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BruceS

Member
Camino(s) past & future
My 1st Camino SJPdP 20 April 2020
"Pocket Earth" APP is said to be excellent and with extensive data.
Unfortunately it is only available for iPhone/Apple.
Does anyone know if an equally good one is available for Android Cell/Mobile phones?
I commence CF on 20 April from SJPdP.
 

C clearly

Veteran Member
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
Maps.me might be the most commonly used app for people who just want to download offline maps and KML tracks to follow the route.
 

Oddyspapa

My soul is staying on the way, always.
Camino(s) past & future
Full CF (May/Jun of 2014, 2018 )
Full CF+Finisterre (2016 May/Jun)
Will go again 2020
I strongly recommend OsmAND. You can download 7 maps for free and you never lost with this app. Even you can find what you want like market, tourism place, and so on. It is offline map based app, so no need connection. Also you can use this app as a navigator when you driving.
 

mmmmartin

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santander-SdC bici '14
Plata bici '17
1/2 Plata bici '18
Frances a pie '18
(Porto a pie '19)
For a few quid you can buy any number of apps for the Frances and they're all pretty good and work offline. I like Trailsmart very much, and have used Wisely, or Wise Pilgrim or whatever it's called now. Remember you can always download them when you're there, using WiFi or if you have bought a local sim card you can use data. If you're European your data counts the same as if you're in your home EU country.
 

BruceS

Member
Camino(s) past & future
My 1st Camino SJPdP 20 April 2020
mmmmartin
Thanks "mmmmartin" and "Oddyspapa" and others.
I am looking into them now....
best part I donot have to buy an expensive iPhone!
Thanks. BruceS/Sydney
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (2020)
I use OSMAnd+ on my phone and tablet. That said, I still carry a Garmin Etrex series handheld and download the latest OSM mapping before I go. I have tried maps.me and didn't continue with it. Downloading a region in Google Maps is also worth considering if you don't think you will want to use expensive mobile data.
 

benny aumala

Member
Camino(s) past & future
may-june 2016
may-june (2019)
You are looking for special app for Camino Frances.
Offline maps, of course. See what these have to offer:
- Camino de Santiago Companion
- Wisely + Frances: A Wise Pilgrim Guide
Train them for free. If feels good, pay the small sum and then
get really used to all features.
These are much better than general mapping programs without
special info for albergues, water posts etc.
I prefere the Companion.
 

Oddyspapa

My soul is staying on the way, always.
Camino(s) past & future
Full CF (May/Jun of 2014, 2018 )
Full CF+Finisterre (2016 May/Jun)
Will go again 2020
mmmmartin
Thanks "mmmmartin" and "Oddyspapa" and others.
I am looking into them now....
best part I donot have to buy an expensive iPhone!
Thanks. BruceS/Sydney
If you use OSMAnd with Camino Pilgrim app, there is no need any others.
 

Elron

Elron
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France 2021 I am working towards April 28th there abouts
I use Gaiagps app It works well for me here I don't know about there for the Camino as I will not be there until the end of April tentatively. But I will have my Garmin GPS 64s with me also it is tested and true.

Cheers
 

anthikes

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
Highly recommend the Windy Maps app that's available on Google Play. It actually has all the caminos marked and saved my bacon a few times on the VDLP.

It's free too. Absolutely no need to pay for any apps when there is so much information available for free. I use a combination of Gronze.com with Windy Maps.
 

geraldkelly

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
I use Maps.me. It's free and available of both iPhone and Android.
 

BruceS

Member
Camino(s) past & future
My 1st Camino SJPdP 20 April 2020
I appreciate the advice you all have shared re Maps, Data etc for Android.
I have looked at most and will continue to find the one best for me.
Of interest 'Gronze.com' could not be translated on my iMac, but could on my old Windows 7.
I will see how it works on my Android Nokia7.
Regards and appreciation. BruceS
 

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