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Old 12-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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There HAS to be an Android app out there that will do this

I have tried so many android apps that ALMOST fit the bill that I cannot believe I can't find one that does all I want it to.

I need an app that will have:
  1. Offline maps
  2. Create a route via a computer (webapp or similar) then upload to the app or an app that I can upload GPX routes to.
  3. Give me offline, TURN BY TURN directions through my predetermined route.

That wouldn't seem to be that difficult to find, but it is. The only one I have found that comes close is Osmand and the turn by turn directions are terrible.

Anyone have any other ideas?
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Try this, "Dual Sport Maps" by "Craftycoder"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=753520

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I have it. No turn by turn directions.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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What I use

[QUOTE=Thanantos;20218567]I have tried so many android apps that ALMOST fit the bill that I cannot believe I can't find one that does all I want it to.

CoPilot Live
http://www.copilotlive.com/us/naviga...FUeRPAod5GoAbA


So far it has worked for me.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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I may be wrong, but it's my understanding that Copilot only allows you to choose between 3 options of alternate routes between two destinations.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:24 AM   #6
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Thats is correct if you just want to follow what it wants.

I create my own routes on Google maps and copy that over and follow it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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The main reason I stick with CoPIlot is because of the planning functions. While it offers 3 alternates for any route, you can still plug in as many waypoints as you want to customize to your content. Make sure you flag them as waypoints, not stops, that way, when you get close to one, it will automatically send you to the next (sometimes it doesn't quite work as well as it should..). The paid version of CoPilot offers a 'drag-route' function that allows you to set waypoints similar to what you can do in Google Maps. Or you can use POI's, intersections, addresses, etc. The routing algorithms are customizable and may be quite different from what you get from Google Maps for the same route. With CoPilot, you can prioritize your road preferences and select from different modes (car, motorcycle, RV, truck, bicycle, walking), and each uses somewhat different default preferences. In other words, you can 'avoid' or 'prefer' highways, secondary roads, etc. Just be aware that the road network in CoPilot is not as mature as some other programs. For example, it may not know about an un-paved road on your route (AMHIK ), just in case that is important..! Their road network no doubt needs improvement, particularly in rural areas! CoPilot is not perfect, but after trying a number of other options (including a Garmin) I keep coming back to using it as my primary navigation app.

In CoPilot, routes are saved as 'xxx.trp' files in the CoPilot/Save/NA folder on your Android. I've seen conversion programs on the 'net that are supposed to be able to convert between .kml/.kmz and .trip, but I haven't felt the need to try them. I have a copy of CoPilot on my Android tablet, where I can plan a route and transfer the .trp file to my Android GPS (Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2) or Phone (both with CoPilot), and use it there.

Keep in mind that if you are planning a route in Google Maps, it may route differently (or not at all) on your device because of variations in map data and routing algorithms found in your navigation programs, regardless of which one you use.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for that Mac.

I think I will give CoPilot another try and see how it works out.

What do you use to design your routes with CoPilot?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Good reviews for EMFB [easy map for bikers] for droid.
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