Comparison of satellite navigation software

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This is a list of notable commercial satellite navigation software (also known as GPS software) for various devices, with a specific focus on mobile phones, tablets, tablet PCs, (Android, iOS, Windows).

Name of application Maps source Operating platform Software license Cost Maps can be preloaded (and stored) 3D navigation mode Voice-guidance Live traffic Speed traps Speed limits Other features and remarks
Apple Maps TomTom, Automotive Navigation Data, Getchee, Hexagon AB, IGN, Increment P, Intermap Technologies, LeadDog, MDA Information Systems, OpenStreetMap, Waze[1] iOS, macOS Non-free proprietary Free No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
BlackBerry Maps Un­known BlackBerry 10 - Free No Yes Yes No No No
Google Maps Zenrin, AutoNavi, Geocentre Consulting, Tele Atlas, Google Map Maker, SK telecom, ORION-ME, INEGI, AfriGIS (Pty) Ltd, Inst. Geogr. Nacional, GeoBasis-DE/BKG, Mapa GISrael, GBRMPA Android, iOS Non-free proprietary Free Yes (expire after 30 days)[2][3] Yes Yes For certain countries[4] Yes For certain countries[4]
GraphHopper OpenStreetMap Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi Apache 2.0
  • Free
  • Paid subscription fee for hosted directions API[5]
Yes Yes[6] Yes No Yes Yes
  • Vehicle tracking[7]
HERE WeGo HERE Android, iOS, Tizen Watch, Huawei - Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Country dependent Yes[8]
  • Venue maps
  • Lane guidance
  • 3D landmarks
Locus Map Free OpenStreetMap, Swisstopo, IGN, Outdooractive, Freytag&Berndt, SHOcart, others Android Non-free proprietary Free Yes No Yes No No No
  • Focused on outdoor navigation – hiking, biking, geocaching
Locus Map Pro OpenStreetMap, Swisstopo, IGN, Outdooractive, Freytag&Berndt, SHOcart, others Android Non-free proprietary Paid Yes No Yes No No No
  • Focused on outdoor navigation – hiking, biking, geocaching
iGO Top-Map, Tele Atlas, Navteq Android, iOS, Windows Mobile - Freemium In-App purchase Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Green routing
  • Lane guidance
Karta GPS OpenStreetMap Android, iOS Non-free proprietary Freemium Yes Yes Yes In-App purchase In-App purchase Yes
  • Lane guidance
  • Recommended places from Foursquare and Yelp
  • Places description, photos, reviews and opening hours
  • ETA sharing
Magic Earth OpenStreetMap Android, iOS Non-free proprietary Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Lane guidance
  • Elevation charts
  • Wikipedia links
  • Weather info
  • CarPlay and Apple Watch support
  • Online and offline navigation
  • Can run in the background
MapFactor OpenStreetMap, TomTom Android, Windows, Windows Phone Non-free proprietary Freemium Yes Yes Yes In-App purchase Yes Yes
  • Lane guidance
Maps.me OpenStreetMap Android, iOS, BlackBerry Apache 2.0 (except some 3rd party libs and resources) Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[9] Yes[9]
Moovit OpenStreetMap Android, iOS Non-free proprietary Free No No No No No No
Navigon Navteq Android, iOS, Windows Phone - Paid Yes Yes Yes In-App purchase Yes Yes
  • Lane guidance
  • Apple Watch
  • Pedestrian navigation
  • Drive and ETA sharing
Navmii OpenStreetMap Android, iOS Non-free proprietary Freemium Yes Yes In-App purchase In-App purchase In-App purchase Yes
OsmAnd OpenStreetMap Android, iOS GNU GPLv2 (except some 3rd party libs and resources)
  • Free: up to 7 downloads
  • In-App purchase for unlimited downloads (also unlocks all of the features except for contour lines, hillshade maps and nautical depth contours)[10]
No Yes No No Yes
  • Lane guidance
OsmAnd+ OpenStreetMap Android, iOS GNU GPLv2 (except some 3rd party libs and resources) Yes No Yes No No Yes
  • Lane guidance
Ovi Maps Nokia / Navteq Symbian OS S60, Maemo -
  • Free: Last Nokia and Navigator phones
  • Paid: Other phones
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
  • Pedestrian navigation
Sygic: GPS navigation TomTom, Navteq, Here Maps, others Android, iOS, Windows Phone Non-free proprietary Freemium Yes Yes In-App purchase In-App purchase In-App purchase In-App purchase
  • MirrorLink (paid version)
  • Lane guidance
  • Dashcam recorder
  • Pedestrian navigation
TomTom TomTom Android, iOS Non-free proprietary
  • Free for 75 km/month
  • Paid subscription
Yes Yes Yes Paid subscription Paid subscription Yes
  • Lane guidance
Yandex Maps Yandex.Map editor Android, iOS, Windows Phone Non-free proprietary Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Lane guidance
  • Places description, photos, reviews and opening hours
Waze Waze Android, iOS, Windows Phone[11] Non-free proprietary Free
  • Limited control over stored data
  • Can be used for off-line navigation
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Gas-stations and prices
  • Drive and ETA sharing
  • Report hazards
  • Temporary Closures (roadwork/events/...)
Windows Maps Here Maps Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10, Xbox One Microsoft HoloLens Non-free proprietary Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Name of application Maps source Operating platform Software license Cost Maps can be preloaded (and stored) 3D navigation mode Voice-guidance Live traffic Speed traps Speed limits Other features and remarks

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  1. ^ "Apple: Acknowledgements". Archived from the original on January 18, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "How to use your Google Maps offline". Android Authority. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ "Google Groups". groups.google.com. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  4. ^ a b "Map Coverage Details | Google Maps Platform | Google Developers". Google. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "graphhopper.com". graphhopper.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "github.com/graphhopper". github.com. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "graphhopper.com". graphhopper.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "HERE Drive+". here.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Speed cameras warnings - MAPS.ME SUPPORT". MAPS.ME. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "OsmAnd - Offline Mobile Maps and Navigation". OsmAnd. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Waze arrives on Windows Phone!". waze.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2013.