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Phone application road maps
« on: March 18, 2017, 07:11:30 PM »
Hi all,

I found some phone application for use in off wifi as
Do you know them? or others could be fine too ?


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Re: Phone application road maps
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 07:50:37 PM »
I use the Android version of MapFactor Navigator which uses Open Street Maps as the base map.  It is free and provides offline navigation.  Great where there is no 3G connection.



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Re: Phone application road maps
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 09:15:18 PM »
There are lots and lots of GPS mapping apps out there.  Instead of trying to learn the latest and greatest, I use the ones I used five years ago on my Android devices.

 -  They changed the name a few years ago, used to be called Maps With Me and they had both a free and paid version.  I bought the paid version but I think it now is only free.  Older versions allowed a large bulk download of maps, but the latest version did not appear to do that anymore.  Now instead of selecting a state and telling it to download the entire state, with my tablet it would only download the maps if I moved the map on the screen in a fairly close setting to download parts of states.  This app is for car travel, bike paths not shown.  Has routing.   The maps it loads now take up a lot more memory than the maps I loaded several years ago, perhaps that is why I could no longer do a bulk download.

 - Soviet Military Maps.  It has several different layers, I use the Open Streets Cycle layer which has topographic contours in metric units.  The paid version allows a bulk download of maps.  And on the bulk download you could set the resolution you wanted for detailed (close in) scales.  This can keep a track or load a track in GPX format.

I only use these for planning, as my screen or tablet has a bigger screen than my dedicated GPS.  I do not have a sim card in my phone, so I can only load maps when I have wifi.  I often would load in the area where I intend to go while I was still at home, then when I got to the location I already had all that I needed.

There are several others out there too, but I am content to live in the past.

I also have an automotive type GPS for my truck, so I rarely use these Android apps.


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Re: Phone application road maps
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:18:34 PM »
Just downloaded OsmAnd and it looks  good.


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Re: Phone application road maps
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 10:33:07 AM »
I have used PocketEarth Pro on tour and love it. Its Open Street and Cycle Map based. Cycle setting shows you the bike routes.
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Re: Phone application road maps
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 09:57:28 PM »
I use on my Andriod devices, as Mickeg said used to be Map With Me with a paid version. Maps downloads have now been split on a country / region basis - 18 for the UK. They have plenty of detail and quickly zoom in / out.  My only criticism would be for mapping routes on the go best to do this on the web and export route to a  kml file then import into the app.