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Adding missing applications

If an application is missing, start a wiki page for it and fill in the template. (Additional information about using the template is linked in the howtos on User:TTTBot.)

I have added the word "adding" to this title, because everyone thinks that it's just about noticing their absence otherwise.
The comment in the table should obviously point to the above instructions. Indeed I didn't find them before adding this to the page:
Because the following table contains a warning that it shouldn't be modified because a robot builds it (is this a Wiki?), I have made this table with a sortable 100% ranking column. ... --Papou (talk) 00:50, 29 July 2013 (UTC)




ApeMap is missing in the list. --chris66 20:42, 11 August 2010 (BST)

Indeed there is a entry at Ape@map but there seem to be an issue with the harvesting bot. We will fix it. --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 08:11, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
It was a typo on the Ape@map page ("plattform" instead of platform). Should show up in the table tomorrow. --Tordanik 09:11, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok, so in addition to the typo, the template was missing price information - and therefore matched neither the freeware nor payware table filters. Next attempt tomorrow... --Tordanik 23:58, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Legend for the table

Hi, I just landed on this table page and it seems to be lacking a legend, what does the column "monitor" indicate in the main table? Further down the page I see a new table with "monitoring features" which explains sub-features but the "monitor" column with yes/no is still pretty vague what it indicates. --Christoffer (talk) 07:54, 19 October 2014 (UTC)


The "Vector rendering" column for MapDroyd claims that it does 3D rendering. Can someone point to an example of that? As far as I have seen, as of today, it only does 2D rendering of map content. I can't really see what would be 3D; I downloaded the map of Hamburg, which appears to have some elevation info in OSM-3D, but nothing popped up (so to speak) in MapDroyd. -- Dandv 23:57, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Required Android Version

I'd like to see a column in the table which indicates which Android Version is required for each application. -- miwie 07:51, 01 June 2010

I guess this sis hard to realize cause nobody publishs the requirements in detail --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 08:03, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

New version of Android Market gives information on Android version required; for example see here [1]: you can find requirements on the right. So if an application is published on the market, you can found information you need. Danilo.schembri 01:59, 6 April 2011 (CEST)

Uploading traces from Android 2.2

With Android 2.2, it's possible to upload traces to OSM straight from your Android device. By default, however, there's no way to select your .gpx file for upload; the upload dialog in the browser only pulls up programs for selecting photos, videos and sound files. All you need is a file manager that hooks into the browser upload function, such as ASTRO File Manager.--Ragesoss 18:22, 5 September 2010 (BST)

Err, nevermind, that doesn't work. I can select a file, but trying to upload it results in an "empty file" error. Is there a way to upload a trace straight from an Android phone?--Ragesoss 17:33, 7 September 2010 (BST)
Try this one: Elek 21:28, 27 June 2011 (BST)

Open GPS Tracker

OpenGPSTracker has been recommended to me. It has beta-level support for OSM maps. Pigsonthewing 17:04, 29 January 2011 (UTC)


how it would be, to make one big Table and use the sort funktion of the wiki? the rows price and licence can be used to find free or not so free SW. aditional rows i would like to add is "editing".

yes this is the way we do it on all other lists. AFAIK user:Tordanik splitted it up to get the same look&feel as before. If you prefer one single table, this shouldn't be a problem. --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 13:11, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
I can use the same table structure for this page as for the other software pages, of course. Would anyone disagree with this change? --Tordanik 13:59, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
I agree with a unique style cause I see no pros on the current scheme --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 14:07, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
User:Tordanik/SoftwareTest/Android? --Tordanik 15:16, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks Tobias :) --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 21:29, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Total caching

Hi, I'm a real Newbie here, but I think a sort function should include a "Total Caching" option.

There are a glut of low cost (approx £100UKP) Android Tabs coming on market that have no built in 3G Modem, but have WIFI and GPS. These would be great if we could cache an entire country's OSM data (similar to my old SatNav) and then not need to worry about Wifi Hotspots.

This would also be great when travelling abroad and Data costs go sky high.

So what do you suggest exactly? I dont see any differences to the current Map Display tables :/ --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 10:58, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

B.iCycle GPS

Another GPS app with OSM, this time for cyclists: B.iCycle GPS. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 22:35, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks man! The tool was already here but for IPhone only B.iCycle


Mapdroid is not the core of AndNav2 as far as I know. It's just a toy project / proof-of-concept. It should be marked as such (probably "proof-of-concept") but I don't know where to edit the data used by the bot when updating the table. Tedp 16:58, 29 March 2011 (BST)

Go to Mapdroid and choose "Edit" to change the features in the table ... --Stephan75 18:45, 29 March 2011 (BST)

Running Android apps on a Desktop PC

Here comes a draft about running Android apps on a desktop PC: (maybe in cases you want to smell the flavour of it when you don't own an android device yet)

  • Download one of the available PC emulators or virtualizer like VirtualBox, Qemu, VMWare, Bochs, etc
  • Download an Image of Android for X86 PC systems, like from as an iso-file
  • Run that android version and choose LiveCD modus or install modus (recommended to install a virtual SD-card)
  • Do testing whether your running Android system has access to the Internet, e.g. via the built-in browser
  • Be aware that it seems not possible to access the official Android Market by Google.Inc
  • So try one of the alternative app markets like XXX or XXX
  • Try to download and install OSM related apps that are offered by direct download of an apk-file

(There is also the android device emulator within the official SDK of Google, but this seems to be quite slow in comparison to a real virtualizer. Are there any benchmark apps to get more details about this?)

