It is an Online and offline map viewer. With this app you can use different map formats, like GeoPDF from USGS store, GeoTIFF maps, .ozf2, .img garmin (vectorial, no full support is provided), .mbtiles, and others.
Online maps: You can use the application as a WMS and WMTS online map viewer. Download online maps for offline use. NOT ALL ONLINE MAP SOURCES ARE NOW DOWNLOADABLE. SELECT ANOTHER SOURCE IF YOU CAN NOT FIND THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD A MAP.
NEW! Added featured Mapbox and Google online maps (subscription required).
You can register into OruxMaps servers, but it is not mandatory, the app will work without this step. If you register an account, the app will ask for various personal information, including an email account, date of birth, sex, weight and height. This data will be stored on an OruxMaps server, and will not be shared with any other user, person or company; they are only at your disposal. If you delete your account, that data is deleted from the server. If you want to use the 'multitracking' option, the app will ask you to choose in your contacts the emails of the users with whom you want to share your position. The email of these people will be stored on the server, so you can share your position with them. These emails will only be used for this purpose. If you delete your account, this information will also be removed from the server.
Support to multiple external devices, like external GPS, heart rate monitors, (including bluettoh smart 4.0 devices), bike cadence and speed, bike power, ANT+ (speed, cadence, heart rate, distance, cycle power, temperature).
It also can be used to control the tire pressure/temperaure.
And you can connect to AIS information systems for nautical sports, using Wifi, BT or USB.
You can see Routes and Tracks in different formats, like KML KMZ, TCX, FIT, CSV, SHP and GPX.
Share your position with your friends, display the position of your friends in your device.
Follow routes, with different alarms to alert you if you are near a waypoint, or you are far from the route.
Geofence/exclusion zone alarms with KML/KMZ overlays.
Custom Waypoint types, with your own icons. Attach forms to the Waypoints.
Basic support to Geocaching.
Correct the altitude of your tracks/routes using DEM files (offline) or online services.
Track editor tool. Modify track points (add, remove, move) if they are wrong.
Search/download tracks from different sources, like gpsies.com
Search or create tracks using online services from Graphopper or offline using Brouter app.
There is a version for Android Wear, which requires the phone/tablet app. With this version for Wear you can see the basic data and your position on a simple Google map.
More information on the website.
Nov 26, 2022
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This has been my favorite app but now it is totally broken. It couldn't access my offline maps, even when moving them from sdcard to internal. I removed it and installed ver 9.03 and now it didn't even create the oruxmaps folder. Android 11. I started over with v 7.4.25 and it works again. Lost my tracks in the process but am looking forward to recreating them. The explanation and documentation was difficult to find and perhaps this Android update wasn't necessary. It's a great program.
5 people found this review helpful
June 21, 2022
Read this: https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/blog/34-version-9-x-important-changes Contact at email@example.com for more information and details. Thanks.
A Google user
September 16, 2019
App is good, but the menus, locations of options and other things is scattered around in various tools and other settings. I used it for about 3-5 days in some back country and it worked out very well and kept me on track and I had a good understanding of where I wanted to be. Battery drain/use was very low and this is a HUGE plus since this is one of those items that you may need all days for your outing. I would like to cancel the monthly subscription to the 3rd party maps now, but cannot figure out how to do it. The forums say nothing and the app gives no options to do so.
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July 7, 2022
I discovered this a few years ago when viewranger was aging rapidly, and have been using it since. The flexibility of off- and online basemaps, styles (with free offline DEM topo, if you research), UI, usage (planning, tracking*, beacon, foot, bike, and car routing including offline with brouter and graphopper), constant osm adaptability...SD storage if you got it, just a killer app. So much appreciation for all the folks who make it what it is. 🙌 *Full range of sensor device integrations!!!