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#1 2011-04-30 11:58:43

Lambertus
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More Android

There are more places then just this forum where valuable information about OpenStreetMap and Android is concentrated.

Other places:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Android

Do you have a good tip on Android and OSM? Please post a link...


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#2 2011-05-27 00:29:56

milovanderlinden
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Re: More Android

I know a lot is going on with osmand (http://www.osmand.net), osmand has entered the android market, there is a free (0.5.x version) and a paid version Osmand+ for approx. 3 dollar. People that want to download the latest can still do it for free on the osmand.net website, but you support development when you download Osmand+ from the market.

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#3 2011-06-21 13:44:43

indyanhorse
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Re: More Android

Hello, i'm new on the android system via a htc dream and a zenith wifi android tablet.
I discovered OSMAND but had some compatibility problems, so, i'lm using now MAPDROID,
  offline maps, uppdate managed with the software, and i'm completinf maps of france
with the geowiki site on potlatch.

MAPDROYD SHOWROOM:

http://www.mapdroyd.com/map-android-showroom

i've read so much bad things about the killing of NAV4ALL ... i'm convinced of the matter of openstreetmaps

Last edited by indyanhorse (2011-06-21 13:44:57)

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#4 2011-06-29 11:31:09

joep
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Re: More Android

I am looking for a good navigation app for Android for cycling, that calculates routes along bicycle routes as much as possible. I currently am very satisfied with Garmin Mobile XT with openfietsmap on my symbian phone, but I think symbian is a dead end street, and want to switch to Android. Has anyone experience with this or otherwise any tips?
Thanks in advance

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#5 2011-07-24 12:35:06

joep
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Re: More Android

I saw at https://sites.google.com/site/openfiets … balandroid that Osmand seems a good choice. Minor drawback is that you need a data connection even if you use offline maps. The connection is needed for calculation routes which is done on an external server. Maybe I'll ask a friend with an Android phone to test it

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#6 2011-07-24 15:53:29

stephan75
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Re: More Android

You can also test OsmAnd and all other Android apps that is available outside the official android market by following setps:

Install a virtualization program on yor PC like virtualbox.org, VMware, qemu etc.

Download a fresh iso for android PC install from http://www.android-x86.org/

Install that android with an extra partition as an SD-Card

start android and test whether you have internet access ... maybe via browser

if yes, go to http://www.osmand.net and download the "latest OsmAnd" and install that apk file.

Success???

Details here:  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Android

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#7 2011-07-30 11:57:05

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Re: More Android

joep wrote:

I saw at https://sites.google.com/site/openfiets … balandroid that Osmand seems a good choice. Minor drawback is that you need a data connection even if you use offline maps. The connection is needed for calculation routes which is done on an external server. Maybe I'll ask a friend with an Android phone to test it


Osmand does not need a data connection. As far as I have tested Osmand works fine with predefined tracks. If you want to use Osmand for routing and you do not have a data connection just pick the "Osmand" routing service instead of Cloudemade of YOURS. These last two require data connection.

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#8 2011-07-30 12:43:07

joep
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Re: More Android

PeeWee32 wrote:

Osmand does not need a data connection. As far as I have tested Osmand works fine with predefined tracks. If you want to use Osmand for routing and you do not have a data connection just pick the "Osmand" routing service instead of Cloudemade of YOURS. These last two require data connection.

What I want is spoken turn-by-turn navigation. Does that work with tracks in Osmand? In Garmin MobileXT it doesn't. Would be great. If not, I'm looking for a routing service that uses cycling routes as much as possible, like in OpenFietsMap

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#9 2011-07-30 15:26:07

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Re: More Android

joep wrote:

What I want is spoken turn-by-turn navigation. Does that work with tracks in Osmand? In Garmin MobileXT it doesn't. Would be great. If not, I'm looking for a routing service that uses cycling routes as much as possible, like in OpenFietsMap

I have tested just a bit. A predefined track can be loaded in Osmand. If you follow it, it will also give you spoken turn by turn navigation. This was a surprise for me but it worked.  You can also use the Osmand Routing service if you want to go from A to B.  This worked (with or without audio guidance) but it was not always the best possible route.  Openfietsmap uses the Garmin routing options such as "Avoid Toll ways" (preference for Cycle routes (Dutch: LF routes, knooppuntroutes) ) and "Avoid Unpaved". Unfortunately the Osmand Routing Service does not offer such options. Hopefully in the future.

