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Screenshot of Alminav
Author: almica
License: Proprietary (free, InApp payment)
Platform: Android
Version: 1.0.196 (2018-08-25)
Languages: German and English
Website: in googlePlay
Programming language: Java

Android offline navigation - Mapsforge vector maps - Offline route calculation - Display maps with contourlines - GPS recording as kml or gpx file - Import KML and GPX routes - Elevation and velocity charts

Alminav is an Android navigation app for hiking and cycling

Alminav is a lightweight maps and navigation app for outdoor activities Outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. It has offline functionality when there's no internet connectivity. After the maps have been downloaded, all functions like route calculation and search for localities, streets and Pois are possible without Internet. Alminav is great for hiking and riding a bicycle, it can also be used as an orientation aid when driving.

Map Fragment


If a GPS position has been found (in Follow GPS or in Routeplanner with My position), a dialog for map download or map selection starts. The suitable map can be selected from this dialog. Maps can also be selected and downloaded from map fragment.

Route calculation

In world map only airplane navigation is possible, start and destination points will be connected by linear distances. In country road maps (Germany, France ...) car can be selected as routing vehicle.

For the other maps the route calculation with different vehicles (walking, cycling, driving) is possible. The route calculation is fastest with small map tiles due to their small size.

Follow GPS

Follow GPS

The center of the map (blue circle or arrow) is the current GPS position, as long as the map has not been scrolled. The map is aligned again when you tap on the GPS marker. When travelling forward the map is following the GPS postion.

Bar with GPS data

  • Tap on GPS velocity value will show a chart indicating the progress of speed.
  • Tap on GPS elevation value will show a chart indicating the progress of elevation.
  • Tap on distance value will change the background color of GPS bar, map scrolling is disabled.
  • Tap on GPS time value will start/stop the speedometer display, the battery consumption is then lower.
  • Long press on the map area also starts the speedometer display.


Main Functions
  • Map view using vector maps (MapsForge format) with OpenStreetMaps data
  • Offline route calculation
  • Display maps with contourlines and hillshading
  • Streetmaps for Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and more
  • GPS recording as kml or gpx file
  • Import KML and GPX routes
  • Elevation chart
  • Velocity chart
  • Speedometer
  • GPS Status display
  • Street search
  • City search
  • Import photos with geotag as pois
  • Replay route
  • Poi Database
  • Map orientation in moving direction


Map tiles

Map tiles coverage

Small map tiles

These map tiles are divided into one degree square tiles. Storage size of a map with navigation data averages about 20 MB. For example the tile n52e010 contains map data for the area with latitudes between 52°N and 53°N and longitudes between 10°E and 11°E. The route calculation is fast with map tiles due to their small size. These areas are covered by map tiles:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Benelux
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Great Britain England
  • Great Britain Wales
  • Spain
  • Italy including Sardinia, Sicily and Ischia
  • Portugal
  • Greece including Crete, Rhodos and Corfu
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Slovenia
  • The Alps
  • The Mediterranean coast of Tunisia
  • Parts of Turkey including the Mediterranean coast
  • Mallorca
  • Corsica

Large map tiles

Big map tiles coverage

These map tiles have different sizes and an extension of several longitudes and latitudes. Example: The section n48e005_2x2 contains the area between the latitudes north 48 ° and 50 ° (2 latitudes) and between the longitude east 5 ° and 7 ° (2 longitudes). The large map tiles cover a large part of Europe. From Scandinavia only Denmark and southern Sweden are included.

Regional maps

Regional maps

Federal states of Germany

Regions in France

Alsace, Franche-Comté, Lorraine, Provence, Rhône-Alpes.

Mediterranean coastal areas of Spain and Portugal

Andalusia, Catalonia, Valencia, Algarve.

Alpine regions and regions of northern Italy and southern Switzerland

Grisons, Salzburg, Styria, South Tyrol, Ticino, Tyrol, Toscana, Wallis.


  • Canarias
  • Cyprus
  • Crete
  • Madeira
  • Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca)

Road maps for countries

Road maps overview

The routes do not contain elevation data. Only car navigation is possible.

  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Great Britain: England
  • Great Britain: Wales
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Slovenia

Map styles

Map styles (renderthemes) can be used to change the display of maps:

  • Simply Hike
  • Outdoor
  • Military
  • Osmarender
  • NigthView


The limitation of maps import can be removed by in app purchases. The first three small map tiles can be imported for free.



