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Worth a try
I used this a few years ago when it was Galileo. I downloaded maps for 5 US states. The UI is confusing but you get used to it, so everyone I showed this to I would explain the UI so that they’d understand what it does. The map design is not as nice as other mapping apps but this app works offline, so I used it occasionally when I was out of signal range. Since then, Galileo/Guru has changed their pricing from one time to subscription, and other apps have added offline use. HERE Maps has unlimited downloads, a simpler UI, and better map design; Google Maps has limited downloads but a nicer UI and more data on the maps. I stopped using Galileo/Guru when I had to restore my phone from backup. It lost the maps it had already downloaded and wouldn’t let me download them again without payment. I understand why they raised their prices but it made me think about why I didn’t use it much (map design, ui, features), and led me to delete it. I don’t want to be reminded every month that I’m paying for something I only use occasionally; I only subscribe to things I use often. It’s the right app for some people so *it’s worth a try* but it wasn’t worth the higher price for me so I’ve removed it and no longer show it to my colleagues.
Great map offline.
My family and I were trying to find a house in a remote area and our GPS on our phones couldn’t reach service where we were. Not to mention we wouldn’t be able to find our way back home. Luckily, a year ago, I decided to download this Guru map offline app and to my surprise, it worked offline like It said it would. So this is diffidently an app worth keeping. As well as a real map. Lol
I like it mostly.
One thing that I have found that I dislike about the app is the search function. Let’s say I open the app and conduct a search. It finds my results, and if I select a result, a new panel appears on the right side of the screen that shows the update map. I cannot seem to merge the search results into the main screen. I do not want a small sliver of screen. If I search for a location, chances are I want the map to be centered on my selected search result. Full screen, big map. No small windows or split screens. Horrible aggravating implementation of search.
Must have for advanced mapping
This is my go-to app for anything that Google or Apple Maps can’t handle. With selectable map sources, downloadable vector maps, decent navigation, and rock solid track recording, it does everything I need. It even works offline with a little preparation.
Love that it is free and shows terrain for all my trad climbing routes in Yosemite Valley. I can record the gps trail map, save pins for not so well marked climber trails. Have been using this app for over 5 yrs!
Best navigation app
The best navigation app I have ever used. I really love it
Wish the free version allowed to more paths
The free version only allows you to trace 15 trails. Also, I haven’t figured out how to map individual waypoints.
Guru is great!
Used guru in the states, Israel and Peru so far. Best way to travel. Easy and accurate.
Wonderfully useful as visitors from the USA
Great app. Needs CarPlay support!
Love this app. Would get 6 stars if it had support for Apple CarPlay.
Galileo Offline Maps
This program does exactly what it is supposed to do. However, to use it, you must follow instructions carefully. If you want to make a set of offline maps, you have to use mobile atlas creator, and you have to buy the import map feature within the app. Your maps can then be loaded into Galileo. Google maps was removed as a map source in version 1.9 of mobile atlas creator for copyright reasons, but it is still available in the previous version. I just searched Google for version 1.8 of mobile atlas creator and downloaded it. Google maps was then available as a source. However, I got an error message when I tried to convert to an sqlite database file, which is needed for Galileo. There is a library that you must download and place in the mobile atlas creator directory. This is mentioned in the documentation for Mobile Atlas creator. After that, it worked beautifully, and I have offline maps of any region I choose on my iPad. The Galileo website has a help file for making offline maps and importing them, which was a big help. This program is excellent.
Not worth paying for
Lots a better and free options. Not sure how they expect to survive with the new subscription model
Too buggy, especially if try your so called offline mode. And remember, putlerlover, that Crimea is not Russia, it is Ukraine.
Not a True Offline Map
The vector map quality looks very nice and professional, and the app works with off device GPS such as Bad Elf. However, when you download a state map, you don't get a high resolution map for the whole state. It seems that your device have to be online in order to pull in the additional details. For example, if I bring up the app at home where an internet connection exists, it will show my surrounding streets clearly and cache that information. If I leave the house and drive 10 miles out with no internet connection, the map details will get blurry, street names are no longer recognizable. Once I get online again, the app will download the necessary details and the map gets updated with the higher resolution information. Also the search function will not work unless you are online, I was hoping that it will at least be able to search the downloaded database. If an online connection is required to generate a high resolution map, you are better off using Google Map's cache mode. In Google Map, zoom your window in or out to include a region where you want to cache the map information, then type in "ok maps" as the search criteria. Google Map will cache that data and display them in high vector resolution. Unfortunately, you cannot cache an entire state, its too much information to cover.
Use this every day even within my own city
I'm not one to rave about apps just because, but Galileo is really the best app for travellers. Download all your maps when you have a WiFi connection and use them everywhere. But it's the highly intuitive design, with excellent features that just work, that rate the 5 stars. Touch 2 points and it shows you the distance between them. Choose offline vs online map modes. The new vector map feature with auto download makes it a no-brainer (used to be somewhat convoluted and "techy" to get offline maps before). You can use the free version but the "Bookmark" feature alone is worth the $4 for the package. But you can always try the non-pro free version and buy in-app the features that make it essentially the same as the Pro version (though I thinkn it's logistically simpler to delete the non-Pro and install the Pro version once you decide to buy, otherwise you will always have the "non-Pro-with-in-app-purchase" version).
Yes. Guru Maps is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 532 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Guru Maps Is 58.9/100.
Yes. Guru Maps is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 532 Guru Maps User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Guru Maps Is 58.9/100.
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