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Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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Thanks! I'll check into it.

Posted on: 2012/6/13 12:55


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billfrech wrote:
I have had it for about 1 1/2 years now. It is great for a) finding creeks around your area you did not know about and b) finding creeks in areas of PA that you are unfamiliar with but happen to be traveling in. It also take you close to access points for the streams.

I have the Garmin version so no iPhone reception issues.



This has been my experience over a 1.5 year period as well. I have the card installed in a Garmin unit. Often I travel throughout PA in areas that I have never been. When I have time to fish I will leave the program on hit random streams. It's pretty cool. I am not sure how valuable the updates would be as the only thing that is really going to change from year to year is the occasional special reg change and/or addition/deletion of a few class a.


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sandfly wrote:
bring that smart phone up here and see if it works every where. delorme topo 9.0 for lap top..


That smart phone may be a bit smarter than you, see it has a fancy device in it that uses Global Positioning Satellites to determine its location and is not dependent upon cell phone service.

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Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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That smart phone may be a bit smarter than you, see it has a fancy device in it that uses Global Positioning Satellites to determine its location and is not dependent upon cell phone service.

there are places here you can not get gps signals...

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Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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GPS is worldwide. You can get it in Siberia or Antarctica as easily as in a city. Perhaps easier.

In the Pine Creek Valley, I can verify that both my handheld and my car GPS do indeed work just fine.

Canyons will degrade signals, though. As can skyscrapers in cities. It might take a better antenna or something, or you may have a lower accuracy fix. Ultimately, I never cared whether it was accurate to 3 ft or 10 ft.

I have noticed that with my oldest handheld, it would go out even in the forest, the freakin foilage blocked the signal, which rendered it about useless in PA IMO. With my semi-newer one, with the better antenna, that's not a problem.

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I drove thru the Lehigh Tunnel a few weeks ago and my Garnin NEVER lost signal. I've had the GPS Fishing Guide for just about 2 months now and I haven't fished the same water twice since. Some better than others but I had a blast every time out.

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Placed my order and received and email saying the chip is in the mail.

Will post thoughts after I have a chance to try it out.

Posted on: 2012/6/15 19:22


Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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any more reviews or opinions about this application? Pros and cons would be welcomed.

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I just got the iPhone version about an hour ago. I'll let you know when I figure it out.

Jim

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I've had mine a while now and and the main suggestion I have for improvement is having more reliable access points for the water you choose.

For example, we used the "Find Lakes for my Boat" function this weekend and while it got us to the lake, it took us to the opposite side from the PAFBC launch.

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Ah ... UFM, I see you now have the android version which is good. Few questions ...

1) Same exact as the IPhone app? (Guys who I spoke to that have it on IPhone are very happy with it)

2) One price to put on my phone and tablet?

3) Does it transfer when u purchase a new device?

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Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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Since my earlier posts, I actually now have a smart phone! I did buy this app last night. It was $20 something in the Play store.

Looks ok, again, I'd love the natural repro list. Without that, it's not really a great way to search for new streams. But nice to have the regs handy, and be able to look at USGS topos seamlessly. Plus the interest level to see what's around on non-fishing trips when you haven't done the homework.

I'm still figuring out how to use it. Seems intuitive enough but a little clunky at points. For instance, the map background keeps bringing up satellite view, before switching over to my choice. I can choose road map, or more often USGS topo, which is really cool. But it wants to load that satellite image before switching. Every time I pan around, it's wait, here comes the satellite pic, ok, now switch over to topo!

In my house on wifi, that's fine. But on the road, that's gonna kill my data usage goals!

Overall, though, these are my gripes but it's a good app. Better than most. Really good for those who aren't looking to find the off the radar places but instead fish the known and popular spots. But even for us small stream guys it'll have it's place.

Posted on: 2013/8/7 12:56


Re: GPS Fishing Guide For PA

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Speaking of, I already turned k-bob onto this. I haven't actually gotten it yet, he can review for you.

But, this looks like it could be ridiculously awesome for small stream guys. Just came out with PA.

http://www.huntinggpsmaps.com/

Topo map, with public land boundaries and says who owns it. The premium version shows private property parcels as well, plus, where available, the landowner name.

Posted on: 2013/8/7 13:07


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Guys

Sorry for the delay in posting any replies. I've been away from the forum taking my family vacation and getting two kids off to college.


djs12354

Let me know which lake the point is wrong on and I'll take a look at that point. I always knew there were going to be a few errors. I need feedback like this to refine everything. With 5000 points, I can't say I've visited them all. I can fix these dynamically without the need for users to update the app if I know where the errors exist.


Stagger_Lee

1. All features and functions are the same although the Android architecture works slightly differently because of Android's design. The only true difference is in entering latitude and longitude coordinates for waypoints manually. In iOS, you can use multiple formats, In Android, only Decimal Degrees is supported.

2. Buy it once and it can be installed on up to 5 Android devices.

3. Because the purchase is tied to your Google ID, you can install it on new Android devices when you upgrade. If you change to iPhone however, you would have to purchase it again since it is a completely different product. Make sure you export your waypoints to import in your upgraded device.

FYI - You can try the Android version FREE for three days. Just click the ad on this page.


pcray

I wish I could eliminate the underlying satellite maps when loading Topo's as well but to create a functional GPS map with overlays, I need to use the devices internal map as a base layer. No real options on this one.

Once a USGS tile downloads the first time, it is stored in the phone and is immediately recalled the next time you need it. I download topos on wifi for the areas I need ahead of time for speed.

The USGS files are very small as well. I had a beefy data plan for app testing and ended up reducing it radically. Even with extensive testing on two different phones simultaneously for a month, I only used 1 Gb of data. I don't think any user will ever approach that given the many days of testing I did.

I'll also check out that hunting app. Sounds useful.

PS - Maybe next year for the Nat Repro list. The streams are on the map now. They just need data and destination points behind them. There's a lot of downside to making it that accessible though.

FYI - I'm playing with designing a new topo app based on the fishing app that will map every stream in the Continental US and let you search for any named lake or stream by name to target it on the maps. You then view the roadmap, set a waypoint on a road next to the water course or on a bridge and tap GO for driving directions. Unfortunately it's just too big to be able to incorporate access points. It's kind of a "Higbee USA". It's in early stages but a lot of the research is done.






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