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Navigate International Cities With No Data Roaming Charges

By February 5, 2013

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City Maps 2Go AppProblem: You want to use your smartphone to navigate cities internationally, but you don't want to pay outrageous, bank-account-busting data roaming fees. Solution: The City Maps 2Go app ($1.99 for iPhone and Android OS) by Ulmon GmbH. It is designed to let you store city maps before you travel, or any time you have access to wifi and other no-or-low-cost data connections while on your trip, then use the fast-loading, vector-graphics maps to GPS navigate around any major city on the planet with data turned off. The app allows free downloads of more than 7,800 city, county, and regional maps worldwide. The app also includes points-of-interest data, which is not on par with what you get with a live connection to Google Maps, but it can be functional. Maps and POI data are provided by OpenStreetMap. Image Ulmon GmbH

February 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm
(1) R Coleman says:

One can cache/save maps in Google Maps, and then use them without data connection. The map will display location using free GPS. This will not allow searches or directions, but with judicious use of saved (starred) locations, this does a great job.

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