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Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-30-2021, 08:14 PM
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Views: 37,534
Posted By ndoggac
Thought others might be interested in this...

Thought others might be interested in this article on the difficulty of getting information on the GNSS capabilities of Android phones.
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Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-12-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,086
Posted By ndoggac
Thanks for the link! Cool looking maps, but I...

Thanks for the link! Cool looking maps, but I would NOT trust the contours on that page for anything navigation related. Not sure what their data source is, but looking at Stillwater Reservoir, it...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-11-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By ndoggac
A dual frequency L1/L5 solution allows the...

A dual frequency L1/L5 solution allows the receiver to directly calculate the largest contributor to the GNSS error budget...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 03-27-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,679
Posted By ndoggac
Use this code as a custom mapsource in MOBAC, and...

Use this code as a custom mapsource in MOBAC, and you can get all USGS topo maps, and save them to any format for your device.

You can view what the map looks like here...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 01-15-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,042
Posted By ndoggac
Online Course About GPS

Geared towards geospatial professionals, this is a free, in-depth online Penn St. course about satellite navigation. Thought people here might be interested. Even if you don't want to run through...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-19-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,967
Posted By ndoggac
Not sure how well Gaia handles them, but MBTILEs...

Not sure how well Gaia handles them, but MBTILEs for the format. LocusMaps handles them very well. They're completely offline sources. You can save them on your computer so you can temporarily...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-05-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 37,534
Posted By ndoggac
Not even sure what you mean by this generalized...

Not even sure what you mean by this generalized statement? What is a "real" GPS?

If you mean ruggedized or waterproof, then the ruggedized Android phone I linked in a previous post (and below)...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 10-28-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 37,534
Posted By ndoggac
From a quick Google search, it does appear that...

From a quick Google search, it does appear that Gaia GPS supports mbtiles files, although I've never used it myself. So you don't necessarily have to rely on the caching feature on wifi. You could...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 10-28-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 37,534
Posted By ndoggac
This is where mbtiles files come in. I use them...

This is where mbtiles files come in. I use them on LocusMaps, but they work in other apps as well. Pre-make the files for large areas, and have them on your phone at all times. The entire ADK park...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-07-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 37,534
Posted By ndoggac
Saw this phone...

Saw this phone (https://www.amazon.com/OUKITEL-WP5-Smartphone-Waterproof-Flashlights/dp/B08782T24C) on Amazon. I think this would be a really nice nav unit. Ruggedized, waterproof (IP68), huge...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-07-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,291
Posted By ndoggac
Not sure this is even possible to do.

Not sure this is even possible to do.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-07-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,291
Posted By ndoggac
Delorme was acquired by Garmin in 2016. ...

Delorme was acquired by Garmin in 2016.

Which unit depends heavily on your use case and budget. Is your primary navigation method going to be compass and topo map, and you just want this as a...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-21-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,205
Posted By ndoggac
Not sure where the map tiler desktop app came...

Not sure where the map tiler desktop app came from, that's a completely separate app and not part of MOBAC. Start over and follow my directions above.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-21-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,205
Posted By ndoggac
In case the XML link ever dies, here's the...

In case the XML link ever dies, here's the contents of the XML file to utilize an MBTILE as a source in MOBAC (the xml filename does not matter). You can reuse this example for the other MBTile...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-21-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,205
Posted By ndoggac
Probably MOBAC (https://mobac.sourceforge.io/),...

Probably MOBAC (https://mobac.sourceforge.io/), this would allow you to not only view the map, but utilize the MBTILE file as a source to create atlases in additional formats for other devices.

On...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-19-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,205
Posted By ndoggac
Example of the 24k topo imagery from the 1GB...

Example of the 24k topo imagery from the 1GB file. Again, scaled down by 50% to upload to the site. This resolution is available in the file for the entire park. Zoom level 15.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-19-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,205
Posted By ndoggac
Some examples of the 100K (no contours) map,...

Some examples of the 100K (no contours) map, scaled down in size by 50% to upload to the site. Zoom levels 9 and 13.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-19-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,205
Posted By ndoggac
Download All USGS Topo Data for ADK Park Here, plus others

I had some time while isolated at home, so I figured I'd give a gift to everyone on the site....some packaged map files I made from USGS source data. The maps are in Mapbox MBTILEs...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,751
Posted By ndoggac
Maybe one from Andy Arthur...

Maybe one from Andy Arthur (https://andyarthur.org/explore/new-york-state/franklin-county/saint-regis-canoe-area)?
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,751
Posted By ndoggac
You mention in your first post "if you scroll...

You mention in your first post "if you scroll down". Did you mean to include a link? Any further description of the map to go on?

Definitely not this map then...
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