However, it’s important to ensure the device you’re using has an in-built GPS receiver, as this is what enables location services that allow you to track your position. External Bluetooth GPS receivers can be purchased for use with devices that do not have one in-built.

Please take a moment to leave a review, they help us immensely! We’d also appreciate your comments and feedback at [email protected]

Whats new

    Fixed - Hema Explorer Cloud Sync issues
    Fixed - Explorer Pro purchase error issues
    Fixed - External Storage SD card issues
    Fixed - Downloading Other Layers issues
    Other minor bug fixes

Hema Maps Pty Ltd part of our Travel & Local and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Aug. 17, 2016. Google play rating is 74.2726. Current verison is 3.0.2. Actual size 63.0 MB.

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Wojtek Scislowski

Hema Great app once you get all the offline maps loaded onto your device, making your maps available offline can be a bit painful and needs improving but otherwise very useful app

Alex Generowicz

Constantly crashs on Samsung s 5 Very basic full of bugs and overheats phone when left running in background. For $50 i expected much more.

The Great Hilary Schultz-Byard

Great Concept but Poorly Implemented This product has great potential but is just too buggy and unreliable. Maps are slightly out of focus when in landscape mode and so blurry in portrait it's barely usable at all (seriously guys, you gotta fix that). The interface is also only really suitable for low resolution screens as things are just too small to see properly on a high res display. But worst of all it crashes and crashes bad! So bad I've had to re-install 5 or 6 times and each time I need to download the same 2GB maps!!! In summary it could be great but as it is it's no where near reliable enough to be used for an expedition and really should still be in beta.

Angela Smith

Hema Thought it would be a lot better dont normally pay for apps but hema has a high reputation but they are failing on this one. Hopefully for the price they will get it right

Warrick Miller

Good but needs work Have been using this app for a year and it works well when you have the offline maps loaded but I also found that you need to download the area your going to to get a more detailed map. Have also found it to be a bit clitchy when running for a while. Also can't work out the layers sometimes you can see a camp site then it disappears and no matter how I zoom in or out I can't get the camp site backup. Overall pretty happy with it.

Zaak Wheaton

Great maps on any device. Have Hema Maps on a VMS as well, but the ability to just charge your Android phone plus have topo maps is great. Not sure it's quite as easy to use in real off road situations as the purpose built unit but it's pretty good!

Jason Moran

Freezes on start up Recently when i open app it freezes. Galaxy tab s. Also the same with my galaxy s4. Have Uninstalled and reinstalled. No change

Adrian Altona

Still operates slowly on my galaxy tab 3, but I do think the app has lots of potential.

Brett Williams

Great app, works good on my galaxy tab 3 but freezes now and then .

Marty Kavanagh

Excellent program, can't wait to get mu HN7 for my landcruiser.


Needs more features and a bit slow It is a great start but needs more features and a bit slow and laggy at times.

Darryl Healey

Please make full Hema Maps app I find the app very annoying. The full version of Hema I have on my iPhone is so so so much better. All maps are already loaded, no need to try and download tiny little pieces of maps like you have to with this app. HEMA please give us the full HEMA Maps app

Steveandjulie Holmes

Not worth it Doesn't work when you need it most, glichy and slow, waste of money.

Adam Mitchell

Some flaws but does its job Using on a note edge. Slow to load. Slow to show names of areas of interest. Need to be able to lock to a map type and zoom and not have it change to here maps

Chris Sadler

Fantastic, if it had full offline maps option would be 5 stars

Linda Williams

Hema Explorer App I purchased this app last night and it shut down tonight. It it simply wont work and does not respond. Before it shut down i managed to load some Waypoints. You cannot connect the waypoints to form a usable route. Google mymaps works better.

Wayne m

Great app and easy to use. Would like to see a night time setting for night use

Brendan Hofer

Great app Would love for the ability to mark dead tracks, and also for the route functionality to be a bit more intuitive. This is a great app however.

Daniel Beaumont

Good Just what ya need off road

Adam Edwards

Could be better. Would be prepared to pay for maps but no ability. Topo map needs higher scale.

