What mapping software,Apps, and tools do you use!?

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  1. bubba g

    bubba g Active Member

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    Garmin base camp with my gps.

    I create my own birds eye imagery using google earth...

    Hunt stand for phone.. has parcel info..
     
  2. redsquirrel

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    What do you mean you create your own birds eye for imagery? Can you import it to Basecamp?
     
  3. bubba g

    bubba g Active Member

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    I learned how to do it from this video from diy sportsman. He's a member Herr but i forget his screen name...

    Fast forward to 9:00
     
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    Cool! Can't wait to check this out. Thanks for letting me know about it!
     
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  5. bubba g

    bubba g Active Member

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    It's a two step process, but it's pretty easy...

    just remembered DIY Sportsmans screen name in here... it's bowhunter15... He has a bunch of great videos... I learned about this forum from his videos...
     
  6. Heydeerman

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    For a couple years I have been using Topo Maps +pro from Glacier Peak Studios. I had Onx for a while. The only thing I found useful was the property boundary feature. All I need is a good Topo Maps and a way to record info. This one covers it.
     
  7. IkemanTX

    IkemanTX Well-Known Member

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    I use a combination of 2 apps,
    Motion-X GPS and MeasureMap.

    I absolutely love them. Measure map automatically downloads google earth tiles of any location you look at offline. They are available in airplane mode, at full resolution. It allows you to draw a path and will tell you how long it is, you can measure the distance between objects in feet, yards, miles. It will calculate square feet and acreage of a polygon as well.
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    Motion-X GPS allows you to download bing, usgs topo, forestry service topo, and a whole host of other maps in advance and use them offline. It will record waypoints and tracks just like a stand-alone GPS unit, but you have the option to email the KML and GPX file to a designated email address so you don’t have to worry about physically connecting it to a computer. I use that feature a lot. I can open the KML files directly from my email into the mobile Google Earth app.

    Between the two apps, I can walk directly to any specific tree in the dark without needing a marked trail. It is extremely helpful to be able to do this while going in blind.


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  8. JungleJoe

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    Update:

    We use huntstand to coordinate efforts on our team, but I neglected to talk about Dropbox where we store our pics, videos and other data.

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  9. g2outdoors

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    If you need to know property boundaries, OnX maps is the ticket. The app made my recent trip to Illinois a piece of cake.

    There are lots of good options for mapping in general if you don't need those property boundaries. The options from @IkemanTX look pretty sweet.

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  10. GCTerpfan

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    I use Huntstand and Google earth. Huntstands free version gives you property info and allows you to add up to 10 properties a month to your hunt area. I also store all of our trail cam pics on Google Drive. Then I can share the folder with my dad.

    I do like the looks of some of the options above and will have to check them out.
     

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