So here is the deal. I do a lot of backpacking and climbing in wilderness areas with often no cell / data coverage. I have always used topographic paper maps. I have decided to see about using my Droid in the field for this. However, am finding teh solution frustrating. I would want a good map, preferably topographic but satellite would do, GPS connection, digital compass and latitude and longitude recording. It seems there are parts but not all of this. For example, Google My Maps has to have a cell connection to work (you can not down load specific area maps). Google Earth does not support Droid. There is probably 3rd party software (I.E. Topozone or the like) but it would stick a but load of info on the memory. So, any of you outdoor people found a solution? While I will do several trial runs with both Droid and paper (and always have a paper back up) It makes it easier to have an e-platform that records progress, way points and location and that can be seamlessly integrated / shared. Thoughts? Bogaski BTW, thanks to all for info. Been lurking here for about 6 months and been given great information.