MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps free (and updates itself to it's latest Map's for free too), at Google Play
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MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps free (and updates itself to it's latest Map's for free too), at Google Play

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Found 25th Jan
MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps free (and updates itself to it's latest Map's for free too), at Google Play.

A re-Post of my earlier pre-maturely expired Post here:

hotukdeals.com/dea…259

Which may I add, is still FREE!. :-)

So I decided a re-Post was therefore in order .....

FREE GPS navigation app
FREE offline GPS maps from OpenStreetMaps (incl. free maps update)

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android with postcodes and free GPS maps from OpenStreetMaps. These free maps and postcodes are installed on your device or SD card so you do not need an Internet connection when traveling. Free Maps are updated every month for FREE.
MapFactor also makes the popular NavigatorFREE GPS navigation software for PC, Pocket PC and WinCE, also with postcodes and free maps from OpenStreetMaps.
OpenStreetMaps are created and updated by the community at osm.org.
Optional TomTom GPS navigation maps and postcodes are also available.
If you wish to get help or provide feedback to our GPS navigation app, please email android@mapfactor.com.

Key features of the Mapfactor GPS Navigation App:
Voice guidance
* intuitive voice navigation in different languages
* door to door route planning
* cross-border routing without the need to switch between countries or to a less detailed maps
* overview of the upcoming manoeuvre and distance shown on the screen
GPS satellite navigation
* 2D/3D mode allows realistic visual maps display
* day/night modes switch colour schemes for day or night time driving
* GPS maps rotate in driving direction, or north up
Searching
* find nearest points of interest
* postcodes
* full GB postcodes (1.8 million)
Speed cameras
* hear audible warnings as you approach speed cameras
Further features
* add your own favourite locations and routes
* routing modes for car, pedestrian, truck
* route avoidance - block off certain road from your route
----- OpenStreetMap: Available free GPS maps: -----

MANY European, and non-European Map's are available freely on this.

They have LARGE download sizes per one, so be patient - and initially ONLY download via WiFi, so as not to kill-off alllll your allocated Data Plan (unless of-course your on one of those unlimited Data Plan Tariffs?, then so be it?, lol). :-)

Deal link again:

play.google.com/sto…_GB
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trickytree19848 m ago

Google Maps - Can be downloaded offline. Why would you need anything else


Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the time?
I have used this app for a long time. I tried Waze, Google maps, TomTom (on a stand alone satnav) and found this one the best for me. I use it on a 7" tablet, in a suction holder, and it is brilliant. I can see the screen at a glance and the thought that has give into the UI is brilliant. You have the "what's happening next box" so you can plan which lane to be in nice and early. Also the roundabouts has a visual aid to tell you which exit you need (the exit number in the centre of the roundabout - no panicking because you weren't listening our you forgot.
I signed up for the beta version which is even better, but best of all the developers answer your emails if you have a comment or suggestion- which tells me it is under constant development and week be around for a long time.
It's all down to personal taste and this one is the best I have found, for me.
Incidentally, I ran it along side Google maps for a month to compare and found this more accurate for timing even though it doesn't have constant traffic updates. All I do now is look at Google for any congestion then use this for the navigation and instructions. I'm a coach driver, so I do use it a lot. It has never let me down.
The company supplied Tom Tom has let me down, twice. Sent me in a 12.5 tonne coach on a route to a 3.5 tonne weight limit bridge, and inducted me to turn right down a No through road. It is set up for coaches so no use at all - they just use it now to track us.
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Google Maps - Can be downloaded offline. Why would you need anything else
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trickytree19846 m ago

Google Maps - Can be downloaded offline. Why would you need anything else


True!, but ONLY NOW though, right? (hence why such other 'alternative' App's have also always been common/popular too, etc?).

Be it good, and/or bad, alternatives always exists in the system (be it past, and/or present?), for such moment's like these too like ...

And needless to say, come tomorrow, some fresh/new one's may notably join that ever expanding list too perhaps?. :-)

That's my 2 Cents worth anyway, lol.
Edited by: "amour3k" 25th Jan
trickytree19848 m ago

Google Maps - Can be downloaded offline. Why would you need anything else


Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the time?
I thought there was a limit on how many maps/map coverage you can download on Google Maps?
BertieWusster28 m ago

Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the …Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the time?


Sorry, I've lost my tin foil hat.


You need locations services enabled on an Android phone to use this app soooooo.......
Bushes31 m ago

I thought there was a limit on how many maps/map coverage you can download …I thought there was a limit on how many maps/map coverage you can download on Google Maps?


Nope. The tile size is limited but you can do as many tiles as you want and have it update automatically. You can do pretty big areas too....

