Sorry, I'm kinda lost here.

I use Google Maps on PC and have some favority places added there.

In my phone I wanna use offline map. In my old phone I used RMaps with whole city map downloaded with Mobile Atlas Creator, and manually added favorities and POIs on it.

Now I bought a new phone, and found out that RMaps is no longer available.

I'd like to add favorities/POIs into Google Maps, and make sure they will be available, with whole city map, when phone is offline. But I don't wanna be somewhere and open Adroid Google Maps and find out some tile for that area wasn't downloaded.

The best solution I see is download whole map from Google Maps or OSM and store the map on phone, and use some app that's able to open this offline map file and at the sae time sync favorities/POIs with Google Maps.

I tried OSMAND, but when I create a POI on it it fails due to some authentication error. It's not trying to connect to Google, because other apps are able to sync with Google Apps. But there's no setting to add login data or create new account.

Could somebody suggest an app able to properly handle offline maps and sync favorities with Google Maps?

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You can add offline map to Google maps by setting the view to the region to want to store, then searching the phrase "OK maps". For custom maps you currently need Google maps engine app, AFAIK. Not sure if it had offline storage at present.

  • I have tried this "OK maps" trick, it doesn't work. When I zoom on an area I never soomed before its zoomed tiles aren't available.
    – Hikari
    Apr 20, 2014 at 13:15

Looks like there's no way to synch Google Maps favorities.

I discovered osmAnd stores its favorities in /osmand/favourites.gpx.

It's a XML file, each favority has name, category, latitude and longitude. In Google Maps, anywhere we can RightClick and click "What's here?". It will show top left the coordinates of the place RightClicked.

The solution I found was to manually handle my favorites. In OsmAnd, we go Favorites and click on the middle-bottom button to import any new record in that file.

When I need to add any new favorite I'll just edit the file and import it again. This way I'll always have control of them and can backup the file.

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