Missing features I have used this and Locus for backpacking. The maps available in this app are great because I love the Trials Illustrated / National Geographic maps. However, the app lacks basic features found in Locus. Since I never go into the woods without a paper map for backup - I may as well buy the hardcopy map for the info I would get from using this app and use Locus for navigation.
The real deal!! Backcountry tested This app could be an extremely convienient tool. I tested this on my last 53k canoe trip into algonquin interior . I found it to be very accurate, reliable gps, I never dropped signal, multitude of great features built into the app as well. Excellent tool for the toolbox if your tripping.
Great tool. I now use this instead of my gps (which broke down recently). Tested in several back country locations in UT. Accurate, put phone in airplane mode and still works not burning battery. Multiple maps available to download.
Awesome mapping easy to use Maps can be pricey if you buy an entire set but there are many places to get free topo maps that import in easily and provide same functionality. Backpacking in the Badlands National park it is extremely easy to get turned around so this app was a tremendous help. Have not looked at the pro version yet but am seriously considering upgrading for no reason than to support the authors of this easy to use and well thought out app. The gps tracking feature was very cool being able to map out our exact path.
Pretty great! I love the referenced maps, and the fact that you can find yourself on the map and place markers. My one and only problem is that this app will download and open ALL pdf documents, no matter what the source, even though I have cleared the defaults from my phone. I have it set so that a different app should be opening open all my pdf docs, but this hijacks them and opens them anyway, which is not helpful as I use many pdf docs that are NOT maps. Developers, help?
PDF Maps works well with sites like CalTopo for generating custom PDFs and working with them offline, or for downloading other maps from within the app. The app has three major missing features: no ability to turn layers on and off, no support for multi-page GeoPDFs, and no SD card storage for the app or maps. (They say this is to "protect vendor content", so why not encrypt the maps instead??)
New in PDF Maps 1.7.3 Android:
• Fixed an issue where the SD card was not accessible on Android 6.0
• General fixes and improvements
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