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General Garmin Topo Maps for Android

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by n1ghtwish, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    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!!


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  2. waremaster

    waremaster Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    I have everything but the Oruxmaps Desktop and therefore cannot convert the maps for offline use. Did anyone get a chance to download the file before the site disappeared?
  3. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    back country navigator is making a topo map viewer app for android and you can download a beta copy. there is a link to the .apk file on this page Second Beta build for Android: Map Zooming and Screen Real Estate. I couldn't run it by copying it to my sd card, only could get it to run by downloading it directly to the phone using the phones browser. it is pretty sweet from what little i have played with it. downloaded a topo for my location and found some for places in canada i've been to. i believe it will eventually be a paid for app when it is complete.
  4. GoranI

    GoranI Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Try iGO for Android ....

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