Navigation without data connection on Android
April 16, 2011 3:55 AM   Subscribe

I used to have an app on my Nokia E71 that would allow me to set waypoints and then provide a distance and bearing back to that position using the phone's built-in GPS. You could store thousands of GPS waypoints, either by using your current location or by entering long-lat; and organise waypoints into groups. There was no need for any data access. Does something like this exist on Android (HTC Desire)? What I'm not looking for is an offline SatNav program like CoPilot or MobileNavigator.
posted by alby to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Check out GPS Status, which has a "radar"mode.
posted by JMOZ at 4:49 AM on April 16, 2011

Have a look in the market. You're not specifying that you want to work with offline maps. Just showing distance and bearing is rather easy and will be possible in many apps. Try GPS essentials, more specifically its dashboard.

I like the Mytrails app for its ability do display multiple tracks at once and download (on PC or on Wifi) all available maps (Google, MS, Yahoo, Openxx, Ovi, etc) for offline use. However, waypoints are just now being added.
posted by Akeem at 4:49 AM on April 16, 2011

With locus you can download offline maps, and it supports GPS logging amongst many other things.
posted by Admira at 5:59 AM on April 16, 2011

there are a variety of offline mapping programs. locus is good. you can try Mapdroyd or you might try searching the android market for offline maps
posted by gryftir at 4:20 AM on April 18, 2011

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