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IABowhunter
 April 20 2017 06:58PM (Read 687 times)  


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What's everyone use for apps that show location of public lands. I thought google earth had one that showed public land but I can't seem to find it.


 
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scherrman
 April 21 2017 08:29AM  
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What's everyone use for apps that show location of public lands. I thought google earth had one that showed public land but I can't seem to find it.



It's not an app but you can access the Iowa Assessors website from your phone and it can give you a good idea of what's private and public.


 
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 April 21 2017 09:44AM  
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Best app I have found so far is OnxMaps.

Itunes Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hunt-app-public-private-lands-hunting-gps-maps/id672902340?mt=8

Android Link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=onXmaps&hl=en

It is a yearly subscription, and it is worth every penny.


 
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 April 21 2017 01:11PM  
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Huntstand is the one I use. I really like it.


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 April 23 2017 04:48PM  


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What's everyone use for apps that show location of public lands. I thought google earth had one that showed public land but I can't seem to find it.



Iowa DNR Hunting Atlas


 
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walleye jim
 April 23 2017 06:27PM  
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I would like to ask a clarifying question... are you the op asking for apps on your phone or ones that work on a true GPS unit?? Phone apps work in areas that have a lot of cell towers to estimate gps coordinates... GPS units use the satellites to determine a more accurate location... makes a hell of a lot of difference if you are out where cell towers are not plentiful canada, out west etc... on a true GPS unit you will use a pre-programmed map that will show ownership and boundaries.. and then use the satellites to determine where you are located on that map... big difference where there are few fences..


 
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 April 24 2017 09:10AM  
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I would like to ask a clarifying question... are you the op asking for apps on your phone or ones that work on a true GPS unit?? Phone apps work in areas that have a lot of cell towers to estimate gps coordinates... GPS units use the satellites to determine a more accurate location... makes a hell of a lot of difference if you are out where cell towers are not plentiful canada, out west etc... on a true GPS unit you will use a pre-programmed map that will show ownership and boundaries.. and then use the satellites to determine where you are located on that map... big difference where there are few fences..


This is not actually correct.

Your phone has a GPS reciever in it just like a standalone GPS unit. It calculates its location in the same way, IF the service is turned on on your phone - down to the same accuracy as a Garmin (or any other consumer-grade GPS unit) -- in other words, about 7' is the greatest accuracy you can expect.

If you phone either cannot pick up GPS signal, or it is turned off, any mapping app will show the location of the single cell tower your phone is currently connected to. Or, if a wifi hotspot is tagged with an address, it may utilize that address. But they do not triangulate location from a cell tower; the only way cell signal will affect a mapping app is the ability to download new base map data.


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walleye jim
 April 24 2017 09:50AM  
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I found this link hope i can paste it in...https://www.overstock.com/guides/gps-units-vs-gps-phones.. could someone make this link hot for me... while i admit that there are phones that have satellite capabilities many dont...


 
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 April 24 2017 10:58AM  
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I found this link hope i can paste it in...https://www.overstock.com/guides/gps-units-vs-gps-phones.. could someone make this link hot for me... while i admit that there are phones that have satellite capabilities many dont...


Keep in mind... that link is a retailer trying to sell you a standalone GPS. Virtually all modern smartphones have actual GPS service built in, no cell signal required.

Some of the older or cheaper models MIGHT use what's call aGPS (Assisted GPS). The phone still collects the GPS signal, but instead of using the phone's processor to compute location, sends the signal data to a server where your location is computed. That would still require a cell signal. They also use a low-power chip, which will augment the GPS data with cell tower location *when available* - but is still perfectly capable of functioning without it.

What you're thinking of is "Network Location", and is used to supplement GPS signal.


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