GaiaGPS Alternatives?

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by kepPNW » January 2nd, 2019, 3:32 pm

Webfoot wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 11:53 am
kepPNW wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:40 am
Webfoot wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 5:49 am
Have you tried this? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/map-plus/id438868200
No. Looks like Apple only? :|
My reply was for aiwetir. I use Android running OruxMaps.
Whoops! Sorry. But wow, good mistake... Might give that OruxMaps a try, thanks! :)
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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by aiwetir » January 3rd, 2019, 12:41 am

Webfoot wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 5:49 am
Have you tried this? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/map-plus/id438868200
Ding! Ding! Ding!

I think we have a winner. This checks a lot of boxes and more. It's complicated but I can manage it.
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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by Webfoot » January 3rd, 2019, 5:03 am

You're welcome. :D

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by retired jerry » January 3rd, 2019, 5:21 am

With my Garmin 60CSx I can download Northwest Topos. Pretty much all of Oregon and Washington. Equivalent to high res USGS topo maps.

Does Gaia or alternatives do that?

I believe the Garmin download is some sort of vector representation so it doesn't take up too much memory. Maybe with jpg it takes a lot more memory? Maybe with modern smartphones it doesn't matter?

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by adamschneider » January 3rd, 2019, 8:50 am

retired jerry wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 5:21 am
With my Garmin 60CSx I can download Northwest Topos. Pretty much all of Oregon and Washington. Equivalent to high res USGS topo maps.
Unfortunately, NWTopos never gets updated. But you can also get the latest OpenStreetMap data into your Garmin: check out http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/.

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by aiwetir » January 3rd, 2019, 11:42 am

retired jerry wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 5:21 am
With my Garmin 60CSx I can download Northwest Topos. Pretty much all of Oregon and Washington. Equivalent to high res USGS topo maps.

Does Gaia or alternatives do that?

I believe the Garmin download is some sort of vector representation so it doesn't take up too much memory. Maybe with jpg it takes a lot more memory? Maybe with modern smartphones it doesn't matter?
Jerry, Gaia premium will allow you to download hundreds (if you count the hunting stuff) of base maps, old usgs, new, Mapbox, imagery, custom maps, etc. All on a nice big bright smartphone screen. Just remember I'm not recommending it anymore lol. :lol:
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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by retired jerry » January 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm

do you have to select each basemap? Or can you select a region, like Oregon and Washington, and download complete coverage?

what about those other products that compete with gaia?

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by aiwetir » January 3rd, 2019, 4:11 pm

retired jerry wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm
do you have to select each basemap? Or can you select a region, like Oregon and Washington, and download complete coverage?

what about those other products that compete with gaia?
You can add each basemap as wanted, layer them, change opacity of layered ones.

To download, you have to draw a rectangle though, not my favorite method either but it lets you manage the level of detail and file sizes. It's not really manageable to download a whole state usually, one of my gripes too. Would love to download a state.

I've never found an app with as many map choices as Gaia.
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January 3rd, 2019, 5:03 am
You're welcome. :D
That app is terrible at track recording when cycling, it might be good hiking but it snaps to roads over 20kph it seems like which is super annoying if you don't want that. I'm going to write the developer, I can't imagine an app designed to collect data would want that.

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by Webfoot » January 3rd, 2019, 4:37 pm

aiwetir wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 4:11 pm
That app is terrible at track recording when cycling, it might be good hiking but it snaps to roads over 20kph it seems like which is super annoying if you don't want that.
:(

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Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

Post by aiwetir » January 3rd, 2019, 4:39 pm

It's fine walking :D
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