Free Offline Maps Apps For Android – Download Available
Google Maps is without any doubts one of the most used maps applications out there. In addition, the application allows you to save maps for offline use. However, you won’t be able to cache entire cities and the date will also expire after 30 days. According to reports, a fully offline Google Maps app will be released later this year along with the Android M OS.
OsmAnd is another map application that comes with many details on all the maps you download. The application comes in free and paid versions. The free version allows you to download only 10 maps. For more maps and other add-ons such as contour lines, you will need to get the paid version. The application also come with turn-by-turn voice guidance, search and re-routing. The maps that OsmAnd comes with, offer a lot of details, which can be a very useful application for people who practice mountain biking or hiking.
Nokia’s HERE Maps is another great offline map application that you can use on your Android device. Since this application is created by Nokia, it is a bit different than other Android map applications. If you want to download maps for offline use, you will need to register to the application. However, as soon as you register, you will be able to download as many offline maps as you want.
Here Maps also features satellite and traffic imagery, turn-by-turn navigation, it has a search function and a totally new feel on the offline maps.
City Maps 2Go
City Maps 2Go doesn’t come with detailed maps, but it allows you to search for addresses, restaurants, points of interest while offline. Keep in mind that you will not get details such as street numbers, building outlines and you won’t be able to zoom in as far as some other maps applications.
City Maps 2Go doesn’t have the offline navigation options as other maps applications come with, but it is pretty useful for people who want to get from a place to another using a simple map.
Maps.Me application was released back in 2011 and then it was used to be called Maps With Me. Since it was released, the application was improved a lot and now it is one of the most used offline maps applications out there. You are not even limited to how many country maps you can download. With other words, as long as you have the space on your Android smartphone, you can download the maps of the entire world for free.