I'm looking for an app which basically is google maps but completely offline. Even with the new feature of offline maps, the directions and the public transport don't work, as well as the street names are not shown.

Is there a real offline alternative to Google maps?

  • Closely related: android.stackexchange.com/questions/2109/… – ale Aug 8 '12 at 19:46
  • Cross posted? stackoverflow.com/questions/11871887/… – t0mm13b Aug 8 '12 at 19:47
  • No, not related. I'm looking spetially for the public transport functionallity, I already have the offline maps with another gps app. Edit: yes, cross posted, I was told to post it here. – Adrian Aug 8 '12 at 19:47
  • Please delete your other question on Stackoverflow then. OSMAnd is btw. also a viable free&open source alternative well worth a check (it has a free version with map download count limited to 16 or so). In urban areas it's often much more detailed than Gmaps and it has car/bicycle/walk routing modes and many other features. It's based on osm.org maps – ce4 Aug 8 '12 at 21:23

A quick google-fu, which took less than 2 seconds yielded this hit where I got the information from, fyi - keywords without quotes "android gps offline maps"

Possibly two that might be of interest -


Navfree is a completely free navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, spoken and on-screen instructions, offline map use and address search and live search via Google and Microsoft Bing, among many other features. The maps it uses are available for free download from the Navfree Store. The map data is stored on your device so there is no need for a constant data connection while driving. It also allows you to browse maps anytime, anywhere without paying for data connections, which means no costly roaming charges when abroad.

MapDroyd used to be another option, but it was abandoned and has now been removed.

MapDroyd features world-wide off-line maps powered by OpenStreetMap. Experience true unplugged vector maps avoiding expensive network connections.

Apparently, there's a way to do this - as documented over on XDA which enables you to create your offline maps for storage and to be used by the likes of Google Maps etc... Hope it helps! :)

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    I really recommend to check OSMAnd, it's getting better with each version (it's completely free software!) – ce4 Aug 8 '12 at 21:34
  • 'Limitations of Osmand Free - limited number of map downloads; no access to Wikipedia offline POIs' .. not exactly free, there's a paid version as well OSMAnd+ – t0mm13b Aug 8 '12 at 21:37
  • It's open source, I didnt mean free as in beer :-) and it needs funding code.google.com/p/osmand If you want to sideload unrestricted versions, there are nightlies/ You can also compile it yourself. – ce4 Aug 8 '12 at 23:14
  • ahhh .... that's important sentence 'free as in beer' :) cool. will check it out! :) Cheers mate! :D – t0mm13b Aug 8 '12 at 23:18

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