28 Jun '12, 2pm

Google’s Offline Maps Now Live In 150 Countries

As of yesterday Google’s new offline mapping capability for Android devices is now live (with a Google Maps update). It was announced a couple of weeks ago at the Google Maps “next dimension” event that preceded the announcement of Apple’s new mapping platform. Offline maps are available for 150 countries, and users can save offline maps for up to six large metropolitan areas (e.g., Manhattan). To save a map, you search for the desired location, pull up the mapping menu (not the layers) and select “make available offline.” You’ll be asked to confirm or crop the area of the map you want to download. If an offline map isn’t available for the selected area that’s immediately indicated. Depending on the designated area and density of the map it can take some time for the map to download, especially over a wireless network connection. Offline maps are stored in the “My Places” ...

Full article: http://searchengineland.com/googles-offline-maps-now-live...

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