iPhone Maps Offline – Use Maps without WiFi!

Posted on Sunday April 13th, 2008 / 00:48

To Maps Offline είναι από τις χρησιμότερες εφαρμογές για το iPhone που έχουν κυκλοφορήσει!

Ο λόγος; Παρέχει την δυνατότητα να χρησιμοποιείτε το Maps.app του iPhone, χωρίς να είστε συνδεδεμένος σε Wi-Fi (… ή χωρίς να χρεώνεστε kb από την τηλεφωνική σας σύνδεση.)

iphone maps offline

Πως λειτουργεί:

MapTiles.sqlitedb is the primary Cache of Maps.app. With “Save Your MapTiles.sqlitedb” you can Save it as the names says. Below there is the List with all your saved Caches. This is also the Directory to save the Files of MapThis: /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/MapTiles/

maps offline cache

Just Tap on the Row and you have restored you saved Maps.
Saving and Restoring big Files could take a while. 200 MB up to half minute. So dont get crazy.
If you want to delete some Maps, just use the slieder to Tap to Delete.

Its the Same Method, just uses another Directory, and you cant delete Route.plist, so at the beginnning you wont see any saved Routes.

maps offline routes

EXTRA tip: MapThis (download Maps directly from PC and have direct acces to the Offline Maps)
If you want to have it more comfortable, you can use MapThis for download Maps more effectively.
Credits goes to the creator of MapThis, but i havent found him. i Think its www.in7ane.com.

Here’s a vid to show how to download the map: http://www.in7ane.com/iphone/create_map.mov

-Search your Location,choose Satelite or Map
-Click Download Map
-Uncheck any Tiles you dont want to download
-Download, convert into iphone sqlitedb format
-Transfer it

From: MapsOffline.wordpress.com

+ Greekmarks.com

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7 Responses to “iPhone Maps Offline – Use Maps without WiFi!”

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  2. metalcar says:

    Hi there, I followed your instruction and downloaded the GMDL and im using this on a laptop. I opened the GMDL and downloaded a state map. Then a folder was shown, and inside there was 2 files, MapTiles.sqlitedb and com.apple.Maps. I put the MapTiles.sqlitedb into /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/MapTiles/ section and when i tried it on my iphone it didnt work.
    p.s. i got offline map program on my iphone

  3. Η συζήτηση συνεχίζεται στο forum: OfflineMaps Tutorial (iPhone Firmware v2.0 – v2.0.1 – v2.0.2)

  4. metalcar says:

    Can you write in English please?

  5. Check out the above forum link. Use Google translator to translate the posts (Greek to English)

  6. aggelos says:

    Παρακαλώ ήθελα να ρωτήσω αν οι χάρτες στο GPS περιλαμβάνουν όλους τους χαρτες τις Ευρώπης ή χρειάζετε κάποια αναβάθμιση στο iPhone 3G