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    I use big and heavy images (>1GB sometimes) and was wondering 2 things:

    1) If I move the app to the SD-card, will the app use some of the internal storage space to store any data?
    2) Is there anything I can do to speedup the processing part of the importing process? I need to import several maps and it’s taking 5-6 hours of processing on each map.

    Also, any chance that you could include an option under settings to activate processing with the screen off?. Currently I’m using the option to keep the screen on, under developer settings in android, but my phone gets hot due to the screen having to be on all the time.



    Hi Paolo,

    Thank you for your post! I’ll answer your questions in turn.

    1) The app cannot be moved to the SD card. You can store data (when exported) and maps to be imported (custom maps, not from the Map Store) on the SD card, but not the app itself.
    2) Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to speed up the process of importing maps, it all depends on the map size, the file type of the map, and your device specifications itself. Could you please contact us here:
    With information about your device, and if possible one of the maps you are trying to import?

    I can file a feature request to allow background processing while the screen is turned off for importing maps.

    Let me know if you have any further questions!

    Rebecca Bennett
    Applications Specialist
    Avenza Systems Inc


    Ok, I’ll contact you using the link.

    Thanks for your help


    I add this so it’s useful for someone else:

    Importing tiff images is way faster than importing jpegs.


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