[Talk-in] Regionwise offline maps in OsmAnd

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 03:25:04 UTC 2015

I noticed this too few days ago when I was planning to update India
map. So I deleted India map and only downloaded
Maharashtra map.

Can you confirm how did you enable the Hindi/Marathi names in the map
data? Is that built in now or is it a custom built map?


On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:12 PM, Yogesh योगि
<yogesh at karnatakaeducation.org.in> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Good news for OsmAnd users! Regionwise offline maps of India are now
> available for download directly from the app. May be they were available
> after the latest UI update but I gotta see it now when I tried to update my
> offline map data. The regions are split as per the admin boundaries of
> State(29) and UT regions(7)[1], so instead of downloading the whole
> India(<200MB), users can get only the smaller size State's map which they
> need. Currently, although India map data is not as big as countries like
> Germany/France, this can still help users here considering the mobile data
> connectivity and the growing OSM mappers in India which may result in
> increased map data too.
> Also the Hindi rendering in OsmAnd looks great![2]. :) And going by the size
> of maps, including Maharastra, other south Indian states constitute more
> than 50% of Indian OSM data. Few UTs and most North-eastern states are less
> than one MB, may be because of their smaller area coverage and less mapping.
> I guess there are quite a few users of OsmAnd[3] here. For those who haven't
> heard of it yet, its a open-source map viewing and navigation application
> for offline(vector) and online(raster/tile) OSM maps. Its mainly used with
> offline vector maps(that have several advantages over raster/tile maps) and
> one of the very few open-source OSM apps which supports vector maps. OsmAnd
> is currently available for Android and iOS on Playstore[4]/F-droid[5] and on
> Appstore[6]. Get it now and see your contributed OpenStreetMap data in
> action! I've been using it for past one year and had submitted couple of
> pull requests few months back to include India regions in the app.
> [1]https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/India#Indian_states
> [2]http://i.imgur.com/nPZ9CyK.jpg
> [3]http://osmand.net/
> [4]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand.plus
> [5]https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.osmand.plus
> [6]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id934850257
> cheers,
> --
> Yogesh K S
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