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    Default Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    Hi there all.
    As per title but I don't want it for street maps but in the bush and that. Preferably with a sattellite overlay.
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    Default Re: Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    One way around that is by tapping and holding a location on Google Maps, then sending it to yourself via SMS or similar.

    Aside from that, I've not really done "waypoints" as such myself.
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    Default Re: Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    One way around that is by tapping and holding a location on Google Maps, then sending it to yourself via SMS or similar.

    Aside from that, I've not really done "waypoints" as such myself.
    With Google Maps I found you go to settings/Lab and turn on PreCache map area but I am not sure if it cahes the sattellite view.
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    Default Re: Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    Mike

    Do you just want to store waypoints or view maps offline with the ability to upload/mark/view/goto etc. waypoints?

    Just waypoints - I could name 20.

    Offline maps with waypoint functions - There are many.

    My favourite freeware apps - Oruxmaps and Androzic.

    Plenty of help and free LINZ Topo50 entire country mapset data over at:
    Code:
    http://gwprojects.org/forum/index.php
    Sample screenshots:
    Vector - OruxMaps - free.
    Raster - Androzic - free.

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    Default Re: Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    I think there's something called tracks (trackx) just stores waypoints at regular intervals. Then can send you a gpx/kml. One feature i did like over this (a friend had it) over any app I could find for the iphone was it was designed for cars, and included data in each waypoint with the current speed.
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    Default Re: Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scubadoo View Post
    Mike

    Do you just want to store waypoints or view maps offline with the ability to upload/mark/view/goto etc. waypoints?

    Just waypoints - I could name 20.

    Offline maps with waypoint functions - There are many.

    My favourite freeware apps - Oruxmaps and Androzic.

    Plenty of help and free LINZ Topo50 entire country mapset data over at:
    Code:
    http://gwprojects.org/forum/index.php
    Sample screenshots:
    Vector - OruxMaps - free.
    Raster - Androzic - free.
    Thanks for that. I basically wanted one that would perform in a similar way to a hand held Garmin.
    I downloaded a few last night but none quite worked the way I wanted. Didn't come across those two so shall give them a try.
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    Default Re: Best GPS Android program that does way points.

    Mike

    Go with OruxMaps.

    As an example I have just uploaded a ready to go free and legal LINZ Topo50 Lower North Island mapset. Palmerston North & South.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?b3m4kd87fq2pgta - 35MB

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