Trying to learn OSMand

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Didediedide, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Didediedide

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    G'Day from Oz, first post in this group hope it's in the right forum , I've been trying to learn about GPS route planning ( pretty hard for a 74 year old pensioner) I've been using Ridewithgps app on an IPhone but have been reading about the Kyocera duraforce pro phones which seem to be the bees knees ( Aussie for pretty good) and in that thread there's a lot of talk regarding the OSMand app
    So I down loaded it but I can't get past the screen shot posted .Could any one give me a link to help me to a least get on to the next step
    From the help section
    "To start the navigation, you need to use the navigation button on the map screen. "
    What navigation button? image.jpg
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  2. DaMonk45

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  3. chrisjk

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    It will appear at the bottom of the screen when you have created or imported a route or track and made it visible on the screen.
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  4. worwig

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    That is not the Android version.

    I believe the Apple version is somewhat limited.
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  5. DaMonk45

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    oh crap
    is this the iphone version?
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  6. Didediedide

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    G'Day All , thanks for the input so far , yes it is on an iPad and I also downloaded it to an I phone.
    When I hit the menu button ( three horizontal bars bottom left corner of the original screen shot) I get this menu
    What I'm trying to get is the second screen shot menu

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  7. worwig

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    I think you are trying to get the Android screen on an iPad. The two are a good bit different.
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    The Apple version sucks! That's American for IT SUCKS!
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    yeah, I think you will find the apple version lacking in features you want or need.

    Good Luck
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    OP, get the DuraForce and OsmAnd and don't look back. Or once on Android you could also try Locus.
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    Would it be possible for someone with as little skill as me to get an android version on an iPad
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    No
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    If any one has used OSMand on an iPad let me know where I'm going wrong
    Thanks Paul
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    You are basically hitting your head against the wall. Osmand on IOS just doesn't do what Osmand on Android can do. At the moment, IOS has generally inferior apps for navigation compared to Android - at least apps capable of doing the stuff bikers want. They can be less capable as in the case of Osmand and TomTom for instance, or simply unavailable, like Locus.

    I suggest you try Scenic on IOS, it's probably the best available for bikers - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scenic-motorcycle-touring/id1089668246?mt=8
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    You are using an iPad or iPhone, that is what is wrong.
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    Hey don't tell my missus or she'll bash me up but I got her android Samsung phone ("you're not playing with my phone , you'll stuff it up") and loaded OSM on to it and you're right , altogether different,now to get a Kyocera.
    Next problem I don't think a Kyocera phone will work in Australia (there not available in Australia , would have to be bought from the States) we use a different network?
    Getting an unlocked phone and putting an Australian SIM card wouldn't work I don't think?
    Would every thing else on the phone work except phone calls ie just use the phone as a GPS after loading OSM via wi fi? Would the WiFi would work on our network ?
    Is the screen on the Kyocera Pro big enough to plan a route on it or do you plan it else where
    Lots of questions and not much knowledge
    Thanks for your help. Paul
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    I bought a Kyo a few weeks ago just as a backup GPS device for my Garmin Montana. This was my first foray into the smart phone world. So I really don't know SFS. I use a pay-as-you-go dumb phone service (Trachphone). They claim that they have a feature where I can BMOP, bring my own phone. So something like this might also work in Australia.

    I have proven to myself that I can plan a route on the phone using Osmand. But I certainly wouldn't want to plan a big multi-day trip this way. I use Basecamp and actually mainly Mapsource on my PC with City Navigator for serious trip planning and track creation.
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