When you have success or failure, add an entry to the following table:

Host system Emulator/Virtualizer Source of Android Android version Success? User
WinXP VirtualBox 4.0.4 2.2 Froyo yes --Stephan75 18:11, 1 April 2011 (BST)
... ... ... ... ... ...

Android apps that run succesfully or fail on e.g. images:

General things to solve:

  • How to emulate a GPS signal in a virtualized Android system?
  • Key usage in system: ESC=back WINDOWS=Home MENU (between right Windows and CTRL Key) = Menu

An Emulator does not run on a PC (Personal Computer) but on an Operating System. VirtualBox runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. There are a number of already installed Android images that should run on any VirtualBox above those 3 systems out "of the box". Look for "virtualbox android disk image". Download one, create a new Virtual Machine, say that you use the downloaded image as disk and there you boot Android. I have successfully run one above Ubuntu, but I sure don't recall which. --Papou (talk) 19:52, 19 July 2013 (UTC)


ForeverMap isn't available for Android - should be removed from this page. Ojw 19:44, 19 September 2011 (BST)

According to ForeverMap and the Android Market, ForeverMap is available for Android. --Tordanik 20:15, 19 September 2011 (BST)

So which are best

So far i've tried two apps on my brothers HTC wildfire. GPSmid didn't seem to provide any instructions on installing the maps. Navit I managed to get installed and displaying maps but performance became unusuable as I zoomed out and seemed very focused on "satnav" type operations.

So which of the apps on this page are

1: actually usable on a low end smartphone like the HTC wildfire? 2: offline 3: decent for use as an on-foot mapping application

-- Plugwash 10:08, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

I would recommend OsmAnd (use latest build from!), ZANavi, ForeverMap ... tell us if you like or dislike them. --Stephan75 16:57, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Would be my choices, too. But I guess a better place for such discussions is the Forum --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 09:52, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
Not to advertize any application but to advise in which order to consider them, I'd make a 5-star ranking column, but
 The following table is generated automatically by a bot.
 DO NOT EDIT THE TABLE, changes will be overwritten!

Nice don't, but what's the do? How do I add that column? --Papou (talk) 20:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately this "Android" page is still essentially useless as it stands (or at least, no more useful than a web search for "openstreetmap" and "android"). This has just come up again on the help site at . What's needed is a curated page that explains (for _current_ apps only) the good and bad points. --SomeoneElse (talk) 15:43, 7 January 2017 (UTC)


Latest version is 1.4 already. Supported languages are: English, German, Bulgarian, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, French, Turkish, Czech, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Russian. It downloads map tiles from internet. It has customizable log interval. It can send current position via SMS and upload current position. Everything else should be 'No' so far. And where can I upload screenshot?

I see you have found and edited the Androzic already. The bot has updated the tables since then, so they should be up to date now. --Tordanik 20:29, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Other lists

Hi! I’m currently testing 50 Android applications to use on my smartphone for 80-day mapping party: I would need some help to work out a table for OSM wiki! Mayeul 22:21, 30 April 2012 (BST)

Apps that use OpenStreetMap for reasons other than navigation

All the apps here are primarily navigational tools. Is this an appropriate section, or is there a place, or shouldn't there be a section that lists all of the dozens (hundreds?) of apps that use OpenStreetmaps data for other purposes? e.g. the Wikipedia app, which uses Mapquest tiles for its 'Nearby' feature.

Maybe there should be such a list - we have a list of OSM Internet Links (see especially the German version), and something like that could exist for software. They should not be mixed with the others, though. The currently listed applications are interesting when you want to "use OSM" on your Android in some way. You won't install the Wikipedia app to "use OSM", you install it to "use Wikipedia". --Tordanik 21:49, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

mention support for geo:uri intents

Please add mention of whether an app supports geo:uri intents or not. Jidanni (talk) 04:35, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

osmAnd licensing

In 2014, they added an "exception of GPL" rendering the program proprietary (it essentially restricts the redistribution, if not effectively forbids it at all); in any case, it isn't GPLv3 any more; I think the entry needs updating. Ineiev (talk) 10:22, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Done. Really a pity, can someone talk to them? Maybe they only wanted to protect the "OsmAnd" name (trademark), not the code. Nemo (talk) 11:02, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Also please mention their 10 local downloads of maps limit. Jidanni (talk) 00:38, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
@Jidanni I guess more important than the OSM wiki itself is the Fdroid repository --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 19:40, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Opened a github ticket regarding the license (see Talk:OsmAnd#Is_osmAnd_still_free?). The 10 downloads limit does not apply for the f-droid version. RicoZ (talk) 22:03, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


Several of the applications listed here show iOS or Windows Phone screenshots because we don’t have screenshots of the Android version on this wiki. I don’t personally have an Android device to get decent screenshots for these galleries, so I’d greatly appreciate help from anyone who does. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 19:53, 26 June 2016 (UTC)