Imagine you’re going on a trip to a certain city, but you don’t want to cary a gps around, then this app is your friend.
It lets you save a map or a route for later viewing.
I know that some cities have town covered wi-fi, but a lot of cities don’t, and if you have a map of where you’re going … you can always find your way :)
How does it work?
You browse the map you’d like to save with the google maps iPhone app.
Then you start the app, and save the current sqlite file (in my case it is Westvlaanderen).
Now when you’re offline (not connected to wi-fi or gprs) you can still use that map or any other map you have saved.
The same goes for routes :)
If you ever need to backup your maps, the maps are located at /var/mobile/Library/Cache/MapTiles/.
Ok let’s have a look at how this works.
Before you install the Maps Offline app, make sure you installed the Jiggy runtime first.
2) Now Let’s begin with installing Maps Offline, you can find it in the Utilities category.
3) Let’s start the app.
4) After startin the app, you’ll arrive default in the cache map option.
What you can do here is:
Save your current map (the one you have browsed the latest).
The option to restore the backup map you made.
So if you are going to paris for ex.
First you go to the google maps app, browse the map of paris, zoom in and out untill you have covered all streets and everything you might need for your trip.
Then you start the app Maps Offline, and you go to cache, and you save the cache map you have as Paris.
You can do this for all regions you’d like. The same principle goes for the routes.
Now you can use any of your saved maps without being connected to the net.
This little app is available in the Installer.app through the Big Boss packaging source, see our sources page.
The updated screenshots for version 0.20 are here