OsmAnd is a mapping and navigation application

OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a mapping and navigation application with access to OpenStreetMap (OSM) open data, with high quality global coverage. All map data can be stored on your device’s memory card for offline use. OsmAnd provides GPS routing, with visual and voice guidance, for cars, bicycles and pedestrians. All key features work both online and offline (without an Internet connection).

Main features :

  • Browser
  • Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)
  • Voice guidance
  • Optional display of traffic lanes, street name and estimated time of arrival
  • Support for the different stages of the route
  • Automatic recalculation of the route along the way
  • Destination search by address, by area of interest (e.g. restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum, golf)
  • OSM Public Transport

Map display

  • Displaying your position and orientation on the map
  • Optional alignment of the map according to the compass or the direction of your movement
  • Saving your important places in favorites
  • Displaying points of interest (POIs) around you
  • Display of online maps composed of specialized tiles
  • Displaying satellite views (Bing)
  • Display of additional layers such as GPX navigation routes and additional maps with customized transparency
  • Optional display of place names in English, local or phonetic spelling

Uses OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia data:

  • High quality information from the world’s best collaborative projects
  • Global maps of OpenStreetMap, available by country or region
  • Wikipedia points of interest, great for tourism (not available in the free version)
  • Free and unlimited downloads, directly from the application (download limited to 7 map files in the free version)
  • Maps always updated (updated at least once a month)
  • Compact vector maps
  • Choice between the complete map or only the road network (e.g.: complete map of Japan, 700 MB or 200 MB for the road network only)
  • Also supports online maps and tile caching

Optional safety devices

  • Automatic day/night switching
  • Display of speed limits with display of excess speed - Automatic zoom according to travel speed
  • Sharing your position with your friends

Pedestrians and cyclists:

  • The maps include paths for pedestrians, hikers and cyclists
  • Pedestrian and cyclist-specific navigation and display
  • Optional display of public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
  • Optional recording of the route to a local GPX file or online service
  • Optional speed and altitude display
  • Optional display of contour lines and relief shadows (via additional plugins)

Public transport

  • Navigation on public transport: metro, bus, tramway, etc.

OpenStreetMap Contributors (OSM)

  • OSM card bug report
  • Transferring GPX traces to OSM directly from the application
  • Adding points of interest and direct transfer to OSM (or delayed if offline mode)
  • Optional recording of the route in the background (when the device screen is off)

Geographical coverage and quality:

  • Western Europe: ****
  • Eastern Europe: ***
  • Russia: ***
  • North America: ***
  • South America: **
  • Asia: **
  • Japan and Korea: ***
  • Near East: **
  • Africa: **
  • Antarctica: *