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Tafia14
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:55 pm    Post subject: Maps not showing Reply with quote

Hi,

Second attempt at posting. I can't find the post I did earlier today.

Yesterday I found that the maps on my PGPSW did not show for about 10 minutes after I began my journey.

The mobile traps I have entered showed up and the alerts came but there was no map. (They are still not verified though they are heavily used by trappers.)

I have had occasions before where the map disappeared but never for this long.

The map eventually came back and then part of it would disiappear for a time.

Is there a fix.

Lets hope this question makes the forum this time.

I notcie my inbox is 13% full but I can't access it as the icon is greyed out.

Help

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No expert at this, so hope I can help a little.
You don't say what device you are using, but I'll assume a mobile phone.
I believe that for the maps to work you need a data connection, if this drops out then do will the maps. I believe they are mostly downloaded on the fly from Google.

You can change the map settings within the camera alert app. From memory I think they are, never show, show when near a camera and sore all the time.
Could check them to make sure they are right for you.

Apologies on advance of I've got wrong end of the stick.

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I hate this tab, it can't spell proper.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

253 wrote:
I hate this tab, it can't spell proper.

Well, that's how I spell it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Maps not showing Reply with quote

Tafia14 wrote:
Second attempt at posting. I can't find the post I did earlier today.

Your previous post is here.

If you're ever trying to find one of your own posts go to the Forum Index page here. Above the last column in the pale blue headings "Forum", "Topics", "Posts", "Last Post" you'll see that one of the options is "View your posts". Just click it to see a list of posts you have made. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or even the top load of tabs under the PGPSW header. Click on 'Forums' and chose 'Your posts'
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, all the best advice in the world falls on deaf ears if he hasn't ticked the Profile item to "Always notify me of replies".
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Or even the top load of tabs under the PGPSW header. Click on 'Forums' and chose 'Your posts'

I'm afraid I've been doing it via the Index page since before top tabs were invented! I didn't even know 'Your posts' had been included when they were added. Embarassed

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Of course, all the best advice in the world falls on deaf ears if he hasn't ticked the Profile item to "Always notify me of replies".

So true!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you can use the 'New Posts' option to list them all. That'll also find your own post if it has been answered.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
Of course, all the best advice in the world falls on deaf ears if he hasn't ticked the Profile item to "Always notify me of replies".


I did tick that box, folks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

253 wrote:
No expert at this, so hope I can help a little.
You don't say what device you are using, but I'll assume a mobile phone.


Hi,

Yes it is a Moto G phone and sometimes sitting at home the maps will show and other times I see a pale blue screen with a diddy cross in the middle. This morning under the same condtions all maps showed almost immediately.

As mentioned in my previous "lost" post sometimes part of the maps disappear and leave blank parts of the screen showing a graph paper background.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tafia14 wrote:
sometimes part of the maps disappear and leave blank parts of the screen showing a graph paper background.
Sounds like a data connection problem. It seems that CA is not downloading the map tiles fast enough for some reason or other.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for you responses.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the problem again yesterday. Maps not showing at all and satellite icon staying red. Left on for a few hours and nothing. GPS was set to high accuracy

Then last night I tried again and maps lit up right away as they did again this morning.

Any further thoughts folks?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The red icon means that you do not have a satellite lock. GPS set to high accuracy, but did you actually have a lock on the sats? Did you try any other satlock dependent apps to see if you had a lock or not?
The lack of maps might be caused by no lock as if CA doesn't know where it is, how will it know which map tiles to download.
You do realise that if you display the maps in normal use, you are going to use mobile data, don't you?
As for the maps showing last night, perhaps the right map tiles have been cached on the phone as mine shows maps before I have a satlock.?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for your reply.

Aye 'tis most odd that it happens from time to time. Can't think of the reason. Google maps works fine.
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