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Thread: GPS road map apps/programs HELP?

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    GPS road map apps/programs HELP?

    Since there is a few of you more up skilled in computer abilities than me, I was wondering what is the best android compatable map app( preferably free or low cost)
    Im looking more to be able to mass input the farm locations (from a company supplied mapbook) or easliy add onsite that I have to go to for my job. preferably a nice simple easy use one,
    Im running a samsung 10.1 note for a nice sized screen

    anyone got any ideas?
    Bigger Better Faster Stronger
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    Google Maps. Assuming your tablet doesn't have it's own data connection / sim card. Create a wifi hotspot with your phone, and connect your tablet to that. Import the farm locations into Google maps (easiest on a PC), then save it as a KML file. Put the KML file in your Google Drive, and then you should be able to see it within the Google Maps app on your devices.

    This method works for me when using property boundaries.

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    Ok Ill Give the KML file way a go later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by striker View Post
    Since there is a few of you more up skilled in computer abilities than me, I was wondering what is the best android compatable map app( preferably free or low cost)
    Im looking more to be able to mass input the farm locations (from a company supplied mapbook) or easliy add onsite that I have to go to for my job. preferably a nice simple easy use one,
    Im running a samsung 10.1 note for a nice sized screen

    anyone got any ideas?
    A few fellas here just run their Garmin car GPS. One of the computer savvy jokers has done the hard work and put all waypoints on for them all they have to do is punch in farm number.
    Before he came along, they just added each farm number as a favourite when they visited. The first year was the hardest, but as time went on, they managed to get a majority of them.

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    Ill go to the gps way if it becomes to unweildy. Not too many i havent been to this year, just nice to get it right the first time
    Bigger Better Faster Stronger
    Handle the Jandle, or get off the Beach

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    OsmAnd map app
    free and maps the same. Has topo. Updated at least yearly I believe.
    can download for the world and the turn by turn Does work.
    not in the woods tho....

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    You been getting lost striker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    You been getting lost striker?
    of course not
    i just dont care to have to back up an 8 and 5 in the dark with out reversing lights.
    Prevention is easier than the cure
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