Importing a Custom Base Map to the Flight1 App
The Flight1 app uses built-in maps from Apple which may not have the latest satellite information, especially mine sites that change almost every day.
Most surveyors prefer a more realistic look of a site to plan their mission. With the Flight1 app, you may now import custom base maps that can be generated from DataHub or EdgePlus to have a more up-to-date look at your site.
To export a base map from DataHub, visit our support article: Exporting Flight1/Flight1x Basemaps from DataHub.
Once exported, follow the steps below:
- For Mac users, the easiest way to import is by using AirDrop. Select the base map file, right click and select Share > AirDrop. Select the iPad (where the Flight1 app is installed) if it is in the same network. Make sure that the iPad has enabled receiving files from all sources.
- On the iPad, select Flight1 to open the file if a dialogue appears.
- If the import is successful, the app will display an alert.
For Windows users, another option for importing the file is by using a USB (iXpand) or by sending the file via email.
Note: The custom base map layer can be turned On and Off by selecting the option in the drawer in the right top corner.
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