Originally Posted by TheDadLife
I have been using it for about a year or so. For the most part it's an amazing tool. BUT, how has the accuracy on private land boundaries been for you guys? I ask this because there have been several instances where I see what appears to be private land (fences, posted signs, houses) smack dab in the middle of the Los Padres National Forest yet the map doesn't acknowledge it. I find a lot of posted areas that conflict with the maps. I also find houses in which they act like the forestry roads are their driveway and post no trespassing signs preventing access to land, which I can't help but wonder the legality on that?
It's only as accurate as the data it has access to.
That being said, it occasionally can't connect to data sources and I have seen it take a few minutes or more to fully populate the table that pops up when you press and hold on sections of map.
People will certainly post no trespassing signs, etc. in public areas in an attempt to keep people from hunting 'their spot'. A call to the land administrator and/or an updated map should sort that out.
As far as boundaries go, I've found it to be plenty accurate. Though I've been using GPS for random things since the bad old days of having to post process DGPS for real accuracy... The GPS in your phone is mostly accurate, but if you are some place and On-X says the fence you are standing next to should be 5 meters south, I would suggest not hoping the fence.