Setup your rugged Android for all things GPS ?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by ohgood, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    unless you've found a bug, you should be able to change it here...

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    continued next post....
  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    if you just want to copy/paste coordinates, you can do it from the main screen by long pressing here , at the top:
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    or by using the "share" function from the LEFT SIDE PANEL of options
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    there are other ways also, but these are the fastest/easiest.

    there agree other hidden features, that are hidden solely to prevent clutter. I've only found a few so far ;-)
  3. Cow Boy Brad

    Cow Boy Brad brad1098

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    Got it just in time, will be out of service in 2 hours.

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  4. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi All. Just got back from a nice long summer vacation. Just thought I'd check in. had a good time and put lots of miles on my street bike. I used Locus and my Nomu phone. Everything worked great. Thanks to all the help I have received from you guys. :-) Twice while I was recording a track I forgot to un-pause it after having lunch so there is a lapse in the track. Is there a way to fill in this void? Can that be done in Locus or do I have to use something like base camp ??

    Hope you all had a great summer. I am now repacking everything and getting ready for a fall trip to Death Valley in November with my 4x4 and dirt bike.
  5. macintosh

    macintosh Adventurer

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    Nomu s10, s20 or s30? How does Nomu work with gloves on?
  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    you could plot a route from your PAUSE point to the CONTINUE point, if you know the roads you took... use the "add new route and measure" tool.

    then you can merge the route you made with the PAUSED recorded track, and save the resulting file.

    :)
  7. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Ok, thanks ohgood. I will try that and let you know how it went.
  8. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi macintosh. I have the s10. It has the brightest screen I have ever seen. No problem seeing it in the daylight. It doesn't work with a hoot with your gloves on. However there are some little things you can put on the finger tips of your gloves to simulate your fingers. They work really good. I think I got them from "Cycle Gear' Yup, I found them, number 406396. They are called "Glove tacts" I do not know where Tallinn, Estonia is so not sure if you can find them or not. My Asus zen fone 2 lazer has a "glove mode" that lets it work with your gloves. But the phone is not water proof and no where near as rugged as the Nomu and I went through a few frog stranglers on my summer vacation in the south west so I was glad for the water proofness "is that a word" hehehe of the Nomu.
  9. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi ohgood. Ok , I added the missing the section with the " add new route measure tool" but I have not been able to figure out how to merge the two. could you provide a little help with that ? I even went there help line and couldn't find what I was looking for. :(
  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    you have two tacks
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    hit the wrench at the bottom and then the merge
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    they join into one track
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  11. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Gosh ohgood that was really simple :-) I guess I never tapped on that little up arrow at the bottom of the screen on the right side to get those options. It was a bit of a pain adding all those points along the roads to make the track follow the road. It would be nice if there was a "snap to the road" option so the track would follow the road in between the points.
    Thanks again :-)
  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    you mean this button?

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  13. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Nope. When I have both tracks selected with the eye balls on and then I tap on the wrench. Then there are some more selections and one of them is an up ^ arrow. And when I tap on that a dialog box opens with three selections and one of them is merge tracks. I tap on that and it merges the tracks into one.
  14. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Locus is a treasure trove of undiscovered capabilities. I am still finding stuff I didn't know I could do. It's always worth tapping just about everything in sight, there is often something useful lurking there!
  15. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    ohhh, OK. use the "add new route and measure" tool to create a route between the two tracks, then you'll have three to merge. but y yes, I agree it would be nice if that were automatic
  16. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Yeah Chris I'm finding that out. As I tap on things and learn new stuff I forget the old stuff I already learned . hahaha :doh
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  17. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Yup, that's what I had to do. There were actually 3 tracks I screwed up on by not recording a section. 2 of them all I had to do was add a section at the start of the track because I forgot to start recoding. The 3rd one I screwed up on was a section in the middle of the track so that one I had to merge the 3 of them into one. All this worked just fine. So thanks again ohgood. :-)
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  18. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Hoping to tap the collective wisdom and hoping this is an appropriate thread to do it...

    I am looking for a smartphone/tablet GPS option for (semi) permanent installation on my big KTM, so there should be a waterproof charging option available. Needs to be a big, bright screen (obviously) and usable with gloves (also obviously I guess.)

    Much of the time I intend to use this offline. May occasionally throw in a cheap prepaid data sim for long trips or use my iphone as a hotspot for data.

    I know this has been debated endlessly in various threads but the current "best" option seems to be a moving target. I have heard good things about the Kyocera Duraforce Pro and the price point for a decent used, unlocked phone (~$130+) is about right but something with a slightly bigger screen might be nice.

    Please can someone offer a few suggestions for phones that should be top of my list and matching mounting solutions.

    Once the device choice is settled, I anticipate sending to ohgood to work his magic.
  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    the Duraforce Xd is pretty big.
  20. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    You start talking about tablets and finish with phones?
    I have the duraforce xp, its not a tablet but it is just a dam big phone
    and it has a removable battery if that matters to you.
    I do like it. Using it with gloves it more pain than its worth. I use a stylus that i have velcroed to my ram mount.

    As far as data goes if I am out and about , I pull into a micky dees or starbucks and use their wifi. Its never actually had a sim card.