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    Published: 2015-04-01, by .

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

    7.8
    • Easy to use
    • Worldwide coverage
    • Needs a lot of storage space
    • The free version only gives you 10 downloads

    "Maps whenever you want them!"

    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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    Cecília

    by Cecília

    Apr 01, 2015

    Description

    OsmAnd is an offline navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality offline maps.

    Enjoy voice and visual offline navigation, viewing points of interest, creating and managing GPX tracks, using contour lines visualization and altitude info (through plugin), a choice between car navigation, cycle navigation or directions in the pedestrian mode, OSM editing and much more. Just download your free maps an get the following:

    GPS navigation
    • You can choose between offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad) or online (faster) mode
    • Turn-by-turn voice guidance leads you along the way (recorded and synthesized voices)
    • Driving routes get rebuilt whenever you deviate from them
    • Lane guidance, street names, and estimated time of arrival will help along the way
    • To make your trip safer, day/night mode switches automatically
    • You can choose to show speed limits, and get reminders if you exceed it
    • You can searches destinations by address, by type (e.g.: parking, restaurant, hotel, gas station), or by geographical coordinates
    • Different modes for cycling routes
    • You can record your own or upload a GPX track and follow it using GPS navigation

    Map
    • Displays POIs (points of interest) around you
    • Offline search helps you find the places of interest by opening hours, payment method and other parameters
    • Adjusts the map to your direction of motion (or compass)
    • Share your location so that your friends can find you
    • Shows bicycle routes, hiking paths, and other types of roads
    • Allows you to choose how to display names on the map: in English, local, or phonetic spelling
    • Displays specialized online tiles, satellite view (from Bing), different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional map layers
    Nautical Maps
    • Information about sea objects and a contour map of sea depth. Basically convenient sea maps you can use without the internet.

    Skiing
    OsmAnd ski maps plugin enables you to see ski tracks with the level of complexity and some additional information, like the location of lifts and other facilities.

    OpenStreetMap Data
    • High-quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world
    • OSM data available per country or region
    • Compact offline vector maps updated at least once a month
    • Choice between complete region data or just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB or 200 MB for the road network only)

    Cycling
    • GPS navigation in cycling mode builds your route using cycling paths
    • You can see your speed and altitude
    • GPX recording option enables you to record your trip and share it
    • Via additional plugin you can enable displaying contour lines and hill-shading

    Walking, hiking, city tour
    • The map shows you walking and hiking paths
    • Public transport stops (bus, tram, train), including line names, help to navigate in a new city
    • GPS pedestrian navigation mode builds your route using walking paths
    • You can upload and follow a GPX route or record and share your own hiking routes

    Contribute to OSM
    • Report data bugs
    • Upload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the app
    • Add POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline)

    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 coding and testing of new functionalities.

    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 are available for download!
    Get a reliable navigator in your country - be it France, Germany, Mexico, UK, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Russia, Brazil or any other.

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    Users review

    from 58.538 reviews

    "Great"

    8.4

    Users comments for Maps & GPS Navigation — OsmAnd

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jan 11, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Wouldn't load a map fast enough. Uninstalled straight away. Complicated looking interface as well. Don't waste your time..

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jan 06, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Came from Survival Manual ( The app). It seems they chose a good app to include ?

    BUSHCRAFT MASTER

    by BUSHCRAFT MASTER

    Jan 05, 2018  |  "Poor"

    When you get directions from this app , it won't show what public transport you can use WITH this GPS map app EVEN though it has a public transport settings which are TURNING on. It would be really great if this app can show you what public transport to take to get to your destination and while you are going on your public transport route to WHERE to get on and get off and show your position on the map .

    Kevan Bodkin

    by Kevan Bodkin

    Jan 03, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Incredibly confusing and bloated layout. Options have cryptic names and there is no tutorial. Can't even find out how to switch to satalite view.

    Gareth Hughes

    by Gareth Hughes

    Jan 02, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Been using this for cycle touring for past 12 months. Excellent (free) alternative to a Garmin. Battery use is minimal in offline mode, and turn-by-turn works fine if you set it up properly. Struggling atm with auto switching on and off on Samsung S8, but I'll fix it. Brilliant app ?

    jeremy wright

    by jeremy wright

    Jan 01, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Used to be a great app. I used it for years for navigating all around europe, hillwalking and on some long-distance cycle rides. However, over time it has gradually been crippled by Android. I just got a new phone and can't copy the offline maps, routes, bookmarks, etc.. to use on the new phone. Apparently it's a feature of Android, but Osmand has a paid-for download service, so I doubt they've put much effort into finding a solution. Uninstalled. Now using maps.me.