OsmAnd (by osmandapp)

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OsmAnd reviews and mentions

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  • 2024: The year of the OpenStreetMap vector maps
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Feb 2024
    Slightly offtopic

    I have OsmAnd ( https://github.com/osmandapp/OsmAnd ) on my phone, download the basemaps, download my (small) country data (both sourced from open street maps), and with an app + ~1GB of data, I get the maps and full navigation within my country, POIs, etc., and can add other countries when needed.

    Is there something similar for a PC? I can download data from open street maps, but then I need postgres, postgis, a tile server and styles and apache running just to generate the tiles. Is there anything portable (short of running osmand in an android virtualbox) for offline navigation on a linux pc? QGIS can display vectors, but I wasn't able to easily style the data... navigation is a no-go there too. anything else?

  • "I'm in this picture and I don't like it"
    2 projects | /r/linuxmasterrace | 9 Dec 2023
    OsmAnd works for me. I am looking to get off Google, so I try to retire anything that is not on F-Droid. OsmAnd is a independent project ( osmand.net ) that uses the data you can also access under www.openstreetmap.org . The App is not perfect and sometimes it calls for the wrong action, for example when a road is just taking a steep turn it might ask for you to turn onto a different road which is actually the same every now and then. Also Google uses the location data of it's users to change routes depending on congestion afaik. Don't expect that from OsmAnd.
  • replacing stock apps with FOSS alternatives..
    5 projects | /r/fossdroid | 30 Oct 2023
    Organic Maps & OsmAnd~ are the classic map alternatives but i don't use them.
  • WiFi without internet on a Southwest flight
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Sep 2023
    When I am on a flight and the flight does not provide the flight information, I am using the OsmAnd, https://osmand.net/, to monitor the flight altitude, speed and direction.
  • ⟳ 4 apps added, 121 updated at f-droid.org
    24 projects | /r/FDroidUpdates | 15 Sep 2023
    OsmAnd~ (version 4.5.8): Global Mobile Map Viewing & Navigation for Offline and Online OSM Maps
  • Organic Maps
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Aug 2023
    OSMAnd tracks users using a secret supercookie by default because the developer wants metrics. This is done without consent. The defensiveness of the developer with regards to such unethical tracking means that I will never use any software they ever release.


  • As Apps que consideram indispensáveis
    17 projects | /r/CasualPT | 23 Jun 2023
  • difference between the various Osmand versions - and f-droid
    2 projects | /r/OsmAnd | 16 May 2023
    OsmAnd~ from F-Droid not having Android Auto is a known bug: see the discussions at https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/-/issues/2567 , https://github.com/osmandapp/OsmAnd/issues/13514, https://github.com/osmandapp/OsmAnd/issues/3391 and https://github.com/osmandapp/OsmAnd/issues/15400
  • Anything you wish there was an open source solution for?
    52 projects | /r/selfhosted | 16 May 2023
    Umap (web based - partly does what you want). Osmand Mobile app.
  • OsmAnd.net/map tutorials?
    2 projects | /r/OsmAnd | 1 May 2023
    So I've been using the OsmAnd+ app for a while, and now have signed up for Pro. What I'm trying to do is figure out how to use the osmand.net/map page to plan trips and then be able to see all of the tracks and routes on my mobile device. Unfortunately, the osmand.net site is not very user friendly (and obviously still a beta), and I've run into questions. Rather than list them all, I was wondering if anyone knows of a written up tutorial (or youtube tutorial) specifically on the web interface. While I (eventually) figured out how to plan a hiking route (it kept adding in car routes because I set "hiking" in the wrong place), I still can't, for example, figure out how to get contour lines on the web maps. I'm sure there are myriad more questions I'll come up with as I plod along, and maybe some tutorials (if they exist) will help me with what I don't even know I need to know.
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