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Parley4 wrote:OSM lacks a lot of detail that the central mapping authority has such as cliff lines and relative heights. Vital information for planning an off track excursion and very handy for finding your location.
Parley4 wrote: Gps is a great tool but struggles in claudy weather let alone with mountains and cliffs.
Parley4 wrote:Or is it possible to download the CMA maps to a pc for planning purposes.
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 2:36 pm
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 4:35 pm
Parley4 wrote: @Wildwanderer. Can u use Uruxmaps on a pc? Or is it possible to download the CMA maps to a pc for planning purposes.
tom_brennan wrote:However, for actual map and compass navigation, a phone screen is just too small - you can see where you are, but you can't see where you're going. Paper printouts (I use A4 or A3 printouts) are much more useful in the bush.
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 6:15 pm
wildwanderer wrote:Parley4 wrote: hehe beg to differ Im quite comfortable navigating offtrack using the phone (map only, no gps) but each to their own. The latest phones high resolution/size is making things easier. I do agree that for route planning where your attempting to see greater than 6-8km (without scrolling) then the paper maps are superior.
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 8:34 pm
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 10:47 pm
tom_brennan wrote:There is a mobile topo only version at https://maps.ozultimate.com/topo/
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 8:21 am
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 2:57 pm
wildwanderer wrote:... I found the suggested difficulty quite arbitrary and in quite a few cases wrong.
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 6:56 pm
wildwanderer wrote:I don’t like how the map author has put in colour coded track difficulty ratings.
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 8:14 pm
tom_brennan wrote:wildwanderer wrote:... I found the suggested difficulty quite arbitrary and in quite a few cases wrong.
Sounds like you should jump on to OSM and fix up the difficulty ratings!!
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 9:04 pm
wildwanderer wrote:Nice summary Keithy!
Do you know where I can download the OSM maps with contour/clifflines you referenced? download/file.php?id=37000
I’m currently using https://www.openandromaps.org/en/legend ... hike-theme which displays clifflines/contours but I don’t like how the map author has put in colour coded track difficulty ratings. Its very distracting to have multiple coloured tracks everywhere and I found the suggested difficulty quite arbitrary and in quite a few cases wrong.
Wed 20 Jun, 2018 2:12 am
If you're using OsmAnd, you buy the Contours plugin, then download the contours directly through OsmAnd. In other words, you need to download your base map first then download the contours as a separate download.wildwanderer wrote:Do you know where I can download the OSM maps with contour/clifflines
Sun 12 Aug, 2018 8:13 pm
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 10:07 am
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 10:23 am
ribuck wrote:wildwanderer wrote:I don’t like how the map author has put in colour coded track difficulty ratings.
It's the theme author who defines the colours.
The theme file is a text file which you can edit. You can add an extra style to a theme, and define the display of tracks however you like.
Personally I love being able to see on the map the difference between a constructed track and a negotiable route.
When I find a map error, I often fix it after I get back from the trip. Mapmaking gets quite addictive once you overcome the learning curve.
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 7:32 pm
wildwanderer wrote:ribuck wrote:wildwanderer wrote:The theme file is a text file which you can edit.
If you have time, Id love a bit more info on how to do this.
<rule e="way" k="sac_scale" v="T2">
<line stroke="#3052FF" stroke-width="0.65" stroke-dasharray="17,1" stroke-linecap="butt" />
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 7:08 pm
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 7:34 pm
keithy wrote:That pic was from ribuck who was using OsmAnd with the contours plugin, on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I'm not sure which mapset he is using though.
In VIC, I have not seen cliff renderings pop up on the OSM maps I've used yet.
Sun 21 Oct, 2018 8:32 pm
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 7:41 am
warnesy wrote:Downloaded pocket earth, but I can't even get topos on it.
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 11:06 am
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 11:22 am
warnesy wrote:Slight update. Looks like memory map has run into licencing issues.
So now i'm more interested in this thread. Downloaded pocket earth, but I can't even get topos on it. This post memory map world is weird and scary. Happy to take any advice on other apps worth looking at.
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 11:51 am
LachlanB wrote:I'm pretty fond of Motion X. You have to pay a once-off fee (think it was $5-10?) to get access to the option to download custom maps, but once you've got it, there's a large range of free-to-access map tile servers out there (like SIX Maps). Less flexibility than some other options, but pretty good overall.
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