Offline Maps for Android
We provide offline maps for
several cities worldwide. Our maps are based on the free geographic data provided by the OpenStreetMap project and work completely offline. Currently all versions of Android above version 1.6 are supported.
We also offer a
World map / Atlas app.
View the list of all city map apps. Why offline maps?
Nowadays mobile internet is usually advertised as an ubiquitous resource. And with mobile internet come mobile maps. There may though be reason to use offline maps:
mobile internet may be unreasonably slow in crowded areas. Offline maps on the other hand offer consistent and reliable performance.
mobile internet may be not available everywhere, e.g. in the countryside. Offline maps do not need internet connectivity at all.
although you may be used to ubiquitous internet within your home country, as a tourist you may encounter serious roaming charges.
turning off wireless internet may save significant battery power.
permanent connectivity may be perceived as a threat to privacy. Offline maps may help here since they allow you to avoid constant internet traffic.
Why OpenStreetMap data?
Our maps are based on data from OpenStreetMap. Why?
OpenStreetMap data is
free and open. That means it may be used in (almost) arbitrary fashion and e.g. allows us to provide our maps at a very low price. OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project similar to Wikipedia. That means you may enhance the data or correct errors yourself.
In many places, OpenStreetMap provides more detail than other map providers and is very much up to date.
Other useful apps
We also develop other small yet useful apps. Until now we have created a
Dice app which is quite popular due to its simplicity.