Google Maps for Android Now Supports Offline Caching

By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 7th, 2011

Google Maps for Android is a great way to find your way around but what if you’re in an area with spotty connectivity? The new Download Map Area caches maps for offline use.

While using Google Maps for Android you can now cache maps in up to a 10 mile radius around your current location. No matter where you go (subways, dense city streets, or deep within buildings) you’ll still have access to the maps regardless of how weak your cellular signal is. The cached maps are available on your phone for 30 days (you can delete them prior to the expiration to free up space).

Read more about the new map caching feature as well as the introduction of the Scale and Measure tools at the link below.

Download Map Area Added to Labs in Google Maps for Android [The Official Google Blog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/7/11
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