On this week’s episode Matt Seidel joins us, Product Manager at onX Hunt.
We delve deeply into the world of onX Hunt, a digital mapping platform built for the outdoors person. Matt and I discuss the different products offered by onX Hunt as well as the specifics of each offering. We explore how this digital mapping platform can be put into use to immediately improve your scouting and hunting methods.
Matt is an avid hunter and has a wealth of experience using onX Hunt, from its early stages up until its latest release. There is a whole bag of tricks in the app: from saving and storing maps, to utilizing the offline mode when you leave the grid in pursuit of your favorite wild birds.
Output is only ever as good as the input. This is why I specifically asked Matt about their data collection methods. I learned how they ensure that users of onX maps have the most current, accurate information available.
Matt and I had a particular lengthy discussion about the offline mode, which is of great interest to me. This is owing to the fact that, with a bit of planning and preparation, it’s possible to download the areas you plan to hunt or scout before your trip. When you leave cellular coverage with a downloaded map, it’s like you never even left. The GPS receiver on your phone will continue to work even without cell coverage. The downloaded base map will ensure you will still have the ability to navigate. We also touch on the airplane mode hack that lets you save on battery life, but not lose your location.
Outdoorsman developed onX Hunt outdoorsman. This couldn’t be clearer from my conversation with Matt. I hope you enjoy episode three of the podcast—and I encourage you to check out onX Hunt if you haven’t already.
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 3
The Project Upland Podcast is brought to you in part by: Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits
Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.