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I used Locus Maps Free for hikes in the Joyce Kilmer national forest last year, and liked it so much I bought the pro version. It allows you to import your own offline trail maps which you can find for free on the internet.
Locus. There is an add-on that adds support for many "unofficial" (I.e. not allowed to be downloaded for offline) maps like Google, etc. It is very full features. A highly recommend it.
Maps add on: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mjk.locusmaptweak
Something like this would NOT be allowed on iOS.
If you're looking for a full featured app, I highly recommend Locus Map. It can do OSM and many more sources, and with the tweak plugin it can use online sources offline, even Google maps. The large number of features and options can be overwhelming to newcomers but if you're looking for a powerful GIS app this is it.
Locus Map free / Locus Map Pro
Locus Map will do exactly this, as well as creating and exporting tracks in several different formats (kml, gpx, dxf).
Used this app a couple weeks ago - We were on the top of a ridge when the client asked if we could map an old (closed) county road from the top of the ridge all the way down to where the end of this road was still maintained by the county. All I had with me was my LG G4, but I told him I could collect mapping-grade data.
Fired up Locus, began a track and walked down the road for a mile or so. Got back to the office, exported a KML file, checked it out in Google Earth and emailed it to the client. Easy-peasy.
The one thing AllTrails is really good for is finding pre-recorded GPX tracks to import to your phone. From the app, they require the pro subscription to do so - but not from the desktop! All you need to do is create a free account, and you can download GPX trail recordings for free, and then just import them to your phone. I rarely if ever actually use the AllTrails app itself.
For Android, I highly, highly recommend Locus Maps. Feature packed and always updated with new features being added. Great for recording GPX tracks as well. There's a free and pro version - but the free one is already very powerful, and the price for the pro one is well worth it.
Do you mean this app?
If so, it appears to have the normal metric versus imperial versus nautical options in the settings menu, with no option to display more than one at once.
Locus Map https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus
For hiking enthusiasts.
The best part is that you can use it offline and even download extra maps for it.
And all kind of map themes.
Just search on google for Locus maps and you can install them.
Emailing after each picture seems a lot of bother.
You indicate your phone is Android. Locus Map is a free/inexpensive app that will record a time-stamped track of your wandering which you can output once at the end of the day and otherwise ignore. Battery consumption is controllable and reasonable.
Do ye have to fly or would the ferry be an option? Train to Cork with bikes - Ringaskiddy to Roscoff on the ferry - cycle from Roscoff to Nantes over 3ish days (300km) with a National Park section near the start.
You'd have all your own gear and bikes form home, and the added security of not leaving your bikes at the mercy of baggage handlers in the airport.
I'd be wary of bringing my own bike on a plane and it's not even an expensive one. Make sure and research the airline well for how they've treated bikes and other fragile/damageable luggage in the past.
https://www.opencyclemap.org/ might be a good place to have a look at routes in the area. There's also Locus Maps on Android where you can download lots of different openstreetmap maps including the cycling ones for offline use.
Just want to double check, do you have your location setting to the highest accuracy setting? That would make a big difference in the accuracy.
On my Nexus 5, I use c:geo for looking at the cache details but use Locus for the actual job of finding. I download the offline vector map for my home province and I don't rely on data to see the location of the cache. The maps are fairly detailed so I would often see if the cache is off trail or near the edge of a park, etc. And I can zoom in quite a bit. Also have the official Geocaching app but generally use it only for messaging.
I use a Garmin Oregon now but had the Magellan 310, which is similar to the Magellan GC. I found it did the job but I think it works better with caches loaded on it, not typing coordinates from your phone. Not sure if this is what you meant by using the GPS with your phone. What I usually did then was set up a pocket query for an area that I would most likely cache and then load the file on to the GPS. Save your phone for phone stuff and use the GPS with its replaceable battery for geocaching. That's how I typically go, anyway.
Hope you find a system that works for you!
A great similar Android app is Locus. There is also an addon that gives you access to a lot of other maps (such as Google) that normally aren't available for offline use.
OpenStreetMap covers the trails pretty well. I've had a decent enough time with the Android Locus Free mapping app, which can display the OpenStreetMap maps.
There may well be better solutions...
You can try Locus Map. I found the interface a bit strange but it does offer offline maps. It has geocahing support but that is also a bit strange.
