Can the iPad really be used as an out-of-signal range, off-road GPS device?

For the price of that GPS puck you can buy an Android table with the functionality built in. I use a Lenovo 7" tab A2 (there are newer ones out now) and for $100 it will get you everything you need including an SD card slot for adding maps. I use Back Country Navigator and Here (both off line) without issues.
I have the same tablet. Jt have not been very successful for my goals with it. I wanted to download largevarea say the western USA and spent a lot of time downloading I large chunks to a 128 gig sd card. I downloaded at zoo level 15 and my chunks were like 350,000 tiles. All looke. Ok but when using bcn it would allow only a detail level of about 9 to 11 I found out later that at least for Gaia there is alimit of 100,000 tiles . Why you ask would I do that well plans change . For example I bought my jlur in Idahowas going to drive through silver city and through some bad lands to northern Nevada but a big storm came in and I diverted through eastern Oregon.
The other thing is I lost my usb charger for it and the new one while working won’t stay hooked up.
So my question to you is how much. Have you downloaded at a time and did you have any. Zoom issues.?
 

plh

Explorer
I have the same tablet. Jt have not been very successful for my goals with it. I wanted to download largevarea say the western USA and spent a lot of time downloading I large chunks to a 128 gig sd card. I downloaded at zoo level 15 and my chunks were like 350,000 tiles. All looke. Ok but when using bcn it would allow only a detail level of about 9 to 11 I found out later that at least for Gaia there is alimit of 100,000 tiles . Why you ask would I do that well plans change . For example I bought my jlur in Idahowas going to drive through silver city and through some bad lands to northern Nevada but a big storm came in and I diverted through eastern Oregon.
The other thing is I lost my usb charger for it and the new one while working won’t stay hooked up.
So my question to you is how much. Have you downloaded at a time and did you have any. Zoom issues.?
Blast from the past, nearly 2 1/2 years ago. I'll need to check...
 
So I just discovered that you can iPad with some pretty good storage like 256g. My question for all of yiungaia users. Is : How much land coverage at the max detail down load will that cover. And is there any way to enlarge the memory on a newer iPad?
 

rayra

Expedition Leader
I don't know about the software you are referring to, but with the old Garmin software you could narrow down the geographical area which you loaded maximal data for, while keeping the basic road and topo data for the rest. Really cut down on the amount of storage you needed
 
On Gaia the max level you can download is 1:48000. Twice as big as a standard 7.5 min topo map the limit is 100000 tiles now what I do not understand is if when you load at that scale can you then. Zoom in further in a similar manner to a camera that has say a 3x optical zoom and a fifteen time digital zoom And what that does to the resolution. In most all of the soft ware I have tried topo USA , topo USA pro and bcn I think you are limited to 100,000 tiles so if you load at a high detail say zoom 15 the actual area you load is small. So it takes huge numbers of tiles like 300,000 tiles and then you can’t access it at what you loaded because the file is too large so you end up with a detail ( zoom level) of aboutb11 or 12 can someone please explain it?
 

shade

Well-known member
On Gaia the max level you can download is 1:48000. Twice as big as a standard 7.5 min topo map the limit is 100000 tiles now what I do not understand is if when you load at that scale can you then. Zoom in further in a similar manner to a camera that has say a 3x optical zoom and a fifteen time digital zoom And what that does to the resolution. In most all of the soft ware I have tried topo USA , topo USA pro and bcn I think you are limited to 100,000 tiles so if you load at a high detail say zoom 15 the actual area you load is small. So it takes huge numbers of tiles like 300,000 tiles and then you can’t access it at what you loaded because the file is too large so you end up with a detail ( zoom level) of aboutb11 or 12 can someone please explain it?
In the past, you could download a demo or basic version of Gaia for free. You might give that a try to get a better feel for it on your device.
 

ricardo

Observer
I ditch the Ipad route do to the lack of Torque pro access..

And I can not be happier, I run a samsung galaxy pro tablet Note ( with a integrated pen, 12.1" so freaking sturdy.. )

for my Motorcycle and for the cars sometimes a Nvidia shield tablet (amazing tablet with tons of graphics, game, casting features..

strange sometimes they used to work totally out of cell range no phone signal (latterly the hotspot is require) but they use to run just fine before for street use..
 
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