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Old 01-20-2017, 5:49 AM
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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?
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I have had the app downloaded for a while now but have never actually used it. Looks like you can use it a few times for free but then have to pay for it after that? Sorry I can't be of more help. I'd definitely call in and report the people for claiming public roads as their own driveway.
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Only like issue I've run into with it is with relatively new housing developments.Now I'm not using the phone app. I have the AZ state SD card in my GPS. So it could be that the last upload isn't to date as the area construction and developements.
Then again, your using it for California hunting. More likely scenario is that onX is running into roadblocks from the various state/local department on current developements and boundary lines as it's mostly catered to the evil hunting community.
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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.
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I use it in 4 states and seems accurate, and its gets used a lot.
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I use USGS maps that depict BLM, FS, ect lands. If you have a questionable boundary fact check/double check it against a USGS map.
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