BaseMap’s 5.0 UI + New XDR Navigation Mode
Before electronics, humans used the sun, stars, horizon, landmarks, ocean winds, seasons, and rudimentary instruments with extraordinary exatism over extreme distances to arrive at a location. Captain James Cook sailed the globe for years at a time, traveling tens-of-thousands of miles while landing beat up wooden ships like the Endeavour at predetermined locations with precision.
Considering this, it might feel a little silly when you glass up a shed antler two canyons away, hike over to pick it up, only to find out it isn’t where you thought it was an hour earlier just to spend the next half-day trying to find it.
It is kind of embarrassing but modern humans cannot navigate well, even under seemingly simple situations.
BaseMap’s new Navigation feature is the most technologically advanced and one-of-a-kind way to navigate. Below is a list of key features users love in our new XDR Navigation Feature and a few examples of how you might use it in the field.
Quick & Simple Navigation
Glance and Go
When you tap and open the navigation mode the XDR line appears on your map. All you need to do is point the XDR line in the direction or location you want to go and start trekking. Using the XDR Navigation Feature in this way makes it the easiest, most effective navigation tool available.
Imagine packing out an elk where every step counts under the extreme weight. In literal seconds you can tap on the “My Location” button, point the arrow at your truck marker and go, glancing at your phone every once and a while to stay on course. No drawing lines, no bearing to set, and no needing to click on your marker. Just glance and go with ease and precision.
Tap, Point, Then Set Your Bearing
Simply open the app and double tap on the navigation bubble to bring up your XDR compass. Point your compass at your desired destination be it your truck, camp or an elk shed you glassed up, and set your bearing. As your hike towards your destination BaseMap will indicate with a green “On Course” text if you are on the right path, or a red arrow pointing towards the needed course correction if you are straying. Your compass arrow will also tell you how far you are from your marked destination.
Plan and execute stalks using the scale bar by matching up landmarks so you know the most precise route and distance between you and your target buck.
Finding a downed buck or bull after the shot can turn into a treasure hunt. If you have harvested enough animals you more than likely can relate this situation. You shoot from across the canyon making a good shot and knocking your animal down. You then hike over to where you thought it was, only to search for the next few hours because your internal compass was, well, wrong. Rather than rely on your internal compass, use BaseMap Navigation Mode to precisely navigate to your kill.
– STAY SAFE, LEGaL & EN-ROUTE –
Navigate public/private land boundaries with greater accuracy. Not all boundaries are clearly marked and by using this super accurate navigation mode you can feel confident in the legality of where you are hunting and traveling. We mentioned this earlier but we cannot emphasize enough how accurate this is. Accuracy to one degree. As they say, confidence kills, and being confident as you move around broken up private/public land will help you accomplish your goals.
Hunting up until the last glimmer of daylight is essential to harvesting game. This means you will be traveling back to your camp, vehicle, or trailhead in the dark. Simply use the Navigation Mode to set your bearing in the direction of camp, truck, or any other marker and BaseMap will keep you true and on course.
How do you see BaseMap’s new XDR Navigation tool benefitting you?