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COLOelkman
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Aug-27-14, 
07:23 PM (MST)
"onXMaps and cell phone"

Anyone use the onXMaps with their cell phone? I loaded it via a free subscription thru the RMEF and have played with it for several hours. I'm certainly no tech geek but I've not been able to get it to call up any maps that I loaded at home. Seems to call up the maps and download and save as expected but I cannot for the life of me find anyway to call up a map once I disable my wireless and cell service. I've yet to find any helpful forums so if anyone knows of any out there, I'd sure appreciate it.

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 RE: onXMaps an...  WVHUNTER      Aug-28-14   1 
  RE: onXMaps an...  COLOelkman      Aug-28-14   2 
   RE: onXMaps an...  WVHUNTER      Aug-28-14   3 
    RE: onXMaps an...  COLOelkman      Aug-29-14   4 

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WVHUNTER
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Aug-28-14, 
11:21 AM (MST)
1. "RE: onXMaps and cell phone"

I assume you are doing this to for a test to see if the maps you have downloaded are going to work when you do get in the field . Sounds like a good idea. I guess you have turned your Wi-Fi off and maybe went to airplane mode to disable your cell service.

I haven't used XMaps but I have played with Backcountry Navigator a little. I have downloaded maps of areas I knew didn't have cell service and wen I went there and hit the GPS the maps came right up.

I have a phone that has a removable micro SD card. Once the phone asked if I wanted to store the maps on the SD card and I said yes and then the phone couldn't find them. I assume it was looking on the internal memory and not the SD card. Haven't figured out how to change that yet. Downloaded the maps to the internal memory and they worked.

So if your phone has an SD card the program could be looking at the internal memory and the maps are on the SD card or vice versa. But if you have an Apple this isn't the problem because they don't have SD cards.

Don't know if any of this helps but let us know how this comes out.

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COLOelkman
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Aug-28-14, 
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2. "RE: onXMaps and cell phone"

Thanks WV. That could be the problem as I have a Samsung and I believe I set things up a while back to store on the SD card since that's way bigger than the phones memory. I tested in when I was out of any cell coverage and the GPS seems to work but no maps.

I have also used Backcountry Navigator and I do like it but I wanted the private land boundaries. Not sure if you can get that as an add-on to BC navigator. I do use it in airplane mode a lot to save batteries and it really helps to extend the battery life. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Aug-28-14, 
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3. "RE: onXMaps and cell phone"

You said you have a free subscription through RMEF. Do you have a free subscription or a free trial? They offer a seven day free trial for one state but I not sure if the free trial allows you to download maps. I don't think it does. Wouldn't be any reason to buy anything if you can download it for free.

The Backcountry Navigator has some add ons. For example you can get a BLM add on for some states. But I haven't seen a full landowner map.

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Aug-29-14, 
06:43 AM (MST)
4. "RE: onXMaps and cell phone"

Actually the subscription is a full year which was recently posted compliments of being an RMEF member. Just got another email on it today. I did look on my files on my phone and couldn't find any maps on either the card or internal memory. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong so I may try to call them. I wasn't sure if BC navigator has the private land but if not, hopefully some day soon.
Thanks again for the tips and I'll try to see if I'm somehow not storing them on the card. Gotta go hunting now and wish I had it setup!

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