GPS tracking Apps for Android…. Luddite content.

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  • Premier Icon Miguelo
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    I use OruxMaps, on a very basic smartphone, with no problems. You’ll have plenty of maps to choose, google maps and OS maps included. They’ll be available on line with the app, for free. You can download the area you need and then use it off line.

    I think it only works with gpx files, but it’s very easy to convert kml files to gpx (http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/)

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I use sport tracker to see routes on a google earth type map

    I use Back country navigator, which I paid for, so that I can see where I am on an OS base map. The maps can be cached free whost at home

    both on a Samsung galaxy ace. That’s fairly low in the phone food chain

    alpin
    Member

    cheers guys….

    @ miguelo… can also download GPX from the site. was trying to download kml because i think it’s GE compatible…

    so do these Apps let me follow a line on a map that i have saved to my phone?

    Premier Icon Miguelo
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    Yes you can follow a track previously saved to your phone, and at the same time you can use it to record the actual route you are riding (gps tracking) if you wish…

    You may need a file manager app also, which is something similar to windows explorer for your phone, this allows you to manage your downloaded gpx files: saving them in the folder they need to be,etc

    alpin
    Member

    ok, so i’ve tried previously downloading tracks onto my old phone for use with Google Earth, but it never worked. i’ve just tried again, but to no avail.

    file i am trying to download is a “kml” track.

    do i need some sort of specific GPS App or can i use Google Earth ?

    why won’t it download? the site i am trying to download from is gps-tour.info. you need to be signed in, which obvioulsy i am.

    or can anyone recommend a simple App that will easily allow me to follow a line on a map.

    cheers.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Ok so witch apps let you navigate from a gpx file? I don’t think either of mine do

    Premier Icon Miguelo
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    @ampthill

    with oruxmaps you can navigate and track your route, I don’t if you can do it with the apps that you already have.

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