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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.
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.
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.
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.
I had a friend recommend Maps.Me for offline maps. Does navigation as well for driving/walking.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
I used a few, Here has the best UI but if you are searching for the most reliable I would recommend a openstreetmap based one like maps.me ([link])
I personally use maps.me even when I do have internet access, because the map details re just so much better! Google maps seem empty in comparison.
But google maps sometimes is better for searching things.
Also google maps is better (faster) at creating really long routes. Offline maps will not be instant.
they use OpenStreetMaps as the map source. MAPS.ME is an open source app that uses OSM as well, and Maps is a fork that removes all the offers and promotions bits.
maps.me with Vietnam maps downloaded for off-line use. This has come in very handy when traveling with no simcard/data.
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.
Download maps.me its a free app. You download an area (New York, London, Dublin etc) and away you go. Works really well.
Maps.Me uses downloaded maps.
I use it on cruise ships or wherever data is not available.
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.
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).
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]
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Maps.me . Download the maps on wifi, and you can use it for data-free navigation. Also allows you to search for the nearest toilet/shop/restaurants to your location. Works really well.
In regular google maps application, if you press and hold somewhere, including where you at, coordinates of the place will show at the search bar, but, for some reason, I cant seem to copy them (just write down without copy/ paste, I suppose.
MapsMe, on the other hand, shows coordinates when you either press and hold on a spot or tap on your location icon (blue triangle/ dot) and pull up the pop up that appears. And you can copy those. This app will also work completely offline, but you will have to download some maps first for the region you want. The maps really dont take up so much space and any modern phone will plenty of GB available. The map is also much more detailed than google maps (unless you use satellite view).
You should be fine with MAPS.ME or HERE WeGo. Both free and offline.
MAPS.ME – Map with Navigation and Directions: BOOKMARKS - Save locations you love and share them with your friends.
Here's a Google app search list you could peruse.
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.
Play store link: maps.me
it has more trail then google map
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.
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
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.
EDIT: added links
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.
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.
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
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.
+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)
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.
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.
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.
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]
Maps.me is basically the OSM Version of Google maps. Works offline as well.
Est-ce qu’il y a des gens qui utilisent OpenStreetMap ?
Si, oui quel application vous utilisez sous Android ? Je suis en train de tester Maps. Me et OsmAnd (cette dernière étant OpenSource). Maps.me charge plus rapidement mais j’ai l’impression que OsmAnd dispose de carte un peu plus à jour.
Aussi, sur OsmAnd, est-ce que quelqu’un à acheter Contour Lines & HillShades ? C’est bien ?
En tout cas, je suis agréablement surpris par la qualité et la précision des cartes ! C’est mieux que Google Maps ou Here !
You can use Maps.me, which in my experience is an apt substitute: [link]
Posted before but I'll drop it here for anyone who missed it.
Links and prices correct as of June this year.
We also used Maps.me while we were out there in July. Download the maps on wifi, and you can use it for data-free navigation. Also allows you to search for the nearest toilet/shop/restaurants to your location.
Best food we found was Tombo's, near Heiwajima station on the Keikyu line between Yokohama and Tokyo. Went twice, both times were amazing.
I would like to use this opportunity to tell you about our lord and saviour, MAPS.ME
Yup. But I personally went with Maps.ME.
Used to use Here maps may be 3 years back or something.
How does it compare to Maps.me? [link]
Ok, first of all install maps.me (iOS) or (Android) and download the map for La Habana. It's like Google Maps but it works offline and it has soooo much more information.
The restaurants around the dock are pretty good and they have a good variety of food. There are also some museums in the area (history, art and science), you have the capitol at walking distance, the national theather. You can visit the Morro Cabaña fortress but you'll need to take a taxi to go there.
Let us know what kind of things would you like to see to give you better advise.
Not sure about streetcomplete
But you can add them on www.openstreetmap.org (click edit) or with the mobile app maps.me
Map.me also does this if you need a backup.
