Android India offline maps ?

#1 Jan 30th, 2013, 06:43
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I usually use some kind of GPS map while I am overseas, and was wondering if there are any good offline ones for the Android smart phones ?
I have used Gaia GPS in SE Asia, which uses open street maps. It has to be offline usable, as my data connection will be wifi mostly.
Any others better for N. India ?
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I am not aware of offline maps for Android in India. Why don't you get an Indian SIM and used google maps. Data plans are pretty reasonable? Rs 100($2) per month for 300MB on Airtel.. Or, use a GPS navigator with Indian maps.
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I'm going to try to get a DataCard at the airport when I land, I heard it's easier there.
After doing some more research on android navigation, there is 'Navfree' . Like it's name, it is free of cost and uses open street maps data. It downloads India which is 168 MB. I inspected Varanasi and it was fairly accurate looking, just a little more sparse than Google maps. Not as many points of interest listed either.
Apparently Google maps also lets you go off-line, but only in small sections and it only lasts 30 days.
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Free: Anything that uses Open Street Maps. Have a look at GPS Essentials, too --- with that, you can choose to use Google or offline Open.

Buy-it: Sygic. This uses digital maps from MapMyIndia. I think you can see the maps at their website, which will give you an idea how good the coverage is. Currently $24.99 at their site or from Google 'Play'
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Don't know if it good enough for you.
Free - Maps with me Lite
By it -Maps with me Pro about $5-6
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Thanks for the heads up on Navfree. I am downloading and will check it out. It will surely come handy in areas where there is poor data coverage.
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Originally Posted by lesdit View Post I usually use some kind of GPS map while I am overseas, and was wondering if there are any good offline ones for the Android smart phones ?
I have used Gaia GPS in SE Asia, which uses open street maps. It has to be offline usable, as my data connection will be wifi mostly.
Any others better for N. India ?
Check out osmand which is also based on Open Street Maps. It does not need a data connection for navigation, and it allows you to save offline maps for areas much bigger than what google maps allows. (You can even download the maps on your computer and copy them into the cache directory)

It also features voice navigation, but the voice synthesis seemed pretty flaky on my phone (could be a compatibility issue with my phone, but then the voice in Google navigation sounds pretty good on it).
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Android Google Offline India Maps

Use Google maps if you have Android and download the area where you would need the offline maps.

I used this option to download the whole city map of Chennai on an Android system using Google maps with their save offline map feature. You can download upto 70-75mb in each download and if you need adjoining areas then select that area and try downloading it again.
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That's fine if it works. For me, it doesn't, and I've wasted a few hundred Mb of bandwidth and time downloading stuff, only have everything look ok until I come to use it.

However, it costs little to try. It probably works for the majority.

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