OsmAnd Maps & Navigation

OsmAnd Maps & Navigation

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(4 stars)

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Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Worldwide coverage
Cons
  • Needs a lot of storage space
  • The free version only gives you 10 downloads
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Expert's Review
7.8
Great

"Maps whenever you want them!"

Reviewed by / Apr 01, 2015

A really interesting app which lets you use maps at any given moment

THE VERDICT

OsmAnd is the must-have app you need if you usually travel by car and use your phone to work our the best routes, and especially if you're traveling abroad and you turn on roaming to download maps a lot. With this app you can download the maps before you leave home and still get the instructions if you can't get access to a data connection or WiFi.

THE PROS

Without a doubt, this is a very well-made app, because it includes worldwide maps too. You can easily find the right map through the filters, listed by continent. If you download at home, in the office or in a hotel, while on a WiFi network, you can use them without any issues when you go out onto the street. It is easy to use and you don't need any other files to be downloaded. You can also save your favorite sites and locate points of interest on the map.

THE CONS

The free version is a bit limited if you're a heavy map user because it only give you 10 downloads. If you want to use more maps, you have to pay for the complete version. Remember that the maps need a lot of free space, but your SD card will come in handy for that.

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Developer's original description available here
OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on your device's memory card for offline use. Via your device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline (no internet needed).

Some of the main features:

Navigation
• Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)
• Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
• Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
• Supports intermediate points on your itinerary
• Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route
• Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates

Map Viewing
• Display your position and orientation on the map
• Optionally align the map according to compass or your direction of motion
• Save your most important places as Favorites
• Display POIs (point of interests) around you
• Can display specialized online tile maps
• Can display satellite view (from Bing)
• Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparency
• Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling

Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia Data
• High quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world
• Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region
• Wikipedia POIs, great for sightseeing (not available in free version)
• Free download, directly from the app (download limit 10 map files in free version)
• Always up-to-date maps (updated at least once a month)
• Compact offline vector maps
• Select between complete map data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB, or 200 MB for the road network only)
• Also supports online or cached tile maps

Safety Features
• Optional automated day/night view switching
• Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it
• Optional speed-dependent map zooming
• Share your location so that your friends can find you

Bicycle and Pedestrian Features
• The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities
• Special routing and display modes for bike and pedestrian
• Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
• Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service
• Optional speed and altitude display
• Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin)

Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMap
• Report map bugs
• Upload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the app
• Add POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline)
• Optional trip recording also in background mode (while device is in sleep mode)

OsmAnd is open source and actively being developed. Everyone can contribute to the application by reporting bugs, improving translations, or coding new features. The project is in a lively state of continuous improvement by all these forms of developer and user interaction. The project progress also relies on financial contributions to fund the development, coding, and testing of new functionalities. By buying OsmAnd+ you help the application to be even more awesome! It is also possible to fund specific new features, or to make a general donation on osmand.net.

Very approximate map coverage and quality:
• Western Europe: ****
• Eastern Europe: ***
• Russia: ***
• North America: ***
• South America: **
• Asia: **
• Japan & Korea: ***
• Middle East: **
• Africa: **
• Antarctica: *

Most countries around the globe available as map downloads!

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here are just few more examples: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Spain, UK, USA.

Recently changed in this version

2.0 - Material Design
2.0.4 - Fixes for route calculation, Samsung 4.2 devices, other fixes


Comments and ratings for OsmAnd Maps & Navigation
  • (67)

    by silverrain on 02/02/2012

    This app needs some usability improvements. Finding out how to route was not trivial. Should be able to tap into a POI and navigate quickly.

    Still there is a promise for this app. So for now. 2.5 Stars

  • (67)

    by ashib chakma on 12/05/2015

    Okk çool..apps buddy

  • (67)

    by Jithin Raj on 12/05/2015

    I can't download any maps. Downloading is very very slow.

  • (67)

    by mala nali on 11/05/2015

    more than happy for this app special thanks

  • (67)

    by Zam Joke on 11/05/2015

    Works like a charm on Galaxy S3 , realy like the new update, if anything, the search by post code could improoved . Thanks great app.

  • (67)

    by El Amin Ouzzane on 11/05/2015

    I really like the new material design. The app is gaining maturity very quickly. I'll give 5 stars when you change the maps style to a smoother and a bit less colourful theme.

  • (67)

    by Android Phone on 11/05/2015

    In version 1.x was online address search but in next 2.x version you are removed that option. why? Sometimes it was useful when cannot fined address correct or they are missing in osm database... Sometimes there is duplicated names of the same street with different numbers...

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