Sitka Mountain Gear
Onx or basemap?
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
ryanrc 22-May-20
Bowbender 22-May-20
yooper89 22-May-20
WapitiBob 22-May-20
ryanrc 22-May-20
From: ryanrc
22-May-20
I have onx, but it looks like for the same price i can get the whole country with basemap. Is basemap as good as onx?

From: Bowbender
22-May-20

Bowbender's Link
Here's a pretty detailed review from Rokslide. I am currently playing with Gaia for a September elk hunt. I am look into BaseMap as well.

From: yooper89
22-May-20
I personally don’t love BaseMap. I bought it for $18 over Christmas I think and just haven’t gotten used to it. Both the app and the website have some glitching that I got frustrated with pretty quickly. For the price, it’s worth it, but I still give the advantage in user friendliness to OnX.

From: WapitiBob
22-May-20
OnX is easiest with few options; Basemap is decent but the 3d they advertise only works with service so it's pretty much useless, and you have no ability to mass delete any user data (one at a time). Gaia has the best organization but like basemap, you need to turn on layers before downloading them to the phone. The map download is slowest for onX. I have over 70 five mile maps in my phone and they took a while to download. The key to onX is to put the phone into airplane mode before you start onX and leave it there. If you need service to call/text/etc, close onX then do your business, when done, back to airplane mode then start onX.

If you only occasionally hunt another state, you can add the onX full state option for the monthly price and drop it when that hunt is over. You won't lose any data and only some of the features (land owners are state specific).

From: ryanrc
22-May-20
Thanks for the replys so far. If i wanted to switch from onx to basemap, is there a way to transfer over all my waypoints?

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