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Old 02-08-2013, 02:33 PM   #108
wingwing OP
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Originally Posted by drdubb View Post
..You mentioned cache ing maps prior to entering areas w/o reception.
I too ride the NC mountains and I frequently lose my navigator function.
Are you referring to adding the myplaces maps to layers or to what other function are you referring?
As you can tell, I'm a noob at this.
no worries mate, we all started someplace..
actually, it's even easy than that.

Open MAPS on the phone and then tap somewhere close to the middle of the GREAT SMOKY MT park.
..zoom out so you can see most of it.
Then, from the MENU select "MAKE AVAILABLE OFFLINE".
That's all you have to do .
If you try to zoom out too far, it will "complain" that the selected area is too large..
.. just zoom in a tiny bit and try again.. with some trail and error, you can almost get the whole park in one chunk

And the best part is you can save multiple "areas" like that.

Once you have the basic area set, now scroll first a bit DOWN (with some overlap) then UP and then LEFT and RIGHT..
.. picture a checkerboard.. you can save multiple areas all around the main area (in this case, the park).

Using that method, I have most of Western N.C., N. Georgia, and E. Tennessee saved so I never worry about losing signal...
.. if you had enough memory on your phone you could save the whole U.S.

I always have a map of where I am and the little blue triangle shows my current position on the map
.. just like a stand alone GPS.

give it a try and let me know if you got it..?


wingwing screwed with this post 02-08-2013 at 04:19 PM
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