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Winfried 08-07-13 03:42 AM

Android app with offline maps + POIs + GPX?
 
Hello

When I travel, I currently use OpenStreeBased-based MapsWithMe Pro because it supports offline maps (great and fast when travelling in areas without Internet connections) and points of interests (that can be added either by importing a KML file or adding them directly in the app).

However, it cannot load GPX files to show a route.

Does someone know of a good application that supports those three features?

Thank you.

01 CAt Man Do 08-07-13 05:13 AM

This one ( OsmAnd ) I think does all that you want. I haven't tried it yet to know how it works but does offer off-line mapping, POI and route mapping from what I've read. The "pay version" is $6.99

Winfried 08-07-13 06:57 AM

Thanks. I just tried it, but found it too complicated compared to MapsWithMe. I'll see if I can find something else.

njkayaker 08-07-13 08:16 AM

You can convert gpx files to kml files here:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/


I talked to the "mapswithme" people about being able to use gpx files. They said they were planning (or considering) adding it.

Winfried 08-07-13 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njkayaker (Post 15934593)
You can convert gpx files to kml files here:[URL="http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/"]

Thanks. I read the FAQ, but didn't find how to get the KML file back. All it does is display the trace on top of Google Maps and allow users to download the HTML page:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display...237.75.54.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by njkayaker (Post 15934593)
I talked to the "mapswithme" people about being able to use gpx files. They said they were planning (or considering) adding it.

I also sent that suggestion, along with others gathered through a two-week trip. MwM is very handy when travelling with no Internet connection.

njkayaker 08-07-13 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winfried (Post 15934826)
Thanks. I read the FAQ, but didn't find how to get the KML file back. All it does is display the trace on top of Google Maps and allow users to download the HTML page:

Use this link at that site (it's an interface to gpsbabel).

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winfried (Post 15934826)
I also sent that suggestion, along with others gathered through a two-week trip. MwM is very handy when travelling with no Internet connection.

Yes, it's quite handy. I also used "pocketearth" (maybe, iPhone only).

What other suggestions did you make?

Winfried 08-07-13 10:24 AM

GpsLabel requires indicating Input/Output File Format + WTR, but I don't know what this is. I'll look into that later.

Suggestions: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=c95BX3ZL

njkayaker 08-07-13 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winfried (Post 15935085)
GpsLabel requires indicating Input/Output File Format + WTR, but I don't know what this is. I'll look into that later.

Suggestions: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=c95BX3ZL

W/T/R indicates what sort of data the file contains. W: waypoints; T: tracks; R: routes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winfried (Post 15935085)
- UI: Add support for double-tipping + up/down to zoom in/out like in Google Maps. Saves screen real estate by not displaying +/- buttons

The iPhone version has this (uses pinch/spread to zoom in/out).

Winfried 08-07-13 02:52 PM

Google Maps supports that feature, and I find it pretty convenient when holding the phone in my right hand while riding the bike.

Anyway, as for MwM + KML:
Quote:

Unfortunately we currently do not support track import function, but it's in our long-term plans.
So if your imported kml file contains the route from point A to point B, only these 2 points are supposed to be displayed on the map.
The search goes on...

sfbay2wheeler 08-11-13 02:21 AM

OruxMaps supports KML, KMZ, and GPX formats. Several maps to choose from including OpenStreetMaps.

It's free.

Winfried 01-23-14 04:46 PM

I still haven't found a good application that runs on Android, uses offline maps (required when no data connection is available), and does the job without bells and whistles.
  • OsmAnd: 1) The OSM MapNik view is harder to read that MapQuest, and 2) it keeps forgetting the route after switching to another app
  • OruxMaps: Couldn't figure out how to load a map for where I live. It just loads the World map and stops zooming in too early. Selecting Online > OSM doesn't work.

ScuzUK 02-04-14 05:39 PM

I'm searching myself for some thing compatible with Stravas route builder.

I'm yet to find some thing worthwhile it's a shame google maps has become such a closed app as I find that I miss features from that such as "Navigation" in other apps.

Hell I wish Strava would just send my routes to my device.


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