Getting Started with BackCountry Navigator (pro) GPS

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    yuth

    Hi

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    Dan

    Hello.

    Have you tried our application? 

    please see these links.

     

    Demo: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crittermap.backcountrynavigator&hl=en 
    Website: http://www.backcountrynavigator.com 
    Manual:http://support.crittermap.com/categories/20074446-guides-and-tips 

     

    Thanks,

    Dan 

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    Nlccshawn

    Trying... can't seem to find property lime part of the app

     

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    Gwwagner48

    I would like to print out  the user guide, but you use so much black in in the guide that I would use a whole cartridge just to print it  out. Can you put out a printer friendly version?

     

    Grant Wagner

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    Dan

    Hi Grant, 

     

    Are you able to adjust your printer settings? 

    I think this is the best way for now.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Dan

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    Jerry Antonetti

    "Can you put out a printer friendly version?" I second the motion above by Grant Wagner .

    THIS IS NOT AN EASY APP TO WADE THROUGH AS THE LEARNING CURVE IS STEEP. A PRINT FRIENDLY VERSION WOULD BE MUCH APPREACIATED.

    JERRY

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    Dan

    Hi Jerry,

     

    As of the moment, we have individual manuals that you can print straight from your browser. 

    If you are using Google Chrome, just hit CTRL + P > Save as PDF > Print - that should work ideally the same as a formatted PDF copy.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Dan

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    Bryan Ward

    Hello.   I purchased BCN onto my Note3, and I 'm wondering if it can be installed on my PC? 

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    Dan

    Hi Bryan,

     

    We do not have an updated desktop version but you can try using this software: http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/

     

    Thanks,

     

    Dan

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    Kenneth Crampton

    Could you please make a complete manual in PDF  that we could down load to keep as a reference? I love backcountry navigator and would like to be able to use it to its full capabilities. Please make a manual in PDF?

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    Stephen Dudley

    I agree, would like a PDF file to print that I could sit with and get to really know how to use app.  I have used it but feel I am stumbling around to find what I should be doing.

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    Jerry Antonetti

    Here we are four months later after asking  you people to please set up your BCN instructions so that the user can print a study copy without using a whole canister of black ink,.....and still no joy!!!

    A few people have also made the same request and still no joy,.....WHY ???

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    Dan

    Hi Jerry,

     

    We understand your concern.

    However, placing the manuals online is the most efficient way for us since the app is updated constantly, it's a more effective method of delivering/updating new content without re-doing everything from scratch if we compiled them all into one pdf.

    A suggestion I think that you could use is to actually print this manual page straight off your browser as PDF - should work fine and you can control the number of pages, so it won't be using a boatload of black ink. 

    Also, another one is to copy the entire page onto a say, MS Word document - and remove the pictures there - that should save up some ink as well.

     

    Thank you and I apologize for the inconvenience,

     

    Dan

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    b bridges

    HI, I was using the free version of the app and enjoy it so today I bought the pro version.  Unfortunately it is stuck.  The installation was weirdly long until google play finally crashed, then I got it installed and it opened to a black screen.  Finally I uninstalled and reinstalled and it is again stuck in the middle of installation.  And my phone is heating up pretty quickly.

    I am using a brand New Samsung Note 3 and the free version runs well on it except for a couple of glitches that I think are app related.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Dan

    Hi,

     

    What Android OS Version do you have? 

    Can you try updating your Google Play Store / Play Store services?

    We DO NOT have jurisdictions over the download process from Google Play, so it would be wise to contact them directly here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/?hl=en&rd=1#contact=1

     

    Thanks!

     

    Dan

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    b bridges

    Hi Dan,

    I figured the problem out.  I think the free version that was on the phone was interfering with the installation of the pro version.  I finally deleted them both and reinstalled and it seems to be working.

     

    Thanks

    bb

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    Anthony Maske

    Hi Dan,

    Is there a step-by-step on actually planning a trip from start to finish ... ? maybe best practices so to speak ... ?

    There are several areas which I frequent, and want to be able to load them all on my phone so I always have them (I have plenty of space so this isn't a concern) and be able to reload them as needed with saved way points and all.  More importantly being able to back them all up and restore them if needed.   I took my first trip using BCN last year and found some water holes (not marked on any maps) and marked them on my phone so I could always get back to them.  Not sure what I did but I some how lost everything, being able to backup/restore would be great ... I'm also finding that I might have to reset my phone in order to get the 5.0 update since I rooted my phone, if I end up having to, it would be great to just re-install BCN and then restore the back up.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Anthony

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    Dan

    Hi Anthony,

     

    We have more support manuals here: http://support.crittermap.com/categories/20074446-Guides-and-Tips

     

    Backup/Restore Syncing is still not a feature available to the app, however you can backup the entire BCNAV folder and your data should remain intact when you re-install the app (*sometimes you need to load a trip file for it to re-sync)

    please see this: http://support.crittermap.com/entries/52428360-BackCountryNavigator-Directory-Hierarchy

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Dan I

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    Will

    Wondering if one can change the default waypoint icon? I know one can for individual waypoints

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    Dan

    Hi Will,

     

    as of the moment no.

     

    Thanks,

    dan

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    clarkaw

    I've figured out how to edit a waypoint position out in the field, but it is difficult to see  the cursor. This is on a Galaxy s5. Even with the screen brightness at max, the faint green line is hard to make out. Is there a user option for changing its color?

    Thanks

    Art

     

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    Dan

    Hi Art,

     

    As of the moment, not yet - this has been requested in the past here: http://support.crittermap.com/entries/20831721-Changing-location-cursor

     

    Please like this thread as our devs take into consideration the number of people requesting a certain feature before implementing them.

     

    Thank you,

    Dan

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    Jim Pierce

    You can print to pdf any web page. That is what I'll be doing. Using the demo for now. Very likely to be buying so far.

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