As of version 3.6.5, you can now create offline maps for Android using Mobile Atlas Creator. This is an Open Source Desktop tool that uses a variety of map sources.
Feel free to try this out. You can download Mobile Atlas Creator using this link. (this is slightly more recent than what is on the Mobile Atlas Creator website as of Nov 5, 2010).
Right now, many of you probably know as much about Mobile Atlas Creator as I do. You can find out more at Mobile Atlas Creator website. Please go there for help. You can also find the source there if you want to make it better.
Here are a few tips for those who are adventuresome enough to try this:
- You may have to enable Mobile Atlas from the settings. This signifies that you have courage to try something new.
- If you are already using Mobile Atlas Creator and you don’t see a format for BackCountry Navigator on your version, I’ll give you a little secret: You can probably use Andnav format and have it work just fine.
- It is best to mount your storage card and set the atlas output directory to a path on the storage card. Then you won’t have to recopy everything.
Settings of the output directory:
- If you abort an atlas creation in the middle, BackCountry Navigator may have trouble computing the zoom levels.
- When you first load an atlas BackCountry Navigator will try to “auto-center” somewhere where the map has data. You can adjust the center point through a place search or other means.
Extra bravery points for those who create a YouTube video using screencastomatic of themselves creating a map for BackCountry Navigator.