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Maps.me is quite good, imo.
Sure, some features are missing compared to Google maps, but they often have small data that you just won't find on Google Maps,e.g. bins, benches, public toilets,...
Offline maps from OpenStreetMaps. You can download by country or by state in large countries, they're a few 100 MB each. They're often more detailed than google maps; you can see individual water fountains/benches/trees. And you can of course edit them yourself if you do find a mistake.
There's also has offline navigation, which is obviously not as handy as google maps when it comes to real time traffic info, but provides great routes nonetheless, especially considering it's offline.
It always worked fine for me.
And if you don't want to use up your roaming data, Maps.me is just as good (Android / iOS, it downloads the entire country map in advance).
I don't understand how this app is not overtaking Google Maps or Waze for GPS / navigation. It works offline so it doesn't consume data, which is great especially when you're overseas. It came with voice navigation way before Google Maps did.
We want to improve the functionality of our maps app (maybe add a compass, voice commands for directions etc.) We haven't been able to find any APIs that let us download a map for offline use yet, but we are keeping an eye out for that. In the mean time, we have found maps.me is a great offline maps solution when you need something a bit more visual.
Good to note that OsmAnd is Free and Open Source and as such available on F-Droid. There is also Maps.me that uses the same back end as OsmAnd (OpenStreetMap) and also works completely offline : [link]
You might want to look into maps.me. It offers more flexibility in which maps you can download. Whole countries, states, cities, etc.
I had a friend recommend Maps.Me for offline maps. Does navigation as well for driving/walking.
Mostly for foreign travel, where you may not have phone service, but download maps.me. Download the offline map of the city you're in. Find all the cool landmarks, add them as dots on the map.
Then go running. GPS works on phones without data, so your point on the map will be accurate. And go run tour the city.
Maps.me uses offline OpenStreetMap data and has a toggle for live traffic. It can calculate driving, biking, and walking directions all on your phone itself too.
It might be what you're looking for.
(It also happens to be open source under the Apache license and has a ton of features while still being lightweight and easy to use [link] )
Om kartdata från Lantmäteriet inte är ett krav så skulle jag rekommendera Maps.me. Det använder data från Open Street Map och är ofta bättre än Googles kartor, särskilt om man lämnar städerna.
Jag har nog inte sett någon app som använder Lantmäteriets data, jag vet inte om den är tillgänglig för sånt till ett vettigt pris. Men det finns appar som kan använda georefererade bitmapbilder om du har inscannade kartor du vill använda.
Du känner kanske till att Lantmäteriet har kartor på sin hemsida om du bara vill titta på dem innan du ger dig iväg hemifrån?
GPS doesn't use data.
Download an offline map app (Maps.ME is really good, or you can just use Google Maps and download the areas you'll need over wifi). The only thing a map app would use data would be for loading the route (if it's server-based directions, like Google Maps is) and loading the Earth vs Map view (that can be disabled in Google Maps, and you can download areas to use offline).
Maps.me So far I have tested a lot of maps apps, and maps.me is just the best one in terms of offline maps availability and detail. It had walkways that other maps didn't even show, and had more detailed routes. Would recommend.
The closest competitor would be HERE maps, but offline maps were not available for certain places on my trip to the Caribbean sea. But if I ever need public transport info Here maps is the best one available.
Pour moi l'app indispensable, la première que j'installe, et la seule sans laquelle je ne pourrais pas survivre est MAPS.ME : [link]
Cartes mondiales, basées sur openstreetmap, accessibles offline, avec gps et navigation. Chargement très rapide y compris sur les téléphones un peu plus vieux. Je ne me sers quasiment jamais de Google Maps. Indispensable en voyage. Oh, et c'est gratuit.
I'd like to piggyback off your comment and say that Maps.me is my app of choice for offline maps and navigation for Japan and elsewhere. I've used it for the past two vacations in Japan without any issues. I can highly recommend it.
As a brief example, Osaka is 27mb worth of map data, Kyoto only 24. I already had Tokyo downloaded so can't say exactly how much that takes (I guess around 40-50mb).
Both of these provide offline directions etc, you may have a fair bit of data to download first but wifi should sort that out for ya
Depending on where you are located and how deeply you want it integrated with Google Now/Calendar one of the Openstreetmap based apps might work.
Maps.me comes to mind, when talking about pin colors/categories.
Maps.me can. I've used it for the past two vacations in Japan without any issues. I can highly recommend it as it works anywhere (as far as I've experienced thus far).
MAPS.ME - it's a free and open source app using OpenStreetMaps. it's smooth and fast, and you can download maps of whole regions and countries for offline usage. the maps are maintained by a community (think Wikipedia), so if there's a place missing or there's an inaccurate info posted, you can edit it right from the app.
Offline global navigation is readily available in the play store for free. I'm using maps.me and have heard that Nokia's HERE app is great.
