Recommendations for electronic map

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Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Petew » Fri 24 May, 2019 7:01 am

Hi,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a app/offline GPS map for use on a phone of the Overland track?

I am taking a map and compass but like the convenience of a phone map.

Preferably something free or inexpensive. I have used memory map before but it's $100 and my wallet is already hurting bad....

Cheers,

Pete
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby dee_legg » Fri 24 May, 2019 7:29 am

Hi Petew,

I use Avenza Maps on my iphone. I think the app itself is free (or at least, cheap) and each TASMAP costs $1.50 or I bought the whole Overland Track & Walls of J collection for $13.
It works offline.

Cheers,

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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby RonK » Fri 24 May, 2019 7:45 am

Pocket Earth
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Maps3D
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Warin » Fri 24 May, 2019 8:44 am

iphone

Mapout

android

Osmand -free version + download tasmania.
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Petew » Fri 24 May, 2019 11:05 am

Thanks everyone, I should have mentioned I'm using Android. I'll check them out.

Cheers,

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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Warin » Fri 24 May, 2019 1:04 pm

There is quite a bit of 'set up' (read hitting head on wall) with most of them. :(

For Osmand I have ... in the pedestrian mode..

Map style - Osmand
Details - enabled;
More details
Show road surface
Show access restrictions
Colour-code buildings by type

Routes - enabled;
Hiking symbol overlay - Colouring according to OSMC

I think everything else is in the default mode. I think that gives me the info I want. Note that it has other modes of operation for bicycling and car driving.. you can set each up in what ever way you want. And it is possible to edit how it displays things too. But try it first with the above 'easy' set up.
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Petew » Fri 24 May, 2019 3:40 pm

Been having a play with it. Is there a legend anywhere?
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Warin » Fri 24 May, 2019 4:23 pm

Not quite upto date
https://osmand.net/help-online/map-legend

Missing ridges.. and possibly other things...

Note .. if you select other map styles then the legend will change...

if what ever it is does not appear in Osmand then it may not be in OSM .. check if it is there and add it if it is not there. Wait a month or two and update the Osmand map ... if using the free version it is limited to so many down loads.
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Petew » Fri 24 May, 2019 5:36 pm

Warin,

Thanks heaps for all the tips. Got it set up now with less head banging on wall than I would have had without your advice.

Looks the goods.
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby Xastorm » Fri 24 May, 2019 6:59 pm

I use Avenza.
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby bigwallclimber » Mon 24 Jun, 2019 11:35 am

I have always used Gaia GPS, the maps are free, you can download the entire map for the overland track prior to departing and you will be set.

This is my go to app.
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Re: Recommendations for electronic map

Postby mabs » Sat 29 Jun, 2019 10:40 pm

OSMAnd has worked well for me for two trips now. It doesn't have every single detail in it, but it's easy enough to upload waypoints and other data. Cheap and "good enough" for me.
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