Offline Maps

Here is a short walk-through explaining how to use the offline map files with Backcountry Navigator or Orux Maps. The gpx/kml file in step 1 refers to the file I used to generate the map file from, usually downloaded from the specific trail's web site. The sqlitedb/mbtiles file refers to the file extracted from the zip downloaded from my blog.

Backcountry Navigator
  1. Copy the gpx or kml file to your Android’s “Downloads” folder
  2. Copy the sqlitedb file to your Android’s “bcnav\atlases” folder
  3. Launch Backcounty Navigator
  4. Tap the menu icon
  5. Tap “Trip Database”
  6. Tap “Create a new (empty) trip database”
  7. Give it a meaningful name
  8. Tap "OK"
  9. Tap the menu icon again
  10. Tap “Trip Database” again
  11. Tap “Import Tracks or Waypoints”
  12. Select the gpx or kml file you placed in step 1
  13. Select the trip database you created in step 7
  14. Tap “Start Import”
  15. Tap the “Map Layers” icon
  16. Check the “Prebuilt Map” check box
  17. Tap the “Browse” button
  18. Select the sqlitedb file you placed in step 2

Orux Maps
  1. Copy the gpx or kml file to your Android’s “oruxmaps\tracklogs” folder
  2. Copy the mbtiles file to your Android’s “oruxmaps\mapfiles” folder
  3. Launch Orux Maps
  4. Tap the “Tracks” icon
  5. Tap the “Load KML/GPX file” menu option
  6. Select the gpx or kml file you placed in step 1
  7. Tap on “OK”
  8. Tap the “Maps” icon
  9. Tap the “Switch map” menu option
  10. Tap the “Offline” tab
  11. Select the mbtiles file you placed in step 2