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OsmAnd Maps & Navigation

by OsmAnd
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.7.4
  • Changes in 1.7:
  • * IMPORTANT maps should be newer than February 2014.
  • * Completely updated routing (fast and precise) -
  • * New screen with Route Planning (more intuitive and more powerful)
  • ** NOTE GPX route is available under Route Settings buttton
  • * Auto hide buttons in navigation mode
  • * Calculate offline route to the first point of GPX route (\'pass the whole track\' option)
  • * Active simulation in tunnels
  • * Lots of small UX improvements & usability fixes
  • * Speech rate accessibility setting

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00D0SA8I8
  • Original Release Date: June 3, 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,241 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Navigation
  • Map Viewing
  • Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia Data
  • Safety Features
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Features
  • Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMap

Product Description

OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on your device's memory card for offline use. Via your device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline (no internet needed).

Some of the main features:

Navigation
• Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)
• Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
• Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
• Supports intermediate points on your itinerary
• Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route
• Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates

Map Viewing
• Display your position and orientation on the map
• Optionally align the map according to compass or your direction of motion
• Save your most important places as Favorites
• Display POIs (point of interests) around you
• Can display specialized online tile maps
• Can display satellite view (from Bing)
• Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparency
• Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling

Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia Data
• High quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world
• Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region
• Wikipedia POIs, great for sightseeing (not available in free version)
• Free download, directly from the app (download limit 16 map files in free version)
• Always up-to-date maps (updated at least once a month)
• Compact offline vector maps
• Select between complete map data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB, or 200 MB for the road network only)
• Also supports online or cached tile maps

Safety Features
• Optional automated day/night view switching
• Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it
• Optional speed-dependent map zooming
• Share your location so that your friends can find you

Bicycle and Pedestrian Features
• The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities
• Special routing and display modes for bike and pedestrian
• Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
• Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service
• Optional speed and altitude display
• Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin)

Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMap
• Report map bugs
• Upload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the app
• Add POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline)
• Optional trip recording also in background mode (while device is in sleep mode)

OsmAnd is open source and actively being developed. Everyone can contribute to the application by reporting bugs, improving translations, or coding new features. The project is in a lively state of continuous improvement by all these forms of developer and user interaction. The project progress also relies on financial contributions to fund the development, coding, and testing of new functionalities. By buying OsmAnd+ you help the application to be even more awesome! It is also possible to fund specific new features, or to make a general donation on osmand.net.

Very approximate map coverage and quality:
• Western Europe: ****
• Eastern Europe: ***
• Russia: ***
• North America: ***
• South America: **
• Asia: **
• Japan & Korea: ***
• Middle East: **
• Africa: **
• Antarctica: *

Most countries around the globe available as map downloads!

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,here are just few more examples: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Spain, UK, USA.

Developer Info
OsmAnd

Technical Details

  • Size: 22.5MB
  • Version: 1.7.4
  • Developed By: OsmAnd
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Write data to internal media storage
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access storage
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK. August 2, 2013
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Used it twice and worked ok. It prom's a little late in some aera of the city, making me go in round about a block or three.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't leave home without it! June 17, 2013
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This is amazing! Fast and accurate, got me where I wanted to go and showed me where I'd been. Great product!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Getting Lost January 4, 2014
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Maybe I have not had it long enough to learn well. It is very intense to use. It has a group of preloaded cities and will take you to intersections of certain streets, but I could not enter a specific address. Some of the towns where my children live were not listed and I tried but failed to find a place to enter them. I would enter them in the search bar, but nothing would come up when I hit search. I will play with it a few more weeks but will probably unload it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars On the fence. October 8, 2013
By Kitties
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I really want to like this program but I don't find it user friendly or terribly accurate. I keep coming back to it because it's not Google Maps or any of those other major brands, but comparing it to other map providers there are quite a few issues that make it to frustrating. I originally was going to type examples here but there's just too many and it was getting overly wordy. If you want to know my thoughts in detail, ask me.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good alternative July 18, 2013
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This is a pretty decent map program. I was searching for an alternative to google maps since I'm unable to put the google maps app on my phone. I put the free version on my phone which allows for 10 downloads. I put on 4 state maps and 2 voice packages to try it out. It seems to work really well but there will be a learning curve to understand the interface. Go to the OsmAnd home website read some "how-to's" and FAQS. Once I get the hang of it, I'll probably purchase the full product....seems reasonable and full of functionality.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless April 10, 2014
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Here in the US we primarily use house numbers to find building...this software does not know what these are. The interface was ok.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maps good, navigation needs improvement April 6, 2014
By Jorma V
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It is fairly difficult to navigate with Osmand. Setting the route is cumbersome. Also I find the settings hard to grasp - there are so many of them and they are not always easy to find. For insatnce, how can one put the GPS tracking on and then save/send the GPX route.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dont bother its a complete waste of time. March 1, 2014
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Well I really wanted to say some good things about this app but I ciuld only find one. The navigation screen is very detailed. Other than that don't waste your time. I just spent almost two hours trying to figure out how to work the very unfriendly and useless interface. You cant enter the address number of you destination. I tried to look up Costco and it directed me to one thats past three closer locations. I tried to look up a very well established steak house and it did not exist.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It works
It works , unlike the others I tried which were all so slow as to be useless.
I put my money where my mouth is and went for the + version.. very happy
Published 1 month ago by DavidB
3.0 out of 5 stars osm maps
I liked the app as far as the vast variations of maps available and the accuracy to detail; however, a person should be aware that it does require a lot of resources to run and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ed J
2.0 out of 5 stars uses too much...
This apprquired me to download a lot of maps, which used a lot of memory, and download time. it didn't seem to work as well as others. I've deleted it.
Published 3 months ago by North Gate Outlander
2.0 out of 5 stars does not support lookup by street address
I prefer copilot instead, as it supports lookup by street address. this app doesn't appear to do so. get Copilot instead.
Published 3 months ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars My opinion
Rating based on my opinion and product use. The rating needs to be a drop down only and not require someone to write an additional response. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mike Olson
2.0 out of 5 stars How do you find an address?
Great looking maps, and I appreciate the online option. One problem: I couldn't find any of the addresses I tried. That doesn't mean it doesn't work at all... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lucas Hilty
3.0 out of 5 stars osm maps
not the one that I like on this I would rather use my Magellan gps unit not a big fan of this.
Published 6 months ago by david malone
5.0 out of 5 stars Feature rich offline OpenStreetMap browsing
Uses maps from OpenStreetMap the wonderful free wiki world map. A not-for-profit project to map the world. If you see something wrong in the map data, head to OpenStreetMap. Read more
Published 7 months ago by H. Wood
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