How to backup waypoints/tracks in the jungle?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by rickypanecatyl, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Hey guys - thanks a bunch for all the advice!
    As it turns out out didn't really matter. After doing both the master reset as well as auto locate (pressing down zoom out and power at the same time) it still not getting a signal.

    Anyone know if OSMand+ can mark way points and make tracks? I've got it on my phone but am not very familiar with it.

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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    No idea about OSMAnd but what about trying to find an external antenna for the 60? When my wife's Montana quit connecting to SATs, we stuck an external antenna on it and it worked perfectly.

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  3. kiwi_outdoors

    kiwi_outdoors Been here awhile

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    stop effin around and write them down !!!
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  4. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    I think he did that already and is just trying to make it easier to load the waypoints back into the 60 or into another device rather than having to manually enter each one.
    I just had to manually "transfer" all my contacts from an antique cell phone (no way to hook it up to a computer) to my new smarter-than-me phone. Not fun.
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  5. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Believe me I've got plenty of local "I told you so" guys!
    They're mostly criticizing the atrophy in my brain as I can't figure out how to get from my hammock to the river without a GPS! Really! I USED to be fairly good at NOT getting lost on jungle treks.

    I feel like the idiot in the Avengers movie who can't figure out how to get the ship over water because all the navigation equipment got taken out.
    Samuel Morrison screams at him,
    "Is the sun rising?"
    "Yes"
    "Well then put it on the left!!"

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  6. ohgood

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    yes and yes. you can pick points on a map, and add them as favorites also.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc8qz33bvX0

    track making is trivial, there is even different profiles, so you can set "car / motorcycle / bike/ walking" and your routing preferences will be used for each one.

    download VECTOR MAPS of your planned regions for small file sizes and faster rendering on the fly.

    you can even pass waypoints into a route, to change its shape and destination /order.

    if you have saved tracks /gpx you can use them in the navigation dialogue to navigate along those old routes too.

    give Osmand a solid day of use, and you'll find its very very good.


    if you weren't in a jungle with only a very short introduction time , I'd suggest oruxmaps +brouter... but its too much for you to setup or understand in 20 minutes really. Osmand is where its at.
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