Take the latest version of your map with you into the field and know where you are on the map (even use a tablet device to see a large screen view). Record tracks and mark features to assist with your mapping.
Export your map in KMZ format from your mapping system (eg OCAD). This will of course need to be a geo-referenced map. See the FAQ section of this site for instruction on geo-referencing and exporting from OCAD.
From the home screen of MyOMaps select "MyTracks" so that you can record and display your track and drop pins on your map.
Use the menu to load your map file.
Press record to start displaying your location on the map and recording your track.
As you walk or run on your map, you can drop marker pins at key locations (and give them a descriptive name) - Use the Pin icon at the top of the screen.
You have the full controls of Google Maps:
- zoom - by using the +/- buttons or by pinching with two fingers
- rotate the map - using two fingers twisting on the screen
- pan - by dragging on the screen with one finger
- centre your current location using the "Present Position" icon in the top right of the screen
Press stop when you are finished recording, and give the track a useful name, or delete the track if it is of no use.
Export the track so that you can import it into your mapping system:
- from the screen showing the list of recorded tracks, select the desired track
- from the menu, select "Save to external storage"
- then select the format required: GPX, KML, CSV or TCX
- to transfer the file to your PC, you can either:
- Connect you Android to your PC via USB and use File Manager on your PC to find the file on the Android and copy it to you PC, or
- After saving the file in the desired format, select "Share track file"
- you can then email the file or save it to you Google Drive.