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Using phone as satnav.
« on: Saturday 05 June 21 17:45 BST (UK) »
I have an android phone, not the most expensive model.
I don't use mobile data often ,it's mostly for calls and wifi as I don't have a contract.

Ive started group walking on footpaths and tracks in the hills. The last place had no phone signal.
Is there a simple map programme I can use to find my location off line.
It would be useful to know where I actually am and how far to my planned destination.

Also I would really need to know how to use it.
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Re: Using phone as satnav.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 June 21 18:53 BST (UK) »
Google maps.
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Re: Using phone as satnav.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 June 21 20:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks, but I have no idea how to use it for that purpose. 
What do I do. ???
I do use it for finding general directions and places but that's all so far.
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Re: Using phone as satnav.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 June 21 22:17 BST (UK) »
Ordinance Survey have a mobile app that you can use, but I'm not 100% sure it would do exactly what you are asking for. I have used it in the past for finding walking routes.
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Re: Using phone as satnav.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 June 21 10:01 BST (UK) »
ViewRanger is wonderful.  Maps4me is also very good.

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Re: Using phone as satnav.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 June 21 12:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks everybody, I will take a look at them all, so  far the Google maps definately seems to be the simplest,  Viewranger certainly has a lot going on.
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Re: Using phone as satnav.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 June 21 19:44 BST (UK) »
Have you considered a sat nav, most of them can be used in walking or cycling mode.  You can pick them up for 20 -40 on * Bay.  They come with pre-installed maps, charger etc so you wouldn't have to purchase data. Its a cheaper option worth considering.
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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 06 June 21 19:48 BST (UK) »
Many of the wilder, upland or remote areas don't have a phone signal so if you are going into such areas you need to take an OS map with you - and know how to read it.
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