• Ívar Kjartansson

Installing the Android version into OruxMaps

Updated: Jul 19



PURCHASE AND DOWNLOAD MAP


After you have purchased the Android version, you click the DOWNLOAD button to download a ZIP file. We recommend you download the ZIP file to a computer (not directly to a mobile or tablet). This is because you need to extract the ZIP file and move the content to the correct location on the device.


After you extract the ZIP file, you will have a folder called "GPSmap.is 2021.10 Android" (or similar). Inside are two other folders:

(a) "MAPS - Add content to MAPFILES folder".

(b) "HILLSHADE - Add content to DEM folder".

NOTE: Many people do the mistake of next extracting the ZIP, but instead just open the ZIP file and try to copy the files directly from there. This will usually not work.


Before you install the data to the device you have to install OruxMaps. You have the option of purchasing the latest version of OruxMaps GP the donate version for $4.49, or get a free older version from their website. We recommend the OruxMaps GP version for the best version of the app.


ORUXMAPS GP ($4.49)


You can purchase The OruxMaps GP the donate version on Google Play here. As of July 2022 the latest version is 9.0.4.


After installing OruxMaps GP, it's time to install the map files. We start by connecting the device to your computer (keep device unlocked during this). When you open the device in File Explorer you will usually either only see a Phone folder or Phone and Card folder. By default it is installed in the Phone folder. Open the folder and you will find your OruxMaps folder at this approximate location: "Android\data\com.orux.oruxmapsDonate\files\oruxmaps\".

NOTE: If you are tight on space on the phone or tablet you can find the same folder structure on the SD Card if installed.

NOTE: Some devices will by default only connect to the computer in charge mode. If you cannot access the folder structure on your device, you may need to change the settings to "Media device (MTP) File transfer". In the notification area of your device you may see a message from "Android sytem". Select that and change the setting there.


Put all the MAPS content (the files, not the folder itself) into a folder called "mapfiles".

Put all the HILLSHADE content (the files, not the folder itself) into a folder called "DEM".


That's it. Now it is installed and you can disconnect the device and launch OruxMaps.


ORUXMAPS (FREE VERSION)


You can download it for free here from OruxMaps official website. As of July 2022 this is an older 7.4.25 version.


After installing OruxMaps, it's time to install the map files. We start by connecting the device to your computer (keep device unlocked during this). When you open the device in File Explorer you will usually either only see a Phone folder or Phone and Card folder. By default it is installed in the Phone folder. Open the folder and you will find your OruxMaps folder at the root of the device.

NOTE: If you are tight on space on the phone or tablet you can find the same folder structure on the SD Card if installed.

NOTE: Some devices will by default only connect to the computer in charge mode. If you cannot access the folder structure on your device, you may need to change the settings to "Media device (MTP) File transfer". In the notification area of your device you may see a message from "Android sytem". Select that and change the setting there.


Put all the MAPS content (the files, not the folder itself) into a folder called "mapfiles".

Put all the HILLSHADE content (the files, not the folder itself) into a folder called "DEM".


That's it. Now it is installed and you can disconnect the device and launch OruxMaps.


CONFIGURING ORUXMAPS


To see recommendation on how to configure OruxMaps find the relevant article here.

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