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Offline maps (like Google Maps, but offline)


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#1 Bellzemos

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

Hi!

 

Where can I get/buy detailed OFFLINE (road) maps of Europe (namely Germany)? Some years ago I had a program that had a map of the entire country and I was able to look all the streets up without connecting to the internet. That program is very obsolete now though and I'd need something similar.

 

Thank you in advance!



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

I'm not sure where such a thing could be found but I can say that if it does exist it would be one heck of a huge file/program.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:25 PM

It exists in multiple forms if you have a smartphone. One is http://maps.me/en/home

Both Apple and Android supported.

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#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:22 PM

 

it would be one heck of a huge file/program.

 

It actually wasn't. It was called MS Autoroute and it came on two CDs. Unhappily the last version was either 2006 or 2007 because it was being overtaken by on-line maps, and it went down to street level anywhere in Europe West of the old USSR border. The OP is correct, it is very out of date but still useful for quickly plotting villages relative to nearby towns. Of course, if you are looking for a housing estate built post 2006 let's just say you are out of luck !

 

I have Linux on this computer. Both Apple and Android are Linux forks. Must have a look at that maps.me application.

 

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

Thomas Guide Maps and also some other (forgot name) map publisher produced maps with a compact disc to use on your computer so letting the user view and manipulate a map without using internet.  I don't know if these are still available in modern times, like within last five years.  These were runnable on Windows.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:13 PM

Thank you, Chris, Microsoft Autoroute is the thing I was looking for. And 2007 isn't the latest version, it was discontinued just last year but it's still new enough for my needs.


Edited by Bellzemos, 14 April 2015 - 02:13 PM.


#7 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:32 PM

We have both learned something from this topic !

 

My wife now has Maps.Me on her Kindle Fire. It gives a lot of detail if you zoom in far enough but then on a small tablet you are only looking at a very small area which could be a disadvantage. We are going to France for work and leisure purposes next month so we will load Northern France onto it and see how we get on looking for cemeteries in small villages. No - I am not buying her an iPad just for its larger screen !

 

I was certain that MS said they were discontinuing Autoroute back in 2006/07 - I will now start looking for a more recent edition !

 

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