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Saving map tiles/imagery

Is there a way to save all the downloaded map imagery onto my desktop so I can just drag and drop that imagery back onto my iPad when I do that same race the next year? So I won't have all that storage taken up on the iPad by leaving it there. Or is it better to redownload all imagery each time?

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  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 559Administrator, Moderator admin
    Yes by geeking out on a software program called MOBAC and by researching outside map types (most of the ones your going to want are not “authorized” for download use). This is a cost effective way to do it but requires a big computer and again some geek knowledge. This is a service we do for groups and teams under contract but is available to the general public.

    Above this we can pull other sources of offline imagery down to 21 zoom and months/weeks old in mass but this bumps up to the $100k to million dollar range very quickly.

    For $150 a year the in app consumer grade maps and current method of downloading you will find however to be the best economic way to do so
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 559Administrator, Moderator admin
    It is best to do a trip/event/race then wipe it out when complete and resave for the next one
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 559Administrator, Moderator admin
    MapBox is offering you this method of saving and storing map imagery for such a low cost by locking it down per device to protect their data from free public distribution. Can’t share it outside that iPad
  • spartaracingspartaracing Posts: 73Member

    It is best to do a trip/event/race then wipe it out when complete and resave for the next one

    You mean resave files (waypoints and such)?
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 559Administrator, Moderator admin
    No resave background map imagery an delete after trip unless it’s a smaller area/place you frequent regularly like Moab
  • spartaracingspartaracing Posts: 73Member
    Ok, seems that the current method is best then being as I'm not geeky. Thanks!
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 559Administrator, Moderator admin
    You can backup Collections (gps) files as much as you want to File app, Dropbox or ur computer
  • spartaracingspartaracing Posts: 73Member
    copy that, thanks. Yes I do that now and keeps my lead nav clean for when others are using it in the chase truck. They start playing with other files then they somehow manage to screw it up!
  • MikeDMikeD Posts: 5Member

    You can backup Collections (gps) files as much as you want to File app, Dropbox or ur computer

    Ok so if I save my created route to file, I can then save it, like on an external hard drive to free up space on my I-pad but have it for future use?
  • Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Posts: 559Administrator, Moderator admin
    MikeD said:

    You can backup Collections (gps) files as much as you want to File app, Dropbox or ur computer

    Ok so if I save my created route to file, I can then save it, like on an external hard drive to free up space on my I-pad but have it for future use?
    You can do anything you want with Collection Folders/files. They are just GPS files in the standard GPX format. You can share them out anywhere and put then in any Garmin or Lawrence GPS (You may need to dumb them down using the Pro export to GPS feature) or you can convert them for KML for Google Earth. You can share them out to the Files storage app or DropBox.

    Again they are just small GPS files and should be backed up outside the LEADNAV app and device if you really care about them.

    Do not confuse these however with prepped and stored background map imagery. These are different and are saved and allowed to be "borrowed" for your trip per device that downloaded them. Then deleted. They are not yours to keep...they are yours to save out and borrow for each trip through these low cost In App subscriptions.

    If you wanted to "own" these background maps we can do that as well but this will be a big contract so you would need to break out the checkbook! As these companies would want closer to the million dollar range to own outright.
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