Version 1.0.196 (Aug 25, 2018)

  • Settings management improved
  • Bugfixes

Version 1.0.195 (Aug 13, 2018)

  • Sea areas are colored blue in the maps
  • Bugfixes

Version 1.0.194 (Jul 23, 2018)

  • More internal cities stored in database with better queries
  • Unified Layouts of various map overviews
  • Display of database pois improved
  • Show nearest Poi from database, if route guidance is inactive (optional)
  • Bugfixes

Version 1.0.193 (Jun 15, 2018)

  • UI improvements: Display of GPS tracks, display of my pois, map selection
  • Bugfix: Some screens could not be scrolled to bottom in landscape mode
  • Bugfix: NPE in purchase activity (happened seldom)
  • Bugfix: NPE in Route planner after calling Poi database (happened seldom)

Version 1.0.192 (May 25, 2018)

  • Bugfix: Crash at screen rotation in gps tracks list view

Version 1.0.191 (May 24, 2018)

  • Bugfix: Crash at screen rotation main view

Version 1.0.190 (May 23, 2018)

  • GPS track list view has been improved
  • German cycle trails can be sorted by distance
  • Billing process reworked with migration to billing library v3
  • Bugfix: Android 8 crash at first GPS fix
  • Correction: Avoid downloading large map tiles when a small map tile has been selected for download

Version 1.0.184 (May 11, 2018)

  • Improved route guidance: distances are displayed in m, update interval can be changed
  • Internal change: Better crash reporting with Crashlytics
  • Internal change: New mapsforge library release 0.9.1
  • Bugfix: Crash in CycleTrailList and more

Version 1.0.183 (May 02, 2018)

  • Acoustic signals for routing guidance (optional)
  • Correction: Map change from speedometer view is not working
  • Foto load process can be canceled now
  • Bugfixes: Crash when map initialization fails, crash when recalculating empty route and more

Version 1.0.182 (Apr 17, 2018)

  • Refresh in route elevation chart dialog updates elevation data of route (not only in chart)
  • Bugfixes for exceptions in some special cases: Map initialization error, device without external storage, screen orientation change and more

Version 1.0.181 (Apr 09, 2018)

  • Correction: Disabling external contourlines in settings does not work
  • Corrections for devices without external storage
  • Removed a deprecated function, which in some cases caused an exception

Version 1.0.180 (Mar 31, 2018)

  • Added new big tile maps
  • Added missing data for poi databases
  • Improved Poi database dialog

Version 1.0.179 (Mar 20, 2018)

  • Added new big tile maps
  • Contour lines can be displayed in all maps
  • Improved download dialogues and overview maps
  • Pois can be deleted in the Poi-list display
  • Bugfix: Crash in edit poi after tap on marker

Version 1.0.178 (Mar 02, 2018)

  • Added big tile maps
  • Bugfixes and improvements

Version 1.0.177 (Jan 29, 2018) Version 175/176/177

  • New speedometer layout
  • Bugfix: Crash when poi has invalid coordinates
  • Bugfix: Crash when selecting last entry in waypoint list
  • Bugfix: Crash when pressing back while cycletrail preview is showing

Version 1.0.176 (Jan 27, 2018)

  • New speedometer layout
  • Bugfix: Crash when poi has invalid coordinates
  • Bugfix: Crash when selecting last entry in waypoint list

Version 1.0.174 (Jan 18, 2018)

  • New function: Download all missing hillshade tiles
  • Long route menu devided into two parts
  • New big tile maps
  • Bugfix: NPE when copying mapfolder contents

Version 1.0.173 (Jan 11, 2018)

  • New big tile maps covering DACH, Alps and Northern Italy
  • Internal changes to avoid OutOfMemory errors
  • Hillshading is available

Version 1.0.172 (Dec 26, 2017)

  • Bugfix: Pressing back button does not work in some cases
  • Simplification of poi and route-dialogs
  • More minor corrections

Version 1.0.171 (Nov 23, 2017)

  • Many activities have been converted into dialog fragments for better performance
  • App is associated with file extensions GPX and KML

Version 1.0.170 (Nov 10, 2017)

  • Improvement of some menu layouts
  • Improvement of selection dialog for map folder and poifile
  • A new route folder can be created in dialog for route saving
  • Simplified poi vector drawables for better performance
  • Bugfix: No overwriting of Pois with cycletrails

