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    Default Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    I want to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
    I want to use my Nexus 7 to follow the proper route, but I don't have a wifi hotspot in my car.
    So I want to download the route information and store it so I can follow the route offline.

    Is this possible?
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Yes, you can easily do this by tapping the settings button and selecting the "Make Available Offline" option in the popped up menu. Of course, do remember that the map you want to be cached (or in laymen terms: saved for offline use) should be highlighted. Alternatively you can also go to Maps>My Places> Offline and set up an offline map to be used later on
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Hello I use an app called OsmAnd to use for travelling.This app allows you to download maps so that Wi Fi is NOT required.
    It is a bit tricky to use for me but it does work and speaks for turns and directions..It is free but if you want more than the free maps (i think 10 free)
    then you have to purchase them..
    There may be others also but the key is look for Non Wi Fi use.
    Goodluck..
    PS google maps is fine but I found they need WiFi or a data connection for any distance.
    Goodluck
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    What you want is referred-to as "offline navigation." If you put that into a Play Store search, you should find them all.

    I've tried pretty much all of them. Or at least all of them that had reasonable ratings. MapFactor Navigator worked the best for me, with NavFree USA second.

    Some of them... I can't imagine what the designers are thinking. I'm an I.T. guy; have used Garmin, TomTom and Lowrance navigation or marine chart plotters, and I couldn't make sense of them.

    MapFactor Navigator's UI is a little clunky, its search has what I regard to be a bug (see below), it's occasionally given me some pretty outrageous routes (so has every other road route mapping tool I've used), but, generally speaking, it's worked the best, for me.

    MapFactor Navigator's search "bug": It sometimes doesn't turn up things you're seeking that are clearly there. The trick, I found, was center the map on the area in which the thing you're seeking exists, then search for it. MapFactor's explanation for this is there are two different Goggle APIs for maps, one of which returns more results, over a wider area, than the other, and they're possibly using the latter. I don't know if they've changed this since I last travelled.
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Here's a related question.
    I'd like to dl map sections (from Google Map ?) of several areas and store them on an SD card. I'll use OTG reader and Nexus Media Importer (or some other method) to access them off-line). Possible? How? (I know I can do this with a single map section using N7 internal storage, but possible for multiple unrelated map sections?)
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidProf View Post
    Yes, you can easily do this by tapping the settings button and selecting the "Make Available Offline" option in the popped up menu. Of course, do remember that the map you want to be cached (or in laymen terms: saved for offline use) should be highlighted. Alternatively you can also go to Maps>My Places> Offline and set up an offline map to be used later on
    I can't find the save for offline feature on the new version of maps. There is no make available offline option anymore. I couldn't even find the my places option ether. Are you sure this is still available?
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Try this :
    https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567

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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by morami View Post
    Try this :
    https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567

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    Thank you very much! I just downloaded some maps. I still don't see how to view the list off maps that were dl'd for offline use.
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Can only do this for a SINGLE map section, Any way to download and store MULTIPLE map sections ?
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryp123 View Post
    Can only do this for a SINGLE map section, Any way to download and store MULTIPLE map sections ?
    I don't know how many maps you need but with an app like Copilot I have the entire east coast down to Virgina stored in my Nexus. Will this work for you? Also does offline routing.
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    I would like to store and access (off-line) several (perhaps 6) city maps in Spain, while on vacation. Walking directions (between hotel and sights) would be a plus, but is not necessary.
    Was hoping to do this using an external SDHC card via OTG interface, but perhaps temporary store within Nexus 7 is probably OK. (I'll delete app after trip is over).

    CoPilot looks like a good solution so long as it does not hog all my memory, performance, battery power. Map storage is within Nexus only --no SDHC card.
    What's your experience with CoPilot? Free or Paid version?
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    Default Re: Can I download a map "route" for offline viewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryp123 View Post
    I would like to store and access (off-line) several (perhaps 6) city maps in Spain, while on vacation. Walking directions (between hotel and sights) would be a plus, but is not necessary.
    Was hoping to do this using an external SDHC card via OTG interface, but perhaps temporary store within Nexus 7 is probably OK. (I'll delete app after trip is over).

    CoPilot looks like a good solution so long as it does not hog all my memory, performance, battery power. Map storage is within Nexus only --no SDHC card.
    What's your experience with CoPilot? Free or Paid version?
    Free version. I don't use it a lot but with GPS. I have tested it with a pre plotted route and it was fine. I really like the fact that I can view maps offline. It kind of replaced my paper road atlas.

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