APRSdroid Offline Maps (using OSM)
After an increasing number of requests for offline map support (and the introduction of the internet-less Bluetooth TNC support), there is now preliminary offline maps support in APRSdroid!
The mapsforge project (version 0.3.0) is used for vector rendering of the map on your phone.
The OSM version has the same functionality as the Google Maps version (plus a map scale), however it is not possible to have both installed at the same time.
It is really easy :-P
- Download the right map file from the mapsforge FTP.
- (If there is no premade map file) Follow the excellent map conversion HOWTO from the Serval Project (related: mapsforge wiki, c:geo FAQ for offline maps, older mapsforge version)
- Store the file as aprsdroid.map on your Android device's SD-Card directory (/sdcard/aprsdroid.map).
- Have fun!
P.S: Please notify me if you have found MapsForge maps for other regions!
More on Map Files
There is a german howto for map conversion as well.