AccuTerra Map Source

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  • Nathan

    Here are some things you should know. 

    You do need to update to 4.5.1 or later of BCN. Please do this *before*  purchasing. Earlier versions can show this purchase but they will not process this properly. 

    (note: if you did buy before updating to 4.5.1, you can probably use the restore purchase button after updating to set things right). 

     

    http://support.crittermap.com/entries/20519998-seeing-version-and-updating 

    You can purchase it through the addons menu. 

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    The accuterra map source is not an overlay, so don't look for it in the overlays menu. In contrast, go to the Maps Menu and choose "More Map Sources".

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    Then look for a button that says AccuTerra Map Source (premium). 

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    You should soon see the map, as long you are centered within the continental US:

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  • Eric Andersen

    Having trouble viewing AccuTerra maps.  I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2.  I am running BCN ver. 4.5.2.  No trouble viewing any other map sources.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled BCN and did 'Restore Purchases' for Accuterra and got the message: ‘AccuTerra Map Source Unlimited installed’ quite a few times now.  All I am seeing is the grey screen with the x's.  I tried downloading a portion of the map and get a message: 'Downloading:Accuterra Land 0% of 696231-Retries:842'   I got 8% once but every other time it stayed at 0%.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Nathan

    It might fit. I do expect it will be somewhere from 20 Gigabytes, depending on card cluster size. You can zoom out far on the AccuTerra maps, and level 7 or so is a good place to see state boundaries

    That size of a download will take some time. Make it an overnight on wifi.  

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  • Raysklr650

    Accura Terra Terrain map downloads always hang up and stop for me at various percentages...  even as far as 99%. Using storage card setting, and selecting small areas of my state.  Downloading lots of data by unsuccessful retries.  Tried using both wifi & via a solid 4G connection.

    MapQuest Open Aerial was successful though. It downloaded 2959 tiles.

    Samsung GS3.

     

     

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  • John

    Once you purchase the Accuterra Map source, can you load/view the maps on multiple devises like you can with Back Country?

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  • Troyelawson

    Awesome! Shows trails that I never knew existed. Great graphics too. Keep it up!

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  • William Miller

    Wow, that is a pretty good response. Thank you

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  • Nathan

    Paul,

    1. You should switch to USA Top Maps. MyTopo, as stated, doesn't work, so it is falling back to that anyway. You can zoom out farther and therefore download. 

    2. If you can find the path to your external storage card (not as easy as you may think), you can select it in Storage Root in settings. If that fails, the device manufacturer may have made an idiotic decision that only certain apps can access that card, and you should take your device back to the store. 

    3. You should not attempt to download whole states at full resolution.  That's not a problem with the software - the maps are just too big to fit. You can download an entire national forest, though. 

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  • John Kowalski

    Am I missing something about the POI"s?  All have the same icon and no labels.  They just show where a POI is.  Nothing about it.  Is there something to do to get more information and different icons on the maps? Thanks

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  • Joe K.

    I was a little disappointed after I purchased Accuterra to find out that it doesn't show old logging roads and old railroad grades like the USGS topo maps.  Attached are 2 maps of the same area.  One Accuterra and the other USGS.  Notice the missing logging road on the Accuterra Map.




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  • Nathan

    Not at this time, sorry. It will be faster if you have predownloaded. Which layer didn't you want -ground, terrain, or trails?.  

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  • Eric Andersen

    Nathan,

    I was able to download a smaller map.  I couldn't see what I was highlighting so I obviously highlighted too much.  But still can't view the maps.

    Here is a log file.

    Thanks for the help.




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  • Paul

    I just bought BCNav (good program, happy with it) and have downloaded mytopo.com maps, which are pretty good.  However, I am not that thrilled with the download process and how to choose what to download.  Also, don't like that I can't save to my external SD as I will run out of space otherwise.  Question, before I buy, I would like to know what the download process is for the Accuterra Maps.  Hopefully I can select large grids so I don't have to patch many, many downloads to get a large area or state (this process is much easier to do on my Garmin).  For $20, I'm hesitant to purchase before seeing how this goes.  It would be nice to have demo of this.  Also, any word on saving maps to external SD?  

