A common question is "Can I use maps from <> or scanned images in BackCountry Navigator"
This tool will allow you to create new maps from your own data.
Note that not all formats are practical to extract data from. Some are closed and proprietary. Garmin .img format is one that is often asked about, for which we don't know of a solution right now.
PLEASE NOTE: The format recommended is "RMAPS (SQLite)" or "BackCountry Navigator(SQlite)". This is the easiest to use currently as it is a single file.
A related question is often 'Can I use my desktop to download?'
Download this tool:
In the latest version of Mobac, RMaps SQLite format and BackCountry Navigator format are identical.
When you have created a mobile atlas, you can place it on your device storage. Choose "More Map Sources" from the Layers menu and choose "Use Mobile Atlas and browse to the file you created.
(The second link in this tip seems to be 'broken'.)
Related question: are the data (tiles) that BCN stores for offline use in a format that can be used by/converted for other programs? Having just downloaded some Spain Topo maps and copied them to PC for backup it would be really nice to be able to view them on the PC platform. [BlueStacks is promising, but not sure yet how to get it to 'see' PC folders as SD cards, and it's a little slow compared to a native PC application.]
Here's a screenshot of BCN running on PC under BlueStacks.
MAPC2MAPC (www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping) now contains a viewer for SQLITE format maps (and some others including WMS). On the viewed maps you can draw, load, edit and save GPX tracks and routes.
I have a map saved as a PDF I want to convert it to use in BCN. How do I do that?
MAPC2MAPC also has an experimental feature to convert Garmin IMG to SQLITE format. The result is not very pretty but is geographically accurate. Contact john -at - the-thorns.org.uk for more information.
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