Offline search for streets
Being able to search for a street, even when offline.
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Hello everyone and thanks again for voting for this suggestion and contributing to Maps Pro,
Offline mode is finally complete. The most requested feature on the feedback website is now available in Maps Pro.
After 4 months of development, Maps Pro now uses the latest technologies to display vector maps while being offline. Because you can now download the data for a country, you will be able to search for a street, display Points Of Interest and get directions with text-to-speech and re-routing while being offline
To provide the best service, this new feature comes at an additional cost. Each pack of country is only 10$ with the launch offer, 50% off! For instance the “North America – United States” pack will allow you to download all the USA states, with unlimited lifetime updates which means you can always have the latest road data!
For more information, please check out the documentation for offline maps
http://mapspro.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/360951-how-do-i-download-maps-for-offline-use : How do I download maps for offline use?
http://mapspro.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/360696-how-do-i-search-for-an-address-when-offline : How do I search for an address when offline?
http://mapspro.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/360692-how-do-i-download-maps-for-the-entire-usa-down-to : How do I download maps for the entire USA, down to the street level for offline use?
Version 71 has just been certified by Microsoft so you will get the update automatically in the next few hours
If you need help or more information about this new offline mode, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to your feedback, thanks!
The data will be from OSM, packaged by country (or state/region for big countries). In the very first version that will be released, I planned on doing offline street search, POI and directions and leave the tile download until I can have a powerful rendering engine so draw tiles directly. So you would need to download tiles until the next update
Nice! Which data you will use? OSM?
I hope we will not need to download tiles then.