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    Since I'm pretty sure the developer doesn't come to these forums, I decided to make the announcement. BackCountry Navigator has come out of Beta and is in the market.

    The program uses free to download topo maps and aerial photography. There are also free street maps and NASA Landsat maps. You just download the area you are going to ahead of time and then you have the offline maps avalable when you have no signal in the middle of nowhere. You can create trip files with waypoints or load trip files with things like geocache sites in them. (I'm looking forward to trying out geocaching soon.)

    For more information, and to report any problems, please visit the developer's website: www.backcountrynavigator.com

    There is a time limited demo version and a $9.99 unlimited key. Install the demo first, and if you like it, buy the key and it will take off the time limit. I've done some Beta testing for this software and I like it, though I haven't used the full capabilities of it yet.
     

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    What differentiates BackCountry Navigator from OruxMaps for Android?
     
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    I really couldn't say, since I've never used OruxMaps. Anybody else able to give a comparison?
     
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    I used to have a program on my Palm TX - PathAway. It had a desktop companion with which I could register my own scanned-in maps and use them in the program. I took an old set of nautical charts and scanned them in - they had lat/long tics so I could register them to real-world coordinates.

    Does this BackCountry Navigator or OruxMaps have such a capability?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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    BCN doesn't currently have that capability as far as I know. There are a couple of different topo map sources it uses though, USGS and mytopo.com. If there is a source for free nautical charts that Nathan could link to in the app, you might suggest it on his website.
     

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