I’ve been running BaseMap parallel with onX for the last 7 month or so. Not sure which one I will run come time to renew subscriptions. I’ve been running onX for over 3 years now. I bought into BaseMap primarily because of the 3D map option and the comprehensive, nation wide layers. Those either don’t exist or aren’t offered by onX. After having used it, onX is overall still easier to use for me. Changing layers is kind of difficult in BaseMap and it is slow to make the change. I do like all the different imagery options like fishing, google, and mapbox, but what is really annoying is you don’t just have a simple button to go add topo lines like you do in onX. Make sure you are in the right imagery before downloading or you won’t have those lines. The biggest beef I have with BaseMap is when you add the government lands layer, upon zooming in the whole map starts flashing. Its a really annoying glitch that hasn’t been fixed since I bought it. And yes I’ve updated. I’d also like to see an option to control the transparency of layers. Some layers become way to dark and you can’t make out the definition of the mountain when zoomed in. Do not buy this based on the 3D mapping. It’s garbage. It is not 3D like you’d expect from google earth. It rotates like 5 degrees and there you have your 3D. It’s pointless to use because you can’t drop into a canyon to really see what the terrain looks like. Fixing this would be awesome and would definitely tip the scale in favor of BaseMap for me. I was also told at the hunt expo that there would be Garmin and Apple Watch integration coming out. Still haven’t seen that. The only thing I can think of that I really like as opposed to onX is the tracking features. At the end of a track it gives you good elevation gain and loss details. It graphs out your route according to elevation. That is a pretty cool feature. I also really like that I can for the most part choose the size of area I want to download to the phone for offline use unlike onX who has 3 preset sizes with different definition levels. My recommendation to BaseMap to really make this app great: allow layer transparency controls, improve the 3D map and make it actually 3D, put a button to turn on and off topo instead of having to change the whole imagery, add a compass on the map even when in offline mode, allow for the map to be oriented in the direction the user is pointing so they can see what’s coming up, and for heaven’s sake, fix the blinking/flashing issues with the layers! These fixes would definitely have me committed to BaseMap over onX. Time will tell. I have about 5 months before I have to chose one or the other. Happy hunting.
I use this app for hunting and the wind direction! I have been able to see what way the wind direction was coming from earlier in the day but all of a sudden you guys want me to upgrade to the pro to yours the wind direction!
I was recommended to try BaseMap being that it’s $70 a year cheaper than onX. That was a mistake. It quit working in the middle of season, wasn’t showing land owners anymore, and couldn’t get any kind of response from tech support. Had to download onX to finish our season. Definitely going back to onX
Properties boundaries are not up to date
BaseMap is a great place for any hunting/fishing social media
I am definitely not what you would call a hard core professional hunter. This app is perfect for me. I can mark all of the stands on the property and get that visual reference of what the wind is doing. I love it!
This is an amazing value. So much better than a stand-alone GPS
I would give them zero stars if I could scammed me!!!
I had OnX Maps for years and switched to BaseMap because you get more access to features for a fraction of the price. My only suggestion is to give the option to change the transparency of the shaded areas of public land. It is hard to see some of the areas on government land because it’s shaded too dark.
Used for an Elk hunt, while my buddy used OnX. BaseMap had better quality and higher detail satellite imagery. However OnX had more option for waypoint symbols. In the end, the imagery is worth it more for me, whereas the icons are more of a programming issue that can be part of an update. It would be nice if there was Apple Watch integration to start/stop/pause tracking instead of the time it takes to open the app, etc.