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Offline Maps Guide

Offline maps are only available for Kurviger Pro, if you want to use offline maps, you can get Kurviger here. Offline maps allow you to browse the map without internet connection. The route calculation requires you to have an internet connection, but the navigation itself does not require an internet connection, when using offline maps.

For offline routing see the Offline Routing Guide.

Getting Started with Offline Maps

To start using offline maps, go to the menu → Map. This menu allows you to download, open, and add offline maps. We provide offline maps for the whole world, if you are missing an area, let us know in the forum. Click on Download maps to get to our map download site. Select the area you want to download. To download the map of Germany, go to europegermany.map. The map download is handled by your browser. Once the download finishes you can add the map to the Kurviger App. You can also choose to download maps from OpenAndroMaps, they are fully compatible with our map format. If there are issues with the download, please have a look here: The Offline Maps Download Stops, Resets or doesn't Finish.

In Kurviger app (downloading offline map(s))
Making selection in the menu Dialog opened by selection in menu
Selection opens a dialog Selection opens browser to download maps (see next table)
In browser, opened by Kurviger app (see table above)
Browser shows download page selected folder Notation of device
Select folder with wanted maps select wanted map(s) Swiping down from the top of the device in notations you can see progress of download

Opening Your First Map

You can open maps, by going to the Kurviger App, menu → MapOpen Map. A file browser will open up, go to the Download folder. Click on your downloaded region, e.g. australia.map. You will now see your downloaded region, browsing this map needs no internet connection. Mixing offline and online maps is currently not possible, so you can only view your downloaded region, but you can add other maps, to cover the area you need.

In Kurviger app (opening offline map(s))
Making selection in the menu Dialog opened by selection in menu (“Open maps” replaces all currently opened maps)
Selection opens a dialog only when a offline map is opened, else the Android file browser is opened directly (see next tables) Selection opens Android file browser (Android storage access framework) to open wanted maps (see next tables)
In Android file browser (Android storage access framework), opened by Kurviger app (see table above)
Shows Android file browser Shows menu of Android file browser
Open menu to select folder Select folder with wanted maps in device or SD card
In Android file browser (Android storage access framework), opened by Kurviger app
Shows selected folder with wanted map(s) Shows folder with selected map(s)
Select map(s) to open Open selected map(s)
In Kurviger app (info about e.g. current map(s))
Making selection in the menu Dialog opened by selection in menu
Selection opens a dialog Dialog shows info about e.g. current map(s)

Adding more Maps

Adding other maps, is as easy as opening your first map. Simply go to the map download site and download the regions you are interested in. The areas do not need to be adjacent, just choose any you like. Go to the Kurviger App, menu → MapOpen Map. This time the app will ask you if you want to add or open the map. If you add it your current maps are kept in the app while the new maps are added. If you open the map, the currently opened maps will be removed. Select your downloaded region. The region has been added to your offline available regions. You can add as many offline maps as you want for free.

Offline Maps on the SD card

Showing POIs

With offline maps you can show different POIs on the map, like fuel stations, motorcycle shops, and many more.

How to find fuel stations and other POIs along the route?

Switching back to Online Maps

In some cases you might prefer having online maps again. Simply go to menu → MapOnline maps and select your preferred provider.

Enjoy your ride with Kurviger!



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Getting Started
Gestures
Offline Routing
Best Practices
Route files, Route transfer (Import, Export)
Why eventually not using the automatic rerouting

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app/offline_maps.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/15 12:01 by walterg