Comparison of commercial GPS software

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This is a list of notable commercial Global Positioning System (GPS) software for various device, with a specific focus on mobile phones, tablets, tablet PC's, (Android, iOS, Windows).

Name of Application Maps Source Operating Platform 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, others iOS Free No Yes Yes Yes No No
  • CarPlay
BlackBerry Maps Unknown BlackBerry 10 Free No Yes Yes No No No
Google Maps Zenrin, AutoNavi, Tele Atlas, Google Map Maker Android, iOS, Windows Phone Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
HERE HERE Maps B.V. Android, iOS, Windows Phone Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[1]
  • Indoor Maps
  • Lane Guidance
Locus Map Free OpenStreetMap, Swisstopo, IGN, Outdooractive, Freytag&Berndt, SHOcart, others Android 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 Paid Yes No Yes No No No
  • Focused on outdoor navigation - hiking, biking, geocaching
iGO Top-Map, Tele Atlas, Navteq Android, iOS, Windows Mobile Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Green Routing
  • Lane Guidance
MAPS.ME OpenStreetMap Android, iOS, BlackBerry Free Yes Yes Yes No No No
  • Offline
Moovit OpenStreetMap iOS, Android Free No No No No No No
  • Focused on pedestrians and public transportation
Navigon Navteq Android, iOS, Windows Phone Paid Yes Yes Yes In-App purchase Yes Yes
  • Lane Guidance
  • Apple Watch
  • Pedestrian Navigation
  • Drive & ETA sharing
OsmAnd OpenStreetMap Android, iOS Free Yes No Yes No No Yes
  • Lane guidance
  • Offline
Ovi Maps Nokia / Navteq Symbian OS S60, Maemo
  • Free: Last Nokia & Navigator phones
  • Paid: Other phones
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
  • Pedestrian Navigation
Sygic GPS navigation TomTom, Navteq, others iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone, Android Paid (30-day trial) Yes Yes Yes Paid subscription Yes Yes
  • MirrorLink[2] (Paid Version)
  • Lane Guidance
  • Dashcam recorder
  • Pedestrian Navigation
Sygic: GPS navigation (free) TomTom, Navteq, others iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone, Android Free 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
  • Free for 75km/month
  • Paid subscription
Yes Yes Yes Paid subscription Paid subscription Yes
  • Lane Guidance
Waze
  • open basemaps
  • drives of the users
  • Community additions
Android, iOS, Windows Phone[3] Free
  • Limited control over stored data
  • can be used for off-line navigation
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Gas-stations & prices
  • Drive & ETA sharing
  • Report hazards
  • Temporary Closures (roadworks/events/...)
  • Est. data usage: 75MB/month
  • For your everyday commute to/from work
  • The map is build with navigation in mind.
Windows Maps HERE Maps B.V. Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10, Xbox One Microsoft HoloLens Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Name of Application Maps Source Operating Platform 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "HERE Drive+". here.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.mirrorlink.com/apps
  3. ^ "Waze arrives on Windows Phone!". waze.com. Retrieved November 20, 2013.