Best Maps Apps

Map apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to create routes and find their way around different areas. Types include local, international, and transport map apps. Map apps are great for those planning to travel to somewhere unknown or to discover easier routes to different places.

Last updated 03-24-2017

Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps
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Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps

Android

Seller: NAVITEL

40 4

Cities around the world can feel unnerving if it is your first time to visit. This powerful map reader can provide you the support you need. It features a highly-interactive model of the globe. Tap on the next city you are going to, and purchase navigation information you can use to find your way around like a local.

From solid models of buildings, to multi-level road intersections, this provides you with plenty of visual information in regards to your current location. Coupled with other handy features such as route calculation, real-time traffic reports, and turn-by-turn voice guides, you can be correctly finding your way in no time. Whether you are traveling through Berlin or Bangkok, start navigating the world’s major cities with all information you need at your disposal.

▲ Find your next destination on a fully interactive 3D globe.

▲ Get a more detailed layout as you zoo in further in. No internet connection required!

▲ Easily locate places of interest nearby and far away!

Android
Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps

Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps

Free

Karta GPS - Offline Navigation
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Karta GPS - Offline Navigation

Android
iOS

Seller: Karta Software Technologies

40 4

Mobile technology, internet searching, and GPS features make traveling a breeze compared to the days of paper maps and guide books. But adventuring outside your data area and using your smartphone or tablet for directions can be expensive or impossible. Utilize this navigation app to download offline-capable and highly detailed maps for the state or country you plan on visiting, including driving directions in a virtual 3D map and local tourist destinations like food, lodging, and landmarks. From Albania to Zimbabwe, from Alabama to Washington, you can have all the details pre-installed before your trip and go data-free!

Before you go offline, simply download a map using GPS or select the country or state from a list. You will then have access to street-level details about the area. Icons dot the map for restaurants, hotels, tourist spots, parking, and more. Pinch on the screen to zoom in or out; pan around by swiping. Use the search bar to find a destination, then tap the arrow icon for instant directions. You can even watch a simulated drive to preview the turns you should take!

▲ View a route simulation from start to end: preview your trip to ensure no surprise turns or tolls.

▲ Tap on a place that interests you for the address, hours of operation, photos, and more.

▲ Get recommendations for food, leisure, and tourist spots around you, and see how close they are.

Are you on a whirlwind trip around the globe? Did you make a change including a pit-stop in France? Just head to the “Downloads” section to grab more maps for all your destinations! While you are there, don’t forget to check out optional upgrades, including safety camera notifications to help you stay informed of speed traps as well as humorous navigation voices.

Don’t stay holed up in your hotel or in coffee shops while visiting a new and exciting place, tethered to the necessity of internet: download the app and your area map, then get back out there and enjoy exploring with a handy digital guide ready and waiting!

Android
Karta GPS - Offline Navigation

Karta GPS - Offline Navigation

Free

iOS
Karta GPS - Free offline navigation

Karta GPS - Free offline navigation

Free

Family Locator - GPS Tracker
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Family Locator - GPS Tracker

Android
iOS

Seller: Life360

35 3.5

Tired of waiting for replies to text messages asking for current locations? Save your efforts! Make it easier to know where a family member or a special someone is at any moment. At the same time, you can let your family and friends know where you are with just a tap.

Create a circle and add your family and friends to be able to track their real-time location. Know when they have arrived, or left daily places such as their home or work. Stop wondering where they are with this lifestyle tool pointing you in the right direction!

▲Let your circle know your real-time location by checking in with just a tap.

▲Set to check places constantly, such as your home or office.

▲Set your map to road view or satellite view, whichever you prefer.

Lost or stolen phone? This app not only finds people in a blink of an eye, but also your phone! Not only will you see the address of where it currently is, but also a helpful map with a pin.

Loved ones are easily tracked when needed. Different pins are used for the different members of your circle, so you can pinpoint who's who. Get an estimated time of arrival and/or notification for when they have arrived or left a location. Similarly, if you need to report your location, perhaps for work or personal purposes, check in is just a tap away on this lifestyle tool!

Android
Family Locator - GPS Tracker

Family Locator - GPS Tracker

Free

globster
5

January 8, 2017

Truly an amazingly useful app for someone like me with two young daughters. Everything was really easy to setup, and there is a wealth of features perfect for busy families. No question, it's an essential!

iOS
Family Locator by Life360

Family Locator by Life360

Free

Google Earth
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Google Earth

Android
iOS

Seller: Google Inc.

35 3.5

Take a cross-continental, virtual tour to learn about your world. Explore 3D virtual cities from Paris to New York, from Sydney to Tokyo, and move seamlessly into street view to take in the sites — all at your fingertips! With indispensable data gathered and compiled by Google as well as a wealth of beautiful photos and informative wiki articles about landmarks and locales, the wonders of the world are only a search away.

3D rendering coupled with satellite and street-level photography combines to put a virtual Earth in your hands. With the pale blue dot spinning slowly before you, use two fingers to spread and pinch on the screen to zoom in and out respectively. Tap and drag to move the view to new and interesting places on the globe, and the map will generate topographical data and points of interest in real-time. If you have a specific place you want to see, use the magnifying glass, then be whisked away to your new destination in an instant. You've got the whole world in your hands — explore it!

▲ With town names, road data, and tourist attractions, let Google help you navigate in a new location!

▲ For school, travel, or fun, educate yourself about your world with informative articles and photos.

▲ Take in the sites virtually with 360 degrees of detail in Street View!

Android
Google Earth

Google Earth

Free

iOS
Google Earth

Google Earth

Free

Maps - Navigation & Transit
5

Maps - Navigation & Transit

Android
iOS

Seller: Google Inc.

