OSMScout shows no available maps to download
@arubislander Truth be told I'm not sure. I did transfer the files from my desktop to my phone, as described above, and that didn't work.
What about phones without SD card slots. Nexus 5 and OPO don't have any.
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@MarkG_108 When you connect your phone to your computer, and you unlock your phone, and then double click on the phone icon that appears in your file manager, you should see two icons in the root. One holds a selection of the folders and files on your phone's Internal storage. The other is your sd card. In the root of the as card create the Maps folder. Then enter the
Mapsfolder and create the
osmscoutfolder. As the last step, copy your map files into that folder.
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@normandc I am afraid the above method will not work for those devices. And I am not aware of any alternative methods.
There is a previous thread covering this topic (Looking for offline map app)
The old version mantained by Frans Schreuder worked fine for me. Unfortunately I had to wipe and reinstalled the OS and lost it. Now in the OpenStore you can find the fork by Martin Kozub.
Unfortunately again, this app does not have access to the SD card.
And there is no option to download maps within the app.
@AppLee said in Looking for offline map app:
@saveurlinux Oh it seems you're right.
I downloaded a map end of june, but now there is no download list...
But I guess you can manually download them from another source and put them in the expected directory: /home/phablet/.local/share/osmscout.zubozrout/Maps/
I confirm that I moved some old maps from my SD card to that folder and it worked.
Well, yes. Unfortunately this map server is dead now: http://schreuderelectronics.com/osm/
As for maps I would suggest hoping for https://github.com/rinigus/pure-maps/ to get support for offline Maps on Ubuntu Touch (on SailfishOS this should work). It also uses a newer version of OSMScout while this old app is apparently useless now.
Feel free to use the click built from here if you have usage for it: https://www.iubuntu.cz/apps/osmscout.zubozrout_0.5.6_armhf.click
But for now I've taken the app down from the store
Also, if anyone would like to continue development on this app, feel free
@normandc I think the Nexus 5 has an SD card slot. At least this site says it does: https://howto-android.com/how-to-put-the-sd-card-in-the-nexus-5/
And I can confirm that myself, as I tested it with a needle and found the SD card slot. I don't currently have a card in it, though I'll try it out after I go and buy an SD card for it. That said, it strikes me as odd that an app would require a file to be put on an SD card for that file to be recognized.
I have a Nexus 5 16GB with a cracked screen, and there is definitely no SD card slot.
Have a look at this article.
The last Google Nexus smartphone to feature a microSD card slot was the first Nexus phone. After launching the Google Nexus One in 2010, Google never again included support for a removable storage card in a Nexus phone.
Google has always pushed their cloud services, providing a phone with removable storage goes against their goals. It's quite surprising to me their first Nexus phone had one.
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@normandc Yes, I now see you're correct.