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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By EmmEff
If you are not using an online routing service...

If you are not using an online routing service (ie. Mapquest, which I think is the default), you will need to use BRouter.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By EmmEff
I use the freely downloadable vector maps from...

I use the freely downloadable vector maps from MapsForge. What ohgood suggested works as well, especially if you're not savvy enough to work at the file level on Android.
Forum: Canada 07-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By EmmEff
Also interested...

Also interested...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By EmmEff
I've been flip-flopping between all three, more...

I've been flip-flopping between all three, more heavily favouring Locus Pro right now. I am almost at the point where I am ready to commit to buying a 7" tablet and mounting that on my handlebars and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By EmmEff
Same here... I like the featureset and...

Same here...

I like the featureset and overall usability of Locus Pro, but the (same) maps display more legibly in OsmAnd for me. Streets are physically wider on-screen and the street names/labels...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-09-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
Agreed. Fine for pavement. I'm still going to try...

Agreed. Fine for pavement. I'm still going to try and fashion some sort of tether anyway.
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By EmmEff
And for good reason! I spent a lot time in...

And for good reason!

I spent a lot time in Morgantown in 2010-2011 on my BMW F800GS. I wished I had see more DS riders and/or folks from Ontario... I just followed roads in southern PA, parts of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By EmmEff
Has anybody else noticed that GPX files generated...

Has anybody else noticed that GPX files generated by Locus cannot be loaded directly into Garmin BaseCamp?

I have to use GPSBabel or GPS Visualizer to convert them to GDB and then import the GDB....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
I finally got my USB outlet installed on my DRZ...

I finally got my USB outlet installed on my DRZ so here's a couple of pics.

This is a Google Nexus 4 connected to a 3BR Powersports 2.1A USB outlet mounted with a RAM X-Grip mount. I am running...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By EmmEff
OSMand Locus/Locus Pro OruxMaps to name...

OSMand
Locus/Locus Pro
OruxMaps

to name a few...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By EmmEff
Even though I have an aftermarket seat on my DRZ...

Even though I have an aftermarket seat on my DRZ and the seat is MUCH more comfortable, I've taken to always riding with bike shorts. Mine are specifically mountain bike shorts purchased from a store...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-07-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By EmmEff
Yeah, we're starting to sound like a broken...

Yeah, we're starting to sound like a broken record :D

As an aside, I am hoping eventually we'll have our own section within LDT for using smartphones as GPSes.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By EmmEff
I've got a Canon S110, which I am very pleased...

I've got a Canon S110, which I am very pleased with. It does have a "special" battery, and the battery life isn't great but the camera's features and picture quality are excellent.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-06-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,907
Posted By EmmEff
As far as I can tell, there is no rhyme or reason...

As far as I can tell, there is no rhyme or reason to the colouring. They are all moto tracks, mostly "good" roads and/or routes.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
Yes, you are wrong :D You also need to...

Yes, you are wrong :D

You also need to download BRouter (another free app from the Google Play store) and the map routing "data" to be able to do offline routing. Once you've got BRouter figured...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By EmmEff
The GPS in your iPhone does *NOT* need a cellular...

The GPS in your iPhone does *NOT* need a cellular signal to function.

The built-in Maps app (and other apps like it- for example, Google Maps) retrieve their map data over a data connection...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By EmmEff
BaseCamp is for the PC/Mac and not for the GPS...

BaseCamp is for the PC/Mac and not for the GPS itself. Only the maps need to be loaded to the card. Use MapInstall to do that.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By EmmEff
You will need to download the PC installable...

You will need to download the PC installable version to install it on BaseCamp. The same version that installs on the GPS will *not* install into BaseCamp. Many OSM download sites will offer both...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
There are two versions of MotionX- MotionX-GPS...

There are two versions of MotionX- MotionX-GPS and MotionX-GPS Drive. The former is for recording tracks and does not do routing. The latter is for on-road and does routing (and I do not think it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By EmmEff
I haven't got that far yet since I don't even...

