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    Alpine Quest

    I have been playing around for awhile with Alpine Quest as an off road navigator on my Android tablet.
    The full version costs $10.00 and I think it is reasonable value.
    Maps can been down loaded and used offline. All I have done so far is while planning a trip at home and have online access I look at the maps I want and they are then available for offline use. I do not know how long these maps stay active - as some other programs I have used the maps will "expire" after a period of time.
    Maps can be downloaded and stored aswell.
    Maps can be displayed with multiple different "layers" if you want - I use contour for example.
    Pre trip courses can be drawn out and followed later.
    Trip tracking is simple - recording speed and elevation. Trips can be saved swell.
    One thing I do like is it keeps running in the background if you decide to exit out of the program and do something else on your phone / tablet.
    There is a free version but has limited functionality that you can down load try.

    So far I have found Google Bike maps to have the best tracks / trails on.
    I have trialled a lot of different off road mapping software over the past couple of years and this is the first one I have bought.

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    Thanks, I'll take at look at it.

    Since finding out about Avenza I've been fairly impressed with it.

    It's free, some maps eg. all of the Aus 1:250000 series are free - as they are if you download them from Geoscience AUstralia.

    The usual state govt 1:25000 topos are under $2 - I think paper copies are still about $10 in a map shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87County View Post
    Thanks, I'll take at look at it.

    Since finding out about Avenza I've been fairly impressed with it.

    It's free, some maps eg. all of the Aus 1:250000 series are free - as they are if you download them from Geoscience AUstralia.

    The usual state govt 1:25000 topos are under $2 - I think paper copies are still about $10 in a map shop.
    Avenza is good also. Can not remember why I stopped using it - will have to have another look at it.

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    Try OSMAnd.
    Free. Download 5 free maps. eg. Aus(500Mb), roads only(200mb) and or some state maps. overseas maps available too.
    State maps are free, but you only pay for stuff like hill shading and contour lines(ie. addons).
    Maps are all OSM, so pretty up to date and accurate, good detail, down to about 1:5000 or something like that I think .. not that below about 1:10K is any useful or soemthing.
    You can use online or offline maps . Offline is why I like it. Hard to find offline OSM maps.

    With the maps, the Aus map doesnt' have contour/hillshading, so you need to download the relevant state maps to use contour/hillshading data. that additional data(ie. contour does have a small cost($5 or so).
    Nice to have contours for 4WDing, but not essential for operation.

    Works quite fast on my old slow Galaxy Tab7. Can take a few seconds to load an map image on the screen when you zoom out to pan and scan, but all vector based maps do that.

    Personally I still prefer Ozi(for Android) only because I'm a heavy Ozi on PC user too tho.

    I've seen/checked out/tried some other software, and not really a fan. I really hate the '3D' views many of them force on you in some instances .. I'm a bit old school in some ways, I guess. I just like maps to be consistent .. electronic maps should look the same as paper maps, and only ever run 'north up' too!.

    Hope that helps.
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    Arthur.

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