HEMA 4WD iPhone/iPad App

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 23:38
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Has anybody had any experience with the HEMA 4WD Australia or Mud Map App for iPhone/iPad yet? Keen to hear feedback on either of them please
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 06:41

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 06:41
The Hema Australian 4WD Raster Map Collection with OziExplorer works great on a Android Tablet, so I would imagine it would work on an IPad.
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Follow Up By: WBS - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:41

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:41

Given that OziExplorer works fine on an Android Tablet, because OziExplorer has built an App to run on an Android OS, how would you get the Hema 4WD Raster Maps to work on an iPad when no OziExplorer App exists for the iPAD that I'm aware of. What App is out there for the iPAD to use either OZFX2 or ECW files? This is something I've been trying to figure out for a while and haven't got a satisfactory answer as yet.

Sorry to chuck this in like this but if anyone has an answer it would be good to know.

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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:54

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:54
It won't run Oziexplorer though. You will have to only use the maps from Hema. I ran into that trouble with the VMS app which is now the Mud Map app.....I think....they are all inbreeding :-) There is nothing worse than getting stuck with an app which only reads it's own proprietry maps that you have to pay a premium for, especially if you already have the maps in other formats in the first place. I now have the 250k Aus maps in 4 different formats taking up space on the device. In my opinion, every app out there has shortcomings. The best of them are Oziexplorer (no ipad app yet) and the rather expensive and very restrictive Memory Map only due to it's very good pc planning feature.
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:57

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:57
WBS, the Bitmap app will read your oziexplorer files. It costs about $5 and doesn't do everything but will track you on the ozi maps.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 13:11

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 13:11
I would ditch the IPad and buy an android tablet off E.Bay for $250, thats a 7" one, best for incar. Comes with normal street gps and wifi for internet.
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Reply By: offroadcruiser - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:26

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:26
I am using Memory Map with the Hema 4wd raster map collection on an iPad 1 3g.
I have used it for the last 18 mths with no problems. You have to download through itunes store the Memory Map app then use the raster maps from the Hema disc.
I find it much easier to see the details of the map on the ipad than the smaller GPS units. I use a RAM mount to hold the ipad which bolts down to the front passenger seat mount. It has a long flexible arm that allows a good amount of adjustment.
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Reply By: CraigB - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:58

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:58
I'm using the MudMap HD App (formally VMS) on my IPad.

Like everything it's not 100% perfect. I've noticed that sometimes when on trips with other people with various different mapping software between us at times I won't have a track that others have and visa versa.

All in all though I'm happy with it. Pretty simple to operate and extra maps aren't too expensive to purchase compared with some.

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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:26

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:26
Craig, I have the VMS previous version and it had the itopo maps which were pretty useless as they didn't show even major fire trails. I notice they have dropped them in favour of the Westprint maps. What area do they cover, or do you use mostly the 250k maps? Cheers
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Follow Up By: CraigB - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 16:20

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 16:20
Hi Mike,

I use a combination of maps dependingon where I am and what I need.
I have Westprint, ITopo, 250K and area specific maps. Between them I don't seem to have any problems.
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser74 - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 15:04

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 15:04

I have been using the HEMA 4WD maps with my iPhone 4 which I downloaded directly from the iTunes app store. The download is about 1.5GB and costs about $180 AUD. I have found it very useful so far and have been surprised with the amount of real time coverage you get via the inbuilt GPS in the iPhone where there is zero network coverage. The velocity vector is great in that it tells you the direction you are headed and roughly where you will be in a given amount of time based on your current speed. These settings can be changed depending on the sort of terrain you are travelling on. It's certainly not the best available on it's own but for the cost it has literally got me out of the woods on numerous occasions and helped me to discover places I never knew existed in my own back yard. I believe the same app works on the iPad as well. Worth the money IMO.

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