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Using Topo Maps From OpenAndroMaps.org

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  • James Bowen

    Worked for me as well. Downloaded Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California for a trip this summer. This is great, my Galaxy S5 has a 64gb card so bring it on with bigger and more details, woot! Thanks Nathan!

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  • Nathan

    I hope it will all be working smoothly for everyone now.

     

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  • Dave P

    I would agree that map choosing can be a little convoluted.  Especially when you don't use the app every day.

     

    One thing in particular, is that if you use the Browse button,  or even select MORE MAP SOURCES > USE MOBILE ATLAS  it opens to the Download folder, not the BCNAV / ATLASES folder.  A few clicks later you are in the correct location to choose another option. I don't know about other devices, but the file structure on the Nexus 4 is convoluted itself so users can get lost in what should be an easy process.

    On another note,  I was using the app in the car a while back and noticed my location wasn't moving.  I restarted the app and it updated to my real location.  Had I been on foot, It would have been much longer before I noticed (the icon status did not change).  Perhaps a notification could be added that would alert the user if gps location is interrupted for any reason.

    Thanks!

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  • Gregdlind
    Went back to open android site and downloaded Idaho and Oregon. Same process, things seem to work great. Some of the zip files are unneeded and I delete after unpacking the original zip file. I did contribute to the open android site as you suggested. Thanks for this ability to get large areas downloaded. G
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  • les hampson
    Could someone please provide me with a bit more detail on using openandromaps - specifically on using a style. Does BCN use Elevate 2 or 3? Thanks.
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  • Nathan

    If I may comment here.

    Your OpenAndroMap downloads may be spread out because of a failure to standardize when this was a beta.

    Downloads is a reasonable place to look for things that people have downloaded straight from the internet. Moving files from computer to phone is a rather advanced case for many.

    The intention now, is that if you use Install on BackCountryNavigator as above, that you will choose a place, or use our default, and put all maps on there. Once that is done, the browse button should open to that location.

    I recommend that if you have put maps in a different place in the past, that you install at least one using this button and move all your maps there. The same with styles.

     

     

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  • jegrjegr

    works like a charm for me, downloaded denmark and spain/portugal and put them in the atlas folder on my external sd-card.

    I also create maps with the MOBAC program, using version 1.8 as it still have the microsoft satellite views available. I can choose my own zoom levels up to 19.

    But the option that we try out here has the advantage that you can do it all from your mobile when you actual need the map.

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  • Evermolpro

    nothing happen to fifth one ,there is a browse button

    website designing company in noida

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  • Nathan

    We are using 2.X style and will support 3.X in a week or two, I believe.

     

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  • Nathan

    It is, I believe, bcnav/openandro, but you can change it to bcnav/atlases.

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  • vrex

    Hi. I don't know if this place is still populated, but...

    Can someone explain in plain language how I can put topo maps on an android tablet without downloading tiles. That is just too much work. I would rather download already prepared maps.

    I have full sets of maps on the office computers, so could do something there if need be, but what I really want to do is just download topos in the areas I work - Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona - for example. I definitely need to be offline when I use these.

    Thanks...)

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  • Jimntempe

    Worked for me.  I put the AZ/NM map (around 350megs) on my HTC One along with the elevateXL style.   I did make a contribution to the map site.

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  • kar2run
    Cannot download the style link zip file to my Galixy 10.1 tablet. Worked fine on S5 phone. ??? backcountrynav-action://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/Elevate2_XL.zip Get web page not available message.
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  • Dave P

    Interesting,,,that folder does not exist in my case. Thanks.

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  • Dave P

    Works for me, thanks Nathan.

    Any idea why the diagonal green lines (screenshot) ?  I don't see them in Nathan's example image.

    Nexus 4 / Washington.map / Elevate L style




    Screenshot_2015-03-08-09-53-57.jpg
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  • Tom Ruppenthal

    Post up when 3x is ready. I briefly played with 2x last night but will wait for the update before I build a mapset. I like to have the options you offer with standard offline maps. Aerial imagery is nice in the back country especially above treeline.

