Magellan Compass

Magellan Compass (BB10 version) is a mapping application for tablet and mobile devices. Magellan Compass allows the user to explore their location by providing a rich set of map overlays and services. Magellan Compass does is not limited to any one provider for maps, businesses or events. Each provider has their strengths in different parts of the country and world.

Inform, Plan, Locate and Discover are the corner stones of adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions


Magellan Compass has a lot of features. Here are the top level ones:

  • Multiple Map Providers:
    • MapQuest
    • Bing Maps
    • Google (no caching allowed)
    • ESRI ArcGIS
    • Open Street Maps
    • Open Cycle
    • Open Transportation
    • Map Box (custom map styles)
    • U.S. Aviation Sectional
    • USGS
    • Nokia
  • Multiple Event Providers:
    • Eventful
    • Eventbrite
  • Multiple Place Providers:
    • Foursquare
    • MapQuest
    • Citysearch
    • Yelp
  • Multiple Search (addresses) Providers
  • Map tile caching
  • Bookmarks
  • GPS Tracking
  • Multiple views based on provider (maps, satellite, terrain)
  • Route Guidance:
    • Voice turn-by-turn
    • Additional voices for purchase
    • Directions
    • Optimization of multi-point routes
    • Map caching along route
    • Fastest, shortest, pedestrian and bicylce
  • Layers:
    • U.S. Weather Radar
    • Worldwide Weather Forecasts
    • U.S. Airport Status
    • KML Display
    • GPS Track Record
    • U.S. Traffic
    • U.K. Traffic Incidents
    • Flickr
    • Earthquakes
    • Measure distance and heading
  • Import/Export POIs
  • Share location with BBM contacts
  • Share address, events and places with BBM contacts