MapFactor: turn-by-turn GPS Navigation (Maps are installed on the SD card) @ Google Play
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MapFactor: turn-by-turn GPS Navigation (Maps are installed on the SD card) @ Google Play

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Found 26th Jul 2013
MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. Map and app updates are FREE every month.

To contact us or make your views heard please use forum.mapfactor.com as Google Play does not allow us to answer your comments or queries.

MapFactor also makes the popular NavigatorFREE for PC, Pocket PC and WinCE.

OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. For more information see openstreetmap.org

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 map
* overview of the upcoming manoeuvre and distance shown on the screen

GPS satellite navigation
* 2D/3D mode allows realistic visual map display
* day/night modes switch colour schemes for day or night time driving
* map rotates 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

Features
* add your own favourite locations and routes
* routing modes for car, pedestrian, truck
* route avoidance - block off certain road from your route

------------ OpenStreetMap data ------------

= Europe

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Guernsey
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle Of Man
Italy
Jan Mayen
Jersey
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Postcode - Ordnance Survey
Vatican City


= America

Antigua And Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Caribbean Netherlands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Crozet Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
French Guiana
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
St Pierre And Miquelon
Suriname
The Bahamas
Turks And Caicos Islands
Trinidad And Tobago
Uruguay
United States of America
Virgin Islands
Venezuela
Wallis And Futuna


= Asia

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
Democratic Republic Of Timor Leste
Gaza Strip
China
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Qatar
Philippines
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Union Of Myanmar
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen


= Australia

Australia
Federated States Of Micronesia
Fiji
Guam
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea


= Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea Bissau
Guinea
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome And Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
United Republic Of Tanzania
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

23 Comments

Isn't Google maps free with turn by turn navigation?

Yes, Google maps is free with navigation. ..... but it has recently been updated and myself and others have found it is now not as good as it was.
Google maps always did the job for me but last weekend it repeatedly failed so is now going to be replaced by this to see if it's any better.
Cheers OP.

I like Google Maps, but I have problems with its downloaded maps - every so often the cache clears itself
At least this won't happen with MapFactor.

This looks promising.

As an OSM editor I'm always keen to see how well the map data works out when put to different uses. I've used OSM-based Android apps before to fix faults in the OSM data but ultimately I end up uninstalling either because the maps don't update frequently enough or because the app doesn't understand all the quirks of OSM data.

So the first question is: How often are the maps updated?

nick1austin

So the first question is: How often are the maps updated?



"Map and app updates are FREE every month."

I have been using this for months on my Galaxy Note 2 - The open source maps are surprisingly good and the program is very intuitive.

All in all a really good sat nav alternative to the paid apps.. plus you can if you want use chargeable TomTom maps

Going to give this a try in Spain next month, thanks for the heads up.

I downloaded it and tried it. You have the choice of using either free version or buy a region of tomtom maps for 16.99

anyway its not a very good app. it keeps crashing, keep getting white blank screen, unable to press anything have to force close it. btw I have a samsung galaxy s4.

id say googles maps r better. I know you have to use ur gps locarion and internet to get navigation but this app isnt that different either it still needs to detect from your location where u r and calculate location etc... the only thing is cuz its pre loaded maps u dnt need ro use ur internet usage to get turn by turn nav intructions.

my question would be how often will these maps get updated?

its ok but im not going to vote cold either

Won't work on my Nexus 4

I downloaded maps then rebooted samsung galaxy s4 and it works fine but still asks for gps for navigation?

This is poor. UI is full of crap. Poi are poor. Not a good app.

Thanks (_;)

Hixxy22

I downloaded maps then rebooted samsung galaxy s4 and it works fine but … I downloaded maps then rebooted samsung galaxy s4 and it works fine but still asks for gps for navigation?


Lol... that is normal. How do you expect to locate you on the map without GPS ?

Anyone used Waze and this and have a preference?

Tried this. it estimated 14 minutes to travel 14 miles through town in mostly 30mph limits and maximum of 50mph. Took nearly twice as long. Also navigated past the end of the road I was navigating to, going round extra roads adding an extra mile to the journey that wasn't required. Didn't give directions at a few roundabouts, had to look at the map to figure where it wanted me to go. Uninstalling as Google maps works a lot better.

madaleigh

Anyone used Waze and this and have a preference?


Around where I live (where there is a lot of new development work being done) I found that Waze was a year-or-so out of date.

Currently NavFree/NavMii is my favourite although it won't let me create a NavMii account. More worryingly it doesn't understand OpenStreetMaps tertiary_link roads so occasionally I find that a road junction is missing.

Maps are provided by openstreetmap so good luck with that!

i like the idea of waze for car travel and moovit on public transport. by simply having the apps on while traveling you are contributing live data about traffic and in moovit's case bus times. right now there are not many uk members so it is not great but the people who give it a chance the more accurate and better it will become. like i said they both have short falls at the moment and i use other apps to fill in the blanks but i still turn them on (depending on mode of transport) as i support the idea of using our gps which is on anyway to get live traffic speed updates.

barginfan

Yes, Google maps is free with navigation. ..... but it has recently been … Yes, Google maps is free with navigation. ..... but it has recently been updated and myself and others have found it is now not as good as it was. Google maps always did the job for me but last weekend it repeatedly failed so is now going to be replaced by this to see if it's any better. Cheers OP.


Same issue with google maps here.. I've tried many nav apps incl.this one. Not so good as expected. Best nav app so far is M8 and is also free, updated daily!!

Just been trying to find out if the maps can be downoladed to my external SD Card, rather than clogging up my phone's internal memory.
Samsung, or Android (Google) are both saying it's the others fault that Apps cannot be stored on the external card.

OK, if we accept that, surely the App developers can code their software to store/access required data (maps) on the chosen internal or external memory?

Navifree works well. Its fast, free and detailed but has no "alternative route" function like in google maps which is a pain if you know the default route to have congestion or roadworks.

downloaded on Galaxy s
S2, app keep crashing giving only white screen deleted and installed NAVII

Waste of time, takes hours and hours to download maps, crashes to white screen, paid $22. for worthless app I can't even get to work.
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