With Organic Maps you have an excellent option. Even though there are dozens of alternatives, it is sure to think about maps and GPS navigation so that the ubiquitous Google Maps pops into your head. It is true that it is among the best options, especially when you consider only the free software. However, how about making use of a Open Source alternative, which does not track the user and, above all, allows downloading all the maps to the mobile? It exists, its name is Organic Maps.
Ad-free, no-tracking, no-tracking routes and maps
The team behind Organic Maps is committed to user privacy. Therefore, the application refrains from tracking the user, does not collect data, lacks ads, has no in-app purchases and, above all, all the code is Open Source. On top of that, Organic Maps works really well, even plotting point-to-point routes.
The app makes use of the OpenStreetMap maps. Its style is quite similar to Maps.me, although Organic Maps is completely clean of trackers. It allows to trace routes from one point to another; These routes can be done by car, on foot, by bike or by public transport; Organic Maps offers voice guidance and even advanced options, such as speed cameras; It also includes remarkable information on cycling and walking routes.
Organic Maps is more limited than Google Maps, obviously, but not for that reason it loses possibilities as a GPS navigation app. It even offers points of interest or POIs: it is possible to find nearby restaurants, hotels, ATMs, gas stations … with their exact address on the map.
It is a great alternative to more popular applications. And, despite the fact that it is logically more contained in functions, it amply covers the most basic ones; how are the location on the map, GPS point-to-point guidance and the location of nearby establishments. In addition, Organic Maps allows you to share addresses and, not least, it allows you to download the full maps to your mobile.
You can download Organic Maps to your phone for free just by going to Google Play. It is a great recommendation if you want to get away from Google or, simply, if you want a GPS application that work at all times, even if you lose your internet connection. It is worth a try.
Organic Maps Offline Hike Bike Trails & Navigation
- Developer: Organic Maps OÜ
- Download it at: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Tours and guides