Thanks for all the ideas. : for the record, here are what some others are also using. Jim
1) I use a Samsung Tab S, but there are now newer models. The Tab S has been great for OOM mapping. - Brian E.
2) I use this and highly recommend it all. I would re-purchase it over again. Even though there is an S6 out, the S4 still works well:
Tablet Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FP3767V/ref=cm_sw_em_...
Case With Handstrap and place for Pen: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J9N3C8D/ref=cm_sw_em_...
Open Mapper .93 for android (ARM64 -v8a):
3) I use a Cedar CT7G tablet. It is field rugged and waterproof, although I seldom if ever map in the rain as I find the touch screen does not work well when wet. There is lots of info at ruggedpcreview.com
. For GPS I use a Qstarz bluetooth receiver, attached to my headgear. For drawing I use an Adonit mini stylus. If using this, get a supply of the replaceable tips as they deteriorate after about half a dozen mapping sessions. Also, attach a layard of some kind to the stylus otherwise it will go AWOL. I find this gear works well running OOM, I draft in the field and tidy up afterwards on my laptop. Perhaps the main challenge is the small size of the gps location on the map when using OOM, it can be hard to see sometimes. Hyper-precise gps location is not needed if you start with a good basemap. Rob ONB
4) I use a Samsung Tab A for field work.
The pen I used is this one:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077XV2GLR/ref=p...
I used a Garmin Glo-2 for the GPS receiver, which I mount to my hat:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M9CZYTD/ref=p...
x_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1. - Brent W.
5) A Half-way House to a tablet?
Being old, IT-naive and disinclined to lug more stuff around the forest, I add a grid to the base map to record in real time points on the ground shown by a running watch.
In the pic the thicker magenta lines are in units of 0.1', the thinner in 0.01'.
If anyone's interested I can add more info on the calculations and accuracy of this approach.
6) ’m using a fairly inexpensive Fusion 5 tablet - https://smile.amazon.com/Windows-Fusion5-FWIN232
. I made a Velcro hand strap that I looped through a silicone protective case so it’s easy to hold..
Running OCAD 2020 on it, using a Garmin GLO that I tuck up in my hat – blue tooth connection to the tablet.
I tried a stylus, but was frustrated by the imprecision.. Now using a Bluetooth mouse – took an old map board, drilled holes in 2 upper corners and sling it over my shoulder so it hangs by my right hip – mousepad for on-the-go.
Might give a stylus another try, some good suggestions here.