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Forever Map Application For iPhone, iPad & iPod - 59p @ iTunes
Forever Map Application For iPhone, iPad & iPod - 59p @ iTunes

Forever Map Application For iPhone, iPad & iPod - 59p @ iTunes

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Offline Maps of European Countries & Their Cities On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Download fully interactive maps to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad - including all available city maps - for more than 30 entire countries in Europe.

Install and uninstall individual countries or a selection of countries as often as you like.

Once downloaded onto your device, the maps can be accessed offline, anytime, anywhere meaning no drop-off data loss and no costly roaming charges abroad.

- Access to OpenStreetMap maps for the European countries including all cities and towns (exception: the Canary Islands)

- Completely installable countries (not just cities), which can be downloaded and deleted as often as you like

- Routes for pedestrians and cars

- Offline search for locations

- Wikipedia information for many sights

- IdeaLog for your suggestions on future improvements

- Places of interest info for restaurants, theatres, etc.

- Current position finder

- Compass functionality

- Bookmarks/favourites

14 Comments

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so hot price

Only 59p I know but reviews are poor.

Mapping software is not really something to skimp on is it, who wants to get lost. For the sake of an extra £1.20 you can get the AA map app which has solid reviews, though that only covers the UK.

Ordinance Survey released all their map data as open source about a year ago, so the AA app is more than likely using that data, which is much more complete than the Openstreetmap data, and probably accounts for the better reviews. Ordinance Survey data only covers the UK though so my advice is to stick to the UK only apps (like the AA one) unless you have a reason to get a European one, that way you likely getting an Ordinance Survey map of very high quality.

Edited by: "belovedmonster" 18th Feb 2011

I have been using Offmaps for what feels like forever. Same price I believe. View any area on the planet via 3G/Wifi using Google maps and it caches it into the phone, in different zoom levels.

Biggest + for me was that you could use it to find a point to point route and it will track you too.

Nice to see it getting some competition these days, the interface could definitely be improved.

belovedmonster

Mapping software is not really something to skimp on is it, who wants to … Mapping software is not really something to skimp on is it, who wants to get lost. For the sake of an extra £1.20 you can get the AA map app which has solid reviews, though that only covers the UK.


Although I agree with the sentiment, the idea behind this tool is you can download maps for places you're travelling to.
I use the free CityMaps2Go app to download European cities I'm visiting and have found it very useful indeed

joedredd

the idea behind this tool is you can download maps for places you're … the idea behind this tool is you can download maps for places you're travelling to.



All this app is doing is downloading the free mapping data from openstreetmap.org/ and saving it to your phone. There are a bunch of different apps that do that. So my point stands, why skimp and buy the cheapest one possible rather than getting the one with the best reviews.

As I said though, if you only need UK maps then you really are better off using a UK only app as it will be Ordinance Survey data, i.e. the same level of professional data that was used in all the paper maps we used to buy back in the day.

The only advantage Openstreetmap based applications have at the moment is they cover the entire world rather than just the UK.Though its fair to say that the disadvantage of OSM based apps (the lack of detail in some regions) is going to improve in the future as OSM allows anyone to contribute updates, and is very quickly catching up to the professional maps. My home town went from being just a few main roads to a MORE detailed map that Ordinance Survey has in the space of a few months, just thanks to a couple of people updating the map on a regular basis.
Edited by: "belovedmonster" 18th Feb 2011

so which app is better; forevermaps or offmaps 2?

both are 59p

willym2k

so which app is better; forevermaps or offmaps 2?both are 59p



Offmaps 2 is a city guide thing, it just lits major cities and you pick one, it is not a true A-Z map of the whole country. I believe you have to pay extra via an in-app purchase to buy additional maps. Offmaps 1 is more like a traditional map (as far as I know).

Are there any good offline map apps for non-iPhone?

stphnstevey

Are there any good offline map apps for non-iPhone?



Especially Android

Qman

Especially Android



Copilot is OK though not as good as TomTom

The official Google Maps app already supports offline maps on Andoid, if you have the latest version of it.

Qman

Especially Android



MapDroid is worth trying (it's free, uses openstreetmap).

The new Google Maps app caches quite effectively, but obviously that's not a replacement for downloaded maps in general. It's good for the occasional few minutes where you have no coverage.

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