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Hi, i try to find the android analogue of this app: https://itunes.apple.com/us....=1&mt=8 This app shows the nearest inhabited places w/o internet connection. Does anyone know similar applications for android? Thanks!
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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 27 2013, 11:57 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Pretty much all GPS apps you can put in your own waypoints and navigate to them. Plugging in "Inhabited places" seems like just laziness in my opinion. Just plug in where you want to go ahead of time and go there.

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Tigger, you are right, but i often don't know where i want to go :]
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This app shows the nearest inhabited places w/o internet connection.

I'm confused! I think you might have wanted a comma in that sentence as I now see you wanting to find the nearest inhabited place without Internet! I think you want to find the place but without needing Internet access to do it, yes?

In any event, I also wonder what trouble you might have finding the nearest inhabited place! What, are you wandering out of the desert or jungle with no idea where you are, and wanting an inhabited place nearby?

Since I'm guessing you want to travel on a whim, certainly you must have a chance to stop somewhere that offers wifi (MacDonalds, Starbucks, etc), and with an app called WiFiFinder you could browse for a destination. Then with a FREE app called Waze (just that, Waze!), you locate your start location and set a destination, Waze calculates a route. So far, so what? The cool part is that Waze can continue to guide you but without a cell signal. As long as your phone has GPS capability, Waze knows where you are and shows you your map, even still offering voice turn-by-turn (in my experiences) as long as you stick to your set route.

Need to change plans? Stop at another hotspot, re-set your trip, and head out.


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bp2go, sorry for my english! Yes, i need a navigation tool, which works without internet connection. In some places there is no internet and even no GSM!

>In any event, I also wonder what trouble you might have finding the nearest inhabited place! What, are you wandering out of the desert or jungle with no idea where you are, and wanting an inhabited place nearby?

Yes, for example, take a look at this location: https://maps.google.com/?ll=63.....=m&z=10 - there is no GSM (GSM available only close to villages). So, paper map and compas your best friends here.
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There are GPS apps that support storage of map data for use without connection.  I haven't looked into any that store other types of location-specific information.
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Were some one truly in need of the nearest habitation coming out of desolation the very last item I'd consider relying on would be my iPhone with it's finite battery.

Plan B? Any if the dozens of GPS apps that store maps for offline access. Can't read a map? Then you're going to die before you get out of that wilderness anyway so no worries.
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Maybe it will seem strange to you, but i found map based navigators are very inconvenient for travel in sparsely populated regions. Because often i see only white space on the screen and i have to keep checking my direction with the compass. Though, only that i need is correct direction and distance to the next point.
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Though, only that i need is correct direction and distance to the next point.

Sorry for my odd understanding; youe English is fine.

Now that I see more of what you want, I actually found what sounds like a solution:

It's an Android app, it's FREE and offers a WORLD MAP with no cell connection required. Check it out: http://preview.tinyurl.com/d5xbd4y


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