Brad Cullen

Great app, a bit laggy and buggy on Galaxy Tab 2 unfortunately

Thomas Ransley

Awesome 4×4 maps app

luke evans

Update Using alot of power and making my phone overheat

Adrian Cobb

Great idea Extremely buggy delivery. Crashes on map downloads most times

Jacob Wilson

Easy Always easy always works for us camping around the nt

Ray Buck

Ray Fantastic detail and information. Good navigation functionality.

Wayne Goodwin

Wayne G Very good and easy to use.

Jason wheeler

Awesomeness thanks

Darrel Wright

awesome app

Shaun Neville

easy to use

Jozef Vroomen

Love this app. Easy to use

John O'Neill

continually not responding

Malcolm Dow

Pretty good but..... The idea is good but still needs some improving. Should be able to turn off the Here maps, the are pretty useless in the bush. Sometimes it takes ages to get the satellite fix and start recording my tracks.

Brad Buhse

Not Bad It has had some glitches. When I have been recording a trip and then go out and into another app Hema app freezes when I come back into it. Causing the whole phone to be restarted

anthony renwick

Fantastic topo offline I have tried to download the topo maps 3 times now with no success 6gb of wasted data otherwise absolutely fantastic app but i really need the topo maps available off line

locky miller

Poor quality Needs a bit of tinkering. Says it's locked on to gps but then freezes. And needs to work better off-line. Nearly defeats the point of buying it. Please fix asap.

Andrew Pelechaty

Good for travelling This app is good for travelling by car or foot and the ability to save waypoints is useful. Been using it for metro travel and can't seem to search by street name. There's lots of updated POIs. The researchers at Hema must be doing a good job.

Glenn Lawson

Surely they can do better... I have had this installed fro nearly a year now. A friend recommended it (he has an ipad). It is just too buggy! It takes forever to get a gps fix - (Wiki camps has no probs). Once, it did track my route. after about five hours, the screen on my ASUS tablet made a bang - yes, BANG! The heat at the crack point was enormous... I put this down to GPS or the way hema uses the GPS. Again, no other Mapping app seems to generate heat like Hema explorer. It appears to me that Hema just wanted to cash in to the Android market. Great product on ipad but we are incredibly short changed on android. If I could have given it zero stars, I would have!

William Whittaker

The idea is awesome, i have plenty of Hema maps and this is just great but it always freezes and isnt the most user friendly.. Definitely good for plotting tracks but would expect better from Hema

The Great Hilary Schultz-Byard

Great Concept but Poorly Implemented This product has great potential but is just too buggy and unreliable. Maps are slightly out of focus when in landscape mode and so blurry in portrait it's barely usable at all (seriously guys, you gotta fix that). The interface is also only really suitable for low resolution screens as things are just too small to see properly on a high res display. But worst of all it crashes and crashes bad! So bad I've had to re-install 5 or 6 times and each time I need to download the same 2GB maps!!! In summary it could be great but as it is it's no where near reliable enough to be used for an expedition and really should still be in beta.

Paul Willis

Much Improved I'm changing this from 1 star to 4. The original release was a huge let down but the current version isn't bad. It would be a lot nicer if the ledgend button automatically showed the correct ledgend for the map you are viewing. I'd also like to see the more detailed maps that separately mark the gps plotted tracks etc. It's also annoying that the search function only seems to search POI instead of places.

Paul Shire

Very happy Maybe the bugs have been fixed. I haven't had any problems at all. A great app. I only paid $29.95 what's the $50 about? I have a Samsunng Galaxy S4 8" I did download all the maps before using the app.

Trevor Jackson

Trevor Ok its good but needs walking tracks a different colour to 4wd tracks. They are to much the same length and colour to see the difference late at night or any time when planning a routine trip the next day...

Monique Harris

Awesome Great app to have on while driving to give you all the info about the drive. Great to sit in your deck chair with the tablet and plan a trip for the next day. Have found the other users tracks great to download and follow too.

Alex Mountjoy

Good app Galaxy s5. Nice work. But would like to see as many maps as what ios gets to enjoy in there 4wd maps app.

