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Old 03-05-2014, 03:53 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by doggitter View Post
Newbie trying to decide which gps route to go and figure all this stuff out. How is Osmand for the 2 and single track map details, and how easy to dl forest service or other detailed maps in?

Oh, not interested in on road nav, only off road and offline.
Osmand works fine for single track, but I prefer the ui and colors of oruxmaps for details that fine.....

this is Osmand with very small file size vector based maps, hillshade and contour lines turned on:

and this is oruxmaps, with an image map (mapnick) used:

its the same area, close to same zoom level. single track is fine with either, but the prefrrernce leans towards Osmand for roads and oruxmaps for no roads. for me. they both have compass cones (and regular compass functions of course) built in, I forgot to turn it on for the Osmand screen shot. a bar sweep usually works great for deciding which way is next for the directionally challenged.
Yes, Android AND iphone GPS works without cellular data. Use offline maps and enjoy. (thanks drtbyk!)

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