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Old 05-20-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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What Map App and why?

I currently use Map Quest on my I Phone mainly because of the initial failure of Apple Maps.

What mapping app do you use on your smart device when traveling and why have you chosen that one? This is a fast evolving area and one that we may all benefit from with open discussion.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #2
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Great question -- I am in this to follow the answers.
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I've been using Waze for a several years, since before it was bought by Google. It's great in urban areas where there are lots of users providing real time input on construction zones, road hazards, speed traps, accidents.

But I was suprised to find it also works way out in the boondocks of South Dakota.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:04 AM   #4
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A search reveals lots of other threads that mention the Waze App FYI:

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...app&gsc.page=1

We are in the market for a new App also, and the showing of terrain is an important aspect. Google Maps does a good job of this when toggled on. Planning a route into new territory is aided immensely by seeing an overview of the terrain from a bird's eye view, especially with color-coded elevations. Gives a good sense of the mountains, valleys, passes and so forth. Makes it easy to visualize what the drive might "look like" when you get there.
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WAZE is almost always on although I often drive with a dedicated GPS. Google Maps is good for quick searches and as a backup for routing and ETAs.
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I have been using apps less and letting On Star get me there. Seems to be more accurate.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:20 AM   #7
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What Map App and why?

I use the NAVIGON application on an iPhone or an iPad plus a Bluetooth GPS since the iPad has no built-in GPS. It has a "truck" setting but I rarely use it. Maps are updated very regularly and it hasn't led me into the weeds yet. Google maps is the backup if I have a decent data connection.

I use the "Heavy Duty" application and a BT1 OBD II connector to monitor vehicle performance as well.

Add the HAM radio stuff, and the TV cockpit can start looking like the flight deck on a Space Shuttle. Which, IMHO, in a fun thing...for my inner geek.

Use the KOA app for trip planning, and do real navigation from the first Cracker Barrel we get to for a meal to the next one using their paper map.

Yeah, we travel weird...with a pack of rescue doggies along.



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Google maps. We find RV parks real quick and it was very handy last summer
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I love the Pocket Earth app...


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Allstays App and Google....all you need...

http://www.allstays.com/apps/camprv.htm
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We run Google maps on my Android phone, and use Garmin on the dashboard. Turns out the phone is usually more "correct" than Garmin.
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You should give Apple map another go...much improved, I think far superior to Google map. I now use it instead of the nav system built into my GMC - seems to give much better routing and more flexible search options. Has very good indication of current traffic snarls, as an added benefit. Also, constantly updated without any fees...
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Google maps is my go to navigator. It does not work when out of cell range, so I use the on board nav in the Tundra in those situations.
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You should give Apple map another go...much improved, I think far superior to Google map. I now use it instead of the nav system built into my GMC - seems to give much better routing and more flexible search options. Has very good indication of current traffic snarls, as an added benefit. Also, constantly updated without any fees...
If you could expand on your reasoning you may have the tie breaker I am interested in. Apple announced today they are opening a office in India and hiring 4,000 employees just to work on maps and surpass Google.
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