Mark Wilton

Hangs on galaxy tab 8 Installed and configured ok but now opening hangs with white screen

Jacob Bolwell

Awesome maps Takes you where the other gps's haven't mapped- great app, simple enough to use

Chris Tyrrell

Hema Explorer Have it installed on Galaxy 4 and gps tab, cant fault it for the price and app support great

Joel G

Still new but well worth it. Im still learning it all. So far has been great, does what it is meant to do.

jason moir

Good Needs rest stops and camp stops they don't show when driving

Damien Wratten

HEMA keeps crashing Can't open the page it shows only a blank white screen. I need to delete the app and then re upload it. Each time cost me 2g of data not worth 50 bucks

lachy white

Useless I bought this map and its a total waist of your money , even when dealing with the tech support, there answer was its fine must be my device, a galaxy s6, i now use memory map which is free and actually works

Tyson Kidcaff

Hema won Ive tried many free and claimed free apps, in the end I opted to buy hemas version after a lot of painful time wasting. Maybe others need to contact the support team and work through their issues like I had to at times, they get it done and actually listen to people. It's best one I've used and so easy with little trouble. Samsung note tablet

Michael Cummins

Worse paid map app ever Bizarrely bad app. The reason you get this app is to view Hema maps.. But other free map sources always overlay the Hema map, so why even bother? I've only ever seen their map for milliseconds.. PLEASE DON'T DOWNLOAD. At least until Hema works out an easy way for you to see their map only...

Shannon Lyons

Been using this app now for a little over a year and have to say, i am very impressed with it. Very easy to use and create way points. It does have a few minor flaw points which have been brought up with a Hema fault ticket but hopefully these will be fixed in future updates. Only major fault i can find with the Google app which works fine with the Ipad version is that when you download maps for offline use it doesnt show you where you already have downloaded, so potentially you will double up on downloaded areas are miss out on areas.


Useless offline Edit: used in a no reception area yesterday and found it useless, the downloaded HEMA layers AND the downloaded here maps tiles didn't show once we left the area with reception!!!! Original: The maps don't show trails that are on other HEMA maps, HEMA Cloud Explorer has a more detailed map... For free... HEMA should update app to use Explorer maps (the way the apps name implies) instead of our as well as the road/topo atlas ones it currently uses.

Mike Oxwelling

Not what you expect, armature application for planning only I downloaded the full set of maps and content expecting that I'd be able to use this app to follow the trails found on the website. Total disappointment, this app is rubbish! I was unable to see any kind of map so the way points in the middle of a blank screen were useless. This app lacks any kind of navigation functions and can be used only in the home for basic planning. Not worth $30, complete rip off.

Nicholas Jacobson

POI troule POI will not install. Downloads every time i open the app but will not install galaxy tab s @ galaxy 6 phone. Points of interrest would be useful! ???

Graeme Mac

Where's the Navigation - this is a disgrace - where's my refund? The search function can't determine the location of residential addresses, so you have to know exactly where it is you are going and make a waypoint - then when you ask for driving instructions to that waypoint, Google Maps takes over because Hema doesn't have that functionality. If you are looking for a real navigation App - this isn't it. Sucked in by Hema claims "on-line, off-line Navigation" - Hmmm.

Sean Culling

Hema Hema phone app. This app is brilliant and has help myself & the family get out of trouble and very accurate

stephen galowski

Septembef update So far i have not seen any probs with the program i am useing a samsung 10.5 s tablet and it is working well for weather chaseing

Luke Adams

Good!!!! Will be my main maps now syncing of saved offline maps between devices now works thanks!!!. Feedback from hema is great. Looking forward to future versions with new features

Tony Reynolds

Download maps again This is the third time i have had download theses maps, is it abug in the app or is it just not working correctly

Joshua Macpherson

Getting better Still can't send offline maps to SD card

Mitchell Grice

Terrible This app doesnt even use hema maps once zoomed in far enough, also doesnt give much info once out of any major city/town. Definetly a waste of a good 30 dollars!

Rob Watson

So where are the Hema maps????? Very disappointed with the lack of hema maps available. Why would you use "here" maps for street level viewing? these maps are useless. We need a topo map with some detail!

James Br

Good app Just wish you could in-app purchase more detailed maps

Terry Fogarty

Lacks logic Unlike hema printed maps where various facilities for a town are shown separately on the map, in explorer some facilities are "hidden" beneath another symbol such as a caravan park. This is especially frustrating when trip planning looking for fuel locations. At some points fuel is a separate symbol. At other locations the details about fuel are deep down in the details of another symbol.

Darren Schaepman

Love it Works pefectly. Use it everyday. Dont know other ppl are whinging about

Cameron Kleinschmidt

Hopeless I ended up buying a hn7 as this app was ridiculous and kept freezing

Adrian Altona

So much better now Thanks!

