1. jleebiker's Avatar
    Ok, is there an app in the Store that will let you pull up a USGS topo map, let you track your location on said map and then also store tracks and waypoints. Then also download your tracks as a .KML or .GPX file?
    It would be helpful if the app could run in the background so as to be able to record your complete track.

    Any suggestions?
    04-05-2013 01:01 AM
  2. jhguth's Avatar
    I really need something to track and create .gpx files in the background (.kml would work too) and have not found anything yet that does this.
    04-05-2013 01:33 PM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    I really need something to track and create .gpx files in the background (.kml would work too) and have not found anything yet that does this.
    This is an example of what I am talking about the WP ecosystem not being mature. I shouldn't have to hunt or wait for an app that is already existing in the other ecosystems.
    04-05-2013 04:21 PM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    This is an example of what I am talking about the WP ecosystem not being mature. I shouldn't have to hunt or wait for an app that is already existing in the other ecosystems.
    We all know the apps are limited. You don't need to remind us. The app store is growing daily. Rome was not built in a day

    No offence but maybe you should have done more research before purchasing a windows phone? I knew what I was getting into before I did.
    04-05-2013 04:30 PM
  5. jhguth's Avatar
    I spoke too soon, coincidentally i just saw a story where someone discussed an app that can do what I need and what the OP needs

    It's Mapsnap GPS
    Mapsnap GPS | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    04-05-2013 06:48 PM
  6. jhguth's Avatar
    Update: I tried it this morning and it works as described. I had trouble exporting .gpx to skydive, but it will also paste it into the body of an email so you can paste it into a file. Pretty easy. I'm not sure yet if you can save calibration for multiple images, I still want to try loading a different map and see what happens if I reload this.

    The OP can download a topo, convert from PDF to png or jpeg, calibrate it with 2 or 3 points (or 1 and a scale) and he should be good to go. I like it, I rated 4 stars (5 stars if it had a few other features).
    04-06-2013 10:13 AM
  7. jleebiker's Avatar
    We all know the apps are limited. You don't need to remind us. The app store is growing daily. Rome was not built in a day

    No offence but maybe you should have done more research before purchasing a windows phone? I knew what I was getting into before I did.
    Sigh, ttsoldier, I've been in this ecosystem for years. Ive seen it grow. The most in the last 6mo. My frustration is that after all these years it's still where it is, smack dab in 3rd (4th if you talk to some others.).
    I knew what I was getting into years ago when I went down this road. I was an evangelist. I preached WP to many people. I converted some. I even went so far as to acquire a "demo" phone I loaned out to people for weeks and months at a time. I did this because I BELIEVED IN IT. I wanted to see it succeed. I truly did. Don't assume I did not know what I was getting into. I did and I was hoping it would come along. Im still a fan, but there are just somethings that are getting old.

    And it is my right and prerogative to complain. I am the CONSUMER. If we as consumers dont voice our opinion of what we want, we will be forced to accept whatever is put upon us. We as consumers have a responsibility to voice our opinions.
    But getting back to the point at hand, I will try out that other topo app. I tried it when it was first released and it didnt work well on my Trophy. Thanks for the suggestion!
    04-06-2013 07:35 PM
  8. Tom Crosman's Avatar
    Geogps is Awsome. Does everything you need. Takes a bit to learn because the documentation is poor. But once you learn it its great. Free topo maps, import of tracks and waypoint, export the same. Saving to skydrive. I use it for wheeling and love it.
    02-01-2014 04:44 PM
  9. trinkner's Avatar
    Do you know if GeoGPS let you download USGS topo maps? I do a lot of hiking in Colorado and have come to love ViewRanger on Symbian (it's also available on Android and iOS). Can I use GeoGPS to download USGS topo maps so that I can use the app to find my way when I'm far from data coverage?

    Same question for MapSnap. If I understood the post above, MapSnap lets you import your own jpg of an area and then calibrate the coordinates of the jpg. Sounds a bit fussy. Anybody done this with a USGS topo map?
    02-17-2014 02:00 PM
  10. Tom Crosman's Avatar
    Yes you can download USGS topo maps for offline use, as well as many other types of maps for offline use.
    04-21-2015 12:52 PM
  11. Tom Crosman's Avatar
    yes it does
    09-23-2015 02:44 PM
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