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Old 10-01-2020, 09:53 PM   #61
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@ forest dweller -- ^What MTV said. You've got to find the area you're going to be in ahead of time (preferably while on wifi) and move over it, zooming in on it and downloading the maps in detail.
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@ forest dweller -- ahead of time ... zooming in on it and downloading the maps in detail.
This is where mbtiles files come in. I use them on LocusMaps, but they work in other apps as well. Pre-make the files for large areas, and have them on your phone at all times. The entire ADK park coverage for USGS maps of 24k and 100k Topo maps fits in a ~1GB mbtiles file. I have supplied this file in a separate thread here in this GPS section. The 1901-3 USGS Topo set is ~2GB for the entire park, also available.
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I use Gaia GPS and I am very satisfied with it.
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I use Gaia GPS and I am very satisfied with it.
From a quick Google search, it does appear that Gaia GPS supports mbtiles files, although I've never used it myself. So you don't necessarily have to rely on the caching feature on wifi. You could pre-load larger mbtiles files that contain all the data you'd ever need. The files I provided in the other thread here would probably give you 90% of what you'd need. The other 10% you can create for yourself on an "as needed" basis, for custom locations and maps.
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From a quick Google search, it does appear that Gaia GPS supports mbtiles files, although I've never used it myself. So you don't necessarily have to rely on the caching feature on wifi. You could pre-load larger mbtiles files that contain all the data you'd ever need. The files I provided in the other thread here would probably give you 90% of what you'd need. The other 10% you can create for yourself on an "as needed" basis, for custom locations and maps.
I just download the map to my phone and it has worked fine, even in remote wilderness areas (under tree cover) in the Adirondacks.
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