new ipad no GPS

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 19:03
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Hi just purchased new ipad 8th gen no gps {long story} using hot spot on iphone to operate maps seems to drop in and out pain in butt any ideas or should i just get money back and get ipad with gps
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 21:50

Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 21:50
I use an old ipad with no gps for mapping.
Simple device, a GPS receiver that uses bluetooth.

Mine is like this . . .

GNS 3000
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Reply By: Member - doug h - Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 00:53

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 00:53
thanks mate
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 08:56

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 08:56
You'll need offline maps downloaded to the ipad unless you still hotspot the phone. The GPS signal and the maps are separate, the location data comes from a satellite and the maps come from the internet via 3 or 4g.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 09:44

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 09:44
No probs Doug.
FWIW, I use both Hema 4WD Maps (downloaded app and maps) and Mapout on my ipad, dash mounted.
Usually run Mapout on the iphone to record travels (gpx files) and use in collaboration with other nav.

It's a love / hate thing with Hema 4WD Maps.
Mostly they are brilliant almost anywhere, but folk touring the high country find it lacks detail.
You can download extra maps like 1:25k topos, but even these can be older versions.

Mapout is great, shows great detail zoomed in, 4WD tracks like Madigan and the camps, even down to named walking tracks . . . terrain, contour lines, places of interest.
Zoom out and the detail is lost as you zoom back, so it's a balance.
With Mapout you can download any maps you want, I've used it all over Oz, PNG, NZ, Nepal, Bhutan trips, it's very handy.
Maps you have used can be deleted from the device anytime too to make storage space, though they aren't big files, I have all Oz downloaded.

Mapout used to be free, think it's $5 now.
Hema 4WD Mpas wass $99 when I bought the app.

Of course you're on a site now with their own great mapping system.
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