Sebastian Wellington

Weather Warning Love the radar on screen but weather warning using your GPS location or by setting it up your for the state your in would be great. App very useful

Tri vision

Hema Maps app This is a great idea poorly executed.

John A

Easy and Value for money Cant wait for update on new map

Dylan Town

Mostly useless app. Waste of money.

Sonny Le

Not worth it, wouldn't download even if it's free. No street guidance navigation, dont destination result when selected, cost more for more maps. Many dirt road maps I've traveled not shown on here.

Peter Br

Hard to use the planer

Aaron Benson

Im sad to say butall the negatives come through first you need Internet to use the maps unless you can some how down load it an store on my Samsung Galaxy s5 an tab10.1 2014 that the app won't let you put on my sd card for what ender reason hema thought was a good idea. So I can't down load any maps to put on my devices. Oh an it goes into sleep mode while the app is open wtf. Sad to say I think I wasted my money. Mite go back to mud maps. Ok this app is actually really good you need to understand how it works and how to plot the trips and would suggest you have wifi to do a the work before you o traveling. I would suggest using a phone with a bigger storage and without a sd card I only have trouble with it because phone is only a 16g s5 and have 64g hard drive but you cant put everything on sd card but can put most things on it.

Matt Rouse

I want to like this app but it keeps letting me down Maps often won't load without zooming in and out repeatedly, even if downloaded beforehand. The navigation icon is massive relative to the map. It's annoying that the map changes to the Here maps when you zoom in too far - it's great having those maps, but I'd like to be able to disable those maps and zoom right in on the Hema map, even if it comes up pixelated. I've also just returned from Moteton Island, a great 4WD destination, and I found the lack of detail made the the Hema map pretty much useless.

Steve _

Not completely sold Still needs more work to be reliable. GPS is laggy and sometimes moves way off track. Which means you miss turn offs and way points. I expected more for the money. Hoping for decent updates. Definitions between tracks. A night mode maybe.

Mark Wilton

Installed and configured ok works good inbuilt maps are ok. but is still lacking features of memory map at this stage. Had some issues with syncing causing white screen, due to length of time to sync approx 30 tracks. Hema cloud has limited functionality at this stage.

Bill Jones

Too unstable Very unstable on android phones and tablets. Have installed on both Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S5, and both freeze or shut down. Has twice got me into trouble with freezing and not noticing, missing turn off and heading down wrong tracks. Also freezes when stationery for a few minutes, such as at lights etc. Expected much more from a company with such a good reputation.


Great 1st Impression Just completed a road trip to the Qld gulf country. While I haven't yet familiarized myself with all the features, your app worked well and I found it very useful. Can't wait until I use it again. On a generic Android tab v4.4.2 Thanks

Bob Cameron

Great maps I find this works so great on my note 3

David Ritchie

Very useful

Clive Meads

I love this app. Works perfectly.

Justin Sturdee

Why does Hema hate android do much? The ipad app is way better than this one . Bought it for 29.99 an expensive app.... Can't get state maps, national park maps, basically you can view all the street maps and tracks that Google maps has anyway. POI's aren't researched at all..... it marked a servo being in Peachester when in fact its location is 10.5 km away... and toilets were marked in the bush when they weren't there..... Its great that some hema maps come with it that you'd otherwise have to purchase..... but the Hema State Maps 34 Hema Regional maps and 30 Hema National Park maps would have been much more useful. I've bought a 29.99 version of the free "memory map" app and pretty much have the same mapping capabilities. sure you can upload a picture to a location.... i've got facebook for that.... Got discouraged after 30 minutes and by then it was too late for a refund.....

Steve Cook

Terrible to read You Zoom in on a Hema map and it disappears. Would be better if the map you select can be viewed at any zoom and what's worse you zoom in so you can read the text etc. And it appears to get smaller. Terrible for when you are on the move.

Jason C

It's ok I think it should have turn by turn navigation

Will Everett

Good but lacking Accurate GPS, Accurate Maps, lots of trails are marked on this system that i haven't found on anything else. HOWEVER, there is no information on any of the tracks, i dont know if there is a way of marking them with a user rating system, but we used Hema for the first time today and ran into a lot of difficult and dangerous situations that we could have avoided had we been given any information on the state of the track we were driving. As the old saying goes, a little information is dangerous...

