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[Q] Downloading Large Google Maps Areas on Android

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30th May 2014, 07:02 PM   |  #1  
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Google Maps will not allow me to download a large enough area to be useful. It's something like 10 miles across. In places like southern Oregon, your nearest neighbor may be more than 10 miles away, and cell towers are often nonexistent.

How can I download a larger map area under Android?

I'm currently frustrated because under iOS, xGPS allowed me to easily download any size area I wanted from Google Maps. I could even use my desktop to download and transfer the map to my phone via WiFi.

Is there any option to do this under Android? What about another mapping platform?

Note, I don't need offline routing or anything. Just a clear, high resolution map, preferably with terrain features, and a GPS dot for where I am.
30th May 2014, 08:02 PM   |  #2  
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Google Maps will not allow me to download a large enough area to be useful. It's something like 10 miles across. In places like southern Oregon, your nearest neighbor may be more than 10 miles away, and cell towers are often nonexistent.

How can I download a larger map area under Android?

I'm currently frustrated because under iOS, xGPS allowed me to easily download any size area I wanted from Google Maps. I could even use my desktop to download and transfer the map to my phone via WiFi.

Is there any option to do this under Android? What about another mapping platform?

Note, I don't need offline routing or anything. Just a clear, high resolution map, preferably with terrain features, and a GPS dot for where I am.

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30th May 2014, 10:14 PM   |  #3  
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I've downloaded maps with me. It looks good for some things. Will be testing it out more on my weekend trip through southern Oregon.

Any thoughts on topo maps to go? That was another feature I really liked about xGPS but can't seem to replicate.
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Google maps is pretty useless except for getting the most direct route

I Personaly Like Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic or Scout GPS Navigation & Traffic
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