Offline replacement for Google maps?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by emy197, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. emy197

    emy197 Adventurer

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    I use osm, gaia etc for off road navigation but need something like Google maps offline for on road navigation, finding addresses, gas, food and such. I know you can download Google maps for offline use but it has to be updated every 30 days or something? Will copilot or tom tom GO work similar to Google maps offline? Other recommendations?
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  2. 919nick

    919nick Been here awhile

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    TomTom or Sygic should do what you're looking for. I'd test them both and see which one you like. Don't forget to make sure the app you choose works when you invoke the driving directions from a Gaia waypoint. FWIW I went with Sygic because it's a one time fee instead of a yearly subscription.
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  3. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    Even though I still have 6 months left on my TomTom Go subscription, I've found Sygic to provide more bang for the buck for A > B navigation with the ability to very easily add stops along the way.
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    I use CoPilot on my Android and I am good with it. It is good with searching for an address and routing to it.
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    flamingm0e Long timer

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    There was something I just didn't really like about CoPilot and I can't think of what it was. I should create a spreadsheet and keep track of my likes/dislikes and re-visit every 6 months.
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  6. rescuejg

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    I updated my Google maps 3 weeks ago, it appears to now be good for a year.

    As much as I've tried other maps and want others to work well, Google seems to be the best.
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    What I like most about Google Maps is that it knows about construction and accident delays in real time. Guess this doesn't work if you don't have cell coverage though.
    I have only used it for driving places in my truck. Don't imagine it is very useful on dirt roads navigating with a Montana.

    I also like the way it computes optional routes.
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  8. emy197

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    Seems like Google maps required updating your download every 30 days or maybe I was doing something wrong. If the download is good for a year I'd be ok with that. But I need to look into the others apps mentioned above. Thanks for all your input.
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  9. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    I’ve been a fan of Sygic, but lately Magic Earth has been my go-to.
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    Google Maps user. Very happy.
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  11. mslim

    mslim If it's worth doing... it's worth overdoing

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    Does Sygic have a profile specifically for motorcycles?
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    919nick Been here awhile

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    Not that I'm aware of.
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    macuaig Back in the Saddle

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    Very capable iPhone app called GPS TRACKS. Free version, or $20/year links to desktop version. Huge choice of downloadable map libraries, very fluid and capable tracking, plotting, importing, etc. Here’s its analysis of a kayak trip I took a while back, trying out a trolling motor. Very thorough.
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    I've been happy with HERE WeGo for navigation where cell service is weak or non existent, was a Nokia product at one time and is now owned by a consortium of EU car makers IIRC.
    Anyway free worldwide maps are available for download and the free app had ios and android versions...

    https://wego.here.com/
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