Choose online / offline maps for android devices: Maps.me, 7ways and OsmAnd, as well as reviewing 8 applications
Ease of management and navigation Excellent Self-tuning capability Medium Interface Good Maximum system load (CPU / RAM) 0% / 54.5 MB Functionality Good Map drawing Good Location corresponds to reality Real Territory Excellent Work with offline cards Yes / excellent
Since we downloaded the map of Siberia (189 MB along with routes) in advance, we opened our real location. For the rest, we face a minimalistic interface, where the lion's share is taken by the card, which is correct. In addition to the traditional buttons for scaling, there are only three keys: settings, favorites, search and determine location / follow.
In the settings you can also find "download maps" and "share location." With this we will understand when testing, but for now we delve into the parameters. Here there is a standard “super set” of help, community Maps.me, app evaluation, and “about the program”. By the way, it is worth a peek into the community, since it is thanks to it that white spots on the world map are filled.
As for the settings themselves, here you can check statistics, zoom buttons, and use Google Play Services to determine the position. Not without the choice of units of measurement - miles and kilometers.
In general, there are few settings, but for offline maps the minimum is reached. Now let's check this "animal" in action.
Eats "child" of the studio My.com BV shamelessly small for offline cards - only 54.5 MB with zero processor load. At the same time, this solution quietly goes on Android 2.3 and higher, the distribution kit to keep a reasonable 47 MB + weight of the card that your choice fell on.
With permissions, too, everything is in order, that is, there is nothing superfluous for this kind of program, as well as undeclared on Google Play. The use of "search accounts on the device" can be attributed to the option "share location." Since we are talking about this option, then we will begin with it.
So, the lower right corner - "three points". You can share the location using all the tools available on the device, including Bluetooth, SMS / MMS and email. In any case, a link is sent to your friend, having passed on which he can view your location on the OSM map or the Maps.me web service. You will tell nothing - very conveniently.
As for the offline cards themselves, there are a lot of them. There are Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, North America, Australia and Oceania, as well as South America. We should also mention the “Islands”, which are divided by location into the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific Oceans, and the Caribbean Islands. Of course, you will not find “Treasure Island”, but most of the popular localities are accurate. As for the same Africa, the number of known localities is simply amazing.
However, let us return to our native lands, more precisely, to Siberia. Large settlements are positioned fairly accurately. This indicates significant places, street names and house numbers, as well as bus stops.
Separately, it should be said about the "secret" places. For example, in Novosibirsk a nudist beach was indicated and a number of spontaneous dumps that really exist, but in the same 2GIS you will not find them. In general, you can find interesting places.
As for the countryside, it is not always here, but there are also street names and house numbers, as well as little-known places. For example, Buddhist “gazebos” and even some paths are marked in Tyva.
The search is carried out as standard categories (food, hotels, transport), and not so much - toilet, attractions, post office and parking. By the way, you can find really valid Wi-Fi points. In general, for the traveler everything you need. Also in the search, you can share the location, put a label (favorites) and pave the route from point "A" to point "B". However, it is impossible to assign an arbitrary point, that is, we start “walking” from the actual GPS location.
As for tags, they can be imported to other maps via KML / KMZ file via Dropbox, email or a web link. Naturally, for this to begin, you will need to go to the "share location".
Now let's look at the system monitor and, lo and behold, nothing has changed, which is good news. Also, there were no bugs, crashes and freezes.
Maps.me - ideal offline maps for the traveler. Of course, there is no such accuracy as in 2GIS, but such hidden corners are indicated, which can be found only on the “people's map” of Yandex, and even that is not all. In addition, we are pleased with the fast positioning, the accuracy of determining the zero point and the simplicity of system resources. However, let's not rush to wear “glamor glasses” and determine the leader in advance, as there are competitors ahead. Who knows, maybe they are plugged into the Maps.me belt, because they are all built with the same OSM.