1. asfrye's Avatar
    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?
    03-02-2014 04:00 AM
  2. AndroidProf's Avatar
    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
    03-02-2014 05:02 AM
  3. jolphil's Avatar
    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
    03-02-2014 07:43 AM
  4. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    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.
    03-02-2014 08:23 AM
  5. gerryp123's Avatar
    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?)
    03-02-2014 01:37 PM
  6. brosko's Avatar
    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?
    03-02-2014 05:11 PM
  7. morami's Avatar
    Try this :
    https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567

    Posted via Android Central App
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    03-02-2014 05:17 PM
  8. brosko's Avatar
    Try this :
    https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567

    Posted via Android Central App
    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.
    03-02-2014 05:31 PM
  9. gerryp123's Avatar
    Can only do this for a SINGLE map section, Any way to download and store MULTIPLE map sections ?
    03-02-2014 08:03 PM
  10. ohmslaw's Avatar
    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.
    03-02-2014 08:14 PM
  11. gerryp123's Avatar
    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?
    03-03-2014 09:16 AM
  12. ohmslaw's Avatar
    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.
    03-03-2014 03:36 PM
  13. pushpendra singh4's Avatar
    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?
    02-02-2016 12:51 AM
  14. jaytee's Avatar
    Navigator and Maps.me are both good offline mapping and navigation alternatives. I used Maps.me extensively on a recent trip to Italy.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-10-2016 08:03 PM

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