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 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, others iOS Non-free proprietary 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 Non-free proprietary Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GraphHopper OpenStreetMap Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi Apache 2.0
  • Free
  • Paid subscription fee for hosted directions API[1]
Yes Yes[2] Yes No Yes Yes
  • Vehicle tracking[3]
HERE HERE Maps B.V. Android, iOS, Windows Phone - Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No Large roads only[4]
  • Indoor Maps
  • Lane Guidance
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 - Free In-App purchase Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Green Routing
  • Lane Guidance
Karta GPS OpenStreetMap Android, iOS Non-free proprietary Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Offline
  • Lane Guidance
  • Recommended Places from Foursquare and Yelp
  • Places description, photos, reviews and opening hours
  • ETA sharing
MAPS.ME OpenStreetMap Android, iOS, BlackBerry Apache 2.0 (except some 3rd party libs and resources) Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
  • Offline
Moovit OpenStreetMap iOS, Android Non-free proprietary 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 GNU GPLv2 (except some 3rd party libs and resources) 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, HERE Maps, others iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone, Android 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 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[5] Non-free proprietary 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 (roadwork/events/...)
Windows Maps HERE Maps B.V. 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "graphhopper.com". graphhopper.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "github.com/graphhopper". github.com. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "graphhopper.com". graphhopper.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ "HERE Drive+". here.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Waze arrives on Windows Phone!". waze.com. Retrieved November 20, 2013.