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How to Use Your Google Maps — Offline | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/20

Will try this in France this weekend: via: How to Use Your Google Maps — Offline | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

And if it fails, I have CityMaps 2Go Offline Maps and a downloaded map with me as well.

Here’s how to do it.

  1. Zoom in on a part of a map that you want to save for offline browsing.
  2. Then, tap the search bar and type “OK Maps” (minus the quotes) and hit the Search button.
    You can also speak this into the phone — just speak “O” and “K” with a slight pause between them, otherwise your phone may spell it as “Okay” and this trick won’t work.

If all goes well, you should see a prompt indicating that the map is downloading. It will take about 10 seconds, depending on the size of the map you’ve selected and the speed of your internet connection. Wait for the message that says “The on-screen map area has been cached,” and you’re good to go.

–jeroen

via: How to Use Your Google Maps — Offline | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

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