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GPS maps on an Ipad.

Morris Yarnell

Well-Known Member
Kevin,
What was the app that you had on the Ipad for navigation through the trails this last weekend?
Really would like to have that one.
 

Kevin McIntyre

New Member
Kevin,
What was the app that you had on the Ipad for navigation through the trails this last weekend?
Really would like to have that one.
Hi Morris. It was actually Ben and Erin's iPad. I, unfortunately, don't have one. I am frustrated that the maps that I have (USGS, and Trails Illustrated) don't have sufficient detail, or are woefully out of date. Do you, or any one else on the forum have any suggestions for a better breed of map?
 

Overland1

Administrator
Staff member
Sorry Morris, I'm an Android guy so the tablet you saw wasn't an iPad. Sounds like Avenza PDF is good though.
 

Kevin McIntyre

New Member
So, as a poor lonely soul with only an iPhone 4s (and really not that lonely), I think my first step is to get an iPhone 5 (current phone running out of memory) and then look at downloading a good gps app, then downloading a good map app. Avenza will be a good candidate.

Sorry, Ben. You won't convert me to Android! :D Although I might be persuaded to buy an iPad sometime in the future.
 

Brandon

Well-Known Member
Sorry Morris, I'm an Android guy so the tablet you saw wasn't an iPad. Sounds like Avenza PDF is good though.
What do you use on your Android? I dont have one yet, but zero chance I'll buy an iPad when I need a tablet...
 

Overland1

Administrator
Staff member
On Android I really like Backcountry Navigator PRO. If you go that route pay the extra $20 for the acuterra maps, they are really good. Next time we are out you can play with my tablet and see what you think.
 

overlandjeep

Moderator
I used backcountry for a while but then I went apple I use Gaia I have motionx as well but when I imported GPX trails to it it plotted the waypoints with as crow flies tracks between. Gaia plots waypoints via roads.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
This thread has been dead for too long. I know I have been using Gaia on my iPhone the most. On PC it’s so so. I am currently looking for a bigger screen for my nav but not sure I want to commit to a gps iPad mini.
 

Morris Yarnell

Well-Known Member
Can you use the pad that we got for diagnosing the LR? It is very close to the iPad mini size. If you got rid of it I have one I can give you that I did not sell.