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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mattshaw, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. mattshaw

    mattshaw Member
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    Just wondering if there is a way to install maps directly onto the phone/sd card?

    Have Google maps & Wisepilot as the preinstalled apps & would like to use either one of them without a wifi or wap connection!

    Tried all sorts of searches on here & google but nothing really to answer it :(
     

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  2. colpolite

    colpolite Active Member
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    Originally Posted by MiniDroid [​IMG]
    Another tip is to use XGPS, it downloads maps from google maps so you don't need to use the data connection (first to your pc, then transfer it to your phone).

    Xpgs is the first hit if you google it.

    Anyway, here's the link xGPS
    You should be able to figure it out from there (it's easy)



     
  3. ahub1988

    ahub1988 New Member
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    Thanks i downloaded the maps on my computer but i can not incroporate them into my xperia, can you tell me whether it is supported by Gmaps and where to copy the downloaded file *.db in my xperia
     
  4. ahub1988

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    what i didnt mentioned earlier is that the method is for iphones because xGPS is iphones software it is written by the same user who advised to use xGPS, he got mistakenly mixup in a lot of softwares.
    Dont Mind
     
  5. mattshaw

    mattshaw Member
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    so is it possible to download maps on the x10 then, if the above method is for the iphone!?!?!
     
  6. estevao.alvarenga

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    I installed MapDroyd. Worked well for me, but no navigation, only maps and GPS. Like an offline google map.

    Review in Lifehacker: MapDroyd Downloads Free Maps for Offline Navigation

    Regards,
    Estevao
     
  7. bahkyp

    bahkyp New Member
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    Sydney, Australia
    osmand with downloading in tangogps (linux app).

    installed osmand on phone and tangogps on laptop
    set up osmand to use OsmaRender (settings > map > map tile source > OsmaRender)
    looked at a map (this downloaded some tiles and saved them to the sdcard)
    unmounted sdcard in android mounted SD card under linux (/SDCARD, your's will be different)
    opened tangogps
    set tangogps to save to the same directory as osmand using OSM (/SDCARD/osmand/tiles/OsmaRender/)
    downloaded a lot of maps using the right click +layers feature of tangogps
    added a .tile to them with
    Code (Text):
    1. > cd /SDCARD/osmand/tiles/OsmaRender/
    2. > for file in $(ls */*/*.png); do mv $file ${file}.tile ; done
    unmounted sdcard and put it back in phone.
    used newly downloaded maps.

    PS you could use Google maps but I prefer maps that are editable.
     

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