Where would we be without GPS? MapFactor is a navigation application with GPS for Android tablet with offline maps allowing users to access maps without connectivity, and plan their routes regardless of whether they are online or off.
With MapFactor: GPS Navigation this free app is ideal for turn-by-turn GPS navigation available to Android smartphones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data.
The maps are installed on the SD card, therefore no internet connection is required for travelling, and more map and application updates are free and accessible every month. All the specifics and full details are documented on the Google Play Store along with a few short reviews for those wanting to know how this is perceived.
MapFactor is a company that focuses on making journeys easier to negotiate and the company also makes the popular NavigatorFREE for PC, as well as Pocket PC and WinCE, while the OpenStreetMap is regarded as a collaborative project creating a free editable map of the world.
Everything from door to door route planning and voice guidance in different languages is available within this app including cross-border routing, which allows users to continue their route without switching between countries.
In addition, the GPS Navigation app also shows the distance and upcoming plan overview with a 2D and 3D mode that makes the map more detailed and realistic. Switch between day and night modes to accompany your journey or rotate the map for a current view whether it is north upwards or facing the direction you are driving in.
Other features to access when searching involve finding the nearest points of interest or postcodes, as well as audible warnings for approaching speed cameras. Routes for any vehicle are available along with information on road-works and obstructions to avoid, so users can block off certain roads within the route or plan it accordingly.
With a long list of available languages the MapFactor: GPS Navigation is free and obtainable now, and we have been looking at some user comments who feel this is a great app, although some have experienced a few issues on older devices.
The online maps have been welcomed by many, while some suggest the navigation instructions could be more precise. Overall we get the impression this free app is easy to use with an accurate display, but we would love to know your views if you have used this already. Were you looking for a decent offline map app? If so the free MapFactor: GPS Navigation could be the ideal application for you.