We are at that time of year where we begin to prepare our vacation trips. Whether we go by plane or by car, having a map of the area on our mobile will get us out of more than one hurry. That is why one of the best recommendations we can make is to download one offline map app, perfect for not getting lost and being able to guide yourself without having to activate the data. A situation that will occur especially if we travel abroad, since roaming is usually very restrictive.
As is usual in Android, we have a large collection of different tools to install on our smartphone. Here we leave you with the seven best offline map apps. Many of them have been on Google Play for years and fortunately they have continued to be updated to this day. Seven well-known apps that are certainly worth keeping in mind if we are going to travel somewhere and we want to know where we are at all times.
Google Maps had to be the first on the list. Comes pre-installed on all mobiles and it is surely one of the most complete. From the side menu it allows you to choose an area, download it and thus we can consult it through the cache without having to have a connection. Here we leave you the detailed tutorial on how to download the maps offline.
Maps.ME is another Android classic. In this case we have an application with a more casual design but where we will also have details about the traffic and the main attractions. Their maps are based on OpenStretMaps, so the database will suffice for most.
Here maps were among the first to be available offline. We have our own maps available in more than a hundred countries and with very detailed routes. Initially recognized for becoming Nokia Maps, currently belongs to the group consisting of Audi, BMW and Daimler.
Offline maps and navigation
With a name clearly aimed at improving its position within Google Play, this map application offers more than two hundred countries, allows navigation, offline download and real-time traffic. A very well positioned application that in 2015 was bought by Sygic.
Navigation and maps
The popular brand of GPS it also offers its complete maps via mobile. With TomTom GO Mobile we will have access to routes, traffic and speed cameras. In case we want to download the map, we can do it easily by choosing any of the areas and they can be saved in the microSD. More than 150 countries are available and the street map is very detailed and up-to-date.
TomTom GO MOBILE
CityMapper is an application focused on providing information about public transport. It also allows you to access information offline, something very useful not only when we travel but also for example when we use the subway and there is no coverage.
The best offline map app is based on OpenStreetMaps. OsmAnd offers us an app with access to links to Wikipedia, information of all kinds, speed limits, traffic, routes, vector maps, points of interest, maps for cyclists or pedestrians and much more thanks to a extensive collection of plugins. A collaborative and free application that has a version of 8.99 euros for those who want to collaborate in its development.
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