The main point for Apple putting Maps on the Mac is mainly for the user to find where they want to go, look at directions and compare them to different routes and also look at the traffic on route (if by car) and then to send those directions to the iPhone.... you can define a limited area for browsing then the related depth. It isn't a size matter than a caching issue...
I would think that caching the maps would not be a big deal as long as the satellite images were excluded. My little tom-tom seems to cache all the North American maps just fine.Hi to everyone,
I would like start this thread to bring it up: Maps is great but it will never be a masterpiece without the offline navigation.
What do you think to speak about a way to make it working by using the offline maps cache?
ScoobyMcDoo, I'm working around the external BT GPS handling but as far as I see Apple disabled the COM port mapping (I just opened a thread about).I would think that caching the maps would not be a big deal as long as the satellite images were excluded. My little tom-tom seems to cache all the North American maps just fine.
However, macs don't have GPS receivers, so this feature would be about as useful as a paper map.
Not true any more; with vector tiles, you can easily download street-level maps for an entire city.For Maps to be offline you'd need to download hundreds of megabytes of mapping data, and it's something I don't really see Apple doing.