40 4

Just like its search engine, the Google Maps app is unmatchable. With its super impressive range of features, this is more than just a navigation app. From 3D maps to real-time information on traffic and public transport delays, this app has it all!

Lost in a new city? Don’t worry, as the Google app can help find your current location and give you directions to the place you want to go to. Choose from the options on the top of the map search function to get road-maps, schedules for public transit systems, and the travel time to your destination. Use the voice recognition feature to find a location if you can’t use the search option. Set pit-stops, explore eating joints and coffee shops, and tag places that you visit along the way.

▲ Get audio directions from the GPS navigator as your drive through an area.

▲ View satellite maps to see actual picture of building and routes you want to visit.

▲ Restaurant guide with photos, review, menu, and even contact details of the eating joint!

For those who love the outdoors, the Google Guide is an amazing option that allows you to earn points and unlock new and amazing features by tagging new locations, writing reviews on restaurants and places to visit, and uploading pictures.

Personalize your account to set maps for frequently traveled routes, zoom into maps to get a detailed look, and go out on expeditions with cycling routes and terrain related information. In short, get all the information you will ever need before you visit a new place! So go ahead and get the app before you put your travel shoes on.

Android
Maps - Navigation & Transit

Maps - Navigation & Transit

Free

iOS
Google Maps

Google Maps

Free

Hiking Project
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Hiking Project

Android

Seller: REI Co-op

30 3

Hiking is a good stress reliever, which is why many people look towards trekking for miles on a regular basis. If you want to go out on a long-term hiking trip with you and your friends, then be guided with this handy tool – it will show you highly useful and important details about the nearest trails, wherever you are!

Functioning much like a guidebook, you can use this app to check for elevation profiles and browse through proofed photos. Local experts will give you highlights and special insights that you might need to plan a great day in the outdoors. Your location will be exactly shown on the detailed topographical map too!

▲ Make sure to check out featured hikes since these ones are more proofed and trustworthy.

▲ Take your time in analyzing detailed maps! Doing so can help you avoid potential problems along the way.

▲ While hiking conditions are updated on an active basis, it may be best to prepare an umbrella or anything else that will help you face unexpected weather.

Android
Hiking Project

Hiking Project

Free

PATW - Find Travel Brochures
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PATW - Find Travel Brochures

Android

Seller: Rakuten,Inc.

30 3

Know more about the place you are traveling to with this informative tool! Browse through a large number of pamphlets that can give you info about restaurants, hotels, historical landmarks, tourist spots, and more! The tool has a Near Me function that gives you recommended pamphlets right on the map.

You can share your favourite brochures with your family and friends to help you decide on travel itineraries. With this app, it has become a lot easier for travellers to discover new places while planning the most worthwhile activities during their trips!

▲ Scroll through recommended pamphlets and brochures and get useful travel guides for any trip!

▲ Know the best places you can visit as well as fun activities you can do to make your travels more memorable!

Android
PATW - Find Travel Brochures

PATW - Find Travel Brochures

Free

My Photo Map
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My Photo Map

Android

Seller: MyPhotoMap, LLC

30 3

Create your very own travel photojournal as you add scenic pictures and beautiful landmarks to each and every state!

The app could also make your road trips easier as it comes with a map with all of the major highways and interstates. Let your friends keep up with you and your exploits as you share your collage on various platforms.

Whip this app out to track your journey or when you are just feeling creative. Start documenting your best road trips and preserve their special memories all across the map.

Android
My Photo Map

My Photo Map

Free

Offline GPS HERE Maps Tips
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Offline GPS HERE Maps Tips

Android

Seller: Best global call international

30 3

Getting to places nowadays is made easier with a bunch of digital tools. Through the progressive years of technology, maps have been fully integrated to work on web-enabled devices, giving users the chance to experience more convenient ways of traveling. One example is HERE Maps, a mobile GPS app designed to give humans ample information on locations and the ways to get to them.

If you are not familiar with the app, use this guide to learn how to enjoy the features. Know how you can receive directions without the need for an internet connection, master navigating unknown places with little effort, orient yourself with real-time traffic, and always know what’s nearby!

Android
Offline GPS HERE Maps Tips

Offline GPS HERE Maps Tips

Free

Maps & GPS Navigation OsmAnd+
10

Maps & GPS Navigation OsmAnd+

Android

Seller: OsmAnd

30 3

Start traveling on schedule and on course with this treasure trove of free and open-source maps from around the world. All you have to do is access the OpenStreetMap (OSM) database, then retrieve map information on any region you choose. Instantly view places of interest, and navigate the roads with the help of on-point voice prompts, which come in various languages.

With or without an internet connection, view various notable locations along your route. See the names of the streets,your estimated time of arrival, and know if you are passing by a restaurant, a major shopping area, or even a popular tourist spot. Plan out your routes, whether you are driving, biking, or exploring on foot.

The best part - automatic rerouting transforms the stress of taking a wrong turn into a wonderful opportunity for discovery!

▲ Navigate accurately whether you're driving, biking, or walking. Explore the world with confidence!

▲ Choose the language of your turn-by-turn voice guide and stay on course.

▲ This app contains loads of features for all kinds of travelers, and these are just some to help you explore.

Maps from OSM are full of details, making them highly useful to all kinds of travelers, from relaxed flashpackers and city cruisers to serious mountain bikers and climbers. New routes can also be recorded and saved for personal use, and the place search function works like a charm. Whatever your travel itinerary involves, navigation will be a breeze with this app's long list of amazing features.

Keep track of where you are going, no matter where you are on vacation. Stop stressing over getting lost and start appreciating the new sights and activities you can come across. Travel Europe, Asia and the rest of the world confidently, knowing that you have a map that won't let you down.

Android
Maps & GPS Navigation OsmAnd+

Maps & GPS Navigation OsmAnd+

$6.99