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How do you get offline maps from google maps to leadnav?

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  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 575Administrator, Moderator admin
    Azjoe said:

    How do you get offline maps from google maps to leadnav?

    Google and Bing do not and will never offer their maps for offline use. Meaning you will never be able to save their maps to your device to be used outside of cell range..."off the grid" Why? Because they do not own all of their imagery..it is a collection from different sources.

    This is why we built LeadNav to work with an outside company called MapBox. MapBox collects the same satellite, terrain and topo maps world wide and offer a subscription service to save these maps for offline use.

    You can purchase this as an In App purchase in LeadNav GPS. Then you can tile out the areas you want and save them to your device. With this purchase you also get the capability to use any map URL you have as a "custom map". So you could link this to Google or any other map server. These too can be saved for offline use but beware it is up to you to make sure these maps allow saving....

    Note: individual tile size is restricted by mapbox. So you must select smaller tiles if you want to save higher zoom levels and tile them out...

    MBTILES is also supported by LeadNav GPS with no MapBox subscription but this is a more complicated method of collect large area and displaying them on LeadNav, This can be down with a Laptop or computer running programs like MOBAC. This is an ADVANCED technique.

    You can see a quick view of this in our Quick Guide on our support page. It is a pdf file so allow it a minute or so to load.



  • AzjoeAzjoe Posts: 3Member
    Ok got it. Thank you so much. This is going to be awesome to use.
  • BrianBottsBrianBotts Posts: 12Member
    Thank you. So why not go get MAPPS.ME App? These are all free Offline maps?
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 575Administrator, Moderator admin
    Not familiar but if you do not want high end mission planning, off the grid point to point navigation, offline mapping to include military grade interoperability and satellite worldwide communication and tracking in an off the grid environment... maybe that will work for you.
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 575Administrator, Moderator admin
    But from looking at it this Maps Me app is a completely different focus as we are off the grid/offroad mission planning, coordination and point to point routing and navigation. They appear to be for searching and navigating around town.
  • BrianBottsBrianBotts Posts: 12Member
    edited February 7
    See below
  • BrianBottsBrianBotts Posts: 12Member
    Download an area to use offline
    On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
    Make sure you're connected to the Internet and signed in to Google Maps.
    Search for a place, like San Francisco.
    At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place. ...
    Select Download .
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 575Administrator, Moderator admin
    That is through the Google Earth app and they do not do navigation or anything towards Offroad audio visual navigation...tracking...trip building. Not sure what your point is here but if that works for you and you just need a map viewer there are a ton of apps like that to choose from. Again not really the same market or capabilities...

    We outfit Pro desert racers, oil companies, defense and state folks operating off the grid... that need more than a map viewer.
  • BrianBottsBrianBotts Posts: 12Member
    edited February 7
    Thanks again - I appreciate the quick reply.
  • BrianBottsBrianBotts Posts: 12Member

    But from looking at it this Maps Me app is a completely different focus as we are off the grid/offroad mission planning, coordination and point to point routing and navigation. They appear to be for searching and navigating around town.

    I check - It's a POS. LOL
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