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Old 03-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #16
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Any news on offline maps for India?

I'm trekking in Nepal till late May, then I plan to buy a bike in Delhi and ride the Indian Himalayas for a couple of months.

Panny, what map did you use in the end and how happy were you with it?

Can anyone recommend an offline solution for android? Downloable maps and some sort of navigation software is what I would need. I much rather use the smartphone than buy a Garmin for that trip.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:47 PM   #17
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Hi Mekongfrank,

I used mapmyindia most of the time in India. OSM was usefull, too.

For Nepal I used the OSM all the time.

Both where not perfect, but good enough for an experienced GPS user.

For download links the former posts in this thread.

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:42 AM   #18
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OSM for android phones .. OsmAnd ... I have it for OZ.

MapMyIndia .. looks like there is an app from Sygic that uses their maps ..

and there is another app 'India offline Map' ..

---------- I've no idea what they are like for India ... they are all 'offline'. Google maps looks to remember what you were last looking at when you go off line .. for about 2? miles around with good detail .. after that it gets fuzzie .. ok for major roads. So if you stop some where with free WiFi .. operate the google map app and get the better data there. You'll want a free WiFi finder too .. there is at least one more app for that!

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Old 03-28-2014, 02:09 AM   #19
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Got the Sygic India installed on my mid-range Samsung ACE with Jelly Bean.

On first try it seems to do just fine. I only played around with it for a few minutes but the maps seem detailed enough in the mountains and routing works. It will still be a couple of months until I'm in India.

Thanks for your stories Panny. I'm glad you took the time to create your website! Greetings from Kathmandu!
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #20
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Sygic and Google Maps

Google maps usually works the best in India, that is, as long as you have data connectivity. The new version lets your save regions for offline use, try it around town before you experiment with the feature in the winderness.

The best offline map/navigation I found is Sygic, they use MapMyIndia maps and will get you around almost everywhere in the country.

You might not find all POI/Addresses in Sygic, what I do is search for the locations I need in Google Maps and copy the coordinates into Sygic and mark them as POI/Favoirutes there so I can search and navigate in Sygic when offline.

I almost always carry the Eicher Road Atlas printed maps when venturing out far. Just in case.

Google Maps - Free
Sygic (India) - Android (Free), iOS (INR 2,200 ~ USD 35)
Eicher Road Atlas India - INR 350 ~ USD6

Armed with the three you should never be lost in India.
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