Although this app offers some pre-set walking tours, my main interest was the ability to have all of Buenos Aires in the palm of my hand at any given time for free-navigation. I decided to load this app on both my Smart Phone and the boys' iPads, in order to do some authentic mapping exercises as part of our Social Studies program.
I was very impressed with this app's capabilities and versatility. First of all, the maze of one-way streets that is a hallmark of BsAs navigation is clearly marked on the map. Secondly, you can zoom in and out and move around quite easily on the map. Perhaps most importantly, you don't need to be online to use the map!
For those new to the city, Buenos Aires Map and Walks offers a starting point for tourist attractions. Users can select from a pre-set list of walking tours covering everything from "Children" to "Art and Culture" to "Gay Attractions". Although not comprehensive (We would have added the science ctre, the Natural Science Museum and the Cebra toy shop on Scalabrini Ortiz to the children's attractions, for example!), the tours offer a nice intro to the city. Each stop on the tour is marked on the map, and if you click on one of the sights, a photo with a detailed description of the sight pops up. (Users can also add their own photos, and even "stamp" the site once they have visited it.) Tours range from 2 - 4 hours.
The boys and I will be spending more time to familiarize ourselves with Buenos Aires Map and Walks, and I would not hesitate to reccommend this app or others by GPS My City.