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BK
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      04-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Is there any way to put Mapsource on a tablet computer that uses Android?


 
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Peter H. Coffin
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      04-07-2012, 01:54 PM
On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:56:18 -0500, BK wrote:
> Is there any way to put Mapsource on a tablet computer that uses Android?


No.

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      04-08-2012, 04:44 PM
On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:56:18 -0500, BK wrote:

>Is there any way to put Mapsource on a tablet computer that uses Android?


As has already been said, so far no.

You may have to make do with one of the following Android
programs, but there are many others.

Google Maps - convenient, many functions, can display your
routes and tracks if you upload them to Google's My Maps first.
Example:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=...7cd7cfc9a3f496

Maverick - slick, easy to use program that uses Open Street Maps
and others and can record your track in GPX format.

Locus - complex program, almost impossible to use because of its
weird user interface, but capable. Also uses Open Street Maps
and others.

Note that I have yet to find any program that can record a track
reliably. Maverick works well for short tracks, but if you run
it for hours or for a whole day, it will always stop recording
at some point, just like every other program I've tried. If
anybody knows the exception, please report!

Hans-Georg
 
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      04-08-2012, 05:48 PM
On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:44:14 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
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>Note that I have yet to find any program that can record a track
>reliably. Maverick works well for short tracks, but if you run
>it for hours or for a whole day, it will always stop recording
>at some point, just like every other program I've tried. If
>anybody knows the exception, please report!


ViewRanger at http://www.viewranger.com/ ?

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      04-10-2012, 04:25 PM
On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:48:28 +0100, Alan White wrote:

>On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:44:14 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:


>>Note that I have yet to find any program that can record a track
>>reliably. Maverick works well for short tracks, but if you run
>>it for hours or for a whole day, it will always stop recording
>>at some point, just like every other program I've tried. If
>>anybody knows the exception, please report!


>ViewRanger at http://www.viewranger.com/ ?


Thanks for the link!

Have you ever recorded a whole-day track with it? Have you ever
successfully recorded a track with a GPS interruption, like
driving through a tunnel? What makes you think that it is more
reliable than the other track recording programs?

Does it create files in any standardized format?

Hans-Georg
 
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      04-10-2012, 05:17 PM
If you want it there is likely an app for it.
I know I'm a big fan of the android/google maps hybrid app.
I use that on occasion when my GPS is in another vehicle.
 

 
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      04-10-2012, 06:16 PM
On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:25:36 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
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>>ViewRanger at http://www.viewranger.com/ ?

>
>Thanks for the link!


:-)

>Have you ever recorded a whole-day track with it?


The most my partner's recorded is six hours on her iPhone. By turning of
the display when it's not needed, we estimated that battery life would
be about ten hours.

>Have you ever
>successfully recorded a track with a GPS interruption, like
>driving through a tunnel?


Haven't tried that but we've only been using it for about eight weeks
and haven't encountered any tunnels in that time. As it uses the iPhone
GPS, any problem would not be unique to ViewRanger. In a situation where
her Garmin Vista was suffering from persistent multipath, the
iPhone/ViewRanger track was rock steady. Tree cover is also handled
without a problem.

>What makes you think that it is more
>reliable than the other track recording programs?


I haven't tried any of the others, so can't answer that.

>Does it create files in any standardized format?


Track files can be converted into GPX format which we've successfully
imported into Garmin Base Camp and into Memory Map. This requires the
use of iTunes as a transfer medium. How Android and Symbian systems
handle this is no doubt covered in their respective manuals available, I
think, on the ViewRanger site.

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      04-14-2012, 04:27 PM
Thanks for the good information!

I have tested the program on an Android phone, but had to give
up on it for a number of reasons.

A more obvious one is that I had to save each track
individually. I usually record some 30 to 60 tracks per month,
so the tedious work of saving each one of them separately
already rendered the program unusable for me.

Another reason is a defect in the program. Apparently it hogs
the GPS receiver and thus prevents other programs from using it
in their different ways.

Another reason that may be specific to Android is that any
program can get killed at any time, particularly if it had
already ran for a number of hours. This means two things:

1. The program must regularly write its result to external
memory, i.e. the SD card, to avoid losing all data at once.
Alternatively it might be possible to make sure that internally
stored data remains usable under all circumstances, but I have
already seen another program, My Tracks, lose a week of track
recordings all at once. I have observed this more than once, so
there seems to be a problem there.

2. The program must restart itself automatically and resume
tracking after the unlucky event that it got killed.

Otherwise the program makes a very good impression on me. I like
its user interface and its functionality.

The best program for the purpose I have seen so far is still
Maverick, which I recommend. But it still has some problems.

Hans-Georg
 
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      04-16-2012, 03:18 PM
Yes the screen is the number one killer of smartphones.
 

 
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      05-23-2012, 08:53 PM
try oruxmaps for android..

www.oruxmaps.com

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