Off-line Google Maps - Good News For Android Users

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  1. Jim

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    If google can ever put on speed limit info Garmin and Tom Tom better up their game considerably.
     
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    I bet tomtom and garmin are shaking in their boots.....not.
     
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    They are already finished, fewer of us are buying dedicated sat navs, why should we? Apple Nav, or Google Nav is all I use in the UK now. A Snooper for abroad, but as soon as the roaming is sorted I'm sure I'll be back on the phone.

    I have owned 4 or 5 TomToms, the last two were awful, I wouldn't have a free one.
     
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    Here maps can't be beaten in my experience, I have a windows phone with uk France and Belgium stored, gets us everywhere we need.
     
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    Hmmm considering the amount of ground we cover, I think it is time to slip in a 32 gig card !
     
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    That sounds great, with a bit of luck I will be able to put the maps on the phones sd card.
     
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    I can't see me using it for navigation, I have copilot live with all of western Europe stored for very little money and it's a proper job satnav program.

    Have to agree with Jim, I would not be buying shares in TomTom, Garmin now.
     
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    Another Worldwide Offline alternative. maps.me for PC, iPad/phone, Android.

    Download desired area before you go away (or indeed while you are away). No M/H setting unfortunately. Open source, updated from Open Street Map.
     
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    Agreed, Here Maps is excellent and you can download whole countries with one click none of this Google selecting the area you want.
     
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    Got those too. Great for mapping but not used for satnav. I think I first got this because it had Morocco maps and all free.
     
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    Current version does routing as well. Used it for several years - both Walking and Driving
     
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    Just tried it. Returns "can`t connect to maps!". Which doesn't bode well?

    Pete
     
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    My primary free navigator is mapfactor navigator, which is probably one of the best free non connection android navigation packages. I have now bought the paid for Tom Tom maps to use with it but can't see much difference TBH. I also like here maps which actually did a great job of navigating us out of the highly complex souk area in Morocco, where Google maps totally failed.
     
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    Sorry Pete, what/how have you tried?

    Download App from relevant place and then zoom in to area of interest. Once zoomed in far enough, The App will then ask if you want to download the area map for finer detail (with or without routing).

    What are you using it on and what revision of operating system?

    Must add it is installed on PC, several different Android mobiles, different iPhones and iPads.
     
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    Can't understand why everyone isn't trying here maps, free on all platforms , integrates with all aire things and takes you to the gate, all for free on the one device with no connection on the maps you've downloaded, and works all over the world with a connection.
     
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    Does it have height/weight/width restrictions and allow input of vehicle size?
     
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    No but it's free, and never got us in any trouble
     
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    Does the Google one?
     
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    OK.
    No idea :) That's why we have separate sat nav :)
     
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