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Which phone based apps have offline satellite maps?

Looks like Gaia has it, but only in the $40/yr package.

A lot of the apps I've checked out are not clear if they offer this

I'm playing with downloading Google satellite maps (for offline use while out on the trail), but it seems like either the resolution is not high or I'm trying to download too big an area. Any tips, advice?

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" Here" is what I use. with Maps for around the world. Down load and set to offline. Voice navigation with 2-3option and avoidance setting. 

You can't create Route's.

 

I have GAIA to and a Garmin app for tracking

 

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Thanks Udo, Does "Here" have satellite maps? I can't seem to find them. Looks like only street maps. Might be me. 

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2 hours ago, amgems said:

Thanks Udo, Does "Here" have satellite maps? I can't seem to find them. Looks like only street maps. Might be me. 

I know only street maps. If I plan a tour, I use Satellite for check if there is a gate or so. And I do this at home. 

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the combination or Locus Maps and Router on an android phone has worked very well for me.

Need to know few things like:

  1. What OS are you wanting the app to run on
  2. Is this going to be a smart phone dedicated to GPS use or used both as a phone and GPS 
    1. e.g. will it be connected to a cellular network
  3. Or are you looking to run something else?

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3 hours ago, DSM8 said:

the combination or Locus Maps and Router on an android phone has worked very well for me.

Need to know few things like:

  1. What OS are you wanting the app to run on
  2. Is this going to be a smart phone dedicated to GPS use or used both as a phone and GPS 
    1. e.g. will it be connected to a cellular network
  3. Or are you looking to run something else?

Running on android. 

Smart phone dedicated to gps use.

Running in airplane mode. No network access. 

 

 

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In some of the areas I've been riding here in Az the roads and trails actually exist but don't show up on street, trail, or MVUM type maps (printed, Garmin, or those available in phone apps). Being able to look at a zoomed in satellite view would be helpful to determine if the road or trail goes thru, connects, etc. Very often there is no cell service, so can't just pull up Google Maps in satellite view. 

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1 hour ago, amgems said:

Running on android. 

Smart phone dedicated to gps use.

Running in airplane mode. No network access. 

 

 

Locus Maps with brouter for offline maps. 

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I just down load LOCUS on my GPS Kyocera and it is not free. The free option are limited. Cant search for street address and get guidance, Not convinced jet. 

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3 hours ago, DSM8 said:

Locus Maps with brouter for offline maps. 

I can't see where Locus Maps provides offline satellite maps. Looks like they have street, topo, terrain, etc. but not seeing satellite.

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No it does not have satellite maps I don't know of any offline program that does without paying money for it but the offline topo maps should be good enough for what you want your other option is to have offline maps on Google maps but those to might also not give you the satellite view that you're looking for

 

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I'll have to keep messing around with the offline Google satellite maps some more. Or pony up for the paid programs that have 'em. Thanks for the feedback. 

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1 hour ago, Mr.JAJA said:

"Here" has Satellite view, but I will verify if it works offline tomorrow.

Cool, thanks! 

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10 hours ago, Mr.JAJA said:

No satellite offline.

Thanks for checking. 

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