USA map for Mac

serega

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 19, 2007
185
2
Seattle
Are there any free maps of USA for traveling for Mac? As far as I know to view google map you have to connect to internet but while traveling in a car a can not connect to internet. Its instead to have paper maps.
 

old-wiz

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
8,315
225
West Suburban Boston Ma
The link mentioned above requires an internet connection.

There are no real maps available on OSx. You could run bootcamp and use Microsoft streets and trips or one of DeLorme's packages.

Nothing free that's not tied on the net.
 

usuario

macrumors newbie
Jan 27, 2010
28
0
Central VA
That's a good question. One of the reasons why I installed Windows on my MacBook was so that I could use Microsoft Streets & Trips. When you're lost in the middle of Kansas with no Internet, you can't pull up Google Maps.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,648
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USA
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There are no real maps available on OSx. You could run bootcamp and use Microsoft streets and trips or one of DeLorme's packages.

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Not true. However, you are correct that there is nothing free that doesn't require a network connection. That said, the [Google] Maps app on the iPhone and iPad work well.
 

skybolt

macrumors 6502a
Feb 20, 2005
900
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Nashville, TN, USA
Yes, but that one wants to use a GPS. The only mac map software is Route 66, and it is abominable -- and I don'teven think it is being updated any more. DeLorme used to support macs, but no more. Sure wish some developer would fill this void!
 

snberk103

macrumors 603
Oct 22, 2007
5,503
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An Island in the Salish Sea
Um, you any map you find on the 'net you can save for off-line viewing as a web archive or PDF. Just create a special folder with all the maps you will need for a trip.

But paper is best..... really.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,648
29
USA
Yes, but that one wants to use a GPS. ...
Huh?! If you don't want to use GPS with moving map, then a computer is best used for trip planning prior to your journey. In this case, snberk103 is correct. Paper is your best bet. Print your route along with the directions on paper. There are numerous major name websites that plot superb routes and are free except for your paper and toner/ink. MapQuest, BING, Yahoo!, Rand-McNally, take your pick. My pick is Google Maps. It is just a step ahead of the others and appears to be improving.
 
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