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John Harper
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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 07:07 AM


I'm a complete beginner on apps, any apps. But this Osman GPS app seems worthwhile. How do I find a California and Baja map and download it? I do lots of backcountry hiking and fishing, so other states like WY, MT, ID, and CO would be useful too.

I went to their website on my computer and was totally confused. I don't see any listing of maps or their coverage areas. I haven't tried to go to their app on my Iphone SE, do I have to do that to find a selection of maps?

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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 07:37 AM


Go to the app store on your phone and search the name, it will show up. You need to start with the map of the us as your base map and then add to that. I think you only get four maps with the free app and unlimited with the paid. Just down load it and start trying things out, that's how I learned. One nice thing is if someone emails you tracks, when you open the email they will be shown and saved in your app. Way eaiser than Garmin!
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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 08:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Go to the app store on your phone and search the name, it will show up. You need to start with the map of the us as your base map and then add to that. I think you only get four maps with the free app and unlimited with the paid. Just down load it and start trying things out, that's how I learned. One nice thing is if someone emails you tracks, when you open the email they will be shown and saved in your app. Way eaiser than Garmin!


Great, I'll give it a shot.

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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 10:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
I'll have a complete topo map set for Baja to offer soon.
The good old pdf version.
Printable!
Searchable!
Perfect if you are truck based and have a pad or a laptop.
On a stick or as a download.

I'd like to see it as well. I have the AAA SoCal map in a pdf file but its just an image file. I also have the older Bicimapas from Alberto before he sold it to Garmin. It was nice because it is routeable but the base maps are just so-so, albeit topos. The garmin licensed "Mexico Topo" was Alberto's 2016 version - not worth the upgrade for me. I also have the E32 which has a decent base topo map - not routeable but helpful with my own tracks and those I've trade/shared with other riders. I used oz maps once when my gps died. I'm tempted to get a beater android phone as a back up. Thanks!
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