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Edited by: "trickytree1984" 25th Jan
Blimey, thats news to me. Cheers!
amour3k42 m ago

True!, but ONLY NOW though, right? (hence why such other 'alternative' …True!, but ONLY NOW though, right? (hence why such other 'alternative' App's have also always been common/popular too, etc?).Be it good, and/or bad, alternatives always exists in the system (be it past, and/or present?), for such moment's like these too like ...And needless to say, come tomorrow, some fresh/new one's may notably join that ever expanding list too perhaps?. :-)That's my 2 Cents worth anyway, lol.


????? thought you might like some,incase you run out.
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ELVIS_THE_PELVIS12 m ago

????? thought you might like some,incase you run out.


Huh?.
How does it compare to Maps.Me? Maps.Me is also free, and uses maps from OpenStreetMap, and lets you download maps for whole countries etc.
I have used this app for a long time. I tried Waze, Google maps, TomTom (on a stand alone satnav) and found this one the best for me. I use it on a 7" tablet, in a suction holder, and it is brilliant. I can see the screen at a glance and the thought that has give into the UI is brilliant. You have the "what's happening next box" so you can plan which lane to be in nice and early. Also the roundabouts has a visual aid to tell you which exit you need (the exit number in the centre of the roundabout - no panicking because you weren't listening our you forgot.
I signed up for the beta version which is even better, but best of all the developers answer your emails if you have a comment or suggestion- which tells me it is under constant development and week be around for a long time.
It's all down to personal taste and this one is the best I have found, for me.
Incidentally, I ran it along side Google maps for a month to compare and found this more accurate for timing even though it doesn't have constant traffic updates. All I do now is look at Google for any congestion then use this for the navigation and instructions. I'm a coach driver, so I do use it a lot. It has never let me down.
The company supplied Tom Tom has let me down, twice. Sent me in a 12.5 tonne coach on a route to a 3.5 tonne weight limit bridge, and inducted me to turn right down a No through road. It is set up for coaches so no use at all - they just use it now to track us.
vclaw21 m ago

How does it compare to Maps.Me? Maps.Me is also free, and uses maps from …How does it compare to Maps.Me? Maps.Me is also free, and uses maps from OpenStreetMap, and lets you download maps for whole countries etc.


Exactly what this does. I haven't tried maps.me but found this is brilliant. The waypoint facility is fantastic, I have all the motorway services saved and if I want a particular route I put the service in to force it to send me on that route - I don't have to go in. Ten minutes planning and its a stress free drive. In a coach driver so do a lot of Mike's power year, many times to places I've never been.
My review on Playstore

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Edited by: "mrty" 25th Jan
Its also on the Apple app store just had a look .
Nothing beats Google maps. I have paid satnav (sygic) which only really works in cities. I got lost a few days ago and ended up driving onto a massive mountain in the middle of nowhere. The paid for satnav gave no info but Google maps led me back onto a main road.
so what DON'T you get in the free version?
Is it just a case of being on openstreetmap maps instead of a commercial map base?
radium51 m ago

Nothing beats Google maps. I have paid satnav (sygic) which only really …Nothing beats Google maps. I have paid satnav (sygic) which only really works in cities. I got lost a few days ago and ended up driving onto a massive mountain in the middle of nowhere. The paid for satnav gave no info but Google maps led me back onto a main road.


This.

With android auto, truly game changing
We just came back from Israel where we used this as we did not have a data allowance for roaming internet. It was brilliant. We used it on a 7 inch Lenovo tablet. It gives clear concise directions and has 3 views to choose and view the route. The search facility was its best feature as it included POIs categories, allowing us to search for Churches or Tourist Attraction for example.
BertieWusster9 h, 18 m ago

Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the …Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the time?


I find the people who worry about Google knowing where you are would also miss how Google shows live traffic and arrival on Maps...but doesn't that use other people's location (amoung other methods) to judge that...🤔
I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for the road you are on and what speed you are driving at
Edited by: "mattster" 27th Jan
mattster33 m ago

I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for …I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for the road you are on and what does you are driving at


Behold: the only person in Britain who pays attention to speed limits
trickytree198410 h, 53 m ago

Nope. The tile size is limited but you can do as many tiles as you want …Nope. The tile size is limited but you can do as many tiles as you want and have it update automatically. You can do pretty big areas too....[Image] [Image]



Damn i didnt know this so never bothered downloading. I generally i rely on Here Maps (amazing IMO) when i'm not using google maps.
Edited by: "xPabloz" 26th Jan
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vulcanproject2 h, 13 m ago

Behold: the only person in Britain who pays attention to speed limits


Sad, but true, lol. :-D
mattster7 h, 12 m ago

I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for …I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for the road you are on and what does you are driving at


I wish they'd combine the best bits of waze and Google maps. They've owned waze for a long time now!
kestel12 h, 37 m ago

We just came back from Israel where we used this as we did not have a data …We just came back from Israel where we used this as we did not have a data allowance for roaming internet. It was brilliant. We used it on a 7 inch Lenovo tablet. It gives clear concise directions and has 3 views to choose and view the route. The search facility was its best feature as it included POIs categories, allowing us to search for Churches or Tourist Attraction for example.