Version 1.0.169 (Nov 02, 2017) VERSION 168: Improved dialog for routes loading and saving VERSION 169: Bugfix version

Version 1.0.167 (Oct 17, 2017) Show correct category in Poi edit dialog Bugfixes for some crashes that occur rarely: PoiCategories.getStringReverse StringIndexOutOfBoundsException, Settings.onSharedPreferenceChanged NumberFormatException

Version 1.0.166 (Oct 06, 2017)

  • Improved display of route guidance
  • Buttons in Routeplanner for setting and adding a destination
  • Performance: Less memory usage

Version 1.0.165 (Sep 19, 2017)

  • Locations and streets are included in the Poi database
  • Database Pois can be sorted by distance and more improvements in Poi functions

Version 1.0.164 (Aug 29, 2017) VERSION 163 Less memory usage due to internal change Bugfix: Avoid crash when tapping on invalid map position Routes and streets are stored in their own directory VERSION 164 Bugfix: Crash when starting Pois database activity

Version 1.0.163 (Aug 28, 2017) Less memory usage due to internal change Bugfix: Avoid crash when tapping on invalid map position Routes are stored in their own directory Streets are stored in their own directory

Version 1.0.162 (Aug 24, 2017) New function in routeplanner: Create round trips

Version 1.0.161 (Aug 12, 2017)

  • Show list of cycle trails in dialog
  • Preview cycle trail before download
  • Improvements in dialog for file settings

Version 1.0.160 (Aug 04, 2017)

  • Geographical grid can be displayed
  • German cycletrails are available in routeplanner

Version 1.0.159 (Jul 28, 2017)

  • Improved display dialogs for cities, streets, and pois
  • Correction: Map didn't follow GPS any more after adding several pois

Version 1.0.158 (Jul 26, 2017) VERSION 158

  • Improved error handling if map is invalid
  • Correction: Background color of localities spinner

Version 1.0.157 (Jul 25, 2017) VERSION 157

  • Bugfix: Crash when displaying streets
  • Layouts for the display of localities, streets and pois have been reworked


  • New regional maps: Alsace, Franch Comte, Lorraine, Provence, Rhone-Alpes
  • Improved display of Pois (Poi databases must be recreated)
  • City directories of map tiles can be downloaded when using region* or country-maps

Version 1.0.156 (Jul 24, 2017)

  • New regional maps: Alsace, Franch Comte, Lorraine, Provence, Rhone-Alpes
  • Improved display of Pois (Poi databases must be recreated)
  • City directories of map tiles can be downloaded when using region* or country-maps

Version 1.0.155 (Jul 14, 2017)

  • Download dialogue improved
  • Map hosting with Firebase

Version 1.0.154 (Jul 10, 2017)

  • Poi marker size can be changed with graphic elements settings
  • For clarity the routes are no more displayed as pois
  • Download dialogue simplified

Version 1.0.153 (Jul 03, 2017) Improvements in Pois database viewer Bugfix: Crash when map tile overview is terminated, if GPS is active

Version 1.0.152 (Jun 16, 2017)

  • Tapping on a route line opens route menu
  • Option to display all localities in map
  • Improved color selection dialogue for route color

Version 1.0.151 (Jun 13, 2017)

  • Tapping on poi marker opens context menu for pois
  • Tapping on route marker opens context menu for distance markers
  • Cities of other maps can be used
  • Improved help with download errors

Version 1.0.150 (May 28, 2017) Bugfix: Exception in City/Street list activity Bugfix: Exception when editing route with distance markers



Alminav3D is an extension of Alminav. It uses the data (maps, pois ...) of Alminav and has no download function, so it is only useful in combination with Alminav. Alminav3D uses OpenGL graphic functions and provides a perspective view of maps. [1]

Alminav3D Features

  • Offline detailed vector maps
  • Offline route calculation
  • Topographic maps with contourlines
  • Record GPS tracks as KML or GPX file
  • Import KML and GPX routes
  • Cities search
  • Street search
  • Sqlite Database with OSM Pois
  • Replay route
  • Map styles can be choosed
  • Map orientation in moving direction
  • Perspective view of maps
  • GPS Elevation chart
  • GPS Velocity chart
  • Route Elevation chart