MicroNavigation Forum

Equipment => Apps => Topic started by: captain paranoia on June 28, 2013, 03:06:00 PM

Title: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on June 28, 2013, 03:06:00 PM
Prompted by another thread, here are some mapping apps for Android devices:

http://www.oruxmaps.com/index_en.html (http://www.oruxmaps.com/index_en.html)

http://www.locusmap.eu/ (http://www.locusmap.eu/)

http://codesector.com/maverick (http://codesector.com/maverick)

A useful (PC) utility for making map sets for these apps is

http://mobac.sourceforge.net/ (http://mobac.sourceforge.net/)


Feel free to chip in with any other apps you've found.
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: boogyman on July 01, 2013, 07:21:59 PM
OziExplorer for Android devices:
  http://www.oziexplorer3.com/android/oziexplorer_android.html (http://www.oziexplorer3.com/android/oziexplorer_android.html)
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Callum on July 01, 2013, 09:12:31 PM
Thx CP and Boogyman, I am keen to try out these different mapping apps when I get my Android:)
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Jester on August 14, 2013, 01:06:21 AM
I installed the Orux on my tablet. Apparently it's a Spanish app which has full UK 1:50,000 mapping on it, FREE. 8)
The only down side... you need to be online to use it.  :(

Fine in an android phone, so long as you have a signal.
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on August 14, 2013, 05:25:59 PM
OruxMaps will go down to 1:25k OS maps, too.  It doesn't have any maps 'on it', but is able to download maps from all sorts of places, to cover many geographic areas, including Britain.

And it will cache maps locally (e.g. scroll through the mapping of an area you want to travel in, making sure you cover all the route & expected deviations), for use when offline, or it will fetch an area of mapping and save it into a local map file, which can be selected for use in the map menu.

Whilst you do need to be online to get the tiles initially, once they're cached or downloaded to a map file, you do not need to be online.
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Callum on August 16, 2013, 12:07:13 PM
Is there anything like this for Apples?
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on August 16, 2013, 03:33:44 PM
New thread started for iPad/iOS...

http://micronavigation.com/forum/index.php?topic=559.0 (http://micronavigation.com/forum/index.php?topic=559.0)
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: boogyman on August 19, 2013, 08:57:50 AM
Hello all,

Is there anyone on the forum who has some experience with (or first-hand feedback about) TwoNav on Android? http://mobile.twonav.com/en (http://mobile.twonav.com/en)

Since this app is available for iOS and for Android, I will post the question in both threads.

Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Lost Soul on September 03, 2013, 08:31:39 AM
OS have just launched this one "OS MapFinder for Android"  Available for free from Google Play Store.  But you have to buy the maps.  25k or 50k in 10km  x 10km tiles at 1.99 and 0.69 per tile respectively.  Once purchased they are down loaded and permanently stored on your gadget.  In respect of a standard size paper 25k maps, 6 tiles will be needed to provide the same coverage.  Which works out at 11.94 equivalent price. Which is not to dissimilar to the laminated versions of the paper products.

Tried it out on an 8 inch Tablet.  The quality is absolutely stunning.  Zooming in to give a x4 magnification still provides stunning results, at this point if you look closely you can just discern the begining's of pixilation.

This App is also available for iPhone and has been for a while now.
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Pete McK on September 03, 2013, 05:37:19 PM
The quality sounds good Lost Soul, but the price, when you scale it up to the likes of ViewRanger, seems a lot. Could you possibly scan an image or let us know the dpi please?
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Lost Soul on September 04, 2013, 07:25:48 AM
Pete,

As and when I find out how to scan and upload an image I will do so.  In the meantime the screen size is 8".  WXGA TFT 1280  x 800, 189 dpi.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: Pete McK on September 11, 2013, 08:38:01 AM
Yes it certainly does, thanks Lost Soul:)
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on November 01, 2013, 12:48:00 PM
> OruxMaps will go down to 1:25k OS maps, too.  It doesn't have any maps 'on it', but is able to download maps from all sorts of places, to cover many geographic areas, including Britain.

Someone has been putting legal pressure on the developer of OruxMaps (probably the OS), so the latest version has had access to Bing OS maps removed ('blacklisted' in the software, in fact).  The last version to have access to Bing OS maps is 5.5.3, which can be found on places other than the PlayStore...

Having just bought a Tesco Hudl, I've been playing with OruxMaps using GPS and compass (that I've not had access to before), and these show just what a great app it is, with so many nice touches.  For instance, with GPS on, the map is centred on the GPS position, but, if you drag the screen, it will project a line from the current GPS position, and show distance and bearing, and then snap back after a few seconds.  You can orient the onscreen map according to the compass reading or GPS heading (as well as the usual 'north up').

You can plan routes on OruxMaps, save them (and export/import as GPX), and follow them, log GPS tracks, all the usual stuff.  My only niggle with route entry is that it doesn't yet allow route edit on the device, although you can move waypoints (they're separate from, but associated with the route).

Given DEM data, it will drape the map over the terrain (with a setting for vertical scale factor), and allow you to rotate and tilt the view.  This works remarkably well on the quad-core Hudl.

It's massively configurable, and supports other sensors I don't have (ANT+ things), and facilities I've not yet tried.

For free software, it's fantastic.  I might even have to make a donation...
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on March 26, 2014, 12:23:50 PM
Grid Reference
A simple app that reports your position in nice, big, clear figures, select 6, 8 or 10 figures.
Also shows a compass needle if your device has a compass.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.blerg (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.blerg)

GPS Status
Shows satellite constellation diagram and status, C/No figures, lat/long, device attitude, compass heading, and will get A-GPS data from the web if you're connected.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2)
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on April 29, 2014, 06:03:06 PM
GPS Test shows various status data for a GNSS receiver, rather like GPS Status

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chartcross.gpstest&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chartcross.gpstest&hl=en)

Lyle commented on it on this thread (http://micronavigation.com/forum/index.php?topic=694.0)
Title: Re: Android Mapping Apps
Post by: captain paranoia on August 28, 2014, 12:56:17 PM
Some other apps that sit on my Hudl and are sometimes used.  You might like to have a play with them.

GV Sig (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.prodevelop.gvsig.mini&hl=en_GB)

UK Atlas Lite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mooksoft.osatlaslite&hl=en_GB)

British Hills (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.colessoft.android.hilllist&hl=en_GB)

Mountain Navigator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mountain.identifier.free&hl=en_GB)

The following two are developed by the British Geological Survey, and overlay the BGS rock and soil maps over OS mapping.  Nice to see that's happening under your feet...

iGeology (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bgs&hl=en_GB)

mySoil (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.bgs.mysoil&hl=en_GB)