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appreciate the input/feedback... I have back country nav on my android phone and it too has good reviews.
I should have mentioned it as well.
I need to screw around with some of these apps more to see what works better for me. Since I now need glasses to read...looking at map data on a small screen has become a challenge.
Would be nice is a GPS device existed that displayed the topo data similar to like the garmin and tomtom devices display street map data...basically only really what you need..say within a mile or two of your location or closer in a format that relatively easy to read/understand. For example MS street and trips is a good tool for map data on a laptop, its not something you want to be looking at while the vehicle is moving, if you are the driver. I know some of this may be a pipe dream based on product demand and I know you can zoom in and out on the maps..etc
I do like the android stuff better or I find it more intuitive.
I have back country navigator, but I still do not really understand how to use it. Should would love a demo Ted
It would seem like one of the newer android tablets that has a sim card drive would be a great candidate for expermentation...I think one of the newer samsung tablets has a sim card port.
I just don't find the phone screen large enough... I'm still learning/exploring/ looking around for whats out there.
So basically you can load the google earth files to your phone and run the app on the trail even in areas w no cell service?There is an app called "Trimble Outdoors" that is a freebie for the basic functions that I use a lot for work. Allows easy switching between topo, aerial, and streets. You can also import Google Earth .kmz files. I haven't messed around too much with the waypoints/tracking features but it seems pretty intuitive. Given it's free for most functions, it may be worth a try. I'm not familiar with the offline mapping functionality, but it does seem to support it.
So basically you can load the google earth files to your phone and run the app on the trail even in areas w no cell service?