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chaldakov - on 06 May 2013
Please give me advice to the best apps navigation for hikers on android?
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Outdoor+Navigation&c=apps

Thank you:)
benlatham07 - on 06 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov: I use 1 called view ranger when I'm out on my bike. Deffo recommend it. You can plan routes online the n sync it to your phone. It uses the OS explorer maps aswell.
chaldakov - on 09 May 2013
In reply to benlatham07: I tested the program but it does not work without an internet connection. In the mountains there is not anywhere online. I found Oruxmaps http://www.oruxmaps.com/index_en.html - it works without internet. Have any experience with it or would you recommend another? Tank you :)
chaldakov - on 09 May 2013
In reply to benlatham07: Who is Deffo?
The Lemming - on 09 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov:
> (In reply to benlatham07) Who is Deffo?


It means that the person thinks that the thing is very good.
Martin W on 09 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov:
> (In reply to benlatham07) Who is Deffo?

Slang for "I would definitely..."

> I tested the program but it does not work without an internet connection

The free, open source maps like OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap can be cached for offline use (like Google Maps on Android). You can also buy detailed topographical maps for a number of countries, such as OS maps for the UK, for use offline: http://www.viewranger.com/en-gb/world-of-maps
Dan Arkle - on 09 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov: gvSIG mini maps let's you download
OS maps
Martin W on 09 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov:
> (In reply to benlatham07) Who is Deffo?

Slang for "I would definitely..."

> I tested the program but it does not work without an internet connection

The free, open source maps like OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap can be cached for offline use (like Google Maps on Android). OruxMaps works the same way with the free online mapping sources.

For ViewRanger you can also buy detailed topographical maps for a number of countries, such as OS maps for the UK, for use offline: http://www.viewranger.com/en-gb/world-of-maps

OruxMaps requires you to make your own detailed topo maps if you need them, either using the app or on a PC.

I know of at least one other app, Custom Maps, which allows you to make your own maps and which will plot your location on a custom map, but it doesn't have all the other navigation features that ViewRanger does eg track logs, waypoints etc. Simple and straightforward if all you need is a location pinpointed on a map.
alan barnes - on 09 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov:
Memory map is ok. You can't get it on Google play you need to go to their website.
Andy DB - on 09 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov: Would second viewranger great little app
The Lemming - on 09 May 2013
In reply to alan r b:

You can now
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.memorymap.mm2&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGw...

The best app I found was MM Tracker, but it had to be removed from Google.Play at the request of Memory Maps. It then went to live on Amdroid Market but is no longer available there.

MM Tracker was an excellent app, which I paid for. When I wiped my Tablet clean I could no longer install it, even though I downloaded my copy. :-(

Not a fan of Memory Maps as it is not exactly easy to use. :-(
The Lemming - on 09 May 2013
In reply to Andy DB:
> (In reply to chaldakov) Would second viewranger great little app

Can it use digital OS maps?

I have the whole country in 1-50 and most of the country in 1-25.

In reply to chaldakov: I use backcountry navigator which is great cost around 7 but has consistently been great on all android platforms I have used. It comes with full UK os maps and you can store map tiles off line for free
newhey - on 09 May 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

MM Tracker is still available if you look carefully :)
PM me for a copy, you have paid for it after all :)
Oujmik - on 09 May 2013
In reply to benlatham07: Viewranger does work without an internet connection, but only if you actually install some offline maps. The open OS layers (1M and 250k road atlas) are avilable for free to test it out (also useful for driving) and you can buy 50k or 25k by the tile or in packs.
The Lemming - on 09 May 2013
In reply to newhey:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
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> MM Tracker is still available if you look carefully :)
> PM me for a copy, you have paid for it after all :)

Yes I did pay for it and twice. The first time on Google.Play and the second time on Android Market. This makes me worried about the future of apps, and how they can be removed.

You have mail. :-)

newhey - on 09 May 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

You also have mail :)
iksander on 09 May 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

> MM Tracker was an excellent app, which I paid for. When I wiped my Tablet clean I could no longer install it, even though I downloaded my copy. :-(

If you have the APK file and installs, but MM Tracker doesn't work - it is mostly likely becasue versions of Android from 4.2 onwards are incompatible with it, something for current users to bear in mind if they have the option of not updating their OS.
Martin W on 09 May 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

> Yes I did pay for it and twice. The first time on Google.Play and the second time on Android Market.

Do you have a time machine? The Android Market came first, and then changed its name to Google Play, with market.android.com redirecting to play.google.com. AFAIK the two were never available at the same time.

All purchases on the Android Market should have been carried over to Google Play, so long as you used the same Google ID.
Martin W on 09 May 2013
In reply to alan r b:
> (In reply to chaldakov)
> Memory map is ok. You can't get it on Google play

What's this, then?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.memorymap.mm2
The Lemming - on 09 May 2013
In reply to Martin W:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
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> [...]
>
> Do you have a time machine?

Sorry

Android Pit.
Martin W on 09 May 2013
Alpine Quest - which is on the Play store - also works with Memory Maps maps I'm told, though it's reputedly not as good as MM Tracker.

More info (possibly also a download link for the MM Tracker apk, I haven't read it that thoroughly) here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=816407

Oops, found it! There's at least one download link here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=31638962&postcount=377 (link seems to work).
chaldakov - on 18 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov: After many comparisons have found a better program: Locus Map Pro: http://goo.gl/yza1t

I think much more intelligent and with many options.
If you have a better suggestion please...:)
Only a hill - on 18 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov:
OSGeo is the best mapping app I've found, although it does require a data connection:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.samisit.osgeoiii
timjones - on 18 May 2013
In reply to chaldakov:
> (In reply to chaldakov) After many comparisons have found a better program: Locus Map Pro: http://goo.gl/yza1t
>
> I think much more intelligent and with many options.
> If you have a better suggestion please...:)

I use Orux to download maps for use with Locus :-)
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chaldakov - on 20 May 2013
In reply to timjones: Thank you:)

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