Can I use maps without data connection?

Bobka7

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Is it possible to run maps without a data connection? I downloaded google maps and astro and installed them but they won't work without a data connection. I have a prepaid card only.
Is there another map app that will run off the phone without a connection?
Thank you.
 

epidenimus

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Yes, there are some standalone maps apps that will run with files that you keep on your SD card. Just have a look around appbrain.com or the market.
 

fratermus

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I use an older version of CoPilot; They have a free version out now.

It is theoretically possible to use Google Maps offline if:
1. you cache the tiles beforehand using the Labs setting
2. you start off with a data connection (eg. in wifi when you first set the destination)
3. don't need to recalc

Another way to research the possibilities is to google it.