Today, most of us use navigation apps to navigate conveniently at unknown places. Using fast Internet connection and GPS, they allow us to quickly find right ways, nearby restaurants, famous places, traffic information and more.
But what if you are going abroad and have limited roaming data plan or visiting a place where there is no Internet connection, how would you navigate using a maps app? Needless to worry; we have rounded up the best offline maps for iPhone and iPad to ensure your trekking, mountaineering and even bike riding at remote locations remains a pleasing experience!
Top 10 Offline Maps Apps for iPhone and iPad 2018
All of these top maps apps for iOS work as a smart guide in letting you comfortably travel from one place to the other. You can download the desired maps on your device to easily find places at foreign locations even without Internet connection. Head over to explore them!
Go where you want with Maps.me. It’s simple and perfect regarding guiding you to reach your destination without any hassles and that too without Internet connection. The app is fully loaded with maps from around the globe that are free to download on your iDevices. Maps.me is pretty useful when you travel to an unknown place and don’t have any idea about the restaurant, hotel, parking place or even Wi-Fi spot. All I can say is Maps.me is your travel guide to never let you lost again. The app is now available for Apple Watch too. So get directions on your wrists now!
#2. City Maps 2 Go
City Maps 2 Go is yet another app which gives you map directions offline. All you have to do is just turn on your GPS and see your location. The GPS will automatically detect your location, and you can now reach your destination with the directions given by the offline maps. Besides that, you can also get detailed reviews and inspiring stories of all the places you visit (if any) so that the users can know the place better in a better way. You can search for a place, save the directions, book a hotel and all this can be done within the app!
It’s not just a map guide, but you can get a lot more information from Sygic app on your iOS devices. The app offers voice navigation besides just guiding you to reach your destination. It warns you whenever you are about to reach your speed limit or about to pass through speed cameras. The junction view gives you a clear idea of taking contingency on highways. All the major continents’ maps are included in the app to give users the best experience. The app now supports Apple Watch too!
#4. Pocket Earth
Make your travel stress free with Pocket Earth app, says the app developer. And up to some extent, the word seems to be true with the kind of features offered by this app. The app works on GPS system to provide you the offline maps and directions right at your fingertips. It has more than 1 lakh places in the database, which makes sure that each and every corner of the world is covered. Supports various file types and allows you to share it with your friends so that they never get lost. Pocket Earth also has some special maps and directions for adventurers, especially for hiking and cycling.
#5. Galileo Offline Maps
Okay, this should have been on top because it’s totally free and does almost everything that the others do – but with one important difference. It works based on a cache, which means there’s no concept of downloading maps here. You just take a look at the map which you want to have for offline use, and it gets cached at all the zoom levels that you see it on. Read a full review of Galileo iPhone app.
#6. OpenMaps PRO
“OpenMaps PRO” is very handy for trekkers, mountaineers or mountain bikers. With this app, you can find roads, mule tracks, dirt roads, country roads, restaurants, famous places and more.
The accurate data and easy-to-use features make it very user-friendly. It references the live map service from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. You can easily download a map and view it offline.
#7. Google Maps
“Google Maps” is by far the most popular navigation app in the world. With most accurate data, it helps you navigate comfortably anywhere in the world. You can also use real-time ETAs and traffic conditions to avoid being stuck in the traffic.
Use the real-time traffic info to catch your bus, train or car-share. Take the full advantage of offline maps to navigate anywhere without an Internet connection. It provides accurate maps in 220 countries and territories. You will be able to use transport schedules and maps for over 15,000 cities.
Moreover, Google Maps is compatible with a number of languages including English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German etc.
#8. HERE WeGo
With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance and information about every way of getting around, “HERE WeGo” makes city navigation a great experience. You can check options for car sharing and the app shows recommendations for all the ways to get around. Compare and select the better option for you.
The app provides important information about your journey before you embark upon. You will be able to view the cost of public transport tickets and taxi fares, find places to park and also be able to find out traffic delays for any drive.
“HERE WeGo” offers public transport information for more than 1300 cities including New York City/NYC, San Francisco/SF, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris,
Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and many more.
Better still, it has offline maps for over 100 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Australia and more.
With GPSmyCity, you will be able to access thousands of travel articles written by travel writers and locals from all over the world. You can explore them and quickly access a self-guided walking tour and also use the app’s turn-by-turn guide to navigate conveniently.
More importantly, the offline mode is equally functional and allows you to move around the city or any place without any hassle. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about roaming fees when you find yourself in a new destination.
The “FindMe” feature shows your exact location and the very useful auto tracking feature shows your movement on the map. Hence, you know if you are heading towards the right direction or not.
TrailLink is known as the ultimate trail-finder app for iOS. And looking at the description, we can say that it has got the quality to back the claim.
With more than 30,000 miles of multi-use trails, thousands of trail descriptions, the app is a great asset for travelers or outdoor enthusiasts. You can read reviews, view photos and check out detailed trail maps.
To use offline maps, you will have to pay $1.99 for 3 maps, $3.99 for 7 maps, or $7.99 for 15 maps. You can also purchase 12 months of unlimited offline map downloads for $29.99.
So, these are our top Maps app for iOS, which you can use offline. Which one have you chosen for your journey? Do let us know its name in the comments below.
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