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I have used ViewRanger since 2017, when I bought the Scottish maps through a special offer that they ran when sponsoring the TGO Challenge.
people on a walking forum I look at, are saying that they have had E-mails stating that that they intend to pull the plug on it on the end of February.
I have planned this years route on it and intended to use it as my main navigation aid for it.
I have not had any E-mails stating that it will not be available, has anyone on the message board heard any concrete statements on this.
I have seen this on a few forums. View ranger has been bought by outdooractive and they are pulling viewranger but apparently still giving access to the maps you have bought. I do t know much else as I don’t use it.
Maybe best to try the outdooractive website.
I’ve just noticed that there is quite a long thread on this on the trek-lite forum under gadgets and tech
Like you I have purchased Viewranger maps but they emailed me a few times to let me know what was happening. I'll forward to you privately the latest email which gives you a link to sync with Outdooractive, the company they have merged with. They say you should still be able to see your maps you bought.
Scott and Sue,
Many thanks for your replies.
Thanks for the private E-mail Sue
It Confirms that VR will no longer exist after February 2022.
Looks like I will have to transfer to OutdoorActive.
Many are ditching OutDoor Active as not being as reliable or as easy to use as ViewRanger.
I've saved all my GPX routes and now use the OS map app - not as good as VR but hugely better than OA.
Have a look at TopoGPS, that's dead easy to use and is easy on power consumption.
Neil, have a good look at Fatmap. It is a free App and has many different functions. My (military) son tipped me off about it and I'm impressed. You can even use one overlay to see which areas of ground are flat, another allows you to visualise slope, and you can even "fly" along ridges and ascents. I've found the aerial photography to be very up-to-date too. If I was more techie I would be able to do even more things with it.
Like you, I bought Viewranger maps when they were on offer and have transferred to Outdooractive so I can still use the maps I bought, but I am not convinced. I still use Anquet OMN on the desktop for planning.