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Discussion: Android app for mapping and marking runs

in: Orienteering; General

Sep 28, 2017 12:59 AM # 
pbschmidt:
Been looking through the Play Store for a GPS type app that will simply record my route and let me mark waypoints QUICKLY along the way. To many force you to name and save them in less than efficient means. Would love a single punch waypoint creation function. Want to be able to get home and download a GPX file with waypoints at each O control. Simplicity is key.

Any ideas out there? Most apps I've looked into are far to sophisticated. Thanks in advance.
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Sep 28, 2017 1:20 AM # 
jjcote:
A watch is pretty simple, but it sounds like you'd rather use the hardware that you already have.
Sep 28, 2017 1:22 AM # 
JimBaker:
I use one that's complicated (BackCountryNavigator), but I don't take waypoints so often. I find that it's adequate for capturing a GPX track for RouteGadget, or for knowing how long my training was (time-wise and distance-wise).
Sep 28, 2017 7:42 AM # 
jvincent:
As an iOS user, I don’t know much about the android appps. But I have friends that use Gaia GPS pretty extensively. That’s probably not as simplistic as your are looking for, and I don’t believe it’s cheap, either.
Sep 28, 2017 3:08 PM # 
cedarcreek:
Waypoints might not be the best solution. You might see if you can use the lap function (set so it doesn't automatically create a lap at 1km or 1mi) to store the "controls."

I think Attackpoint recognizes "lap" presses in the gpx file, but I am not certain. You might try loading the gpx in something like Topofusion or QGIS and see if it knows the "lap" presses are there.
Sep 28, 2017 3:52 PM # 
pbschmidt:
Not a bad notion as I'm a fan of new toys and a new GPS watch with a timer and waypoint/lap function could be fun. I do have a Garmin FitBit HR, but it doesn't have the GPS function on it...I should have shelled out some $$ for that it looks like. :)

For now I'm "stuck" with my phone and so looking for an app.
Sep 28, 2017 4:20 PM # 
haywoodkb:
I have picked up a couple of older Forerunners at auction for less than $20
Sep 28, 2017 4:46 PM # 
RLShadow:
When I import the gpx file into dxf and then OCAD, the lap breaks don't seem to come through. Is there something I can do so the lap break information does come through? (Garmin wrist GPS is what I'm using.)
Sep 28, 2017 5:21 PM # 
DaveS:
I also just use a android phone.
I use ViewRanger app for recording the route / track. I dont think it records waypoints or I not bothered to find out.
I then use QuickRoute, which is scan your O map and then import your GPX file, the software then determines your leg times by clicking at your control, this is free / donation software, which I find is excellent and well worth sending the author a tenner.
Sep 28, 2017 11:10 PM # 
jjcote:
RLShadow - why are you doing the DXF step?
Sep 29, 2017 12:41 AM # 
RLShadow:
I thought it had to be in dxf for OCAD to accept it -- apparently it doesn't though? Or maybe I'm thinking of an earlier version of OCAD.
Sep 29, 2017 1:39 AM # 
Juffy:
OCAD (as of v9.4.3) will accept GPX files, but it still doesn't bring in lap markers. I seem to recall writing a little program to strip out the last point from each lap, which worked quite well for this purpose.
Sep 29, 2017 3:15 AM # 
JimBaker:
OOM will also import GPX files. (And it's free.)
Sep 29, 2017 5:50 PM # 
ondra:
@pbschmidt
Ultra GPS Logger is a mighty tool and it has widgets that act as buttons (start, pause, ..., UGL Widget).

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