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Maps on HTC Desire

Posted by Xeno on 16 September 2011 in Latvian (Latviešu)

Hey.

Is it posible to download this map on my phone to use it in offline mode?

Comment from hfs on 16 September 2011 at 07:18

Yes, there is quite a selection for Android based phones:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Android

Now your choice is whether you just want to display the map at your position, or if you need offline search or navigation, how much you’re willing to pay, and so on.

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Comment from liftarn on 16 September 2011 at 07:45

My suggestion (unless you're willing to pay for it) would be to use MapDroyd (it's available from the market). I have tested a few and most just cache bitmaps while MapDroyd downloads vector maps.

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Comment from maxolasersquad on 16 September 2011 at 11:39

OSMAnd can download the vector data and draw them on demand for offline use. It also includes navigation.

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Comment from Sanderd17 on 16 September 2011 at 12:24

+1 for OsmAnd.

The default is online maps and online navigation, but you can also go in the settings and download map data. Afterwards, you will be able to see the map without data connection (just like you can with mapdroyd), but if you bought the donation version, or downloaded the free nightly version from their site, you can also navigate offline.

The offline navigation is still beta (long routes - say 200km or more - can cause crashes).

Another offline navigation app is Zanavi, a fork of Navit. But OsmAnd is a bit more extended and android-y-fied.

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Comment from Xeno on 16 September 2011 at 14:05

yea, i just checked mapdroyd, it has nice maps, but still i need navigation, ill try other two :-)
btw. tnx for the help :-)

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Comment from Soldier Boy on 17 September 2011 at 09:27

+1 for OsmAnd. It's the best osm app for android!

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Comment from jutezak on 18 September 2011 at 08:18

OsmAnd has the most features. And the maps have the most detail.

Navit / Zanavi still has the best navigation/routing last time I tested, but the map display is for navigation, not for "human use".

Navdroyd was the first (paid) app to do navigation. Not worth it: maps display is the same as the free Mapdroyd, and navigation routes long distance over secondary roads.

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Comment from Xeno on 18 September 2011 at 19:05

yup

tnx, i choose OsmAnd, and it's ok for now, i think i wont get any better now so...

the routing is kinda wierd, ill have to get used to it :)

but tnx everyone for help, :)

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