I built a driving path containing several destination points using google maps and would like to use it in a turn-by-turn GPS navigation app such as iGo. Any existing app/s that can achieve that?


  • How did you build this path? What format is it saved in? I assume you're not using Google Maps Navigation because you're outside the US. Mar 22, 2011 at 17:57
  • Correct, Google Maps Navigation indeed doesn't work in my area, and I didn't know it's only available in the states (I'll be driving in France and thought it might work there). I used Google Maps: added couple of destinations and moved part of the path so it'll go though several specific roads.
    – akurtser
    Mar 22, 2011 at 19:02
  • You could try this hacked version of maps: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=630887 Mar 22, 2011 at 19:08
  • I didn't know there's a hacked version to work in my area nice, thanks for that. It seems though it won't let me use my own route, nor can it work offline. I'm going to try MapQuest now.
    – akurtser
    Mar 22, 2011 at 19:43

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Osmand Is available on Google Play that allows navigating along a saved GPS log (in .gpx format).

You can export your Google Maps route (from maps.google.com) using http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/ to .gpx format. Push the .gpx to your phone (via bluetooth, email or USB) to /sdcard/osmand/tracks/ folder (important! Osmand only searches for .gpx files in this folder).

This is however not very straightforward and requires some steps... but I have used it for preparing motorcycle routes offline in advance for example.

In Osmand then:
Download your desired offline maps (the basic version allows 3 free downloads) and in the map view do: menu button -> navigate -> GPX -> choose your exported .gpx

Osmand is free software it's also possible to get it free of charge from f-droid.org's app store, but please support the author if you like it.


Have you heard of openstreetmap?

Openstreetmap is a croudsource map database where users create a free service to use for navigation purposes. There are many android apps available that allow you to use openstreetmap maps to display many different things. You can import a variety of different map types, as well as use different programs, such as josm, to create these maps and routes to import to your choice of android application.

You can even help by contributing new roads and updating existing information.

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