collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Visit R&R Calls

Author Topic: OnX hunt map accuracy?  (Read 530 times)

Online mtmn35rem5

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 80
OnX hunt map accuracy?
« on: February 06, 2017, 09:59:07 AM »
Hey guys,

I was down between Colfax and Ritzville over the weekend checking out some small pieces of public with the OnX hunt chip, mainly looking for coyote areas. I was wondering what everyones experience has been with the accuracy of the chip? I haven’t used it that much in WA but have quiet a bit in WY and SD and it has always been spot on.

 I was driving along and spotted 3 coyotes on what appeared to be a dead cow. I looked down at the gps and it said I was right in the middle of a 640 acre chunk of state land. The road divided the section in half. However, there was a “no trespassing” posted sign on the fence. It wasn’t a super old one either. I really wanted to hunt the spot but decided not to because of the sign. So, was the chip wrong, or what? What have you guys seen?

Offline quadrafire

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 6090
  • Location: Spokane
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 10:02:15 AM »
I don't know for sure but Whitman county on mine is very spotty. I updated  this fall and haven't been back down to check it out

Offline Henrydog

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 354
  • Location: Eastern Washington
  • Groups: NRA Life Member, RMEF, Phesants Forever
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 10:07:18 AM »
There is also a fair amount of "landlocked" public land in northern Whitman co that you would have to parachute into to be legal.  And they are 5-800 acre chunks

Online Brushcrawler

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 55
  • Location: West side
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 10:36:11 AM »
I have been consistently within 20 feet of where OnX put me on the map, tested on roads, trails and marked property lines in Western Washington. I'm not sure how often the ownership layer gets updated, but there was just a software update on Jan 31.
There is not enough wilderness left in the world, or in the hearts of men.

Offline Bob33

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 15170
  • Groups: SCI, RMEF, NRA
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 10:42:32 AM »
Accuracy depends primarily on the data they get from various counties. If the data they receive from a county is current, the maps should be as accurate as the GPS allows.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

Offline AWS

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2007
  • Posts: 1573
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 08:30:19 PM »
Lots of state land is leased, same with BLR and BLM lands.  I carry a small computer in my truck with me to access the county assessors records/maps to double check when I find a discrepancy between BLM maps and GPS mapping(kirsch chip).  I have found a number of places that "no trespassing" signs have been placed on public lands.  On state leases you need to find the leasing agency and find out about the leases, on BLR lands there is a BLR office in Ephrata to check the lease and BLM leases do not cover public access.  Hi-tec hunting, I hunt all over the west and just one fine for trespassing is more than all my high tec tools and a lot less than even one rifle, well worth the investment.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

Make mine a Minaska

Offline 7mmfan

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 2092
  • Location: Marysville
    • https://www.facebook.com/rory.oconnor.9480
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 08:41:18 PM »
Experienced this winter bird hunting in Whitman County, several pieces of land marked state land on OnXmaps, that were not. We were confronted by a land owner claiming it his property, the cops called, big ordeal. We left amicably since we had a GPS showing we were legal, but a follow up with the assessors and the sheriff confirmed it was indeed private.

That being said, I've only known it to be accurate other places in the past, I think Whitman county is a tough one with no online property owner database.
I hunt, therefore I am.... I fish, therefore I lie.

Offline pd

  • Site Ad Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 1678
  • Location: Seattle?
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 09:55:07 PM »
Remember, Whitman County is the single exception to the OnyX map family--there is no data set for that county, so the Hunt OnyX maps are blank for that area.  Stupid, but true.
Si vis pacem, para bellum

Offline 7mmfan

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 2092
  • Location: Marysville
    • https://www.facebook.com/rory.oconnor.9480
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 09:57:55 PM »
They do not show private landowner information, but do show state land parcels and boundaries. They were just incorrect.
I hunt, therefore I am.... I fish, therefore I lie.

Online mtmn35rem5

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 80
Re: OnX hunt map accuracy?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 10:05:18 PM »
Good to know. Glad I decided to pass up on the spot..

 

* Recent Topics

Poll- non magnifying scopes on muzzle loaders? by Jonathan_S
[Today at 03:41:28 PM]


Ummm What to do? by Brushcrawler
[Today at 03:29:15 PM]


Bullet trap results by BULLBLASTER
[Today at 03:29:00 PM]


Cabelas closing by Alchase
[Today at 03:14:06 PM]


Outdoor Themed Movies? by Alchase
[Today at 03:08:17 PM]


Hancock Kapowsin New Rules 2017 by cem3434
[Today at 03:01:09 PM]


Vortex Viper 1" 4X12x40mm Dead Hold BDC Reticle FS by Gutpile
[Today at 02:56:26 PM]


any house painters on the site ? by Bofire
[Today at 02:53:17 PM]


Tough clam digging this weekend at copalis. by fishngamereaper
[Today at 02:52:41 PM]


Anteater Yellow Lab! by cem3434
[Today at 02:44:53 PM]


Wanted- 90 hp tiller by ridgefire
[Today at 02:44:41 PM]


Spot Hogg order timeline by demontang
[Today at 02:41:49 PM]


New turkey hunter please help by NewHunter9523
[Today at 02:39:25 PM]


"Bear calibers" by Go Blue
[Today at 02:34:39 PM]


Renting pickup for towing travel trailer home from Iowa? by biggfish
[Today at 02:32:54 PM]


Where to buy? by Davis4507
[Today at 02:29:57 PM]


For Sale - Benelli Nova 12g camo by Saville
[Today at 02:25:52 PM]


Anyone smoke their meats need applewood? by rosscrazyelk
[Today at 02:19:41 PM]


2016 Mathews Halon 7 Lost XD 60-70 by Sneaky
[Today at 02:10:27 PM]


What 80% reciever would you like to see produced? by Special T
[Today at 01:55:16 PM]