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Download Google Map On Android - Using 'Ok Maps'

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Gadgets on Jul 19, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jul 19, 2013
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Google Maps is awesome and the only issue with using Google maps is that it always requires you to have your data connection on. The best way to use Google maps is to cache them locally; that is let the map be downloaded on your android phone or tablet so that you can refer to the map even in areas where the data connection is not available.

The latest version of the Google Maps allow you to save the map locally but there's one more way to do that - and that is using the command 'Ok Maps'. All you need to do is hover over the area that you want to save offline locally and then in the search box type the words Ok Maps. Tap the search icon and the application will cache the entire visible map on your android phone or tablet. You will see a message that says "pre-loading" maps or an error message "the on-screen area map is too large, zoom in first". If you see the error message, simply zoom in and tap on the search button one more time. This time it should work.

The bigger downside of this method is that you cannot 'manage' your offline maps just like you could in the older version of the Google Maps application. But the new method will definitely allow you to do all of that.

I hope you find this tip useful.

Via: GoogleSystem Posted in: #Gadgets
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
Rank A2 - PRO
Definitely useful sir(Kaustubh Katdare) and i am waiting for offline maps for major cities in India such as mumbai,chennai,delhi,calcutta.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jul 19, 2013
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Definitely useful sir(Kaustubh Katdare) and i am waiting for offline maps for major cities in India such as mumbai,chennai,delhi,calcutta.
I tried downloading the map of my city and it worked fine. But I only downloaded the map of the places I visit quite often (not useful, but just for the trial). Do try downloading the map of entire city and please let us know if it works fine. I'm curious to know what's the overall size of the map. I'm sure with the kind of information - the map of the metros would be bulky.
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
Rank A2 - PRO
Yes sir.I will update mine and would try to download it.I will soon post on the map details sir.
Ho Schiet
Ho Schiet · Feb 21, 2019
Rank E1 - BEGINNER

Google maps are undoubtedly good bad they aren't the best. At least when I have to find out an accurate address including zip code I use this website https://worldpostalcode.com/zip-code-map . It's pretty useful and user-friendly. There is information about all addresses in all countries around the globe.

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