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Adventure Forum A place for outdoor side of your XJ/MJ. Discussions revolve around camping, equipment, and camping trailers. As well as outdoor activities that take off from your XJ/MJ like hiking, geocoaching, and rock climbing. Also the place to discuss tips and hints for the best places to camp off the beaten path.

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Old February 2nd, 2015, 09:51
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Old February 4th, 2015, 23:34
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Will Gaia let you route point to point via roads and trails or strait line only. I tried it and was less than impressed after using Garmins 24K Topo stuff.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 17:11
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Will Gaia let you route point to point via roads and trails or strait line only. I tried it and was less than impressed after using Garmins 24K Topo stuff.
Gaia doesn't have road data so it would be a manual route created waypoint-to-waypoint.

That said you can select a waypoint and hit Driving Directions. That will set it as a destination and use Apple Maps to take you there using the roads it has.

Remind at the VLLS class and I can show you the app.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 17:12
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I have the app. I wasn't impressed. But I haven't been impressed with any mapping apps.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 17:15
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I have the app. I wasn't impressed. But I haven't been impressed with any mapping apps.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 17:20
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No. It's not that. I just want something very simple. I want to be able to sit on my computer, in front of a large screen and plot out a route by dropping waypoints then hooking them together. Then I want it to plan that route via the roads between the waypoints. Then I want to transfer that to my phone with its nice big screen and big processing power. I can do it on my ten year old Garmin. Why isn't there a modern app that allows me to do the same thing?
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Garmin does it like you said. You just need to eat the cost of an off-road garmin. An app designed to sell at a low price point won't have the functionality you want.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 07:30
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I'd pay a fair amount for an app that does the same thing.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 12:30
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I use the RAM suction cup mount with my 7, its taken some hard hits and not come loose but I would definitely hard mount it if you're using it for racing.

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No. It's not that. I just want something very simple. I want to be able to sit on my computer, in front of a large screen and plot out a route by dropping waypoints then hooking them together. Then I want it to plan that route via the roads between the waypoints. Then I want to transfer that to my phone with its nice big screen and big processing power. I can do it on my ten year old Garmin. Why isn't there a modern app that allows me to do the same thing?
Gaia is getting closer but I don't know if they'll ever include the roaded section. Their website side is slowly evolving but not at the point where I can drop my Delorme Topo software just yet (I typically plot there then import the GPX file to the Gaia Cloud website). I don't really have much desire for the roaded part of your statement but I would really like to do my entire planning on their website from my computer. 2x 1920x1080 is a lot better than doing it from my iPhone or iPad.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:27
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If you ever plan a trip like the one we took in May of 2013 where we covered well over 600 miles of dirt and fuel consumption was a major part of the over all plan, you learn the value of exact mileage real quick. A 1200 mile trip will look more like a 900 mile trip if you are using point to point navigation. When you are traveling 200 mi over dirt between fuel stops it could mean the difference between getting there and an expensive rescue.
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If you ever plan a trip like the one we took in May of 2013 where we covered well over 600 miles of dirt and fuel consumption was a major part of the over all plan, you learn the value of exact mileage real quick. A 1200 mile trip will look more like a 900 mile trip if you are using point to point navigation. When you are traveling 200 mi over dirt between fuel stops it could mean the difference between getting there and an expensive rescue.
Fuel planning happens in the DeLorme stage of my planning, I can route with that. If I'm doing a trip beyond one tank in an area I'm not familiar with I'll drop fueling waypoints.

I used to use a full size laptop with DeLorme doing routing as you describe. It was handy but I didn't really use it enough to counter the extreme size.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:33
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Another huge advantage to having your route highlighted is if you are in an area with a million roads going everywhere, being able to see the road you need to be on highlighted is really nice. Especially on a smaller screen. Being able to quickly glance instead of intently stare makes a difference.
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Doc, I don't think you mentioned what you use.
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