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OsmAnd+ for Android [link] and also for iOS [link] are tracking-free to my best knowledge, of course, what Google or Apple does it unknown.
I have used OsmAnd which uses open street map and allows you to download maps for different parts of the world. Downloads are limited in the free version IIRC but I got the New Zealand map without paying.
Open Street Map based App, support offline navigation. I'm using it for hiking and car navigation, on and offroad. You can even navigate along a imported gpx track
OsmAnd~ (free) or OsmAnd+ (same app, $9 for the convenience of installing it from Google Play).
Open-source OFFLINE maps, navigation, points of interest, Wikipedia POI, hill shading, contour lines, wikivoyage.
I've used Maps.me, but I've never had much love for it. I've not touched it since discovering OsmAnd~.
If you don't want/can't use Google Maps, or any other online map service, you can also use OsmAnd which allows for offline storage of OpenStreet maps.
I dumped Maps.me for good after discovering OSMAND. I used it for about 90% of my recent Australia road trip. Here's a copy/paste from another of my comments:
check them out https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand.plus its an open source gmaps alternative
OSM And+ [link]
Note there are two answers -- with and without routing.
If you're not worried about routing, I use a Galaxy S5 (good GPS) in airplane + low power mode, and Maverick Maps. It has about 30 maps to choose from, all free. Includes many street (I use Nokia's maps), topo maps (I prefer ESRI Topo), and Aerial (I use Microsoft Hybrid with aerial and streets). It also has the awesome National Geographic maps. It does not do street routing.
Maverick uses standard GPX files that I can exchange with my computer, and use with EasyGPS and TopoFusion (or back to an old Garmin handheld GPS). You can find all the trails and switch between multiple maps and aerial maps. It has booth zoom the map in and out, and magnify the existing zoom level, so it scales to any screen. For hiking, it works great on an old phone with a strong battery. In the 4x4 I run it on a small tablet.
It uses GPX, but Waypoints go in a folder called Maverick\Waypoints, Tracks go in a folder called Maverick\Tracks. If you draw the roads you want to travel using a free program such as EasyGPS, you can display the roads you want in bright colors on black and white Topo Maps.
Mapquest maps no longer work as mapquest now charges for their use, and
Maverick hasn't bet updated to the new android security, so you can't move the map files to your external SD card. That's listed as being in their next release.
Last time I checked, free Maverick did almost everything as $20 Gaia maps, except mass downloading. For that you have to buy Maverick Pro ($7 when not on sale for $1.99).
Pre-downloaded Google maps isn't the best for hiking trails/off road. I also use OSMAnd with the topo plugin. I've looked into others: Polaris Navigation (cartoonish display and menus, not happy with maps), Gaia (expensive), OruxMaps, and Backcountry Navigator. For ease of use, I keep coming back to Maverick.
If you're looking for maps with routing (not good for just finding dirt roads, included here for completeness):
Maps.Me (app page) is good (provides navigation)
Nokia Here maps (app page)
OSM And (with plugins) [link]
Another good on/offroad app is OSM Street Maps
Grab OSMAnd+ for a bargain £0.10 and give that a whirl, decent night theme and good navigation.
Best app for offline navigation is OSMAnd. There is a free version, but if you travel a lot then it's worth paying for to be able to download enough maps. Once you have the maps you need downloaded you can turn mobile data off or even go into flight mode and still get accurate mapping and directions.
I'd also recommend GPS Status - another app I found it worth purchasing but you can have for free. It keeps your assisted GPS files and status up to date and will massively speed up locking on to satellites and improve accuracy as well.
Here you go. It uses OSM for it's data.
OSMAnd (£4.99) has contours. Or you can get their free version (£0.00) and their contours plugin (£1.99).
I've never used the countors myself though so I can't vouch for their quality.
also ich hatte vor langer zeit einmal geplant von hamburg nach münchen zu gehen. Bin dann mal zum testen ne Tagestour nach Lüneburg gelatscht (30km). Ohne Karte, Weg kannte ich, einfach direkt an der Landstraße lang, nach dem Motto das Ziel ist da Ziel... Das ganze war aber so dermaßen öde, dass ich doch nicht mehr so richtig lust auf so eine lange strecke durch Deutschland hatte...
Also meine Empfehlung von der Erfahrung: Wenn du "einfach" da hin gehen willst, brauchst du nicht wirklich eine Karte. Orte dazwischen auf nen Zettel schreiben, Schilder gibts überall, bei Zweifel einfach fragen, wie man in den nächsten Ort kommt. Strecke wird aber höchstwahrscheinlich nicht der Knüller sein. Ich würd mir lieber erstmal in der Bücherei oder in nem Outdoorladen Bücher zur Inspiration anschauen und dann eine Route planen über Orte/Wege, wo du dann weißt dass es was zu sehen gibt. Ich hatte mal Rad/Motorradkarten von diesem Verlag, die immer besonders sehenswerte Strecken gekennzeichnet hatten, mit Tourvorschlägen auf der Rückseite, wirklich sehr zu empfehlen, die haben auch Wanderkarten (ich nehme jetzt einfach an dass die auch so sind).
Vielleicht dann sogar Bus/Bahn nehmen um die langweiligeren Abschnitte zu überspringen, dafür vielleicht dann Schlenker zu anderen Strecken einbauen...
Ansonsten kannste auch mal auf dieser website gucken, ob da vielleicht auch was für dich dabei ist, hatte das bisher auch nur für Radtouren genutzt bisher.
Falls du nach GPS gehen willst: Besser als Google Maps unterwegs ist OsmAnd: Karten können vorher runtergeladen werden und man brauch kein Internet unterwegs. Ich glaub die haben auch eine kostenlose Version, wo man aber nur 1 Bundesland auf einmal haben kann oder so (hatte die app jetzt lang nicht mehr, also kein Plan wie das z.Zt. ist)
You can try osmand (or the free version) with the contours plugin. The presence of hiking trails will depend on the map contributor in a certain area
try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand.plus or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.maps or just use google maps....
the yandex data (yandex is a Russian map provider) seems to be incomplete, at least in the UK
I got OsmAnd+, but you could easily do with the free version. I preloaded maps on it, but to be honest, when I was in Tokyo, I used Tokyo Subway Navigation the most, and Japan Trains when I was in Kansai. I also used Google Maps a lot, especially useful for buses, since I had a pocket wi-fi.
It is free but consider paying for it to support free software. [link]
> I mean you can still try to charge for Free Software, but chances are you are either not making any money with it as nobody cares about your now useless service
Some of the programs I use (from F-Droid, I don't got no googles plays) seem to be doing OK.
(some of these have gratis version as well; i don't know anything about the googles version of these pieces of software).
[Strangely, the mobile version of GnuCash, which is very polished, is free on googles].
That being said, personally, there are many projects that I would rather, and do, donate to than elementaryOS.
It does remind me, that I should donate a couple of bucks to my distro of choice in addition to the key projects that I use.
> Of course it's offered for sale buy the question is how many paying customers they actually have.
Play Store shows those numbers. Why do you prefer to make wild guesses instead of looking those up? OsmAnd+: 100,000–500,000 sold (at €6.99 here)
DavDroid: 10,000–50,000 sold (at €3,79)