Seven applications of offline maps to travel and not lose even if you lose your connection
We are at that time of the year where we started preparing our vacation trips. Whether we go by plane or by car, having a map of the area on the mobile will get us out of more than one hurry. That’s why one of the best recommendations we can make is to download an offline map application, perfect so you do not get lost and can be guided without having to activate the data. A situation that especially if we travel abroad will occur, since roaming is usually very restrictive.
As 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 definitely worth seeing if we are going somewhere and want to know where we are at all times.
Google Maps had to be the first on the list. It comes pre-installed on all mobile phones and is surely one of the most complete. From the side menu allows you to choose an area, download it and so we can consult it through the cache without having to connect.
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 be sufficient for most.
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Here’s maps were among the first to be available offline. We have our own maps available in more than one hundred countries and with very detailed routes. Initially recognized for becoming the Nokia maps, it currently belongs to the group formed by Audi, BMW and Daimler.
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With a name clearly aimed at improving your position within Google Play, this map application offers more than two hundred countries, allows navigation, offline download and traffic in real time. A very well positioned application that in 2015 was purchased by Sygic.
The popular GPS brand also offers its complete maps through mobile. With TomTom GO Mobile we will have access to routes, traffic and radars. In case you want to download the map, we can easily do so by choosing one of the zones and you can save them in the microSD. More than 150 countries are available and the street map is very detailed and updated.
CityMapper is an application focused on offering us information about public transport. It also allows access to information without connection, something very useful not only when we travel but also for example when we use the metro and there is no coverage.
The best offline map application is based on OpenStreetMaps. OsmAnd offers 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 an extensive collection of plugins.