On this episode of the D&B Supply Show, Matt sits down with Dylan Dawson, the community manager for onX Maps to talk about all of the different uses and features of onX. They’ll discuss how onX got started, how Dylan got his start with onX and how onX can keep you safe while you’re out in the wilderness no matter what activity you’re doing and how it can be a helpful tool for avoiding conflict on trespassing onto private lands.
onX started by Eric Siegfried. He moved to a new part of Montana and wasn’t familiar with what lands were private and which were public but he wanted to go out hunting with his friends and family. He took it upon himself to collect public records to identify where it was acceptable to hunt. He took this data and put it into a chip that he put in his Garmin GPS. He realized what he stumbled into and since his first device he has gone to develop more chips for more states as well as creating a phone app that works even when you don’t have service if you save the map before you leave service. The phone app now can work in all fifty states.
onX allows you to see if you are on private or public lands. The app turns your phone into a handheld GPS unit. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors while taking out the worries of whether you are in a legal area. Without the onX tool you can be more nervous on where you can go. It can also help with getting permission from private land owners to be able to be permitted on their land to hunt.
The onX Hunt app has a premium or elite subscription. Premium is one state while elite is all 50 states. onX also has an offroad app that is tailored towards to offroaders such as ATV riders and will give you information on paths including trail widths.