OsmAnd/OsmAnd+

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by EmmEff, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    My buddy's Mountana does similar.

    In fact I had to guide him out on one ride because his Garmin had him doing circles because it wasn't picking up a way point.

    My cell on the otherhand followed the way points.

    A flaw maybe, but as long as you know about it its easily enough worked around.

    Locus on the otherhand has "route priority" which acts like your garmin.
  2. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I have tried co-pilot and yes it routes/calculates quickly.
    When I am running routes I am on known roads or I fill in the blanks with direct routing or tracks through areas where the maps are wrong or not up to date.

    I must have something set up wrong or I am doing something wrong because co pilot does not navigate right.
    I get screwy distance to turns and/or it does not self center the screen.
    I just had the free version and played with it a bit, but finally just gave up.
  3. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Copilot is my go to app when navigating long distances on road. I just took a family vacation where we drove 2000 miles with several destinations and it didn't have a single hiccup.

    What phone are you using?
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  4. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I have it on my Galaxy tab active.
  5. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    That seems like a reasonable middle of the road tablet.

    Can you make a route of however many point you like then post up the GPX file of the via points. I'd like to load it on my various devices and see how long they take for a route calculation.
  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    if it's set to "high accuracy" or "battery saving-in location settings you'll get screwy estimates and poor location info. it's better to use " GPS only ". if it uses the GPS for direction data instead of a compass, that will be weird too, at slow speeds.
  7. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    Yeah that's a pita. Does Locus handle multiple track segments any better?
  8. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Yes
  9. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Sorry for this co-pilot stuff in the Osman thread.

    I just tried co pilot again, having given up on it quite some time ago.
    Same weird stuff, it creates the route and notes the next turn but the next turn info never changes.
    The arrow shows where I am but even after I travel past the turn it still says the original next turn at X miles from the start of the route.

    It always has [Recalculate] in a box on the upper center of the screen.
    If I hit that then corrects for the true next turn, but again that next turn info never changes.

    I don't know if it should but it also never recalculates on its own if I deviate from the route.
    I have to keep hitting the [Recalculate] for it to work like I think it should.
    Also after I hit recalculate the screen then won't recenter on the arrow unless I hit another button.

    Again I am using the free version, but I am not seeing any options that would fix what I am finding.
    I remember clearly now why I stopped messing with it.

    I have removed it and will try reinstalling the app to see if that helps.
  10. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    I have no idea what's going on with you. I use the pay version.

    The only time I've had it glitch is when using it on split screen where I've got a music app running in half the window and copilot in the other half. It'll stop updating position every once in a while, and I have to refocus the phone on the app to get it to update.

    But this doesn't sound like your problem.
  11. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I don't know either, I am trying to give this android stuff another try but its frustrating.
    I actually tried Co Pilot several years ago with a WIFI only Galaxy Player 5.0 in the early days of the smart phone/GPS use.
    Unfortunately that app/set up did not work well/reliably back then and crashed a lot.

    Mine appears to show my position correctly all the time, it works as a moving map, but the "navigating" part is broken/frozen.
    Does yours say [Recalculate] in the center all the time?
  12. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    No.

    Over the last 3 or 4 years I've used it on a Galaxy S4 Active, S4, S5 Active, LG V10, and now my Note 8. Never had an issue with it on any of these devices. On all of these, there is very little setup, just activate, download maps and go. I don't know what is going on with your devices. Maybe it's the free version.

    EDIT: the Free version does say to upgrade for "premium" navigation services. I have not idea what those services are.
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  13. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I bet it is the free version issue then.
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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    the free vs paid versions perform the same here... but I don't remember what the differences were, honestly..

    Osmand/locus/whoever discussion always gets intermixed in these threads, it's not a big deal. :-)

    I am curious about the issues you're having though, it sounds like a location reporting (from the GPS and or cellular antenna) error. have you set out to "GPS only" ?
  15. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Ok removed co-pilot and reinstalled it.

    It looks different, has a lot more options that are available and no longer shows that [recalculate] on the screen.
    It does say I have 7 days left on the trial.
    My guess is I let the 7 days laps when I first installed it before I messed with it and it had limited capabilities.

    I need to test run it, but I think its ok now.
    Thanks for the help so far.

    BTW I am running this on a wifi only ip67 rated tablet with GPS only for the nav/location .....dont have a cell antenna.
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  16. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    I have a tablet older than yours that has not had a sim card in it in years.
    It works fine. As long at your device can see the gps your gold.
  17. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Ok did a test route and run with co pilot .
    It works as I assume it should now.
    Thanks all for the help.

    Still would like to figure out how to get OsmAnd to route/calculate quicker.

    I might try removing and reinstalling it too.
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  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    install brouter, download one section, then set Osmand to use brouter for route calculation. it's much faster
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  19. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    What source(s) do you guys use for POIs like gas, food campgrounds etc.?
  20. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Yup, that did it. :thumb
    night and day difference in speed for me.
    From minutes to seconds.
    Got some real funky routing at first, but seems ok now.
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