Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Google Maps update: off-line cache in Technical; My Google maps has just upgraded on Android (now at 5.7.0) and under the 'Labs' section there's an option to ...
7th July 2011, 05:08 PM #1
Google Maps update: off-line cache
My Google maps has just upgraded on Android (now at 5.7.0) and under the 'Labs' section there's an option to download a map area to storage.
This will be handy for use abroad or where you predict poor phone coverage.
2 Thanks to jinnantonnixx:
Gatt (9th July 2011), SimpleSi (7th July 2011)
7th July 2011, 06:17 PM #2
Saw the article about the update on Lifehacker this morning, thought it might help with SkyDroid (golf distance app. that also uses Google Maps), but it doesn't
7th July 2011, 06:51 PM #3
wonder if you can cache the entire uk lol
7th July 2011, 07:21 PM #4
Only one way to find out..... hmmmm... I think the mapping data is pretty efficient, so it could actually be a goer.
Originally Posted by sted
7th July 2011, 07:26 PM #5
Thinking about it, it might be worth doing as a matter of course for your area. Or my area in my case.
This will speed up loading and avoid hassle if there's a poor signal.
I might try it later to see how it works.
9th July 2011, 02:04 PM #6
Went to London on Friday, cached the data for the wimbledon area to save on data costs before I left.
Worked pretty well.
12th July 2011, 01:50 PM #7
I use the app Maverick, it lets you cache maps from a number of sources.
Maverick - Android app on AppBrain
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