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« on: September 11, 2021, 08:54:07 AM »
I let both OnX and goHUNT expire this year and am deciding which one to get as I won't be paying for both.

For goHUNT, does the mapping import and show Montana Block Management properties like OnX does? 

If you have used both apps on the phone, any reason to not just go with goHUNT?  Any problems with the app, downloading maps, waypoints, etc?  I've been mostly happy with OnX, but for another $50 all the extra tag info from goHUNT seems to be a no-brainer.

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 09:12:22 AM »
Basemap is another option to check out
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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 09:26:20 AM »
Thanks, I forgot about that one.  I downloaded it a while back but never really checked it out.

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 12:31:45 PM »
Basemap will give you all 50 states of land ownership for a few bucks more than OnX will give you one state.

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 12:35:27 PM »
Does basemap have MT block management overlays?

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 06:16:58 PM »
Basemap will give you all 50 states of land ownership for a few bucks more than OnX will give you one state.
But what about detail?
And ease of use?
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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 01:12:58 PM »
Well, dumping OnX seems to be easier said than done.  Both goHUNT and Basemap replied to me today saying they have BM properties identified.

So, I subscribed to goHUNT.  It's ok for MT, much less detail than onX, but is horrible for WA.  Without giving up any secrets, many state properties were not identified as public land.  They are simply blank, no ownership at all or even property boundaries.  Those that are identified are just labeled "State" with no indication of which entity owns it which as we know is quite important to understand access rules (WDFW, Dept of Ecology, DNR, etc).  Same with local gov't owned lands, no info, just says "LOCAL.".  No way to figure out who to contact for access.

So, I'm dropping them this year as I don't need the tag info.

On to Basemap, except that when I click on the link for the free 7 day trial I get a web error.  I tried multiple browsers on three computers, looks like a problem from their end.  Sent an e-mail, we'll see.

Looks like I'm stuck with OnX for $100 a year, maybe I'll just get it for hunting season to save a few bucks.  Too bad goHUNT has such an inferior product, seems like they could do much better in mapping as their other services are so top notch.
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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 02:17:10 PM »
I keep suggesting Gaia as a useful alternative but no one seems to take them seriously in the hunting community (except Mark Livesay) .  They have a ridiculous number of maps and overlays including USGS topo, satellite, wildfire layers, public and private land, and various hunting layers (including GMUs and MT block management), all for $40/yr.

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 02:22:13 PM »
I'll check them out, just got the free trial for Basemap.

I did some more digging around in goHUNT and was even more disappointed.  Their mapping is flat wrong in several areas and it's not uncommon for the public boundaries to be wrong or shifted over to the wrong area. 

So far, Basemap is looking good and they are running a promo so it's only about $20 a year.

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 03:27:08 PM »
I have both, use goHunt for strategy info, use OnX for mapping.  Find OnX WAY better for mapping. 

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2021, 05:02:17 PM »
OnX is going to be a tough nut to crack, especially for people who share pins regularly, the whole group would need to swap to a single map source for ease of use. 
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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2021, 05:15:58 PM »
Yeah, I think I'm going to be stuck with them.  Basemap is pretty good, way better than goHUNT, but they are still off by a reasonable distance in several places I checked.  I hunt tiny pieces and edges all the time so I really need confidence I know exactly where the property boundary is.  When they are off it's more like 30 yards compared with 100-300 yards or more for goHUNT.  It's pretty much unusable as far as I'm concerned, I would have zero confidence who owned the land in many instances unless you are in the middle of a big piece.

To their credit they are going to refund and give me a call to discuss their shortcomings.  It is a bit of a head scratcher, I bet their hunting staff probably all used onX for years and know it better than I do so they should understand the issues.

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Re: GoHunt mapping
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2021, 06:44:48 PM »
Not sure if you are aware, but if you have the OnX premium (50 states, which sometimes sells on camofire for $60) HutninFool and TopRut online are included. Gives you almost everything goHunt does, just not quite as clean. Plus, there are some other benefits.

https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt/app/elite/benefits

Edit: OnX Elite, not premium
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2021, 07:10:06 AM »
I keep suggesting Gaia as a useful alternative but no one seems to take them seriously in the hunting community (except Mark Livesay) .  They have a ridiculous number of maps and overlays including USGS topo, satellite, wildfire layers, public and private land, and various hunting layers (including GMUs and MT block management), all for $40/yr.
I would have to agree with this.   Plus you can do preplanning on a PC and transfer way points and such to your phone.   Overlays can be stacked on one map and adjusted.  All maps downloadable so no cell no problem.  One of my favorite features is the track recording feature.   It shows elevation, time, all kinds of data and can set markers with photos and such. I heard it can be clunky on android but on Apple its all I use for off-roading and hunting.   


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