Laila Allen

Google maps is better Can't search for 4wd tracks by name. No Billy Goat, Ellis, Blowhard, Cockpit, Not Much Help, Aeroplane, etc. What is the point of a search function if you can't find the 4wd tracks? Hopeless. Google maps knows where I am better than this app. Terrible in Vic. Was a little more useful in QLD, NT.

lachy white

Works ok I bought this map and its a bit glitchy, i find i have to turn my mobile data off to stop it trying to download tiles you want to view, other than that it works well

Tom Ash

A great app, but an outdated interface... Hema have done a great job of porting all of the features found on a full fledged GPS over to mobile devices, and I use this app on my phone and tablet. Saying that, the interface does leave a lot to be desired. If they were to update the app on-line with Google's newer interface specifications it would really make this the be-all and end-all of topographic offline maps for mobile devices!

Jonathan Adami

Just to make this clear, if you expect a GPS/navi style app, this is not it! There seem to be a "guide me" feature but no dice, doesn't work! UI is quite terrible, it seems like a botched up version of the iOS app. I guess I'll use it just for the offline maps on the side of google maps, too bad, could've been much more!

Bodzi P

Offline is useless Google maps does a better job. Unless you get hema gps navigation this is really a bad app

Greg Cantelo

Pinch and zoom awful This functionality is broken to the point where I cannot use it, also where is the navigation? Why am I having to use Google maps in conjunction with these maps, and i can't even pinch and zoom.

George Patounas

I have just purchased an android phone with 4.4.2, purchased a 16 sd card to download offline maps. I never thought it would be so difficult to download maps onto the sd card. In the Hemi settings, i have changed the root folder to SD, i try to download a map again. I still get the same message over and over - No space, it does not detect that i directed the App to point to the SD card. Even though the app says it has done this, it clearly doesn't. After 10 uninstalls, reboots, reformat SD etc, it will not work. It does not do what it says it will do. If Hemi cannot resolve this, i will probably purchase a VMS GPS and chalk up this to experience that this App does not do what it says it will do. I have logged a service call with the Techs at Hemi, i do not hold my breath that it will be resolved

rodger wearne

Lack of Points of interest interactivity Cmon guys.. We don't have any interactivity on camp grounds etc like the apple users do... Yet you show it in the videos... Do we need to purchase hema maps in memory maps instead? Is it even there?... Nice to be forgotten...

Luke Fagan

Old maps Just wondering why we have to pay almost 30 dollars for old out of date maps when are these going to be updated

Phil Selman

Can I give anything less than 1 star? It's not cheap and doesn't function. Can you get a refund through Play shop? Don't waste your money.

Steve Bourke

I love my Hema Explorer I do not do a trip without this app, it has got it all, but with more, If i am in my RV it,s on

marcus boer

Took this through the high country,outback sa, nt, sa and qld. Bloody ripper. Couple tracks dont exist on the old maps but thats alright. Ran this on a tablet and on thr phone for the dirt bike. Only upgrade would be a track rating system. Cant search for tracks but only noobs need aearch i just wanna know where i am on my trip not where i can go... Paper maps still a must have for planning and back up.

Greg Webb

Excellent map application Excellent map program, have used it a number of times and is getting better with each update. It is also one of the only 4wd map programs that runs reliably on Android car head units.

Nathan Warnecke

Got potential but not there yet A bit buggy, very slow to acquirer your position, even when you have four or more satellites and Google maps or Oziexplorer are both happy. Missing some features. Would be good to be able to lock to a specific map rather than having it switch maps as you zoom in or out. User interface is confusing. Information layers hide each other which is annoying.

Joel Walmsley

Disappointing It might be me but I find this app hugely disappointing for the price. they're paper maps are great but this app isn't intuitive nor will it direct me in a direction other than a straight line. I now use google maps off line and use the Hema purely for points of interest

Richard Dodds

This app works for me Great 4wd app. Simple and extra maps for popular areas like Fraser, High Country and Cape York are really detailed with all the trails marked in great detail. Billy goats bluff track is on maps.other reviewer is mistaken

Andrew Naskos

Lacks the most basic function of importing 3rd party maps.

