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#1 2019-08-10 13:10:16

Danite
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Registered: 2019-08-10
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OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

Hello,
I want to replace my Android "smart"-phone with a "dumb"-phone and a Linux laptop/tablet; the only Android app that I will miss is OsmAnd.
Does any such software exist for Linux?
The features I require most are

  • offline maps

  • route finding (it's called navigation in OsmAnd, but I do not require the voice commands and/or GPS)

  • searching

(Searching this forum I can see there's JOSM, but it seems very focused on editing, not traveling.
I don't even know how to download a map for any given country.)

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#2 2019-08-10 20:00:50

henke54
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Registered: 2015-03-17
Posts: 726

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

Danite wrote:

Hello,
I want to replace my Android "smart"-phone with a "dumb"-phone and a Linux laptop/tablet; the only Android app that I will miss is OsmAnd.
Does any such software exist for Linux?
The features I require most are

  • offline maps

  • route finding (it's called navigation in OsmAnd, but I do not require the voice commands and/or GPS)

  • searching

(Searching this forum I can see there's JOSM, but it seems very focused on editing, not traveling.
I don't even know how to download a map for any given country.)

I am not familiar with it, but i found Offroad ? ...

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#3 2019-08-11 05:28:38

Zabir91
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Registered: 2019-06-05
Posts: 11

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

sadly there isn't something so feature rich in linux, no alternative, but cruiser works

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#4 2019-08-11 16:24:22

Danite
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Registered: 2019-08-10
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Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

Both apps are in java.

henke54 wrote:

I am not familiar with it, but i found Offroad ? ...

This looks quite good, there's a version 0.5-1 in my distro's repositories and it does pretty much what I want: Download maps, and navigation.
Also has POIs.
It locks up when calculating routes; pretty much exactly like OsmAnd does (sometimes) big_smile

Zabir91 wrote:

sadly there isn't something so feature rich in linux, no alternative, but cruiser works

Not so bad, but it seems focused on map development and I could not find a working source to download maps.

Thank you both so far!

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#5 2019-08-12 02:12:19

muralito
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Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

Gnome Maps could be a good choice.
A component of Gnome desktop, updated versions, uses Nominatim and Graphhoper....
But for some features you need to be online.

Last edited by muralito (2019-08-12 02:14:11)

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#6 2019-08-12 04:13:38

escada
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Registered: 2011-08-13
Posts: 1,592

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

The is a long list of apps on wiki.

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#7 2019-08-12 08:11:56

Danite
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Registered: 2019-08-10
Posts: 4

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

muralito wrote:

Gnome Maps could be a good choice.

Oh, why didn't I think of that!

escada wrote:

The is a long list of apps on wiki.

That's a long list.

I will work through this and report back.
Thank you very much so far!

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#8 2019-08-13 20:00:49

bradrh
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Registered: 2013-06-20
Posts: 27

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

escada wrote:

The is a long list of apps on wiki.

I use qmapshack.  Curiously it is not on the wiki.   For your goals:
Offline,   yes,  it can load various formats.   I build my OSM garmin maps and it reads those.
Routing,  Yes
Searching:   not very good.

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#9 2019-08-13 20:59:01

stephan75
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Registered: 2008-05-28
Posts: 2,755

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

bradrh wrote:

I use qmapshack.  Curiously it is not on the wiki.  ...

I only found https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/QMapShack

and linking from other wiki-pages to that page can be improved ...

see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Spe … /QMapShack

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#10 2019-08-17 15:13:38

Zabir91
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Registered: 2019-06-05
Posts: 11

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

but it seems focused on map development.

it isn't focused on development I think, I found it focused on browsing and navigation, searching POI.

I could not find a working source to download maps

the wiki page has the download links to app, and map and POIs. It uses mapforge file as offline database, and a separate POI file for searching offline POIs.  If you open the app, in download map option, you will find the download links.

it has these as you wanted most:
* offline map (online available too)
* offline POI
* offline POI search
* online/offline Navigation
* and more...
bad thing is you can't select a place/POI and see information instead of from search result.

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#11 2019-08-17 15:54:32

muralito
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Registered: 2012-09-04
Posts: 1,774

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

Zabir91 wrote:

bad thing is you can't select a place/POI and see information instead of from search result.

IMO, Cruiser big bad thing is that it is not free software.

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#12 2019-08-22 06:49:37

Danite
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Registered: 2019-08-10
Posts: 4

Re: OsmAnd-like Software for Linux?

Yes, I would prefer opensource.
I actually had Qmapshack already installed on my machine but never really got into it. Will do.
In any case, I have got plenty of really good answers, thank you all very very much!
...and I should have searched the wiki before asking... wink

Danite wrote:

I want to replace my Android "smart"-phone with a "dumb"-phone and a Linux laptop/tablet;

I'm not promising anything but I'll try to check back here when I've set everything up.
Currently I'm leaning towards a self-built raspbery pi tablet to fulfil my mobile computing needs, so that might take a while...
I do have the dumb phone already. Feels good.

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