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OsmAnd logo 2014.png
Osmand navigation screenshot.png
Navigating through Potsdam, New York, USA
Developer(s) Victor Shcherb, Alexey Pelykh, Hardy Mueller and others
Initial release June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
Stable release

Android: 2.4 (August 8, 2016; 9 months ago (2016-08-08)[1]) [±]

iOS: 1.2.4 (April 27, 2016; 12 months ago (2016-04-27)[2]) [±]
Repository github.com/osmandapp/Osmand
Development status Active
Written in Java, C++
Operating system Android, iOS
Size 39.0 MB
License Freeware (portions licensed under GNU GPL, UI code licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND)
Website osmand.net

OsmAnd[pronunciation?] (OpenStreetMap Automated Navigation Directions) is an open source map and navigation app Android and iOS.[3] It uses the OpenStreetMap (OSM) map database for its primary displays, but is an independent app and not endorsed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. It is available in both a free and paid version, the latter unlocks the download limit for offline maps, and provides access to Wikipedia POIs and their description from within the app.


OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free and worldwide OpenStreetMap (OSM) data.[4]All map data can be stored on the device's memory card for offline use. Via the device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with visual and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline.


  • 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

Map Viewing[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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

Safety Features[edit]

  • Optional automated day/night view switching
  • Optional speed limit display, with a reminder if the user exceeds it
  • Optional speed-dependent map zooming
  • Location sharing

Bicycle and Pedestrian Features[edit]

  • The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths
  • 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[edit]

  • 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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ OsmAnd (8 August 2016). "OsmAnd 2.4". osmand.net. OsmAnd. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  2. ^ OsmAND B.V. (27 April 2016). "OsmAnd Maps". App Store. Apple. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "OsmAnd for iPhone is released". 
  4. ^ "OsmAnd Maps: a genius and helpful MapsApp". theappzine.com. May 31, 2015. 

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