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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JanComputerman, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. JanComputerman

    JanComputerman Android Enthusiast
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    One of the three features that convinced me to buy the N7 is the offline maps of google maps. You can select the area you want to have available offline and save it. It works great until two days ago when I realized you can only save 6 areas. Only six?
     


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  2. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    I just tested. I zoomed out and it let me save 75MB of maps, from Kissimmee, FL to Daytona Beach, FL. That spans 4 counties. I am impressed. With 6 areas, I could get just about all of Florida.

    Going to Tennessee soon on holiday. Will probably save the entire state. Never know where you are going to run out of cell towers in the mountains.
     
  3. Skyroket

    Skyroket Android Enthusiast

    Yes only 6
     
  4. Jay Aristide

    Jay Aristide Well-Known Member

    I live in said mountains, that's a good decision :)

    If you end up near Jackson, drop me a line :)
     
  5. tenceriker

    tenceriker Newbie

    Hmm, very useful.
     
  6. Nutz

    Nutz Member

    Although it is paid for app, CoPilot works pretty well on my Nexus 7. It stores maps locally, so you don't need a wifi connection - just GPS. It is so good that I will probably sell my Navman sat-nav.
     
  7. JanComputerman

    JanComputerman Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Looks like you can select a fairly large area so that you can cover quite a bit of the map with each and the storage limit is 100 megabytes per area. I just selected a large area which included my smaller areas of Cranston, Boston, Newport, and half of the Cape.
     
  8. TLCH723

    TLCH723 Newbie

    MapDroyd is a good offline map. but it doesnt have navigation.
    I use Navfree but its not that good on one way streets and optimizing the route.
    Also you have to download each states separate, no download all option.
    Both of them are free.
     
  9. Thank you for posting this! I thought I could do this with the Maps program but wasn't sure.
     
  10. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    Thanks again. I knew Maps would cache maps offline, but they must have made them bigger recently. I just deleted any I had saved and re-did them and now I can do whole cities rather than small area. Wish nav would work with them offline (without having to pre route the trip)
     
  11. CBRRider

    CBRRider Member

    considering i thought you could only save 1, 6 is awesome!
     
  12. sandozer

    sandozer Member

    Download NavFree, you can load in any maps you require. I am using the UK version but the US version allows state by state load. It is absolutely free, fantastic piece of software with 2d/3d views. It is free, cant be beat.
     
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  13. CBRRider

    CBRRider Member

    Good to know, thanks!
     
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