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General Saved Google Maps compatible with Geocaching?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nezz130, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Nezz130

    Nezz130 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 30, 2012
    So I don't know how many of you have heard of geocaching, but it's basically a world wide scavenger hunt with GPS enabled devices. Someone hides the coordinates on the website, and people download those coords onto their GPS device or GPS enabled smart phone and go out an a hunt for typically a physical cache (usually a container of some sort, but it doesn't have to be an actual container either). Since I've gotten my Nexus 7 in the mail, I've switched over to using this this as my new primary GPS device for geocaching. I had used my HTC Evo 4G in the past, but bit isn't as accurate as the Nexus 7. The app I use for geocaching is called c:Geo. Last week, I used it in the field (so obviously no Wi-Fi available). I had downloaded a map tile from Google Maps in the area I was searching for caches and just assumed that c:Geo would utilize this saved tile so that I could see the map of my location. Turns out that when I opened the map view of my location on c:geo, everything was grayed out and only showed my blue arrow. So does anyone know a way I can make the two apps compatible with each other, or know of a downloadable app that can?


  2. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    Jan 20, 2011
    Prototype Precision Machinist
    Tri-Cities, Michigan
    I use sygic GPS. Its a little pricy at $30 but it turns your device into a full standalone GPS with full offline maps. There's a 7 day trial in the market. It downloads map data that you choose per state. So if I want to download data for Michigan and not Ohio because I don't plan on going there anytime soon I can. Then when you go there just download the state data first. It works amazing on he n7 even in the most isolate of places.
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  3. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    N/W Ohio
    Are you sure you had the map saved for the area? When I go geocaching offline with c:geo I have no issues with saved maps showing up correctly.
  4. squeakingsneaker


    Nov 20, 2009
    I use Locus Pro (about 8$). It allows for different OSM maps (streets and hiking are good) tiles to be downloaded in the app (very comfortable) and PQs to imported. Also has other nice GC features.
  5. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled

    Jul 9, 2010
    Software Engineer
    Between Imladris and Lothl
    Welcome to Android Forums Nezz130! Great question since my wife and I go geocaching and we seem to have lost our dedicated GPS. Using my N7 would be great. I hadn't thought of it.
  6. Beerbear

    Beerbear Member

    May 12, 2010
    You can download openstreet maps from mapforge Index of / to your phone. In the c:geo settings you can specify offline maps. I find opensource maps typically better than google for remote areas where you don't have cell service.
  7. Nikiy

    Nikiy New Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    Hi I use C:geo on my phone and use open street maps off line c:geo - android geocaching I don't know if this will work on the Nexus but if you can copy the files to a mobile can you not transfer them to your nexus??
    I will try with the kids Nexus when they put them down for 5 min if they do :)
    Happy new year and Happy Caching

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