What is MapDroyd for Android:
MapDroyd features world-wide off-line maps powered by OpenStreetMap. Experience true unplugged vector maps avoiding expensive network connections.
Recent changes: improved map manager (show file sizes, show updateable maps), use network location if GPS is not available.
MapDroyd provides a built-in remote map browser that allows you to explore and download selected map files from our map server. The hierachically organized map repository is checked against your locally stored map files and updateable maps are indicated with a yellow arrow sign. Files marked with a green check sign already exist in the newest version on your local storage card. You can either download maps directly to your device, or optionally just copy an external download link to your desktop computer
MapDroyd allows to rotate maps smoothly in any direction you want. Since we do not use pre-rendered images or (cached) map tiles like Google Maps or others do, MapDroyd can turn the map view into any angle required. MapDroyd does not roate images - it renders maps on the fly! This is a very important feature for e.g. navigation applications. And MapDrowd draws all labels (city names, streets names, places, etc.) properly depending on your device's orientation.
MapDroyd includes an optional "auto-rotate" function that turns the map direction according to your real orientation ("head-up").
MapDroyd marks your last known location with a red cross sign and a circle indicating the accuracy of the last positioning method.
The smaller the circle is the better your positioning accuracy is/was. Your position is updated whenever you chnage your location ("tracking feature").
You can choose between two different navigation modes:
* In the drag mode (default) you can pull the map in any direction you want by simply dragging the screen. In order to zoom in or out smoothly you have to click on the zoom bottons on the left and right bottom area, or, just roll your trackball up or down.
* In the rubberband mode you simply tap the screen to reposition the map center. In order to zoom into a given region you draw a rectangle from the upper left to lower right screen corner. In order to zoom out you draw the rectangle in the opposite way, from the lower right to the upper left screen corner
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