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  • John Kowalski

    I think that I have resolved my problem.  I finally realized that the POI's are way points and can be configured

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  • Nathan

    John, you can use them on multiple devices that have the Google Play Store. 

    Craig, please try the new map packages for better results:

    Using Map Packages

    Joe K, it has been reported that Accuterra doesn't have all the old logging roads and railroads. Not everyone wants Accuterra, we have information and a preview so you can determine what is right for you. We hope to show some combined views to have the best of both worlds. 

    This thread is too long, so I will have to prune it back. Do contact me through a ticket if you have more questions.   

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  • William Miller

    Any ETA on a resolution. I hate to say it, but I just spent a lot of money on this thing, and the location I am going to doesn't have the data I need to work.

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  • Nathan

    Your storage is likely full. 

    696231 is a big number - this could easily be 6 Gigabytes. We do not recommend state size downloads as they won't fit. 

    If that doesn't help, consider sending a log so we can see the error messages. 

     

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  • Paul

    Thanks Nathan.  I downloaded the USA Topos and they work great!.  BCN is working great!!!  I will give the Accuterra maps a try in the future.  Is there a way to buy just 1 state?  

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  • Scott Kirkland

    I've got a LG G2x and I just purchased BC Nav and AccuTerra maps, but all I see is X's...I live in Oregon

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  • Joe K.

    Also notice Accuterra is missing the old railroad grade in the maps I posted above. 

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  • Nathan

    You may be able to find the legends in the Gallery app on your phone. It will be in an "album" called "bcn_p_mapsrc..." or something like that. 

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  • Gerry Rhoades
    The problem in east Tennessee is resolved. Thanks to whoever fixed it. I love this app.
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  • Randy Goggin

    Nathan, thanks for continuing to find new sources for maps.  I tried the AccuTerra, and I think the aggressive shading will be nice for my next destination (slot canyons of Zion/Escalante).  I also like how it shows land management agency boundaries (BLM, USFS, etc.).  On the down side, there  is a lot of information shown on USGS topos that doesn't appear on the AccuTerra maps.  I find I really miss things like place names and all the detailed notations.  My impression is that AccuTerra might be a good choice for a phone with a small screen where those details would be hard to see anyhow.  I want it all, but at least we have choices.  Great to see my favorite app continue to improve.

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  • John Kowalski

    My version is 4.6.5.  

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  • Nathan

    I don't have a definite timeframe from them. I will release a workaround for you all this week if I have to. 

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  • Mark Holmes

    Greetings, Just bought AccuTerra and unfortunately I am not seeing any map data. I centered the map in Colorado and have tried various zoom levels and other states. Just getting the gray X's. I have AccuTerra selected as my map source. I tried Restoring Purchases and also selecting AccuTerra Data Scale. I tried Preview On and Off. I rebooted my phone. I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions?  (Razr Maxx, BackCountry Navigator PRO version 4.5.3). THANKS!!

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  • Randy Bertrand

    I'm using Backcountry with the AccuTerra map on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet and I've noticed the POI's identified (ie. waterfalls, trailheads, etc.) on the website http://mobiletopomaps.com/ appear to be not available on the tablet app.  Is there a way to turn on these POI labels for the app?    Searching with the app did find a waterfall in Vermont called 'Lana Falls" even though a POI label was not visible for it.

     

    Thanks

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  • Nathan
    I have lots of different icons and labels if I zoom in enough. Is your app up to date?
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  • Nathan

    This is the setting you need in 4.5.3. 

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  • Mark Holmes

    I didn't realize that there was a problem request system. I put in a ticket and Nathan responded quickly.

    PROBLEM SOLVED! It was an issue with the AccuTerra server and nothing to do with the CritterMap software.

    Thanks Nathan!

     

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