I'm walking the Camino in October and would like to get a small pocket wifi router with a Spanish simcard for data to use maps and the internet. Does anyone know where in Pamplona I get can a router and what the costs are?
I'm going to download this to see if it may be useful in addition to some other apps I have. At any rate here is Google's translation of the Play Store description."Mapas de España" of the IGN is free, with oficial maps, and works as GPS
GPS location, even without mobile coverage
if you use this APP (the only one I use today), I recommend going to Configuration/sensors/GPS/minimum time which permits to define the time between GPS activation. This reduce significantly battery consumption. As we go slowly, the position does not need to be checked constantly.Based on the OruxMaps software (version 6.5)
I did download this and looked at it. In the simplest of cases I don't see where it is a problem to use but it does look like it can do complicated things; the PDF basic instruction manual ran to 93 pages in Spanish."Mapas de España" of the IGN is free, with oficial maps, and works as GPS
You missed out "stunningly beautiful cartography".I'm going to download this to see if it may be useful in addition to some other apps I have. At any rate here is Google's translation of the Play Store description.
Free viewer ideal for hiking, cycling, running or skiing, which uses as a background mapping the services of the National Geographic Institute and another set of services of other Ministries (Service Stations provided by the Ministry of Industry, the Cadastral information of the plots provided by the General Directorate of Cadastre, etc).
With this application you can explore the routes of the National Parks or the stages of the Camino de Santiago or use your TRACKS / ROUTES, plan excursions using maps, navigation and guided tours, without having to have internet connection
All the maps and routes that are used are free and allows you to:
- GPS location, even without mobile coverage
- Offline map mode *: save them in advance
- Trace routes (Tracks) with GPS on the maps of the National Geographic Institute.
- Save and view the tracks in gpx or kml and kmz format.
- Supports IGN WMS and WMTS map services, you can use the application as a WMS viewer
- Use the services of the CartoCiudad project to locate the places
- Positioning visualization by coordinates, heading, speed, altitude. Distance Calculation
- The application is in Spanish and English….
- Based on the OruxMaps software (version 6.5)
I've since come to my senses. Wikiloc will show the IGN maps only if online (and you selected IGN for the base maps). The offline map will look like the one below showing the same area around Elizondo.Wikiloc can use the same base maps.
@mmmmartin I scan the pages to PDF at home. I do this with all kinds of notes and resources. I put all of them on my phone (iBooks), so that I am not carrying any extra weight. I also upload them to Google Drive, so that I have a backup or resource to share.I prefer to also purchase the Brierley book and tear out the page with the map for each day, then bin it at the end of the day.
You might like to print it on paper for those times when it's pouring with rain and you want to save your phone battery.
Personally, I hate Google Maps, and Apple Maps too. In broad daylight they’re impossible to read, because of the very slight contrast between roads and background. Easy to read the advertised businesses though.