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#286823 - 10/19/17 08:46 PM electronic maps
TeacherRO Offline
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#286824 - 10/20/17 01:48 AM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
Famdoc Offline
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 85
Loc: PA
Dang, I was just about to submit that. Gaia works well, does need more memory than my IPhone 5 has. I'm
about to upgrade to solve that problem
Cool tools is a regular visit for me.

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#286888 - 10/27/17 06:05 AM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
Burncycle Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 515
Nice. Would be neat to see a rugged "e-ink" type map since they take up such little power. Maybe a solar charger on the back.

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#286933 - 10/29/17 09:43 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 849
Loc: Southern California
There are map apps specifically for Kindle Paperwhite
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#288831 - 04/26/18 10:39 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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I'm hearing good thinks about the Gia app for phones ( monthly subscription)

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#288834 - 04/28/18 01:35 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2015
Loc: NE Illinois
Given that I worry about my smartphone battery lasting more than 8-10 hours, I simply cannot imagine counting on it for urgent needs, such as maps. Treated/waterproof maps and decent compasses last a lifetime. My Garmin trail GPS will last so much longer than a phone, especially if used wisely (turn on, use it, then turn off), and I can carry extra batteries, if needed.

To be honest, I see folks watching movies during international plane flights and I wonder why I struggle with my smartphone.

I look forward to the day when electronic devices last weeks, and they can be dropped without worry, but that day is simply not here yet. At least I think it's not.

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#288836 - 04/28/18 02:30 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
bsmith Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 584
Loc: ventura county, ca
i have both a garmin wrist gps and the gaia app for my iphone. each has their own advantages / disadvantages.

i've found that with gaia if i initiate the app, find my location, then go into 'airplane' mode, the battery drain is much slower. it only uses the internal gps.

i am using gaia to assist in surveying trails damaged by the Thomas Fire. it was especially helpful when the trail was completely obliterated by mud / debris flows.
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#288841 - 04/29/18 10:22 AM Re: electronic maps [Re: KenK]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 232
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: KenK
I look forward to the day when electronic devices last weeks, and they can be dropped without worry, but that day is simply not here yet.

Wrong, those days was a decade or two ago but are no longer.

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