Offline maps for villages and forests

by johntraveller   March 28, 2013  

Hi there!
I just joined the forum and I need your advice.

I want to use offline maps.
I need it because of the poor coverage in the forest. And I prefer wi-fi to 3G but still not in the forest:)

I've heard about some offline maps. However, most of them are for cities, not for villages and small roads.
I even downloaded one app - MapsWithMe. Actually I like it, but I need more functionality. I found out there is MapsWithMe Pro version with bookmarks and offline search. But I don't know how does it work with these features.
And I don't want to buy tens such apps to find what I need.

Any advices?!
Thanks for your answers)
Cheers, John

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Assuming you're on android (or apple as well I think) with google maps you can download sections of map so that they are available offline

posted by pirnie [221 posts]
28th March 2013 - 13:25


Thanks Pirnie,
but I don't like Google maps because of it's sections
Everything happens when you cross the boarder of the section you have downloaded)

posted by johntraveller [2 posts]
28th March 2013 - 13:50

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Said it before, sayin' it again:

Free: Open Streetmaps or Open Cyclemaps. Save as an offline map, at whatever zoom level you want.

Paid: about £17 for all of Southern UK at 1:50,000

Just perfect.



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posted by KiwiMike [933 posts]
28th March 2013 - 14:07


Give Pocket Earth a try. You just have to look up the areas you'll be travelling through when you've got an internet connection, and it downloads them. Has worked really well for me in the 3g blackspots I go through.

posted by bashthebox [764 posts]
28th March 2013 - 16:27

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