Basemap vs Onx

scott63

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I’ve used onx maps a few years ago and was set to pay for a yearly subscription, but then my son was showing me Basemap. It SEEMS like it does the same stuff at a third the price, does anyone have experience with Basemap or both? Is it as good as onx maps?
 

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63, have had both. This is a case of "get what you pay for ".
 

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I have to disagree. I've been using BaseMap for several months now and I'm very happy with it. I and my son both used it on a backpacking trip and I've used it on many outdoor excursions( fishing, hiking, scouting) and I don't know why anyone would pay three times more for the same thing. I've had zero problems and it seems to do all the things OnX does but at a third the price. If anyone is considering Basemap, I would encourage you to use it!
 

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I’ve had good experiences with OnX in the past, but recently have heard a lot of positive things about Basemap. Looking at making the switch my self. I’ve heard basemap has less layers. Anyone know for sure if that’s true?
 

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There are 420 layers from what I remember I don't use many cause I don't want clutter. For example there are a lot of layers related to fishing, I don't need those so I never use them. There are hunt research layers/info that's an extra 10 bucks a year, but I can get the same info on the DFG website so I don't subscribe to those. I use the Basemap Pro because you get unlimited offline maps and it has everything I could want, plus things I personally won't use.

I think it is pretty easy and straightforward to use, but they do have a few tutorials on Youtube. The main thing is to just use it, in your yard, at the store, on a walk that way you practice making markers, recording tracks etc. When I first got it I had some questions and they returned email inquiries quickly, within a couple hours.
 

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I bought the pro version of basemap i messed around with it tonight on the computer and a little on my phone some really nice features and once i mess around with it a little more and figure out how to use it better its definitely gonna worth $30 a year i cant see how the onx app is worth 150 more a year.
 

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I bought the pro version of basemap i messed around with it tonight on the computer and a little on my phone some really nice features and once i mess around with it a little more and figure out how to use it better its definitely gonna worth $30 a year i cant see how the onx app is worth 150 more a year.
Watch the tutorials on youtube, some are ok, some are pretty good, but they all help shorten the learning curve.
 

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I have both. Prefer Basemap. More of a personal preference I guess. I use a garmin montana and in reach on the field and only use baseman for pre-hunt planning so I cannot speak to its in the field performance.
 

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I’ve used both. Been able to plug my Garmin with a onx chip into my computer and use basemap to add waypoints or geocache.

But what I really like for preseason scouting is caltopo. Once I get a general idea of the unit or zone, I breeze through caltopos layers, different maps and even get an idea of how steep certain areas are going to be when route planning.
 

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Get a OnX on your phone only $30 a year. Guess it’s different price in different states? OnX Has been the best I have used

Does base layer show private land ownership?
 

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Get a OnX on your phone only $30 a year. Guess it’s different price in different states? OnX Has been the best I have used

Does base layer show private land ownership?
$30 a year is for one state. Basemap gives you the whole US for $30 a year. Yes it does private land ownership and all the other info that ONx does.

I just used both on my elk hunt. I always found myself going back to ONx and I think that a lot of that was just because I have been using it for three years and it feels more comfortable. Overall I think they are almost identical in features. Maps on the Basemap you can load as big as you want in high detail instead of 1 mile on ONx.
 
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