[Talk-in] Regionwise offline maps in OsmAnd

Yogesh योगि yogesh at karnatakaeducation.org.in
Thu Jun 18 09:26:54 UTC 2015

Great! Looks like the splits are somehow useful. :)

Language labels can be easily switched using the Menu options inside the 
app. In the latest version of OsmAnd, select your map language in 
options Configure map -> Map language.[1] In older versions(>2.0), this 
is under General settings -> Localization -> Map preferred language.[2] 
Changing map language is the built in feature. Since the OsmAnd uses 
offline vector maps, changes like this are rendered on the fly[3].

The current OsmAnd version has only Hindi enabled in the list and 
hopefully upcoming releases may include other indic languages like 
Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, etc.,.[4] I'll also be adding Kannada to the 
list. But right now, except Kannada and Marathi, objects in OSM data 
with other Indic langauges are very less and we need to improve this to 
make them show up on map.[5]



On Thursday 18 June 2015 08:55 AM, Onkar Shinde wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Onkar
> 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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