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Topic # 225583 25-Nov-2017 00:29
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When searching a route I'm sick of google maps taking up 50%+ of the screen with horizontal bars so that I can't actually see the map. I want a map that can figure a shortest path then show it in a way that can actually be seen - I haven't found any in the store that don't have bars or worse, don't allow landscape at all. I don't need blow by blow directions, I just want to be able to see the map.

Is there anything out there?

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  Reply # 1907447 25-Nov-2017 06:46
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I use OSMand. It's linked to the Open Street Map project (OSM) so it can be used to upload new data points or minor corrections if you like. If you just want maps it's good. It supports any area in the world, does hillshading and contour lines, and it will do route calculation and navigation (with voice prompts) locally, i.e. no data connection required.

Another option is Maps.me. It is also related to the OSM project and uses the same data source. The maps are nicely drawn, and again it will do routing and navigation locally.

OSM itself is a worthwhile project to contribute to. Coverage for New Zealand is pretty good, and if you spot an error or omission you can fix it.


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  Reply # 1907457 25-Nov-2017 07:34
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I use MapFactor Navigate... again, you can download OSM maps so it doesn't gobble your data, it does route planning and voice prompts.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1907458 25-Nov-2017 08:04
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Here Maps is good, but don't know if it meets your needs. I never look at the map while I'm driving, I listen to the directions. Google Maps works fine for that.





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