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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.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.locus.pro



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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Old 12-19-2017, 05:30 PM   #2
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Thanks to your previous recommendation, I've been using this for a while. Need to check out the routing functionality.

What's the primary benefit of the Pro version?

Thinking out loud here, I should check whether I have the latest OSM for NY downloaded. How often do they update?
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Benefits include no ads and many useful functions (disabled in the free version) become enabled.

http://www.locusmap.eu/locus-map-pro...us%20Map%20Pro


In addition, a new version was released. Significant new feature is the ability to analyze part of a track (distance, elevation profile, speed, etc) instead of the entire track. Other improvement is the scheduled backup function can now store its backups in the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox).

http://www.locusmap.eu/news-version-3-28-0/

LoMaps are updated periodically, about every 3 months or so. From within the app, go to the Locus Store, navigate to the desired map (New York), and it'll indicate if there's a newer version of the one you already have on your phone.
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