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Old 12-17-2017, 01:47 PM   #1
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Locus Map Pro is on sale until the end of December.

If you have an Android phone and are looking for a top-notch backcountry navigation app, I highly recommended Locus Map Pro. It's on sale for US$3.49 until the end of December. It is also eligible for sharing via Family Library so one license entitles you to install it on all your Android devices.

I've been using it extensively for a year and it has a comprehensive feature set, is frequently updated and enhanced, and is well-supported by the development team and a large user-community. My favorite new feature is the ability to perform automatic-routing offline (no internet connection required to calculate a route along trails and/or roads).

You can influence the auto-router's calculations by adding via points (pass through a specific place and announce it during navigation), or shaping points (pass through a specific place but DO NOT announce it during navigation), or no-go points (avoid routing through here). It's a powerful tool for quickly drawing a hiking route and determining its length and elevation gain (and without an internet connection).
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