Build your own robot car with the Raspberry Pi!

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Today I installed ForeverMap europe on my samsung galaxy S 2 cellphone.  ForeverMap is an offline gps navigation app on android. I decided to install the lite version because it is for free. For navigation with ForeverMapo you do not need  cellphone contract with a data flatrate. The reason is that you can download for free the maps and use them offline. This is important for me because I am planning a road trip through florida at dezember 2011.
foreverMap Europe

foreverMap Europe

foreverMap Lite

For the follwing report I did a small trip to a mall near munich and did a few screenshots from skobbler ForeverMap. The lite version of  is for free and the only difference to the full version is that the download of the maps isn’t very fast. I reached only 60 K/s. But the map only has to be downloaded once. ForeverMap and foreverMap lite isn’t realy a navigation app. It only shows a map, calculates a route but do not give you any audio advice how to drive. It feels like google maps on your smart phone but you can use ist offline.

the map details

The map you see is from the open street map project. For navigation it shows every detail you need to reach your destination. The landscape details are very high and the roads a very detailed too. You see every corner or xing on the map. The route is marked as a blue line in the map like in the picture below.

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On the left you see the OpenStreetMap map and on the right side the google map.

foreverMap details
foreverMap details

 

 

You see every road and this not only at big cities but also in a small village. This picture was taken near munich.

zoom

zoom

My summary

ForeverMap is a ver cool gps navigation app for android powered smartphones. It is for free and the map details are good enough to reach your destination. The download of the maps istn’t very fast but you only habe to download the maps once a time. For europe I needed approx. 1 GB storige of my internal memory.

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