Just how to make use of GPS/Maps without an Internet link?
I require a means (perhaps a third-party application) that permits me to make use of maps and also GPS without an Internet link.
I do not utilize it by auto, simply for strolling in cities. It would certainly behave if I can simply replicate all information about a certain city prior to going there for tourist.
The Google Maps application does not store maps accurately, so it is high-risk to rely upon it without an Internet link.
I consistently make use of Locus. It does not have a lot in the means of navigating assistance (although I assume this remains in the jobs), but also for off - roadway and also off - line utilize it is superb.
It permits downloading and install of maps for off - line usage, sustains SQLite and also GEMF maps, which permit huge map (2GB restriction for SQLite, no practical restriction for GEMF) floor tile establishes on your SD card without throwing away masses of room. It additionally sustains vector maps along with bitmap ones (even more insurance coverage, much less disk room). It has a great user interface and also is well sustained.
There is a free variation with advertisements which does not sustain in - application map downloading (I assume), although you can utilize your COMPUTER to download and install the maps. The paid variation is not pricey.
That all audios exceedingly beautiful, so I need to stress that I'm not the programmer and also have no association ; simply a really satisfied customer!
Note : most of these applications make use of map information from a really cool free map project called OSM (OpenStreetMap), which any person can add to. OSM is frequently boosting, yet in several locations it might do not have details like house/building numbers.
- Google Maps
- Google Maps does have some offline capability (including offline navigation as of version 9.17), yet the dimension of the location you can download and install is restricted (you can not download and install a whole United States state, as an example) and also some countries or areas aren't available for download. See below for guidelines : Download a map and use it offline
- HERE Maps
- Unless you are aiming to sustain OSM, this is possibly the most effective free alternative around. It works offline, has maps in nearly 200 countries, and also turn-by-turn navigation in over 100 countries. Attributes include complete road addresses, sights, detours, website traffic, public transportation, and also speed up restrictions. Remarkable attributes that are missing out on : ability to add multiple stops to a route, lane aid, rerouting based on traffic, and also capacity to browse to calls' addresses.
- Open - resource, makes use of information from OSM. Currently just has 2D navigating, yet among the far better free alternatives readily available.
- OSM - based offline navigating. Rather standard yet encouraging. TomTom maps readily available as an in - application acquisition.
- Navmii (previously NavFree) : North/Latin America, elsewhere
- Advertisement - sustained. Permits you to download and install maps for offline navigating, additionally OSM - based. OSM has maps for the entire globe, but also for some factor Navmii only has maps available for certain countries, primarily in Europe and also North America.
- Several others based upon OSM below : Android - OpenStreetMap Wiki
- CoPilot Live Premium : USA, elsewhere
- CoPilot Live is a really wonderful, complete - highlighted application, which will certainly allow you download and install maps beforehand and also usage GPS offline. I wound up utilizing it due to the fact that the United States variation was so economical contrasted to the various other paid navigating applications, yet I've been really happy with the top quality, attributes, consumer assistance, and also free application and also map upgrades. It has all the attributes I can desire in a GPS application, the only disadvantages being you need to have actually a paid registration for website traffic information (the paid application consists of a free one - year registration), and also you will certainly need to acquire new maps if you take a trip outdoors your acquired location.
- Various other paid applications that I have not made use of :
There are thorough testimonials of several Android GPS applications below : Android Sat Nav Apps
For England and also much of Europe, ViewRanger is wonderful. Sustains Ordnance Survey and also various other main - type maps ; additionally some open road map tasks. Yet it is definitely what I would certainly make use of - - and also do - - if I am treking with a phone. For Android - ViewRanger