Offline Google Maps - Whats it good for?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by *JimmyJ*, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. *JimmyJ* macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Been having a look around and have come across offline google maps. Im a bit confused to the main point of using this. Is it able to find your location via a GPS signal and does it speed up the search as well. So confusd to the real benifit of using this. If someone could help me out please. :confused:
     
  2. question fear macrumors 68020

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    I am not entirely clear on what you are referencing but I would guess that it allows you to access previously drawn maps and directions if you are in a dead area.
     
  3. *JimmyJ* thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to know why would one have offline google maps rather than the normal google maps? What's its main use.
     
  4. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    obviously so you can access maps without being online? hence OFFLINE google maps.
     
  5. *JimmyJ* thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct me if im wrong but you dont have to be online to use maps. So what you talking about.
     
  6. nocoast macrumors member

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    you, not only are thoroughly wrong, you are also inept as as an inanimate object. Why would one even specify the "offline" maps, if they didnt require being online in the first place? You need data to load the maps...
     
  7. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Maps are not stored locally on your device. They are downloaded on the fly by google maps. So if you were to set your iPhone to airplane mode, turn off wifi, and try to load directions, you can't. Offline mode allows you to start the directions while you have signal, and continue when you don't. If you're driving through a dead spot this is helpful. Or if you have to travel into a tunnel, and need to know what the exit is coming out of the tunnel (try taking the holland into NYC and not knowing what exit you need on the other side-then you'll understand why having an offline map is useful.)
     
  8. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    do you even have an iphone!??!
     
  9. *JimmyJ* thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right I understand now thank you.
     
  10. *JimmyJ* thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No cause not stupid!
     

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