Maps.Me is an app....
linkme: MAPS.ME, Here WeGo
MAPS.ME is my maps app of choice. you can download whole countries with it and it uses OpenStreetMap.
Two options. OSMAnd or Maps.me. The 2nd is also opensource but still need to be included in FDroid (github issue). I use OSMAnd because are more customized... for bicycle or hiking.
Both use data from openstreetmap project (aka the free wiki world map). By default the map data is updated monthly, but you can download daily from this repository osmand daily and mapsme daily.
If you city/town/village dont apear in the map or are outdated... easy, you can improve editing the map, send notes (reporting errors in the map), send notes or edit places using osmand/mapsme, or take photos in mapillary project for that the other mappers editing the map using this photos.
No Im asking the difference between Maps (Offline OpenStreetMap maps) - [link]
And maps.me [link]
No, it's on Android and it's good enough.
Works fine for Tokyo, downloading the whole of Japan would be... data-consuming...
Google Maps is always useful but it has its limits when it comes to bicycle touring.
I've used Maps.Me and lately I found OsmAnd was quite complex but once mastered really powerful.
Then if you want to trace your itinerary before or during your trip, I'd suggest TravelMap.
You forgot to mention the link.
Links for the lazy:
iOS App Store
Google Play Store
Eclipse Path KML
Dá pra baixar países inteiros ou regiões (caso do Brasil) e usar offline. Os arquivos dessas áreas são até pequenos.
Maps.me is my go to map app.
I use MAPS.ME
Foreground: Maps.me with around 115MB. But it is totally justified.
Background: K9 mail with around 38MB
I've used Maps.me, and it works pretty well.
MAPS.ME uses OSM and is free and is awesome. [link]
Link Me: MAPS.ME
Edit: That didn't link the correct app, here it is
and MAPS.ME uses this and I love it. [link]
This ADV rider thread has a lot of info about the route: https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/wabdr-washington-backcountry-discovery-route-2015.1056151/page-232
Not sure what your navigation solution is, but I downloaded Maps.ME for my android phone (free) and then downloaded the GPS Tracks file (.gpx) then used this gpx to kml converter to get the kml file https://mygeodata.cloud/converter/gpx-to-kml then you can import the kml file into Maps.ME and it will show up as a line on the map.
Surprised this wasn't mentioned earlier. This is one of the better ones.
A easy way to use/contribute to OpenStreetMap is to use Maps.me
I personally prefer OsmAmd but I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner
You can also use StreetComplete to see what informations are missing around you.
Use an offline map if you're getting close to your limit. MAPS.ME works great for me.
Bot got the wrong link. [link]
Maps.me uses freely downloadable Openstreetmap data, if you have a big enough SD card you can carry a map of the world around with you.
To watch the lat/lon I use Digihud Pro but there are plenty of small apps that can provide only the lat/lon, if that's all you need.
Free and a very solid app.
Are there many third party apps to call an Uber?
I know at least one
Or can you use the website too?
Link for the lazy. Great app! Helped me so much.
I use Maps.ME for offline nav, which looks good and is pretty easy to use.
Third. Maps.me is also good ([link]).
If you don't like Nokia Here, give MAPS.ME a try.
Offline, highly detailed, maps and routing.
No voice, though.
For some reason the bot is picking up Google Maps. Here is the app I was talking about
This is the best app I've found, and it works great.
MAPS.ME –Offline Map & Routing, OsmAnd Maps & Navigation, OSMTracker for Android™, MapFactor: GPS Navigation and many more OSM based map applications are on Google Play Store, basically every other GPS app uses OSM data.
it is free once again for whom have missed before.
ps: first submission btw.
I don't have much experience with these so I can't tell you how good or bad they are, but there are a number of options available.
WTF are you for real you dumb bot?
someone should create website aregmapsofflineyet.com?
hard to understand someone using Google maps without proper offline functionality like Maps.me or Here maps, especially considering quality of their data outside US, good luck when traveling to China or other foreign country with your roaming fees and dead phone due to constant use of mobile data
linkme: maps.me, here maps