On your next vacation you will inevitably need directions, especially if the place is unfamiliar. This can be difficult when in a foreign country if there is no mobile service or if you don’t speak the language.
Enter offline map apps. These apps have the ability to turn your tablet into a navigation tool even if there is no WIFI or cell service available. Check out a few to download before your next vacation!
Maps.me was built to work completely offline. It features maps for every country and city in the entire world, making it one of the most complete map apps on the market. Find multiple points of interest in each town, by zooming in and out. Want to find a certain restaurant or museum? Use the offline search tool to find exactly where it is on the map.
Save favorite maps and go back to them whenever needed. Once a map is chosen the app automatically changes to show the direction you are moving. The app is free and available for iOS and Android.
Probably the most widely used map application on the planet, Google Maps features an offline mode in addition to their popular online version. Save maps of areas you plan to visit and use them for 30 days completely offline. Once the 30 days ends, these maps are automatically deleted, but can be added again at anytime.
Maps as big as 120,000 square kilometers can be saved and used like any Google map. Receive directions, use the navigation feature or search for a certain location. The app is free and can be used on iOS and Android.
Created by Ulmon, City Maps 2Go has been downloaded by more than 15 million users worldwide. While it does more in online mode than offline, it features thousands of offline maps, perfect for traveling to a new city or country. Search for addresses, restaurants, museums and other points of interest all offline.
Although it doesn’t navigate like some maps, it does connect to Wikipedia. This means you can learn about the place being visited before getting there. The app is free and can be used on iOS and Android.
Use these 3 offline maps apps and never get lost again. Each app offers something different from a completely offline alternative to downloadable maps from your favorite search engine. Whatever you need there is an app to meet those needs!
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