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Offline maps tiles not saved properly

Hi, I'ven been downloading several flight plans for an area I needed to fly offline. I tested them at home with my ipad in ariplane mode, and they looked fine. 

But then on the field I was suprised that the tiles didn't appeared at all or they they just appear in a zoomed out scale, unable to planify anything in detail. Sometimes the tiles appeared randomly...

It was really frustrating since it was a 5 day job in the field, a very expensive trip, And I was unable to fly most of the places I planned. Is there any way to download (for offline use) an entire area rather than planning a mission there?

Pablo Betancourt

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That map layer appears to be the Apple Maps data which we have no control over. Make sure the 3rd party map source is selected. If you saved a mission for an area and the tiles downloaded they will be present. 

The map control is the bottom slide out on the left. Then tap Basemap. Then select '3rd' to enable the saved layer.

It does look like you are trying to download a really big area though which might be problematic unless you are using your own 3rd party tile source. 

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Thanks for the quick answer.

I use Apple Maps since they are there by default, I don't know how to change to other source. Is there a way to use Google?

I see in the settings that is possible to add 3rd party services as mapbox and ArcGIs but I guess that would require to pay for them?

Ref to the button on the left side, the "basemap" shows Sat, Street, 3rd and Power. Both Sat and 3rd keeps showing Apple Maps... But you say that if I choose "3rd" the tiles will be saved? It would be of great help an alert with that when you download the the flight plan.

Yes, sometimes the areas are big, we fly over wetland sites, surveying them. Is there any restriction on that cache? I need the photo tiles of the area to create the flight plan in the field, without internet connection. It's impossible in this case to plan that at home. There are several logisitics considerations.

Many thanks; I'll try your procedure

 

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I've put Mapbox as the 3rd party  source in the settings. Then I've chosen 3rd base map layer before saving and downloading the tiles... but once I quit the internet connection the map saved has some tiles saved, while others tiles are not shown..

 

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Did you put your own Mapbox style key in the Settings? If you didn't that value should be blank so you are downloading our offline tiles. You may have to experiment with zooming out a bit to get it to show properly.

Start with a smaller example first to make sure you are understanding how things work.  

Also, make sure you are using the latest version of Map Pilot Pro. 

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No, I don't have a mapbox key. I'll have to learn about that and see if it's expensive and we can afford it. I liked Apple maps because they show the wetlands we are surveying really well, much better than google maps.

So, what I'm downloading by default are the tiles of Apple Maps, right? But then I have this problem that they randomly appear depending on the zoom I use. Sometimes zooming out show the entire area, and I could still plan my flight, sometimes the tiles appear when you are so far away (zooming out) that the scale doesn't allow you to plan a flight. 

It seems like the app does not download all the tiles, or it have problem accesing to them later.

Big problem for my case. Theres is no way to enter our own tiles? like tiles downloaded from SAS Planet app?

Many thanks

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If you are a paid user you are getting the standard Mapbox satellite tiles.You do not need to enter a Mapbox key unless you have another data source you would like to use. You can supply your own tile source using Mapbox or ArcGIS map servers. Anything you specify would still need to be downloaded. It is totally possible you didn't get all of the tiles if you were attempting to download a huge area. Another way around this is using KMLs to define the areas you want to map since they don't need as much bandwidth or tiles. 

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