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 ...
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 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.
There is assisted GPS, which as I got it figures out your location only by distance from antennas.
I am sorry but this sentence is wrong. What you describe is not "assisted" GPS /AGPS.
AGPS or "Assistend GPS" is mechanism for GPS to minimize the initial starting phase until the first GPS "fix" (the first calculated GPS location)...
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 ...
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.
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)
For me (Android 6 on a Sony phone), "screen pinning" does this, with no need for third party apps.
The option for me is in "Settings", "Security", "Screen pinning", which you set to "on". You pin an app by swiping up on it from the overview list, then clicking the "pin" icon which will appear. To unpin a pinned app, press and hold the "back" and "overview" ...
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
There's a trick: open Google Maps, press Go button, then select a very far away destination that you are not going to arrive, then confirm to find a route. Google map will keep running on background without screen on. Also turn off the navigation voice to avoid the sound they would make. By doing that, Maps will always track your current location even if you ...
At the thread Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location
Here on Android Enthusiasts, there is an extensive discussion about exactly this problem.
If you’re only looking for a way to edit your timeline, there are some very elaborate instructions at the link View or edit your timeline
Indeed there is. One of the key phrases you may be searching for is:
"Ok, Google. Show me a map of [place name]."
You may need to press the microphone (voice search) button from Google Search or Maps if Google Now is not activated.
For some reason this seems to do a poorer job of identifying contact addresses than
"Show me a map of [name of place]." ...
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 ...
There is no difference, except that region maps are based on administrative divisions
Data on the download server is organised by region. The /openstreetmap directory contains files that have a whole continent's data in them, and for some continents there are subdirectories in which you find individual files for various countries. ...
To view OBFs that I didn't download through OsmAnd, I first had to change the directory where its data is stored to one where I can push stuff (non-rooted phone).
For that, I first went to Settings > General settings > [Miscellaneous] Data storage folder and switched it to "Manually specified...". I decided it would be /storage/emulated/0/osmand as this is ...
I could suggest you to use an emulator like Andy. Using this will help you to use your computer's Ethernet to access Internet.
You can install the app on that emulator and download the map data. Then you can either identify the download area and copy them to your phone. If that's too cumbersome you can rely on apps like titanium backup to restore the data ...
(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.