14Jul/11

Geocaching

I have not used this program much but just saw that I am suppose to be able to use it for Geocaching. I read the instructions. Went to Geocaching.com and had it send me all the caches in my area I loaded them on my Samsung Galaxy Tab and opened them. The caches installed in every other map program on my tab except BackCountry Navigator. It was not even one of my choices.

Is there some simple thing I can do to get the GPX files into BackCOuntry?

09Jul/11

Mini-Compass

I like all the enhancements to 4.1.x. I have a hard time finding the “N” (North) on the Map screen in bright daylight. Could you consider a “mini-compass” object at the bottom corner of the Map screen? Thanks again for a great product!

08Jul/11

Android GPS ATV Trail Maps

ATV trail maps are now available for Android! Due to an agreement with US Trailmaps, Inc, these are now available as an in app or add-on purchase for BackCountry Navigator PRO.


                             

These are ideal for Android users who love exploring the outdoors using ATV’s or all terrain vehicles. 

ATV maps covers:
22,514 trails covering 48 US states
25,417 total miles of Summer use trails
1,548 points of interest 

You don't have to guess at whether this will contain your favorite trails. Preview it here:
http://atvgpstrailmaps.com/maps.html?type=atv&base=ocm&lat=34.667206991117&

ATV maps will guide you to get to your destination without getting lost along the way. It is complete with essential informations such as:
trail names
parking and camping areas
local clubs 
trailheads  

ATV trail maps will help you safely explore new trails and areas. It provides information from and to your destination via interconnected routes.   These maps are one of the innovations by U.S. Trailmaps, Inc. for Android. The vision of US Trailmaps is to deliver convenience and safety forpeople who love outdoor adventures by helping them research,locate and plan their ATV rides. US Trailmaps believes in quality and credibility and they found these qualities in BackCountry Navigator.   

One of the features that US Trailmaps envisioned for their service is real time navigation. BackCountry Navigator complements this. BackCountry Navigator can download and view mapsin areas without network coverage or function as offline navigator. The trails will show on the maps you've already previewed or downloaded.

ATV Trail Maps for Android contains more than 25,000 miles of ATV routes and trails. The trail maps include hundreds of points of interest relevant to ATV trail riding. Details such as the trail name or number are displayed when you select the item on the map. ATV Trail Maps for Android can be purchased from the Android market from within BackCountry Navigator PRO. You can find them by using the menu item "Purchasing Add-ons".   

ATV Trails for Android

 

07Jul/11

waypoint question

So far I’ve only used the app while on my motorcycle and I liked it. However, I seem to be having a problem I need some help with.

I am going on a hike on Friday night. I open BCN, turn on the GPS, click on the flag to create a way point. When the screen pops up, I type in the UTM of the way point I want then click save. It saves my current location, not what I typed in.

How can I create way points by typing in coordinates?

Thanks.
Matt

04Jul/11

NAD 84 no longer an option?

I had been using UTM coordinate format with the NAD83 datum type for all of my BCN wilderness forays over the past few months. The last update of BCN no longer has any NAD datum types available when I have my LG Vortex set up as I have always have with metric coordinates and UTM format. The only option that I have is WGS84. I just tried removing the app and reinstalling it and had the same results again. Any suggestions?

30Jun/11

“Moving time

Hi,

Just started using the map, and really like it so far.

There seems to be a bug in the “Stats” section. Every time I start to track the “moving time” doesn’t start at 00:00:00 but at 23:00:00

Any idea why this happens or how I can make sure that it does the correct thing?

I am using a Virgin Mobile Optiums V, Android Version 2.2.1

Thank you,

Simon

29Jun/11

display of coordinates

There is no numerical display of coordinates. Could we get a UTM or Lat-Long display some place,
the title bar maybe? At least the coordinate value for the center of the map that’s displayed.
Much of the value of a GPS is knowing coordinates exactly.
Thanks