Dave Nesbit

Great app When you spend the time to learn how to use it. It's fantastic especially when you download the satellite maps. I also have HN6 but use this way more. Even bought a tablet and usr it on there.

Daniel Scavone

Will not work offline

Buddy Khouri

Not sure yet How do I find an instruction manual on how to use this app?

Issues with zoom/detail after update solved Yesterday i gave one star due to issues associated with missing maps, zoom level and detail. I was all set to demand a refund from Hema, however i sent them an email, recieved a response quickly, and now all seems fine! My issue was that i had not dragged the 'here street/terrain' from available to active. This meant i lost a significant level of zoom and detail. This change happened during the update, so defiantley an issue, but solvable... for me anyway! But still lost my downloaded route maps :-(

Martin Kma

Do not update, what a disaster. My downloaded satelite Maps gone as it does not use google maps but here. Just found that it is not possible to download satelite for off line. Zoom above 18 get you white grid only. All the maps load extreamely slowly, this is now fixed after reinstalling app. Selecting map overlay is confusing, most likely due to slow loading. Most of the time just looking at white screen. The experience is deffinitely not worth $60 a year.

Mathew Pinnington

Refund for my subscription please. I would like you to refund my subscription. I paid for it the day the app updated and it gave me nothing. Nothing worked. Your latest update has still not made it work. Every time I try to use any of the premium features it refers me to the 'upgrade to pro' page which shows I have paid for the pro subscription. That is so far the only thing 'pro' has done for me. I feel ripped off. The mapping detail is exactly the same as my hema 6. Which has 250k topography not 150 and certainly not 9k.

Simon macka

Upgrade is Crap. Wish I read reviews first!!!! What did I pay for originally? I think the changes made have to go against consumer law, ACCC might have to be notified. Trying to download maps. It crashes. No maps like when I first purchased it. It's now nothing like i paid for. $10 per month or $60 per year is just not worth it..

Ian Raines

Really Bad I bought this app for around $30 for lifetime maps or so I thought. Then they upgraded the app to make you pay again for all the features and change it to a yearly subscription at $60 a year... Really bad show, thanks Hema.

Garbage The default topo map is sorely lacking in detail. The zoom level is pitiful compared to the size of the location pointer, which makes it really difficult to use this app for navigation, as you have no idea which track you are actually on. Googles satellite maps are far, far more useful and FREE.

Peter Gulbrandson

This is my second review following the new update. Was not really impressed. Obviously they have had some technical issues but they are obviously working on it. To be fair however the new product is much better than the old one. I also really appreciate being able to use the list maps through the app. It would really need to be good though for 60 dollars per year. Im not 100 percent sold on the value though. Seems expensive.

Matt Baskerville

All good after initial issue Had an issue with 1:9k resolution not working when I upgraded to the Pro subscription after the update. Contacted Hema & they fixed it promptly. Working well now. Liked the app before but the 1:9k Australia-wide resolution makes it even better.

Karl Ruchel

I have the old version and love it. I refuse to update until i start seeing some better reviews. Hema, listen to your customers because your ratings are dropping dramatically. This app was a 4.2 when i bought it. Adding a further subscription without notice onto a fair priced application is wrong.

Murray Felstead

Hema was good now useless. I agree with all the other users who have "upgraded" to this latest version. Hema, I paid $30 for this and up until yesterday it was excellent. Now it's a complete waste of money. These maps don't show a fraction of what they did prior to this upgrade. And why should i pay any more when i have already paid for this app. I'm tempted to contact Consumer Affairs and the ACCC unless they restore it to what it was. Now i won't be getting an HN7 either because Hema can't be trusted. HR at hema, please fix this.

Matthew Robinson

Update lost functionality now have to pay more With the latest update you loose the functionality you had prior. All of my maps and prior downloads wont work now and you cant download satellite maps prior to going to an area to 4wd. Terrible and dishonest conduct by hema.

Shandy Latchmea

Downgrade NOT update!!! The latest so called update simply deletes all the excellent maps I paid for in the previous version and replaces them with some sh!t maps which aren't suitable for offroad driving. Wish I didn't have auto update apps ticked on my device. DO NOT UPDATE!!!

