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HPR - HPR1474: A behind the Curtian Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Nav

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

Thanks to Pokey for being the expert in this oggcast. Note: The song 'Do The Hokey Pokey is copywrited'http://osmand.netFunctionalityOsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on your device's memory card for offline use. Via your device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline (no internet needed). Some of the main features:NavigationWorks online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrivalSupports intermediate points on your itineraryAutomatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the routeSearch for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates Map ViewingDisplay your position and orientation on the mapOptionally align the map according to compass or your direction of motionSave your most important places as FavoritesDisplay POIs (point of interests) around youCan display specialized online tile mapsCan display satellite view (from Bing)Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparencyOptionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia DataHigh quality information from the best collaborative projects of the worldGlobal maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or regionWikipedia POIs, great for sightseeing (not available in free version)Unlimited free download, directly from the app (download limit 16 map files in free version)Always up-to-date maps (updated at least once a month)Compact offline vector mapsSelect between complete map data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB, or 200 MB for the road network only)Also supports online or cached tile maps Safety FeaturesOptional automated day/night view switchingOptional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed itOptional speed-dependent map zoomingShare your location so that your friends can find you Bicycle and Pedestrian FeaturesThe maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activitiesSpecial routing and display modes for bike and pedestrianOptional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line namesOptional trip recording to local GPX file or online serviceOptional speed and altitude displayDisplay of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin) Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMapReport map bugsUpload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the appAdd POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline)Optional trip recording also in background mode (while device is in sleep mode) OsmAnd is open source and actively being developed. Everyone can contribute to the application by reporting bugs, improving translations, or coding new features. The project is in a lively state of continuous improvement by all these forms of developer and user interaction. The project progress also relies on financial contributions to fund the development, coding, and testing of new functionalities. By buying OsmAnd+ you help the application to be even more awesome! It is also possible to fund specific new features, or to make a general donation on osmand.net. http://osmand.netOsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions)GPL

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