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    I don't, I do track where I go in case I find a good trail and I want to go back there
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    You guys use GPS in Ganny?
    I just get lost and try to find my way back before dark or run out of gas...way more fun



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    Quote Originally Posted by Underdog View Post
    You guys use GPS in Ganny?
    I just get lost and try to find my way back before dark or run out of gas...way more fun



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    Quote Originally Posted by PFD023 View Post
    Could always use your phone with an offline gps app like Osmand in lieu of gps.
    That is exactly what Maprika is, it has a better map for Ganny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernam View Post
    That is exactly what Maprika is, it has a better map for Ganny.

    nice tracks . Does maprika chew a lot of battery life?
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    Good question and one of my concerns, no it doesn't at all. However I have the phone screen off inside my backpack, i find any apps that you use that keep the screen on use a lot of battery
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    nice tracks . Does maprika chew a lot of battery life?
    On my Android it uses about 15 percent battery for a 4 hour ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX600 View Post
    Good question and one of my concerns, no it doesn't at all. However I have the phone screen off inside my backpack, i find any apps that you use that keep the screen on use a lot of battery
    great, I didn't realise it would work with the screen off. That's great. Do I have a USB socket wired up on my WR for auxillary power just incase.
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    Just downloaded it. Hopefully I'm tech savvy enough to make it work.
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    Ask away if you need to
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardwrkr13 View Post
    Just downloaded it. Hopefully I'm tech savvy enough to make it work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardwrkr13 View Post
    Just downloaded it. Hopefully I'm tech savvy enough to make it work.
    Load the map on Maprika and turn on GPS on the phone, the dot is where you are in the map. Simple and effective, it also works great for hiking/camping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernam View Post
    Load the map on Maprika and turn on GPS on the phone, the dot is where you are in the map. Simple and effective, it also works great for hiking/camping.

    nice. Are any of the Simcoe Forest routes available? I couldn't find any
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    Don't think so ... but the Simcoe tracts are more compact, with exception of the Orr lake expansion, maybe.

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    Re: Ganaraska

    If you're a SCORRA member and have online map access they have a mobile app on their map website that does overlays your location on their trail maps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doozerdave View Post
    If you're a SCORRA member and have online map access they have a mobile app on their map website that does overlays your location on their trail maps.
    ah yes, I forgot about that. thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doozerdave View Post
    If you're a SCORRA member and have online map access they have a mobile app on their map website that does overlays your location on their trail maps.
    I am not too fond of those maps. I just don't think it works as well as the Maprika approach. But, yes it's better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxs View Post
    I am not too fond of those maps. I just don't think it works as well as the Maprika approach. But, yes it's better than nothing.
    from a technology point of view, the Maprika ones are based on loading a "map file" and then overlaying it with know coordinates. It allows the app to work well off line and not connected to the internet . I believe the SCORRA ones are online based, and you need a connection to the website hosting them to utilize them. I can see why SCORRA does this, as they indicate what tracts are open/closed and are available to be accessed at any given time. If they just posted the .gpx files people could potentially be tresspassing on private property when certain land was not available to be accessed. Not a good thing when trying to appease land owners etc
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