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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: os mapping etc Reply with quote

Hi all,

As you may of read in the Team Chaos section I am entered in the Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge.
Every year we use os maps to navigate however this year we think we would like to do what most of the other teams do and use gps.
Do any of you know if there is a way of entering six digit os coordinates onto a device where you can also see exactly where you are and it will navigate between the points .off road as well as onroad. Thing is I can't afford to spend too much.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Memory map is the only one I know that does it efficiently off-road
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you say "navigate off-road" to you mean for the device to find a route for you or merely show the direction?

Pretty much any handheld GPS (not SatNav) will accept OS coordinates. Garmin or Magellan, you takes your pick. It's personal choice really. I'm a Garmin man through and through but it is preference. I like the Garmin software and interface, I'm used to it. I've had them since the mid 90's.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there's an off the road sat nav as such. Not one that will tell you guide you turn by turn anyway.

BTW, you can search co-ordinates in Viewranger too.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm food for thought there. I was looking for something where you could enter 6 digits from os but I dont think that is possible.
Viewranger looks interesting.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alot of the Garmin sat navs allow you to create your own routes and save them to the device. They support GPX files.

You can also use coordinates.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diff22000 wrote:
Hmm food for thought there. I was looking for something where you could enter 6 digits from os but I dont think that is possible.
Viewranger looks interesting.


6 digits? No problem! Click on the down arrow (next to 10 digit, above) and you get this:




The other thing that puts Viewranger above the other options is Buddy Beacon. It's transmits your location every X minutes, so you can be followed online. Useful for something like the McMillan.

Here's a laning trip i did.

http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/13654/UKJeeper/29th-June-2013
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats the one for us now.....thank you for that, I have been looking for ages and this is perfect for what we need Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an update.

I have been in touch with Viewranger and they have sponsored us by providing mapping for the whole of the UK. Not only the but they have asked for a blog and will assist us in promoting our fundraising.
How fantastic is that???

Thank you so much for suggesting them ukjeeper it is exactly what we need.

Best wishes and thank you

Colin

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Glad i could help. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic news Colin.
Well done and best of luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, will be playing with it when my tablet arrives. Any suggestions of a good vehicle mount for a Samsung tab 3 10" ???
Not sure I trust windscreen mounts that much but dont want loads of vibration either. Suggestions more than welcome. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are navigators hands for?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diff22000 wrote:


I have been in touch with Viewranger and they have sponsored us


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit this Viewranger is awesome. I now have the mapping for the whole of of the UK. It just seems perfect and I can highly recommend it to all.
I have just been on the phone with them and they are going to be compiling ablog on Team Chaos and our fundraising efforts etc.
A very good system and the people are nice as well, just what is needed Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

. wrote:
diff22000 wrote:


I have been in touch with Viewranger and they have sponsored us


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^^^ What he said ^^^ I might just persuade wifey to become a customer as she does the bicycle thing.

Thanks everyone.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nightbar wrote:

^^^ What he said ^^^ I might just persuade wifey to become a customer as she does the bicycle thing.

Thanks everyone.


Viewranger does do the Open Cycle maps (Free), so maybe try those first. If she likes that, shell out for the local OS maps.

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Thanks for that. I didn't get round to looking at them yesterday. But will now (the builders are in and I'm stick in the house!).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the mapping cover NI?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's now loaded up. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

. wrote:
Does the mapping cover NI?


http://shop.viewranger.com/products.php?category_id=37


And the ROI (if you venture down that way)

http://shop.viewranger.com/products.php?category_id=17
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nightbar wrote:
That's now loaded up. Thanks.



Its bloody fantastic and Ian, yes mate it does Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far downloaded the app, shall be downloading the OS 1:50,000 within the next couple of weeks - the cost of them is around 35 cheaper than Memory map - and I don't have to use windows to view it

Definitely a win win


Thank you Colin for the question and thank you ukjeeper for your answer
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.viewranger.com/en-gb/blog/2014/03/05...millan-4x4-uk-cha

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