You know you could have saved the whole country offline on Google maps right?
amour3k18 h, 2 m ago

True!, but ONLY NOW though, right? (hence why such other 'alternative' …True!, but ONLY NOW though, right? (hence why such other 'alternative' App's have also always been common/popular too, etc?).Be it good, and/or bad, alternatives always exists in the system (be it past, and/or present?), for such moment's like these too like ...And needless to say, come tomorrow, some fresh/new one's may notably join that ever expanding list too perhaps?. :-)That's my 2 Cents worth anyway, lol.


It's been possible to download Google maps offline for years, but they didn't make it obvious how.
With more recent app versions, they clearly offer you the option.
Waze all the way!
Waze is a battery drain, will try this one next. Thanks OP
BertieWusster19 h, 42 m ago

Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the …Perhaps because you don't want to let Google know where you are all the time?



I am not an expert here but have previously studied android and understand that any location app would use google services which could be used to let google know where you are. Check the permissions when you install the app.
jrandrews721 h, 39 m ago

I am not an expert here but have previously studied android and understand …I am not an expert here but have previously studied android and understand that any location app would use google services which could be used to let google know where you are. Check the permissions when you install the app.


I think the operative word in your reply is "could". Just because an app uses GLS (if you allow it to) shouldn't mean that Google knows who you are and where you are. That doesn't apply if you use a Google app.

It's not so much the permissions you need to check but the privacy and data sharing policies, and your account privacy settings.
BertieWusster26 m ago

I think the operative word in your reply is "could". Just because an app …I think the operative word in your reply is "could". Just because an app uses GLS (if you allow it to) shouldn't mean that Google knows who you are and where you are. That doesn't apply if you use a Google app.It's not so much the permissions you need to check but the privacy and data sharing policies, and your account privacy settings.



This is where my knowledge is not as strong as it should be. I keep looking at the API's for location services used by ANY Android app needing a location and see that at the heart there are android (google) services. e.g. developers.google.com/and…est I am not saying that google will always know your location but as far as I can see even if you turn off location services in android as a user the GPS app will still need to access these API's . So yes I agree its "could"
read max fatcor at first hah
Thought I'd give this a try so I've just installed it and downloaded the free UK maps but when I enter a destination to navigate to it only lets me search for a street and then a junction on that street rather than a house number. What am I missing?
kestel25th Jan

We just came back from Israel where we used this as we did not have a data …We just came back from Israel where we used this as we did not have a data allowance for roaming internet. It was brilliant. We used it on a 7 inch Lenovo tablet. It gives clear concise directions and has 3 views to choose and view the route. The search facility was its best feature as it included POIs categories, allowing us to search for Churches or Tourist Attraction for example.


You had this particular app?
So it doesn't just have UK maps?
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1616french19 h, 40 m ago

You had this particular app?So it doesn't just have UK maps?


As per my Freebie Deal Title above: "Navigation Maps free (and updates itself to it's latest Map's for free too".

Downloads, Offline Maps, etc etc etc ...

The power is in your hands?, lol.
Banned
to much good
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babby65549 h, 19 m ago

to much good


Glad to hear it, your welcome, thanx. :-)
As several others have posted, I have used this brilliant app for several years now, in countries such as New Zealand Sicily US Tenerife etc. I've experienced the occasional glitch - who hasn't with any satnav? - but the fact that it updates maps as and when they become available is a good feature. This app seldom gets a mention on most review sites, dunno why, but is being constantly improved and the latest interface rocks.
Edited by: "cholladua" 29th Jan
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cholladua29th Jan

As several others have posted, I have used this brilliant app for several …As several others have posted, I have used this brilliant app for several years now, in countries such as New Zealand Sicily US Tenerife etc. I've experienced the occasional glitch - who hasn't with any satnav? - but the fact that it updates maps as and when they become available is a good feature. This app seldom gets a mention on most review sites, dunno why, but is being constantly improved and the latest interface rocks.


Sweet!, glad to hear it, and thanx for your valuable and positive input too, thanx. :-)

And you're welcome. :-)
mattster26th Jan

I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for …I like Waze better than Google maps as it tells you the speed limit for the road you are on and what speed you are driving at


Just run Tomtom speed camera app first. It will show over the top of Google maps and it's free
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