Make sure you have the latest supported language pack. (You can get in-app updates)
Assuming you already have Google maps installed;
Set your custom address (e.g school)
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps.
Tap Menu Menu and then Your places and then Labeled.
Choose Home or Work (school).
Enter the address.
Note: You must be signed in ...
The maps data is stored in /sdcard/MapsWithMe/. For each downloaded map, there are 2/3 files (depending with route or not) and 1 folder:
<Country> folder (empty)
Country.mwm for map data
Country.mwm.routing for its routing (direction) data
You need to download the map data from your PC (using Android emulator*, refer to this question.), transfer the ...
I almost forgot about my own question, meanwhile I found perfectly working solution -- simply converting KML into GPX with GPSBabel: http://www.gpsbabel.org/
It is open source, which is great plus for me.
There are several RDP/VNC application on Android, which can be used to "run" any Windows application.
What you basically need to do is fairly straightforward:
Setup a server or virtual machine running a Windows machine
Install a RDP/VNC viewer on your Android
Configure the viewer to connect to the server
Citrix and Azure virtualization platform can be ...
Use vector maps instead of pre-downloading or caching rendered map tiles.
Vector Maps versus Bitmap, Pre-rendered, Tiled Maps
Here's the difference: Caching Google Maps or any other pre-rendered maps stores dozens to thousands tiles of (bitmap) images on your device. Even though these are compressed, they take up gigabytes of storage, especially if you're ...
Use Android Auto.
This will reduce the accessing time for Maps or Any other application required while driving. Also During driving and using android auto, you'll have a better experience of Map as the notifications from other apps won't bother you as they do on running the Maps app directly.
Reason for this is to minimize the interruption of other apps ...
OsmAnd is an offline navigation app and should support geo intents since 2011. It has a fully functional free version and a reasonably priced paid version in the Play store. It's FOSS also, so you could ask for the functionality to be improved or you could send a patch yourself if needed. There's also nightly builds available on the project's site.
I use OsmAnd which works well with offline maps (OSM). Download offline map(s) once and after that no internet connection is required to use them.
You can download the .obf-file of your location from this list of offline maps. Or use the app to download .obf files directly to your device.
I am now using OsmAnd.
It stores OpenStreetMap maps on the phone's storage.
OsmAnd uses a vectorial format, which means it can store a lot of information without taking too much space, and is visible in all zoom factors.
You can download the maps you want, for instance Italy, Bolivia, or any other country/region.
Free, open source.
Magic wand at the bottom of Google Now should do it (that is if you turned them off). If you just flicked the tile away they will be back so don't worry. If not just go into the magic wand menu and set the way you "get around" to another mode of transportation, then change it back to driving.
Have You tried Maps With Me? It has a lite (free) version and allows downloading maps for an offline usage. Also it is very fast: in my experience OsmAnd is much slower even with maps downloaded, although it shows more information.
There's an excellent mapping app called Locus (website | app free | paid) which has been around for ages and offers a whole lot more features than Google Maps. It supports offline map caching and it looks like you can download vector maps from here, topographical maps from here.
Having downloaded one of the vector maps, it seems to be using OSM files, ...
Install MapsOn by coderminus.
Go to Menu > More > Preferences > Configure Maps and set /sdcard/maverick/tiles/Google/ or /storage/sdcard0/maverick/tiles/Google/ as the path for the tiles of Google Maps. Now you can use the "Cache area" feature of MapsOn to download the tiles of selected areas.
Since they are stored in the Maverick folder, they ...
Just a guess, but worth trying: I did the same with Locus Maps. I created a KML, which imported fine, and could be used as layer there (Locus even supports KMZ containing images and more, so you could use that for a "self-made travel guide").
The article Using KML Files on the same site suggests at least the KML part should work with OsmAnd as well, so I ...
1) Copy the .obf file to your OsmAnd folder, for instance /sdcard/osmand.
2) In OsmAnd, enable the "POI > Any" layer.
3) Sometimes it does not work immediately, in such case restart your phone (there might be faster methods but at least restarting works)
Copy to clipboard option only appears if you have Google Drive installed. Alternatively, one can install "clipboard" apps available on Play Store for this purpose
Installing Google Drive fixed the problem as confirmed by OP
Yes absolutely possible. It took me sometime to figure this out though. I found the page about how-to add maps manually to OsmAnd maps on Google Docs. There is some tutorial about this thing. Just head over to OsmAnd Maps Download via PC.
The Google Maps App is dependent on the Google Play Services app. Whenever you point out a location or a route, or even load a particular area of the map regularly, it records your actions so as to provide a better prediction the next time you access that particular app.
Those recorded actions are linked to your Google Account through the Google Play ...
(Update: The data is now available as .gpx at https://github.com/baturin/wikivoyage-listings)
1) Download the latest .obf file at https://sourceforge.net/projects/wikivoyage/files/Listings-as-OBF/
2) Using any file management app, move the .obf file to the root of your OsmAnd folder, probably /sdcard/osmand/.
3) Start OsmAnd, and enable the "POI > Any" ...
I ended up doing this:
Transform the data from .CSV to .OSM
Download and run OsmAndMapCreator
In OsmAndMapCreator, let only "Build POI index" checked, then click File > Build .obf from osm file...
Select the .osm file
Distribute the resulting .OBF file. Users can easily use it with OsmAnd.
MOBile Atlas Creator (MOBAC) has support for Google Maps till 1.9Beta (the last stable version is 1.8).
It can be downloaded from here.
Using MOBAC instead of MapsOn has the following significant advantages.
Since the download happens in the computer rather in phone, large area downloads are quite possible.
Multiple zoom levels can be downloaded and even ...
It's possible to create a personal layer in Google Maps and have it show up in the Maps app. You can create a pin, and label it. However, you will only see pins on the app. But once you click on the pin, you will see your custom text.
Google Maps site. Log-in to Google Maps in Desktop mode (a PC maybe?). At the top left beside the Get directions button, ...
That strongly depends on the app used. Unfortunately, since Froyo (Android 2.2) the options "use location service" and "permit Google to collect" are connected and undividable (before you could chose them separately). So if an app uses the Google Framework's location service to obtain position data, it won't work without that service enabled. If it accesses ...