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#10 2011-07-30 15:58:59

joep
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Re: More Android

PeeWee32 wrote:

I have tested just a bit. A predefined track can be loaded in Osmand. If you follow it, it will also give you spoken turn by turn navigation. This was a surprise for me but it worked.  You can also use the Osmand Routing service if you want to go from A to B.  This worked (with or without audio guidance) but it was not always the best possible route.  Openfietsmap uses the Garmin routing options such as "Avoid Toll ways" (preference for Cycle routes (Dutch: LF routes, knooppuntroutes) ) and "Avoid Unpaved". Unfortunately the Osmand Routing Service does not offer such options. Hopefully in the future.

That's great. This means I can create routes via OpenFietsMap in Mapsource, convert them to tracks and then load these into Osmand. Even better than a Garmin device, as these devices recalculate the routes via a different engine from Mapsource, resulting in different routes and sometimes a crashed Mobile XT app.

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#11 2011-07-30 20:21:50

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Re: More Android

joep wrote:
PeeWee32 wrote:

I have tested just a bit. A predefined track can be loaded in Osmand. If you follow it, it will also give you spoken turn by turn navigation. This was a surprise for me but it worked.  You can also use the Osmand Routing service if you want to go from A to B.  This worked (with or without audio guidance) but it was not always the best possible route.  Openfietsmap uses the Garmin routing options such as "Avoid Toll ways" (preference for Cycle routes (Dutch: LF routes, knooppuntroutes) ) and "Avoid Unpaved". Unfortunately the Osmand Routing Service does not offer such options. Hopefully in the future.

That's great. This means I can create routes via OpenFietsMap in Mapsource, convert them to tracks and then load these into Osmand. Even better than a Garmin device, as these devices recalculate the routes via a different engine from Mapsource, resulting in different routes and sometimes a crashed Mobile XT app.

I think the Openfietsmap (both Benelux and Germany) is a great map for Garmin Devices but if  want to make a cycling track in the Netherlands I use the bikeplanner of the Cycling union (Dutch: Fietsersbond).  http://www.fietsersbond.nl/op-fiets/fietsroute-planner .  Here you can choose between tracks via cycleroutes (Dutch: Knooppunen) or so called "door to door" .

If parts of this track are not on the Openfietsmap/Osmand (that is: not in OSM) you can always map this in OSM for later use.

Cheers PeeWee

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#12 2011-08-16 07:31:20

Ninny Thomas
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Re: More Android

Android is a great little mobile operating system for the modern smartphone.With over 500,000 new Android devices activated each day, there are a lot of people out there who've got plenty to learn about their phones. If you're one of them, then you're in the right place.
Ninny Thomas from <a href="http://www.rapidsofttechnologies.com/android-application-development.html">
android software development</a>

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#13 2011-08-19 20:18:54

Lambertus
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Re: More Android

^^^Sure looks like spam, but I give it the benefit of the doubt.


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#14 2011-11-01 05:27:49

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Re: More Android

Lambertus wrote:

^^^Sure looks like spam, but I give it the benefit of the doubt.

It is.

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#15 2017-01-10 11:22:11

chaturvedi98765
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Re: More Android

thanks

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#16 2017-10-05 10:15:50

Anahita Gasht
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Re: More Android

Is the android version of OpenStreetmaps named OSMand?

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#17 2017-10-05 11:55:31

PHerison
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Re: More Android

Hi and welcome to OSM and the forum

OSM is simple a database. There are many applications using this database and one of the common for navigation on Android is OSMand. Have a look at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Andr … plications to see other Android-Apps using OSM.

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