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no map showing on screen

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by junglejimt, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. junglejimt

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    when everything is turned on, controller, P3A and android tablet, I see the picture from the camera but the GPS map is just a white screen with my location and the quad location but no map view. I have tried changing to satellite view etc with the same white screen.

    Thanks, Jim
     
  2. m0j0

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    Sounds like your maps are not cached. Does the device you are using have Internet access? If it doesn't you need to connect the device you are flying with to the Internet and get the map for the location you are flying.


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  3. junglejimt

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    Thanks, I will try that. funny thing is when I flew a week or so ago, I had the map but today when I tried to fly, the map was gone and just the white grid screen.
     
  4. John N Kronyak

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    Has nothing to do with the internet. The satellites should generate the maps. Don't have a solution.
     
  5. junglejimt

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    John according to the satellites I had 11 of them acquired on my DJI screen. so it that were the case you would think I would have the map.
     
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    @m0j0 is correct. The only way for anyone to have maps is if they have been downloaded / cached in GO directly or into another app that your device can access. If you can access the Internet in the field to download maps that works fine. If you don't have Internet access in the field and you haven't already downloaded them in advance, you won't have access to maps. Satellites / GPS does not directly download maps to your device.
     
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    Nope, he needs to cache the map or have wifi or data to get the maps, the drone uses satellites for GPS location, they do not provide maps.
     
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  8. junglejimt

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    Thanks Oso, so if you are going to fly in an area where you don't have Internet you have to download the map prior to going to the area.
     
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    Only if you want/need maps.
    You can fly perfectly well without maps.
     
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    Yes, that's right. If your device does not already have maps downloaded or cached, you must do that first if you will not have Internet access. It's simple to do in the GO app if you want to have maps. They are not a must have as you have seen already.

    Disregard any advice that tells you GPS downloads map data to your device. That advice normally comes from people who already have map data downloaded/cached and they mistakenly believe it is coming from GPS.
     
  12. m0j0

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    Correct...


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