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#286823 - 10/19/17 08:46 PM electronic maps
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
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#286824 - 10/20/17 01:48 AM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
Famdoc Offline

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.

#286888 - 10/27/17 06:05 AM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
Burncycle Offline

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.

#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
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane

#288831 - 04/26/18 10:39 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2326
I'm hearing good thinks about the Gia app for phones ( monthly subscription)

#288834 - 04/28/18 01:35 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"

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.

#288836 - 04/28/18 02:30 PM Re: electronic maps [Re: TeacherRO]
bsmith Offline
day hiker

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.
“Everyone should have a horse. It is a great way to store meat without refrigeration. Just don’t ever get on one.”
- ponder's dad

#288841 - 04/29/18 10:22 AM Re: electronic maps [Re: KenK]
Herman30 Offline

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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