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UER Forum > UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > Location Organization (Viewed 762 times)
Floridian Risk Taker 


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Location Organization
< on 7/25/2017 7:58 PM >
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If you have an IPhone, there's this incredibly useful little gem on the app store. The best part? It's free. I use it to map out all the locations that I've gathered. It's pretty damn awesome, considering that remembering tons of locations became a bit of a chore for me.

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Re: Location Organization
< Reply # 1 on 7/25/2017 8:34 PM >
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I like this a lot. Nice and simple no frills. I used to update my Google Earth locations and keep a copy on Google drive that I could open when I was out and about. But recently the Google Earth app started to suck so I have been wanting an alternative.


Now to start transferring locations...





Thank you for sharing.




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< Reply # 2 on 7/25/2017 10:53 PM >
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Cool! I'll check it out.




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< Reply # 3 on 7/25/2017 11:42 PM >
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This is a great thread and I hope other people chime in on this one. I really like the app too, btw. The geofencing could potentially be a really useful tool (as long as I don't abuse it, lol).

I just spent about five minutes playing with that app the OP suggested, so I'll probably throw in more comments about it after I have a chance to spend more time with it. Up till now I've only used Google and one other map app that had a 500 pin limitation, which hindered its usefulness to me.

Thank you for sharing!

I agree with Matt too. I am incredibly sick of trying to navigate through three separate programs just to see my maps with google (their "classic" map, MyMaps, and GEP). It's very frustrating so I'm happy to entertain alternatives, even if the 5,000 or so waypoints are a little daunting to consider transferring anywhere without a bulk move option.... we shall see!




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< Reply # 4 on 7/25/2017 11:49 PM >
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This looks really helpful, I'll check it out soon




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Steed 


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< Reply # 5 on 7/26/2017 2:17 AM >
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I have a Note 7. Is there an equivalent app?




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I'm not sure, but you may be able to find something similar on your app store




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< Reply # 7 on 7/26/2017 2:59 AM >
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I have a Note 7. Is there an equivalent app?


The closest I have found at the moment is fb messenger, Voice to text self (or in one case, mass-pm poor fellow explorer once back into cell phone signal range) with little hint reminders like nearest cross roads or mile marker.

Go back with GM or GE and update map file saved in drive which can be pulled back up later if directions are needed.

Not ideal but handy while driving, assuming VTT can understand my 'accent'.




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< Reply # 8 on 7/26/2017 1:17 PM >
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I'm really happy with Google Maps.

Different colors/styles of pins and markers to designate different kinds of places (aboveground vs below, explored vs not, worth a trip back, demolished, etc.

It also lets me work in layers, though I wish it would allow for more layers. Currently I have a layer for in town, a layer of "Unconsolidated Outer Nonsense" that can really be anything, a layer each for two or three of the places I like to travel to and what can be done there, a layer simply for photography and camping.

Mostly I only use it for jotting quick notes about a place or to get directions there while I'm out.

It does everything I need it to really well, and I can open it in Google Earth for remote scouting, or whatever.




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< Reply # 9 on 8/4/2017 7:38 PM >
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I use “Save Location” on android.

https://goo.gl/PdzWuE




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Aran 


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Even when unnecessary, it just looks cool.

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< Reply # 10 on 8/8/2017 4:05 AM >
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I'm really happy with Google Maps.

Different colors/styles of pins and markers to designate different kinds of places (aboveground vs below, explored vs not, worth a trip back, demolished, etc.

It also lets me work in layers, though I wish it would allow for more layers. Currently I have a layer for in town, a layer of "Unconsolidated Outer Nonsense" that can really be anything, a layer each for two or three of the places I like to travel to and what can be done there, a layer simply for photography and camping.


Indeed. Does this have the same level of customizability as Google Maps? I have my locations organized like so:

Color
Green= Confirmed to exist, fully explored
Yellow= Confirmed to exist, unexplored
Red= Existence unconfirmed

Shape
Pin= Currently abandoned
Diamond= Demolished or repurposed

Layers
Layer 1= Abandonments
Layer 2= Rooftops, cranes, drains, and tunnels
Layer 3= Demolished, repurposed, or mistaken for abandoned

I also have a little description attached to each location with details such as features, hazards, history, and date explored.

If this new app has all these functionalities, it would be nice to have them easily available. Otherwise, I'll stick with Google Maps.



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Dee Ashley 


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< Reply # 11 on 8/15/2017 10:42 AM >
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Posted by Aran


Indeed. Does this have the same level of customizability as Google Maps? I have my locations organized like so:

Color
Green= Confirmed to exist, fully explored
Yellow= Confirmed to exist, unexplored
Red= Existence unconfirmed

Shape
Pin= Currently abandoned
Diamond= Demolished or repurposed

Layers
Layer 1= Abandonments
Layer 2= Rooftops, cranes, drains, and tunnels
Layer 3= Demolished, repurposed, or mistaken for abandoned

I also have a little description attached to each location with details such as features, hazards, history, and date explored.

If this new app has all these functionalities, it would be nice to have them easily available. Otherwise, I'll stick with Google Maps.


This sounds a lot like my setup, except my green waypoints indicate the locations I really want to see the most. Only about 5% or so of my waypoints ever make it to green status.




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Rotting 


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Indeed. Does this have the same level of customizability as Google Maps? I have my locations organized like so:

Color
Green= Confirmed to exist, fully explored
Yellow= Confirmed to exist, unexplored
Red= Existence unconfirmed

Shape
Pin= Currently abandoned
Diamond= Demolished or repurposed

Layers
Layer 1= Abandonments
Layer 2= Rooftops, cranes, drains, and tunnels
Layer 3= Demolished, repurposed, or mistaken for abandoned

I also have a little description attached to each location with details such as features, hazards, history, and date explored.

If this new app has all these functionalities, it would be nice to have them easily available. Otherwise, I'll stick with Google Maps.

This is actually a really helpful way to organize this kind of stuff, thank you !




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