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I downloaded Gaia for Android tablets - installed on a Samsung Tab A. It doesn't show my position or movement -just a map. Any ideas? Location services is turned on.
Have you tapped on the crosshairs looking icon at the top right of screen? Tapping once will show your location, twice, it will shows direction of travel towards the top of the map.
 

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Any other map app show you on a map? Like Google Maps?

MODS can you merge this into one of the other Gaia threads?
 

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I currently have just the free version of the GAIA app on my iPhone and iPad and so far it looks like this will for sure do the trick. I also have just gotten a Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 from work and was wondering if anyone knows if that laptop has an internal GPS sensor for using GAIA offline and if so how to download maps on the web based platform because so far all I can find is how to do it on mobile devices.
 

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Gaia is not made to run on Windows. While you can browse your data, plan, and review maps the browser based version of Gaia is not for navigation. Stick with your iPad and get a nice RAM Mount.
 
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Gaia is not made to run on Windows. While you can browse your data, plan, and review maps the browser based version of Gaia is not for navigation. Stick with your iPad and get a nice RAM Mount.
That's sort of the route I was leaning anyway after seeing how much those mounts are for a laptop. I was roughly sketching a plan for Overland Expo East and just realized the GAIA doesn't really do navigation at all. So having road maps in the head unit and offroad maps on the iPad is looking like the way to go.
 

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That's sort of the route I was leaning anyway after seeing how much those mounts are for a laptop. I was roughly sketching a plan for Overland Expo East and just realized the GAIA doesn't really do navigation at all. So having road maps in the head unit and offroad maps on the iPad is looking like the way to go.
Can Gaia run on an ipad without the ipad being hooked up like a cell phone?
 

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That will depend on if you have an iPad with wi-fi only or the cellular version. The wi-fi only versions do not contain a GPS chip and will need an external GPS receiver. If you need an external GPS, there are two options on the market:
  • Bad Elf - GPS Pro [link]
  • Dual Electronics XGPS150A - Universal GPS Receiver [link]
 
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Does your Android have a GPS installed? First tap the top right crosshairs on the Gaia map screen If its not showing altitude and location you probably don’t have a gps. If that’s the case you will have to buy an external gps like the Garmin GLO2 it links via Bluetooth .
 

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That will depend on if you have an iPad with wi-fi only or the cellular version. The wi-fi only versions do not contain a GPS chip and will need an external GPS receiver. If you need an external GPS, there are two options on the market:
  • Bad Elf - GPS Pro [link]
  • Dual Electronics XGPS150A - Universal GPS Receiver [link]
Also the Garmin GLO2 works great with my iPad Air 2.EB9BBEB6-902B-4223-B577-16F8656544B4.jpeg
 
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I currently have just the free version of the GAIA app on my iPhone and iPad and so far it looks like this will for sure do the trick. I also have just gotten a Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 from work and was wondering if anyone knows if that laptop has an internal GPS sensor for using GAIA offline and if so how to download maps on the web based platform because so far all I can find is how to do it on mobile devices.

It is possible to run GAiA on a Windows machine if you run an Android emulator such as Blue Stacks Android on PC and Mac - Play Games and Apps - Live Stream I know it runs on the emulator. I do not know about GPS on the laptop though so that would be a big hurdle to overcome.

I have a Dual XGPS150 that I use with my older iPad. I have also used it with a phone I had poor GPS with. Worked well. I never did try using it with a laptop though. That could be interesting.
 

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That will depend on if you have an iPad with wi-fi only or the cellular version. The wi-fi only versions do not contain a GPS chip and will need an external GPS receiver. If you need an external GPS, there are two options on the market:
  • Bad Elf - GPS Pro [link]
  • Dual Electronics XGPS150A - Universal GPS Receiver [link]
So long story short, If I use an ipad for Gaia It needs to be activated like my phone? Im not a huge tech guy, which is why Im asking.