So you've had a fantastic time with your 4WD in the bush, tackled some challenging tracks and found some fantastic camp sites. You tell your mates about your trip and they get excited and want to check out these great spots too! Because you were using Mud Map HD on your iPad or iPhone, sharing this info is easy.

Let's say you recoded a track and want to share it with your mates. First step is to upload this track to your Mud Map account.

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AuthorLi Xia

This post will serve as a guide to moving map GPS navigation. Naturally, we will be using Mud Map HD as a reference.

What is Moving Map and how does it help me navigate off road?

Put simply, Moving Map just means your location moving on a map. It's made possible with GPS technology. As you travel, the device tracks your GPS location and displays your location on a screen. Knowing your location is critial for confident navigation. If you know where you are, you can plan easily plan a route to your destination. This is just one of the major benefits a Mapping capable GPS has over paper maps.

Moving Map on Mud Map apps

To find your location, simply tap the Moving Map button once (figure 1)

  Figure 1. Moving Map button  Mud Map HD

Figure 1. Moving Map button Mud Map HD

The moving map button will be highlighted, indicating your location is locked. As you move, the map will follow your location. (Figure 2)

  Figure 2. Moving Map mode is on

Figure 2. Moving Map mode is on

Tap the button again will rotate the map to your direction of travel. (Figure 3)

 Figure 3. Moving Map mode and rotate map to your direction of travel.

Figure 3. Moving Map mode and rotate map to your direction of travel.

GPS is a global system and does not require mobile phone or internet connectivity for operation and gives you the freedom to explore more.

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AuthorLi Xia

Lots of questions pouring in to our support team about how to use Mud Map HD to find Offroad tracks and trails, so here's a tutorial on how to use this great feature.

For this tutorial, we are using Mud Map HD 3.5.3 on and iPad.


Mud Map HD is available from the App Store

Step 1 - Know what you are trying to find.

Know the name of the track, trail, road or street you want to find. And the State it's located in.

Step 2 - Run Mud Map HD

Start Mud Map HD on your iPad and go to Menu > Find Places.

Step 3 - Select State

Tap on State and select the relevant state.

Step 4 - Select Track

Tap on Track and enter the name of the track, trail, road or street.

HINT: As you type, suggestions appear in the results. This is handy if you are not sure on the spelling.

Step 5 - Select crossing (optional)

Use the crossing feature to find a junction. This step is optional.

Step 6 - See the destination on the map

To see the destination on a map, tap done.

From here you can tap the triangle and get a route to that destination or save it as a Pin.

Hoped you enjoyed the tutorial, if you have any questions or would like more tutorials, leave a comment below.

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AuthorLi Xia
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Written by: Nathan Van Der Meulen. @Natvander

Perhaps the most under-rated new feature of Mud Map isn't in fact featured in the app itself, but on the Mud Map web site.

Along with the app update, the guys at Mud Map have also updated the website, including some really useful account management tools. For me, definitely the most useful is the new map library tools. From here, you can easily select what maps you want available for download on your iPhone or iPad, and what maps you don't. If, like me, you have a huge map library of over 1,000 maps then this new feature is brilliant.

To use this new feature, simply log into your account on mud-maps.com. Once logged in, click on the “My Account” tap on the top right side of the screen and select “Maps”.

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Fig. 1

This will display all the maps you have purchased from digital map store and are available to download to your iPhone or iPad for offline use (fig. 1). Here's where the new map library tools really shine. If you want only one or two maps on your iPhone for a specific trip, you simply select all your maps (click on the tick box at the top of your map list – and if you have more pages of maps, click on “Select all xxxx maps in my maps”) (fig. 2). If you have a much smaller map collection, you can select the maps individually by simply clicking their respective tick box.

Then to enable or disable those maps on your device, click on the arrow box top right of the map list. This reveals two new boxes, and you click on these to either enable or disable the selected maps for download on your device. If the selected map is already on your device, clicking these boxes does not affect the map.

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Fig. 2

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Fig. 3

Downloading 1,000+ maps onto your 16GB iDevice will not only take a lot of time, it will also fill your phone with maps you may never need and leave no room for other apps. If you only want 1 or 2 maps, deselecting all the ones you don't need will also take ages if you do this from within the app on your device. The new map library tools on mud-maps.com makes selecting a handful or maps (or even just one) really easy and, if you have phone connection, can be done via mobile safari browser on your iPhone or iPad in the field.

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AuthorNathan Van Der Meulen