Dont follow me!!
beacuse i use GPS !!
Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
Have full version but can't work out how to get the OS maps. Where do I find them?
Click on middle button, then explore maps. I have got UK OS maps listed on mine.
They used to be listed under community maps.
Hope that helps.
I've been playing with OruxMaps a little bit, and that looks pretty good. It grabs OS 1:50k and 1:25k mapping from somewhere, and caches it for offline use. It looks like it will also do a MOBAC-style map grab, to create a custom map for an area you define.
I've also been using Locus with a mapping data set, and that's good, too.
Both apps are worth investigating on Android.
captain paranoia wrote (see)
I've been playing with OruxMaps a little bit, and that looks pretty good. It grabs OS 1:50k and 1:25k mapping from somewhere, and caches it for offline use. It looks like it will also do a MOBAC-style map grab, to create a custom map for an area you define. I've also been using Locus with a mapping data set, and that's good, too. Both apps are worth investigating on Android.
Top app, thanks for the heads up. Will spend some time investigating it.
Interesting.....not that I have an android device yet.....but I have wondered about the use of e-ink for an outdoor device (low power, even though clearly mapping would be limited to grayscale)....& it seems like someone has taken this & run with the idea - see http://www.meetearl.com !!
Could be interesting !
More playing with OruxMaps... If you give it the SRTM digital elevation files (.hgt format), it will interrogate them and display the DEM height at the cursor. I shall be loading the entire UK DEM data onto my device this evening.
(Had to fight with the default Android email tool to let me save the file I'd sent to myself as an attachment; in the end, I renamed it to a text file, which the email tool then happily saved. I went into a linux command shell and renamed it back to .hgt. Almost iPad sort of nanny behaviour, but at least there's a workaround.)
It will also use the DEM data to show a 3D map, draping the mapping onto a 3D relief.
It's quite impressive what you can do with a little tablet computer...
if i wasnt confused enough already with all this stuff....i definately am now
Thx Captain, I hadn't spotted that other thread. But you lost me on that detail with Oruxmaps too!!
To get a Android phone, especially if you can get one with a battery that can be replaced, is now one of the best ways to get GPS mapping for a good price. Best of course if you got a phone that is weather proof (Sony do some?).
In place of a spare bettery you can use an external power pack as back up as I have to. That said, the battery life is long enough for a full day anyway - and I carry a seperate 'proper' phone for emergencies anyway (an old Nokia that you 100% know will work....) that is very light and the battery lasts for weeks not hours or days.
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