I haven't needed to use map apps the way you've described, but Maps.Me looks like it has the options you're looking for.
>Create and import/export from other maps for easy access anytime. KML/KMZ files are supported.
Maps.me is a free application that lets you download offline maps. Enough to get around but might not tell you all the places/land marks.
CityMapper2Go has a lot more detail (with guides) but is ad-supported, though I suppose if you don't have the internet on the move it won't really download the ads. Not sure.
I've used both, and unless your phone is powerful, Maps.Me is the better way to go, I noticed CityMapper makes me phone heat up a lot.
Google Maps should be able to download the entire US, or atleast the east coast.
I like Maps.ME and HERE Maps for offline directions only. But like I said, Google Maps can also download areas for offline use as well.
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I was, and continue to be, a HUGE fan of maps.ME (Google Play link)
It has routing even when offline for driving, and walking, but I don't think it supports offline routing of public transit systems yet.
I used the bookmark location feature quite a bit on my road trip through Iceland, and other places I've traveled without data, like Prague and Vienna.
Not sure if you want an offline option or you don't but if you do, I recommend Maps.me. It's completely offline (you can download maps for your city, country or the world) with the POIs and it uses OSM. Love the application.
Edit: Link to the correct app. [link]
Maps.Me uses downloaded maps.
I use it on cruise ships or wherever data is not available.
Download maps.me its a free app. You download an area (New York, London, Dublin etc) and away you go. Works really well.
Try Maps.me too- you can download entire countries, map shows roads, trails, etc., some that Google Maps doesn't have, and it's free. Great app for traveling.
maps.me with Vietnam maps downloaded for off-line use. This has come in very handy when traveling with no simcard/data.
Offline maps for when you don't have data. Really useful for travelling. I used it to bookmark everywhere I stayed, ate, and did activities during my travels in Asia. Now I have a map journal of travelling.
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I've used Maps.ME locally, and it works fairly well. Just be sure to download the maps for the states you'll be passing through.
Cell phone with maps.me (Android) installed. You can download offline maps for different areas (they are large, so use Wifi for that). I used it several times in the woods.
If your phone doesn't last for more than two hours (which is not very long), then get a portable recharger (for example Anker) as well.
Maps.Me Not only does it work offline, it also has a good Point of Interest search function with loads of data but the killer is Offline Routing. So you can also get real-time directions ala Google Maps offline! It does not do geocoding, so it's still up to you to figure out ahead of time where your destinations lie.
Long time offline maps user here, I also recommend MAPS.ME there are not much features in like Osmand voice navigation but it is quite light and easier to use. no limit on map downloads.
edit: bot got it wrong. original here [link]
+1 on strava route planer.
the perfect solution for your phone: the android app called maps.me ([link]) . it uses osm, you can download all maps for offline access AND you can easily display your gpx track on it (and it's completely free). afaik it's the only android app that supports all those features. (it's also quite useful for traveling in general, because it has offline routing and POI db)
detail: you can only import kml or kmz maps into maps.me . create the gpx track on strava, then use [link] to convert it to kmz .
an alternative to strava route creator is the outdooractive tour planer (www.outdooractive.com/de/tourenplaner/) ; has some nifty features as well (and you can use it for many different sports like hiking or trail running)
In the mean time, you could try Maps.Me. It's free now, though I paid $5 when I first started and it's generally good (though address finding can be funky). It's consistently good at updating itself.
Maps.me is recommended
You are not required to register with passport. I just bought from a vendor in ubud last month, no questions asked.
Play store link: maps.me
it has more trail then google map
MAPS.ME – Map with Navigation and Directions: BOOKMARKS - Save locations you love and share them with your friends.
MyRoutes - Offline GPS Route Planner (NEW): POI's: add points of interest by long pressing the map. Remove them by clicking the already placed markers
There's a good chance that OpenStreetMap has better data where you live than Google map have, that's the case for me at least. I can recommend Maps.me. If there's something missing it's easy to edit the maps at openstreetmap.org.
I used the free offline maps app maps.me while in Europe. Initially as a backup, but it worked so well I wound up using it more than Google Maps.
I hear that HERE WeGo offline maps are more feature rich and also free.
I used to use HERE, was great, but since they re-branded as HERE WeGo it hasn't suited as well, I've switched to maps.me and I'm liking it so far!
EDIT: Also link for iOS
It's really odd, but it's a misnomer that Google Maps works offline in Japan (and in select countries). You'll get a second or two of navigation once you turn off your data or close connection, which then resets the page/gives a prompt.
If you need an offline map app, I recommend MAPS.ME ([link]). It's not as versatile or snappy as google maps, but if you really really need offline maps, it works.
Maps.me, slick and super smooth offline maps. edit: and allows you to put the downloaded maps on your external SD, big plus for me.
Osmand is a great app, but it is more for "map geeks", while maps.me focuses on being a minimalistic/simple and almost ridiulously fast app.