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Old 10-25-2013, 11:15 PM
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Anything better than Mytopo?

Was wondering for a purely hunting application does any map company produce hybrid topo/air photos superior to the ones sold by Mytopo? Need such hybrid map for long range scouting of public land I'm deer hunting this year.

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Art.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:26 PM
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Re: Anything better than Mytopo?

I don't know of any. What I do is I have my Garmin gps and Topo 2008. I usually use Google Earth for satellite photos. The only problem is you have to rely on when the sat photo was taken. I like what I use because I can put way points of interesting looking places on the computer and download them to the gps. Then it is just a matter of following the gps to my way point. I also used my gps for tracks and way points in the field and transferred them to my computer. I can then print my own customized maps with all my info on them.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:56 AM
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Re: Anything better than Mytopo?

Check out the HUNT app from Hunting GPS Maps:
Hunt App for iPhone and iPad

You can view all the hunting specific layers, including parcels and private land ownership, on topo, aerial, or hybrid basemaps!
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:51 AM
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Re: Anything better than Mytopo?

If you have a smart phone or tablet the topo us maps app is awesome. It has topo, google, terrain, google maps, google earth, and a bunch of others.

Scot E.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:20 PM
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Re: Anything better than Mytopo?

So how does that smart phone app work when you lose cell service 30 miles from your hunting spot? Do you have to connect or can you download the info and access it without service?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:01 PM
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Re: Anything better than Mytopo?

If you are talkinga bout the topo us maps app, the premium app has an option to download maps to your phone for off grid use.

Scot E.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: Anything better than Mytopo?

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Originally Posted by Red Sparky View Post
So how does that smart phone app work when you lose cell service 30 miles from your hunting spot? Do you have to connect or can you download the info and access it without service?
You can cache your maps before you head to the field. And your phone has a built in GPS so you don't need cellular coverage to use your phone as a GPS.
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