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23-01-23

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We’ve teamed up with FatMap to help power your adventures. Discover, plan, track and share your outdoor adventures with this great app designed to help you in the mountains. Within the app you can view all the terrain that you will be hiking through, as well as detailed GPX tracks that you can view within the app and download as raw GPX files.

FatMap was recently acquired by Strava, so when creating an account you must also sign up with Strava (if you don’t have an account already). You can do this for free but please do be aware of any free trials you sign up for and make a note for the expiration date of the free trial incase you wish to cancel your subscriptions.

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USING FATMAP FOR YOUR TRIP

You can use FatMap for free but if you want to be able to use FatMap without internet or mobile connection you will need to get the upgrade. Good news though, as you can get one months free trial. Be sure to activate the free trial just before your trip starts in order to benefit.

**After watching the video: Don’t forget the last step to download the map area for use offline – the gpx tracks that you have saved under “My Routes” will show on the downloaded maps.

FATMAP TOP TIPS

Like any new software it’s important you have a play with it before you need it. It takes a bit of getting use to but once you get to grips with it you’ll wonder how you got on without it. One thing to do before starting your trek is to make sure you’ve downloaded your routes for when you’re in an area of no or limited phone reception. In order to help you understand how to do that please see below:

SUMMARY OF STEPS

  • Step 1: Open up your Vamoos App

  • Step 2: Click on the GPX Routes document in the prepare for your trip section

  • Step 3: Click on the link

  • Step 4: Click the three dots menu on top right of the FatMap Screen

  • Step 5: Select ‘Export GPX Track’ from the menu that opens up

  • Step 6: Save the GPX track to your phone files

  • Step 7: Exit

  • Step 8: Open up the FatMap app on your phone

  • Step 9: Verify that you are in ‘Map’ (see bottom of screen to select ‘Map’ if not)

  • Step 10: Click on the pencil icon on top right hand corner of screen

  • Step 11: Select the ‘Import a GPX File’ option that appears on the bottom of the screen

  • Step 12: Select the GPX track that you saved in ‘Step 5’

  • Step 13: Click ‘Save’ at the bottom of the screen

  • Step 14: You can modify the name if you wish under ‘Give your route a title’, then click ‘Save Route’

  • Step 15: You will see this saved GPX track under ‘My Routes’

  • Step 16: Repeat for each day of hiking

  • Step 17: Download the map area for use offline – the GPX tracks that you have saved under ‘My Routes’ will show on the downloaded maps

 

DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF STEPS

Step 1: Open up your Vamoos App

Step 2: Click on the GPX Routes document in the prepare for your trip section

Step 3: Click on the link

Step 4: Click the three dots menu on top right of the FatMap Screen

Step 5: Select “Export GPX Track” from the menu that opens up

Step 6: Save the gpx track to your phone files

Step 7: Exit

Step 8: Open up the FatMap app on your phone

Step 9: Verify that you are in “Map” (see bottom of screen to select “Map” if not)

 

Step 10: Click on the pencil icon on top right hand corner of screen

Step 11: Select the “Import a GPX File” option that appears on the bottom of the screen

Step 12: Select the GPX track that you saved in ’Step 5’

Step 13: Click “Save” at the bottom of the screen

Step 14: You can modify the name if you wish under “Give your route a title”, then click “Save Route”

Step 15: You will see this saved gpx track under “My Routes”

Step 16: Repeat for each day of hiking

Step 17: Download the map area for use offline – the gpx tracks that you have saved under “My Routes” will show on the downloaded maps

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