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osmand

I'm using osmand and I can recommend it. Even the route calculation is not as perfect as in most comercial products, it's ok. While driving a car however, I preffere tomtom. For hiking, geocaching, cycling I find osm maps perfect, even much better than google maps. Osmand works totally without google, it works offline, and does not leak private information. The offline rendering of the maps is ok, if not too many objects are on the map. The performance of tile maps, however is much better, especially in a city like Munich. Because it's annoying to update the tiles manually (and I want to have them offline) I wrote a litte script downloading the tiles.

Tile Map for Munich - Karten für München

Probably I'm not alone with that problem, so I provide the tiles I downloaded for Munich in two packages. One contains the Mapnik tiles (which are more or less OSM standard) and the second provides a public transport map.

As usual: This information is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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Overview packages, with size
Mapnik package
Public transport package

Installation

osmand

Activate the tile plugin under Settings -> Plugins -> Online maps. Unzip the files in the tiles-folder of osmand. It's usually on the internal or external storage under osmand/tiles. E.g. /sdcard/osmand/tiles/. Yo can activate from the map view with Menu Button (left lower corner) -> Map Layers -> Map Source -> e.g. Mapnik.

OSMTracker, other apps using tiles but cannot change there tiles folder

Extract the archive in the right location. More advanced users with root access can use the mount --bind to use the tile in two different places. For osmtracker for example: /sdcard/osmdroid/tiles/.

GeOrg, other apps using tiles which can change there source folder

Configure the app to use the folder you extracted. E.g. for GeOrg: Settings -> Map options -> Offline map. Path to /sdcard/osmand/tiles/Mapnik. Extension to .png.tile

Enjoy!


Pages by Andreas B. M. Hofmeier
An-H
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http[s]://www.abmh.de/en/papers/android/osmand.html
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