Locus with offline maps made in MOBAC.
for the first thing, it is probably easier (and faster) to go by train to Kosice and from there to Poprad. use www.cp.sk to search for connections (there is also english version).
there are lots of trails everywhere in both Tatra mountain ranges, but beware that many of those in High T. are closed in winter season. look here for some suggestions or just hit google for winter hiking tips. Personally I really enjoyed going to Skok waterfall, Sliezsky dom from Smokovec under the Slavkovsky stit, or my favourite Zamkovskeho chata (don't miss that one - wonderful halušky and small shot of borovička for free). your friend in looking for trails is this page and/or this app where you should load hiking maps (Freemap slovakia turistic, also work offline).
I probably don't need to remind you to dress and shoe properly for winter mountains and also tell someone at your lodging where do you plan to go
Won't this Android app work if you provide an appropriate map for it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus ? I think, it will.
Yo uso Locus Free que tiene muchos mapas distintos
El plugin Locus Map Tweak te agrega mas mapas
Fijate si te sirve el mapa de OpenCycleMap (de OpenStreetMap)
Los podés mirar en linea o desde la misma app los podés descargar en formato raster, lo malo es que pesan un montón porque son como fotos gigantes
O si no podés descargarlos en formato vectorizado y pasarselos al celular, yo tengo a toda la argentina con calles y todo (el mapa es OpenStreetMap) por menos de 300MB, nunca probé con el topografico. Lo malo es que tenes que descargarlos y convertirlos con un programa Osmosis y tenés que saber usar la terminal
EDIT: No se hacer saltos de linea, a ver ahora
I just read some of the wiki and android also has Locusmap?
Plenty of choices as you haven't mentioned which platform you've got I'll make you an Android suggestion that does everything and more, Locus Maps free and Locus Maps pro.
To get offline routing you'll need brouter. Once installed you can download areas.
For campsites in Europe archies is i think the definitive guide. You can download and import campsites for all european countries.
I've been using Locus (mostly for hiking, some biking).
RidewithGps looks better suited for biking though.
I had the same problem trying to use my maps on hikes. Locus https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus works offline and you can import tracks.
Locus Map for advanced users (free or pro) and the geocaching plugin. Or c:geo
Downloaded this. But it looks a tool for a cartographer or something.
You are referring to this one itself right?
Helpful? Öffi, Locus, mehr-tanken & dict.cc.
I used to use the Locus App on Android. You can find offline (vector) base maps for free that plug into that app. It's a little complicated getting it working, but it's actually a pretty great little program.
Once you have all your POI's, GPXs of campgrounds etc., the app lets you keep them all organized in layers which you can toggle on or off for visibility.
With a bit more fiddling around, you can even have it do offline spoken navigation. This is the plugin for offline nav.
To clarify, Backcountry Navigator, displays the same maps available to all other hiking navigation apps, typically OpenStreetMap (OSM) or its derivatives.
I can vouch for the accuracy of OSM's depiction of the High Peaks because I've been updating it for the past 16 months. It's detailed right down to the location of campsites, lean-tos, outhouses, guideposts, lookouts, bridges, etc.
If anyone wants a free hiking nav app for iOS, try ViewRanger. For Android I recommend Locus Map.
And the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus
On Android, I have used "Locus".
It's actually an amazing app. You can cache all sorts of maps off-line, and it's great at producing combinations of all sorts. For example, I've done things where I have a topo map with contours, a shading overlay, and then on top of that tracks to follow combined with waypoints for points-of-interest (geocaching, campsites, shops, parking etc.). It ingests all sorts of data and has an amazing structure for storing information, which can be toggled on and off.
You can have all sorts of maps at the same time, at different scales and showing different info, and quickly shift from one to the other. You don't need cellular reception for any of this to work. So you might want 25K details for the place you're exploring, then the US interstate highway map to get there coming from another state. All that is pre-load-able and doesn't require a lot of storage.
There are lots of free maps for it too. A good example is this site:
On top of the Locus program, you can install routing data and voices, to make it do turn-by-turn navigation and look up addresses. The map can orient in the direction of travel etc.
However, as far as I can tell, there are really no tablet or software programs that work as well as a real GPS. I have found that the GPS antennas on the devices are huge battery drains and the GPS's rarely have a real electronic compass, so they often do a quick tornado just when you start them and before you've moved too far. I much prefer the simple, trouble-free accuracy of a real GPS.
I basically use the Locus program mainly as an "organizer" for my files (even though I can use it for everything). I can keep everything installed in Locus and just transfer whatever is relevant to the GPS unit. But it's nice to be able to visualize the data or select things by proximity before transferring.
The best one I've found locus