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    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.

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    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

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    wonder if you can cache the entire uk lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    wonder if you can cache the entire uk lol
    Only one way to find out..... hmmmm... I think the mapping data is pretty efficient, so it could actually be a goer.

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    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.

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    Went to London on Friday, cached the data for the wimbledon area to save on data costs before I left.

    Worked pretty well.

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    I use the app Maverick, it lets you cache maps from a number of sources.

    Maverick - Android app on AppBrain

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