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Organic Maps

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There is a new option for mobile offline maps: Organic Maps. This app is based on the source code of maps.me, before the acquisition last year.

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City Roads

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The attached picture is a visualization of the streets in my home town. I generated this picture with the website “city roads”. This site has been around for a while, but a link post from Julio Biason reminded me to share the link as well. With this site it is possible to display only the streets of a city or surroundings on a plain background.

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Here WeGo, my favorite Google Maps alternative

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Here WeGo is my favorite alternative to Google Maps. I know it would be better to support Open Street Maps, but Here WeGo (formerly Nokia Maps) also offers great navigation functionality and real-time traffic information. It also seems to be relatively privacy friendly. With the app you can also download maps for offline use. Here Technologies is majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies (Wikipedia), so I hope they make sure that there maps have a great quality and so far (I use this service since 2015) my assumption has been confirmed.

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