March 14th, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Garmin Topo Maps for Android
I recently started doing some hiking again (been a while) and after searching for a bit, I realized that there really aren't any good topographic mapping apps out there for Android. Since Google (maps/nav) needs network access to render its maps, it's pretty much useless in areas with no coverage.
So I did some digging and I also searched the forums and I don't think this has been posted yet.
The following is a link to a tutorial which explains how take a topographic map, pick out a specific area, convert the map to PNG format and read it with an offline GPS app called OruxMaps.
Here is the link:
Garmin Topographic Maps for Android Phone MrFloris
I have not personally tried this out yet, but I plan to as soon as I get home from work today... I will give insight as to how well this actually works. Anyone else who is interested should check this out and post your results here!!