Hema Explorer 2016?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:02
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Hi there,

I recently switched from iOS to Andriod. I see the normal Hema Maps app on iOS isn't also on Andriod. I realise there is Memory Maps and other options but I have always found Hema has provided a very polished experience (plus MM won't let me import my 2008 Hema Maps DVD without paying for an extra licence). So I was happy to see the Hema Explorer app in the Google Play store. I know when it got released it wasn't that well liked. What about now? Anyone used it this year (or recently) that has an opinion (good or bad)? I don't wanna drop the $$$ unless it's worth it.
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:21

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:21
Philby,

On my Android Tablet I have Memory Maps with HEMA 4x4 maps, I started with the older version R1 to R4 then used the free upgrade, I also have, Exploroz TOPO as well as a few other TOPO maps.

I also have HEMA Explorer @ $29.95 its a great option, I have this on my Tablet and Phone, but I still prefer the Memory Maps version which allows me to select what map to use.

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Follow Up By: Philby - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:10

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:10
Yeah I installed MM and tried to use my Hema 2008 map CD/DVD but it wouldn't use it without paying extra money which I do not want to do.

How have you found Hema Explorer? Are the criticisms still true? Does it have many tracks in it?
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyV - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 17:45

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 17:45
As I said above, I have no real issue with Explorer, I prefer Memory Maps and pick the map that I want to use.
P.S.I also have OziExplorer but again prefer Memory Maps.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:29

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:29
You can buy Oziexplorer for Android which will run your Hema maps or you have to buy an upgrade on memory Maps to a recent version of Hema. there are a fee errors on the 2008 maps and a lot has been updated so you may find you are buying ozi for old maps.
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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 19:20

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 19:20
Just had a look at MM web site, and all prices for the HEMA maps are in $US, which tends to make things a tad expensive.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 09:39

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 09:39
I'm not a fan. Have a number of the so-called 4WD/regional maps. The scale is too small for navigating tracks and in the area I'm exploring, the Vic high country, there are too many errors.

They will be releasing their new larger scale maps for Explorer some time, the ones that are available now for the Navigator. IIRC they're 140 K or thereabouts. It may be worth your getting a look at a few screen dumps of areas that you know well to see if they have the level of detail and accuracy that you need.
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