Andrew Verroen

Lost my old maps Very disappointed. Lost Great Desert Tracks, High Country Victoria, Frazer Island, Cape York, The Kimberley. It seems these maps were only on loan. If I bought them in print I suppose Hema would have asked me to send them back!!!!! Ahhh yes and used all my notations!!I am very nervous about paying for an annual subscription now. Who knows what they will do next.

Grant Clifford

Regret updating big time. DON'T DO IT Certainly regret updating to the new version of Hema Explorer. Hope my other tablet still has the old version. How do I copy it and reinstall on my phone?

Andrew Hansen

Was brilliant now crap Congratulations, you've taken a perfect app and ruined it. What's crazier is that the subscription BS won't fly with so many bad reviews anyway. Fix it or jam it Hema.

Matt Hughes

Dishonest business Taking core features away and replacing it with inferior quality.... Unless you pay more to get what back what you originally played for. Will be sending the ACCC a letter.

William gulyas

Ripped off I paid for the app with lifetime maps and now with the update i cant acess any of the maps or zoom. What a rip off and bad business practice Hema.


Cant even zoom closer to see offroad tracks anymore..whats going on hema??..subscribed to pro version $9/month and all fruits dont even work..and now its asking me buy pro version..are you serious hema..what happened to the old hema maps before i updated..SMH

Alan Bielefeld

Not a happy camper Two days after purchasing app it updates and not only do i loose most functions i loose maps downloaded and unless i pay $60 a year subscription i get a substandard mapping system. Looks like i am going back to Google maps. Sorry guys but i don't think you are that good ...and i do a fair amount of remote work

Jason Babb

Complete rubbish Level of detail is terrible, difficult to use. Tried to zoom in when I was on the trail, out of phone reception, and got a blank map.


POS Update Wish I'd looked at the update reviews before I updated. Someone should get sacked over this!

Jannine Searle

Waste of money - stick with Google Maps App description says can use offline if download maps. Used all of my data to do this but still does not navigate without Internet. Even when in Internet range does not give time and distance of proposed journey like Google maps. Very disappointed - what a waste of $30. Wish I had read the reviews first. HEMA are damaging their reputation big time with this one.

maba dajo

Not happy with the new app, I paid for map access in the previous version and I won't be paying again.

John Tichborne

Stole my old maps, expect me to pay. Killed my old maps then expected me to pay for them. What can i do?

Justin Borg

Pissed off again!! Had Pro......lost Pro.....lost my tracks!! This app is doing my head in!!!!!

Ian Browne

10/1/2014 Lots of features dont work very disappointed (14/1/2014 But now I would like to add just updated & a much happier user now) just did the update to the new version and its Crap ....lost all my maps and cant download maps for off line use just keeps crashing

Mike Wheeler

Very poor New update looks cheap and nasty I'm not very happy App is harder to use Hema you have completely cocked up with this update Would love to be able to move to SD Card

David Azzopardi

I want my money back. This is not what I paid for Lost my downloaded maps, wont zoom in. If it was like this when I first looked at it I wouldn't have bought it

Michael Caiafa

Excellent Very useful and love the fact I can use my tablet or phone. The update is great once the time is taken to explore it's features. Have very rarely refered to my paper maps since I installed this app.

robin coker

What u done Losted most of the maps. Doesnt zoom in much really wish i read reviews before it upgraded this version

stephen bowden

It was great before the new up date.Now i hate it...cant zoom in.unsuable.Iwant the old version back...that worked fine.Hema take not of what people are saying.. ..

Alan Sagan

Subscription doesn't work Subscription doesn't work. Emailed hema and for a response saying wait for next update. In the meantime I'm not getting what I paid for.

Rudi Carli

Where are all my maps? After upgarding to latest version i have lost all my maps which i have to pay for again? Not happy HEMA

Shane cornwell

Criminal Sums it all up dont download or update.

Moon Buggy

What's happened What have you done with this app. It was so good before, now half the functions don't work. And where has the "Download for Offline" button gone

Mitchell Cole

What have you done to this app! Was good to use, updated now it's terrible!

Trevor Moffat

Version 3 Bad version. Maps not clear or detailed like v 2

Jodi Kelman

Dont update Lost my maps and tracks i had stored i want my old version back Hema or a refund

Andy Gray

How do I roll back??? New version is crap


App trubles since last update Since last update zoom and loading mapsaint working properly this needs to be fixed as that iv payed good money for this app and it aint working properly

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