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  • Nathan

    I changed my mind. I think it starts out as bcnav/atlases and I changed it in the example - since you can do that. 

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  • Dave P
    I think the map is from the OpenStreetMap project, so there may well be overlapping data sets.
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  • Lonerock44
    Hi kar2run
    whoops, sorry for not completing the above.
    As noted above i went to "my files">device storage>bcnav and then to mapstyles and erased my earlier attempt. If it's not in map files it may be in"atlas'.
    Once you've erased it then go back and go back to syle page on openandromaps and try again to download the elevate 2 with the bc naigator button. I used the elevate 2L 320dpi and it worked fine. I'm not sure about the XL on the galaxy tab.
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  • SoutheastBackpacker

    Finally got around to trying this & it was an easy process.  Great to have backup source in case I get outside the area I downloaded on another map.

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  • Nathan

    Well, now you could place all of California in 416 megabytes. Of course, you have to review it to see if the map is valid for your purposes.

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  • Nathan

    I can narrow this down. This is definitely coming from the theme. There may be a reasoning behind it, but I also find it undesirable.

    One could probably remove the lines by altering the themes. Of course, knowing what to change involves understanding it a little bit.

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  • vrex

    Nathan, I think I missed something here. When I got to the step at 12 seconds - open www.openAndromaps.org, well - the site is in German and doesn't look like the video. I couldn't hear any sound, and I am not sure there is any. So what do I do now? It looks easy enough if I can get to the places in the video, plus English would be a bonus.

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  • Scatter

    I just downloaded some OpenAndroMaps and they are pretty decent. Just sent a donation to them too. Hoping the 3x will be even better.

    Am having a problem though. I have lots of room on my new Samsung Tab A, 9.7" so downloaded CA, NV, OR, UT&CO and AZ. They're all there in the bcnav atlas file, but only four of them show up when I go to" MAP LAYERS, PREBUILT MAP, MAP FILE.

    What happened to the fifth one??

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  • Andy

    I finally got around to checking this out. Thanks so much for doing this. The problem of what do I do when I forget maps (or I'm randomly traveling) is now solved. Eventually I will just download all the maps for US & Canada. I also downloaded all the same data for the roads only data we got access too a year or two ago (which is great because of the small file sizes). Well done! And since OpenAndroMaps is European based we now have a worldwide solution for much smaller sized topo maps.

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  • Jimntempe

    perhaps it was used to delineate ownership, like an indian reservation.  If you zoom out you might be able to tell if that's the case by the shape of the area with those lines.

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  • Dave P

    I missed 1 closing tag in the code snippet above.  Should be:

    <rule e="way" k="leisure|boundary" v="nature_reserve|national_park|protected_area">
    <rule e="any" k="protect_class" v="1|~" zoom-max="13">
    <area src="file:/ele_res_l/p_nature-reserve.png" />
    </rule>
    <rule e="any" k="protect_class" v="1|~" zoom-min="14" zoom-max="14">
    <area src="file:/ele_res_l/p_nature-reserve_large.png" />
    </rule>
    <rule e="any" k="protect_class" v="1|~" zoom-min="15">
    <line stroke="#909DFF9C" stroke-width="0.84" stroke-dasharray="18,6,6,6" stroke-linecap="butt" />
    <area src="file:/ele_res_l/p_nature-reserve_x-large.png" />
    </rule>
    </rule>

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  • Nathan

    Nothing happened to the fifth one. The menu just shows the four most recent used. There is also a browse button on that page.

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  • Lonerock44
    Are you still attempting to incorporate Elevate 3 in Map Styles for BCN or has this been dropped ?
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  • Dave P

    @Jimntempe  Yes, you are correct.  It is over areas of National Forest and National Park.  But, the areas also use the green background, so the lines are redundant.  Not a big deal, but it does add unnecessary clutter IMO.

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