by Stevie001 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:18 pm
by sc00ba87 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:06 pm
I have started doing this and using GPX Viewer, haven't had an issue yet. Hope this helps, best of luck.
by Stevie001 » Sat May 01, 2021 3:45 pm
by Stevie001 » Sat May 01, 2021 3:54 pm
by KatTai » Sat May 01, 2021 5:03 pm
by Stevie001 » Sat May 01, 2021 6:47 pm
by SHARONC » Sat May 01, 2021 8:00 pm
Used it 2 weekends ago, needed due to low cloud over glenshee and was heading the wrong way.
Tried it on another device and its not working.
All help is appreciated.
by Paul Webster » Sun May 02, 2021 9:11 am
Whilst there have been no changes to downloading files (it's something controlled by the device on which you download), Google Earth isn't an application you should use for navigating when out and about. It's only for online use (and doesn't have maps) - it needs a very high quality phone signal (4G these days) in order to function.
You need to know / learn how to navigate and read a map before heading for the hills.. You can also get a dedicated outdoors navigation app if you wish - one that works offline (one with proper maps is handy).
by SHARONC » Sun May 02, 2021 7:55 pm
I do have a map and compass and able to read maps which I learned in the military, but at this time the weather changed to the worse which was not forecasted as we couldn't see where we were going as there was no path visible, so having the map downloaded helped me to get back on the right way. So, I always want to have a GPS signal as a back up as you never know.
Unfortunately known in my group was able to download so used viewfinder instead.
Kind regards Sharon
by Marty_JG » Mon May 03, 2021 11:17 am
I have more faith in electronic navigation than some. They're good enough for ships, planes, and space craft, so I don't fully understand the scepticism for hill paths.
My warning was not about phones per se but a warning about an inadequate phones, hence my advice for a "rugged" phone (waterproof, dust proof, impact resistant, big battery) or a dedicated unit e.g. Garmin.
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