GPS app to navigate outdoors (no 3G)

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    Hi all,

    I have been searching for an app that would navigate me to a point that i know the actual coordinates of. Say i am hiking outdoors and there is no cell service. I know the coordinates of the point that i want to get to - Is there an app that would direct me there? What i am trying to accomplish sounds like a pretty basic thing for a gps, yet i could not find such an app yet.

    Note that i have used mytracks for my hiking trips and it works great. I could save waypoints etc. But it doesnt help me with the above question.

    Thanks in advance.
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    There are some existing threads on this. I don't have links handy but I recall apps such as Backcountry Navigator and Oruxmaps being suggested in the past.
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    I THINK the App called GPS Status by EclipSim does that. I have it but I've never checked in to that specific function. But I'm 90% sure it can.
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    Backcountry navigator $10.

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    If someone can figure out how to get gps to take me to another lat long location you'd be my hero....

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    Maverick lets you enter coordinates and use the gps to navigate to that location.

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    Maverick looks cool.... how does it give navigation if there isn't cell service though when only the lat long is entered?

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    It wont show a map if there's no service. It will show distance to waypoint. Doesn't anyone remember what an original GPS was like?

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    Maverick will show your location if you make sure to cache the maps for that area before you head out of cell service area. Plan ahead and you can have a base map.

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    Crap no... I can't remember my name most of the times. Wish there was a way to download maps like mapdroid. Distance and direction to spot would work though during a canoe trip. Now to just waterproof my droid.

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    Well if you fail to plan for waterproofing, run to any gas station, pick up a plain condom, roll it over your phone, and tie a good knot to seal it up! :) Instant, tough, and cheap waterproofing in an emergency.

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    Thanks for all the replies. Looks like Maverick will do the trick.
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    could be the answer

    This could be excellent. Sounds exactly like what I could use for hiking off the grid.

    I'm headed to Europe soon. Is there a way I can tell the phone to stay
    off 3g (airplane mode?) even it it is available and use Maverick?
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    use viewranger

    Hi CM,

    view ranger works on droid, and you can download maps before heading out for a hike (ie. with no coverage). you get pretty much all the functionality of a garmin gps, plus some. to mark gps coords, load up the menu and go to 'enter new POI'.

    I swear by this app for hiking in the UK because it lets you buy only the parts of a map that you need for your walk, so works out cost efficient.

    R.
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