I haven't got that far yet since I don't even have a bike worth mounting it on, nor the tablet. Of course, the first place I'll be looking is RAM (http://www.rammount.com) since they are the experts...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By EmmEff
I am using a Google Nexus 4, which has a 4.7"...

I am using a Google Nexus 4, which has a 4.7" screen. It's a pretty run of the mill phone, but it's what I have and I am pleased with it running Locus Pro. I do not have a waterproofing option, so if...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By EmmEff
I've got my Nexus 4 mounted on the bars of my...

I've got my Nexus 4 mounted on the bars of my DRZ. When I get a more touring oriented bike, I will definitely be heading towards a 7" tablet with appropriate mount.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By EmmEff
I think it basically comes down to personal...

I think it basically comes down to personal preference- how you mount it, how you waterproof it, how the screen looks/works in bright sunlight, etc. I am using a Google Nexus 4, which has worked fine...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,336
Posted By EmmEff
I used a Garmin compatible map downloaded from...

I used a Garmin compatible map downloaded from one of the OpenStreetMap sites. You could generate one here:

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl

The other site is:

http://download.mapsforge.org
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By EmmEff
Looks promising... buy one and let us know how it...

Looks promising... buy one and let us know how it is :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,336
Posted By EmmEff
I am using Locus Pro with OSM maps of Ontario,...

I am using Locus Pro with OSM maps of Ontario, Canada. I think the app was $8 and the maps were free. I can add on additional provinces and/or states as I need them.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
To my knowledge, Tom Tom has always offered...

To my knowledge, Tom Tom has always offered offline maps... in fact, it's the second item in the feature list on their website...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By EmmEff
Beat me to it, ohgood :) I was just about to...

Beat me to it, ohgood :) I was just about to upload the screenshots...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By EmmEff
Mine cannot find the city of Toronto using the...

Mine cannot find the city of Toronto using the 2013 City Navigator map set (the latest I own). Mine cannot find the town I live in, but it can find streets containing the same name. I guess if this...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By EmmEff
I agree with abruzzi. Routing waypoint to...

I agree with abruzzi. Routing waypoint to waypoint, adjusting the route, generating a track from the route, and sending it to my Oregon 450 works quite well. Sometimes it's a pain to create a long...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By EmmEff
What is the feasibility of using the Monterra to...

What is the feasibility of using the Monterra to run Locus? Is there any value in doing that?

I've never used a Monterra, but I like the idea of the waterproof case, the mount, etc.

Right now,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By EmmEff
There's a lengthy thread here... ...

There's a lengthy thread here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966727
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
Some potentially useful information here from a...

Some potentially useful information here from a mainstream tech blog:

http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/how-to-turn-your-android-phone-into-the-ultimate-gps-na-1592832379

How To Turn Your...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By EmmEff
They feel the same way on my DRZ. Great off-road,...

They feel the same way on my DRZ. Great off-road, though. Next time, I'm trying a different front.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By EmmEff
http://3brpowersports.com/products.php

http://3brpowersports.com/products.php
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
No. You should probably download the map set you...

No. You should probably download the map set you want using the link that ohgood provided above. That way, you don't have to worry about caching and/or routing and your maps are available whether or...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
That is actually probably the best idea. Tether...

That is actually probably the best idea. Tether it on a short lead and have it somehow clip on the handlebars. Works great, even gloves on.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,479
Posted By EmmEff
I agree... bad things happen if you're distracted...

I agree... bad things happen if you're distracted even for a second or two.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,578
Posted By EmmEff
or a few turns of metallic thread...

or a few turns of metallic thread...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,418
Posted By EmmEff
What map(s) do you have installed in Basecamp?...

What map(s) do you have installed in Basecamp? Have you tweaked *any* of the configuration?

Changing the units won't help.
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