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Sometimes one needs more than just navigation, they have a need to view a map or specify a specific route. OsmAnd provides a very nice, detailed map. This can be good for seeing what is around you or showing a place you are talking about to a friend. It also provides a means to add waypoints on the map which can be used to dictate a specific route (not simple enough to do routinely). See More
OSM provides a map editable by everyone; just like the web-based encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Using a community edited map allows one to correct isses they encounter. Combined with the monthly turn around, these edits are added for navigation quickly. See More
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Searching for map files is very frustrating as the map search only shows the center point of each map as a pin, so you can't see whether the map includes a point you're interested in, and since there are usually many historical maps of the same location, they produce many pins appearing on top of each other. You have to download each one and open it in order to see what it will look like, rather than previewing them in the live display. Good overview maps will appear as pins in random locations, while there will be tons of topo map tiles everywhere else See More
It supports USGS topo maps, for instance, but if you walk off the edge of one, you have to manually load the adjacent map, which is a hassle. It would be nice if, like other apps, you could select "USGS topo" as the map source, and it would automatically show whichever specific map your location is currently near the middle of (since the USGS maps have margins and legends, etc.) See More
I used this for many years, creating offline maps using Mobile Atlas Creator, and also downloading them on the fly while traveling or using the offline downloader in the app itself. When hiking, etc. I set it to record and then I can easily see my path on the map and often the underlying map shows the trails or roads I want to travel on. See More
This app only displays map images. It has no concept of road paths, etc. and therefore is incapable of navigating them. It can show a target location with a straight line leading to it, though, and you could conceivably load a track into it to follow, but you'd have to generate the track elsewhere. See More
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