Fully download Google Maps to device?

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  1. p3r02d3r0

    p3r02d3r0 New Member
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    Hi, this question may be asked before, so I really apologize for asking this again.

    I own HTC Desire which has a built-in GPS. It's a really great option, but what really annoys me is this: when I use GPS, my data connection must also be enabled in order to refresh Google Maps. And since data packets in Croatia are still pretty expensive, this is not a option for me.

    Anyway, the question is: is there a way to fully download Maps to your SD Card without having data connection enabled, but GPS only?
    So, just like with standard GPS devices.

    Thanks
     

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  2. lohpsch

    lohpsch Member
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    It would be great, but there is no way you can have Google Maps offline (Nokia Maps is available offline, but of course, it's only for Nokia phones).

    Either you use a Navigation App or take a look at MapDroid (in the Market), not the same features but, at least you have an offline map.

    :)
     
  3. p3r02d3r0

    p3r02d3r0 New Member
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    Thanks for the reply. I'll check out MapDroid.

    Are there any other free navigation apps on the market?
     
  4. Good Old Bakes

    Good Old Bakes Well-Known Member
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    You know I'm pretty sure that you can punch in a route at home and download it over wi-fi. If you stay on the exact course then you should be fine, its only if you deviate off course that you'll be downloading extra map areas.
     
  5. APK

    APK Active Member
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    That works for me, I have done journeys of 100 miles entirely off line, only thing you lose is traffic updates.
     
  6. blackvyper

    blackvyper Well-Known Member
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    It's best to use apps like Navigon, iGo or CoPilot (I have all 3) if you travel. These maps are stored on the SD card and I am not restricted to driving a preset course. What happens if you have to detour because of an accident, traffic jam or road construction? These GPS apps are not that expensive and since I live about 50 minutes from the Czech border it saves me from downloading maps while roaming which is expensive. Plus the POI's included with these apps make sure I don't miss a restaurant or gas station on the way :D


    note: If you don't do that much real traveling then Gmaps is ok, but if you're driving around and your data gives out I hope you're not too far from help :mad:
     
  7. p3r02d3r0

    p3r02d3r0 New Member
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    Thanks guys, you really helped me alot :)
     
  8. tiredhiker

    tiredhiker Well-Known Member
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    Try LOCUS . It will let you look at maps and then download the parts you want for use offline. it WORKS !
     

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