|This article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2012)|
|Initial release||June 1, 2010|
|Stable release||1.6.5 / November 5, 2013|
|Written in||Java (programming language)|
|Operating system||Android (operating system)|
OsmAnd is an open source, global mobile map viewing & navigation app for offline and online maps (for Android and some other operating systems). It uses the Open Street Map (OSM) map database for its primary displays. The development for this project is being done on google code and is available under the GPLv3 license. The program binary is available in the google play store as both a free version OsmAnd and a paid version OsmAnd+ which works as a donation to the developer, and unlocks the download limit for offline maps and provides access to Wikipedia POIs and their description from within the app.
- 1 Features
- 2 Offline Usage
- 3 See also
- 4 Collaborators (past & present)
- 5 External links
- 6 Software reviews and tutorials
- 7 References
OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on the device's memory card for offline use. Via the device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline.
Some of the main features:
- Works online or offline (no roaming charges)
- Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
- Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
- Supports intermediate points
- Automatic re-routing
- Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates
- Display the position and orientation on the map
- Optionally align the map according to compass or the direction of motion of the device
- Places can be saved as favorites
- Display POIs (point of interests)
- Can display online tile maps
- Can display satellite view (from Bing)
- Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparency
- Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling
Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia Data
- Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region
- Wikipedia POIs (not available in the free version)
- Unlimited free download, directly from the app (download limit 10 map files in free version)
- Always up-to-date maps (usually 1-2 updates per month)
- Compact offline vector maps
- Select between complete map data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB, or 200 MB for the road network only)
- Also supports online or cached tile map
- Optional automated day/night view switching
- Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it
- Optional speed-dependent map zooming
- Location sharing
Bicycle and Pedestrian Features
- The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities
- Special routing and display modes for bike and pedestrian
- Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
- Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service
- Optional speed and altitude display
- Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin)
Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMap
- Report map bugs
- Upload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the app
- Add POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline)
- Optional trip recording also in background mode (while device is in sleep mode)
OsmAnd is open source and actively being developed. Everyone can contribute to the application by reporting bugs, improving translations, or coding new features.
Unlike many other applications built around usage of OSM data (which require an internet connection for downloading map tiles from OSM servers), OsmAnd is built around the idea of being independent of an internet connection. This is carried out by making the vector maps for certain regions of the world (many regions are countries or states) available for download from within the application.
Collaborators (past & present)
- Pavol Zibrita. Maintaining Osmand's translate/download/web/statistics server, designing/implementing new features, fixing bugs, support in mailing list.
- Stefan Radev. Creating a product identity with consistent User Interface Layout & symbols (Logos UI & UX design for App versions from 0.7-1.1.2). Making a sustainable product strategy involving functionality, market position and advertisements.
- Hardy Müller. Main parts of the project, rendering, UI interaction design.
- Alena Fedasenka. Java developer.
- Alexey Pelykh. Rendering & core parts.