Downloading Maps for Offline Use

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Jibs

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Is there an efficient way to download large maps for offline use? I'm not worried about space, I have a 256gb card in my tablet with a 400gb card in the way. It just takes so long to figure out where my last map downloaded was, and stretch the new one to download. I'm running gaia on android, so I don't can't see my previous downloaded area. I'm trying to download as much of the state of Nevada as I can. Thanks for any help.
 

Dharma Dude

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Gaia seems to slow down if you have too many downloads. I setup routes and waypoints on Gaiagps web site, sync them to the phone/tablet and then have the app download the regions around the routes. I keep each set of routes/waypoints in folders and then only sync the ones I need for my trip.
 

mmbirtcher

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Gaia is great, especially the paid version at $35 per year. Downloads are fast except Gaia Topo or maybe Gaia Roadmap. I use it exclusively. The amount of layers available that you can overlay on each other allows for very detailed mapping and routing. I checked out Hema US but it’s not even close IMHO.
 
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James Deaton

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Gaia seems to slow down if you have too many downloads. I setup routes and waypoints on Gaiagps web site, sync them to the phone/tablet and then have the app download the regions around the routes. I keep each set of routes/waypoints in folders and then only sync the ones I need for my trip.
Can you explain the step by step procedure for doing this? I do it locally on the ipad and it is tedious making those red squares, setting them to full resolution, etc.

James
 
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Jibs

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I ended up downloading the gaia GPS topo, as the tile size limit is 100,000 tiles instead of 10,000 which sped up the process of getting the state of Nevada available for offline use.