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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:00 am 
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Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:47 am
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Location: British Columbia
I may be a little late to the party for this but, while out in the back country we met a group and asked them directions as we weren't too familiar with our surroundings. They told us about Avenza.PDF . A free app for either Iphone or Android. Many of the maps are free and some cost as little a dollar or two and up. The best part for me at least is once you've downloaded a map into your phone it works wherever you are and does do without using data! Just thought I would pass this along. Oh you have to have WiFi when downloading the maps but once you've purchased if you replace your phone you can download the map to your new device as you've already paid for it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:37 pm 
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Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:50 pm
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Location: Superior NF
Thanks! Always looking for better off-line mapping software. It is downloading as I type.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:49 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:33 am
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Location: Newcastle, Aus
Location: In front of a computer inside a house situated on a street within a suburb of a city of a country located on the face of a planet in orbit around a star located within a galaxy somewhere in the ever expanding universe.
There is also OziExplorer for Android (at least, not sure about iOS). Not free, but not overly expensive either.

It's long been a favourite because you can use the desktop version to scan and calibrate your own paper maps.

And Ozi existed before 'online' maps were a thing :good:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:55 pm 
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Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
I use map toaster here in New Zealand

Works well, it is free and uses LINZ topo maps.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:18 am 
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Location: Michigan
Back Country Explorer has worked very well. Pricey for an app at $11 or $12, but has proven well worth it for a few of my rides.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:22 am 
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Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:46 am
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Location: USA,Utah,Riverton
I second Back Country for Android. For my iphone, Galileo really is pretty awesome (no clue if free, but well worth it for the ease of use, tracking, offline vector maps, etc)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:08 pm 
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Location: Minnesota
i use osmand, its a paid app but cheap for what it is. but it has alot of detail, you can see powerlines and swamps etc and there a plugin for contour lines.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:00 pm 
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Location: Monterey, CA
Two more that I can't recommend enough...

1) Motion X GPS (iPhone) and Motion X GPS HD (iPad). Both allow you to download from 3rd party map servers and store maps for offline use.
2) Maplets. Lets you search a database of park and trail maps, cache them offline, and if geotagged correctly, will show you your location on the PDF maps.

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