Mapping Resources

longspeak74

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What is everyone using for mapping resources this year? I looked at both the OnX and GAIA free trials, also looked at mytopo. I'll be 100% within NF or WA units and honestly just thinking of running with a paper topo and Garmin gps back-up. Any thoughts?
 

Backyard

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Mytopo and a gps is all I've ever used. I've got Gaia, but seldom need to pull it out. I hunt the same: NF & WA, I know ahead of time where the private land is. If I get into it, I'm pretty far out and lost.
 
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longspeak74

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Admittedly, I am much more comfortable with a topo map and that's all I have used up to this point. Everyone raves about the mobile ap maps, so thought I'd get some feedback. Everything I hunt here in Wisconsin is private, so this is strictly for my Colorado hunts.
 

Anozira

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Valley of the Sun
I bought a nice garmin GPS and thought I really liked it until I tried OnX. My garmin now stays at home most of the time.
 

Drenalin

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Tennessee
I use OnX on my phone and like it a lot, but also carry a paper map (mytopo) and a compass because I don't trust the phone enough to rely totally on it. A map and a GPS is a good system, assuming you know how to use the compass in your GPS and maybe carry a small bubble compass as a backup.
 

ScottP

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Gaia. I have the premium membership. it's handy if you explore a lot of new national forests you can load the MVUM to show the open roads as well as the wilderness trails layer. It has a ton of other maps as well.
 

CutBait

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I will have to look nito the Gaia mapping application. I've never heard of it and apparently live under a rock!

As for personal mapping, living in the Midwest I used to rely on plat books, Google Earth, and printed maps from my computer. Now its strictly OnX much like everybody else in the hunting community.
 

brous8732

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Gaia has been awesome and it's only $40 per year. As far as I can tell, it has all the same features as OnX
 

Vandy321

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I have really liked GAIA as well, the price is right, and the layers are fantastic.
 
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