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    Default Maps.me

    Hello all,

    I live in the Southern Cape,
    New to the adventure bike scene-on a budget.

    Want to explore the backroads in my area and western cape. Some cross border overlanding will also happen in the future.

    Will a recycled tablet and something like maps.me be a replacement for t4a on a garmin?

    Thanks in advance.
    Marius.
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    I loaded Maps ME on my phone and I am impressed. Might even put the IPad in the car with that.
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    Default Re: Maps.me

    Glad you like ME.

    Louw firstly T4A is king of the dirt roads.
    I have not found anything to match it in that area.

    My current favourite is Osmand. You can download half a dozen maps for free. I am very impressed with this one. Give it a try - I thus far prefer it to ME.

    It is a good idea to try several programs and see which one suits you. Take an area you know well and see what detail their maps provide.

    https://osmand.net

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...smand&hl=en_US

    Also available for iPhone and iPad.
    Last edited by Paul Dold; 2019/04/25 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Addition

    ďAfrica changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same." - Ernest Hemingway

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    Default Re: Maps.me

    I used Maps.Me until I found OsmAnd.

    Both uses OSM maps. For both you can download (and regularly update) the offline maps.

    I just prefer the OsmAnd user interface. They also have more configurable options. It is now the default Navigation App on the Android Pumpkin in the wife's Rav4

    The winning feature is the fact that I can import Waypionts (and Tracks) from a GPX file. I exported all my Waypoints from BaseCamp and imported them into OsmAnd.

    Next is the fact that it can record GPX tracks and display (selected) old tracks on screen. (I'm still busy sorting this feature out.)

    Both Maps.Me and OsmAnd works great - I just prefer the latter.
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    If you want to compare OSM and T4A go to their online maps. Zoom into your destination/planned route and judge for yourself.

    OpenStreetMap : https://www.openstreetmap.org

    T4A : https://tracks4africa.co.za/maps/africa/
    Kobus

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