markflip wrote:This morning I downloaded an area on my phone from the UK Explorer map ready for a holiday, came to do it on my wife's and the UK TOPO map had disappeared from the list of local maps, when I rechecked my phone it wasn't there any more either. Hopefully this isn't permament???
There are some lessons to be learnt here...
1) Never use the default Google MarketPlace installation for AQ. If you do use the default folders and (for whatever reason) you uninstall AQ, then Google will wipe out all of your data as well!
2) Always keep a copy of your important cached maps on an external storage location, eg. a PC. This way, if things get screwed up on your phone, you have a recovery point.
3) Do not rely on the availability of on-line Community Maps, especially ones on the fringes of legality, as you have discovered, these can be revoked without prior warning. Instead, build up a permanent, comprehensive, off-line cache.
What you need to get your OSGB maps working again is a copy of your original COM.4.AQX
map meta-file and a template database of COM.4.AQX.MSOS.*
files. These can be copied from any working AQ installation. The COM.4.AQX
file will probably require tweaking and you will also require a BING user key.
If you have a BING key (from here: https://www.bingmapsportal.com/
), then I can tell you exactly how to configure the COM.4.AQX
Depending upon your phone capabilities, I would personally recommend investing in a 128Gb microSD and build up an off-line OSGB map cache for the entire UK, then you will never get stitched up in this manner ever again. Lots of info here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2177