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Old 03-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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iphone apps for navigation

can anyone recommend a good iphone app for fire trails etc. I have tomtom but its no good really.

is motionX good? im not sure how to use it from reading reviews, is it easy to upgrade the maps on it?

whats another good one?

price is no issue for apps for my phone.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Mudmaps is supposed to be good but I can't get it on android so can't say for sure.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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can anyone recommend a good iphone app for fire trails etc. I have tomtom but its no good really.

is motionX good? im not sure how to use it from reading reviews, is it easy to upgrade the maps on it?

whats another good one?

price is no issue for apps for my phone.
I have MotionX and use the OpenStreetMap data on it - for my area it is pretty good. Other areas may not be as good, all depends on who is actively mapping them. You can use other mapsets on it but I haven't tried them.
Edit: check here http://www.openstreetmap.org/

I've only really used it as a "sh%t I'm lost, which track do I take", it doesn't seem to do routing.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Try 'Everytrail', it has some tracks uploaded by users. It's not bad for the price... Free.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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ok so far i have motion X, which i havent used yet (just got it then).

I also just got Topo Maps which appears real good. its an offline app, which whilst you have internet, you select the area on the map you wish to download and then save it. seems like a good idea if im correct. i just downloaded the whole of goulburn, taralga mittagong area topo maps. only thing i cant work out is how to read the difference in trails, it all seems to be the same colour, when i know some of the roads are dirt. strange. i would have thought there would have been some different colour to differentiate the road / dirt.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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I used Mudmaps on our trip to Birdsville & while it wasnt perfect, it was definately worth it. I pre loaded the Waypoints before we left & just selected "Go To" & it was able to highlight the route while giving info on how many Km's to go. Very handy for Fuel calculations. Track log feature is great as when We returned home, It can overlay the whole trip on Google earth for you. Here is an example of the first 3 Days of our trip.http://www.mud-maps.com/track_logs-view-1697. I found the Standard Preloaded Maps the Best. Great 3D Topo.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Mudmap works for me too.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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have ya tried looking through the GPS thread in the forums
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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have ya tried looking through the GPS thread in the forums
What's eating your panties today Doctor - or are you always like this?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #10
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What's eating your panties today Doctor - or are you always like this?
nothing i just checked -
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #11
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Does anyone know the difference between Mud map ($60) & VMS 4x4 ($150) other than the price? They both seem exactly the same.
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Does anyone know the difference between Mud map ($60) & VMS 4x4 ($150) other than the price? They both seem exactly the same.
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Does anyone know the difference between Mud map ($60) & VMS 4x4 ($150) other than the price? They both seem exactly the same.
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Mud maps is an iPhone app and you purchase map sets for it.

vMS is an iPad app and comes with comprehensive Australian map sets.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:23 PM   #14
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+1 for Mud Maps on my Iphone.
Like everything it has limitations and as long as you keep this in mind it is a great product. I purchased topo maps for it and found these to be worthwhile.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #15
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BBRadar can you help me

how do you export maps from openstreet map to MotionX and will they then work offline if you do so.
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