The map is a core element of OsmAnd. This section explains how to interact with map, how to configure additional POI layers, how to customize map for trekking, cycling or navigating offroad, how to add terrain information, how to enable street level imagery etc.
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Interact with map→
How to interact with map using buttons and gestures, so you could pan, rotate and zoom in/out the map, how to rotate the map manually or automatically by compass or by bearing and how to change zoom scale.
Map Context menu→
How to select an object on the map, open context menu with long or short tap, get detailed information about point of intereset, navigate from and to the point and perform other actions
'Configure map' menu is a central place where you could configure map display for your needs, i.e. highlight Favorite points, Navigation markers or special Points of Interests on the map; display specific routes or 3rd party GPX files; overlay the map with relief information, satellite imagery or any other available raster map; display public transport information and change the map style.
Vector maps (Map styles)→
Vector maps are designed to be a default source of map data for OsmAnd, so they need to be downloaded to the device. Vector maps support a huge range of map styles for many activities like cycling, hiking, riding by car or snowmobile, etc. Each map style could be tuned to highlight or hide specific objects and switch between day and night mode. Map vector data could be augmented by vector data and displayed with default Map style, for example, Contour Lines information. You can create your own map style OsmAnd to display required information.
Raster Maps (Online / Offline)→
Raster maps is an extensive addition to the offline OpenStreetMap Vector maps the application uses by default. Raster maps allow to combine different map sources with Vector Maps. For example, useful Hillshade / Slope information could be displayed as a raster layer. You can display an overlay of hiking routes, live rain maps, live traffic data and an underlay of satellite imagery mixing with semi-transparent base vector map. You can also switch default maps to online web raster tiles.
On map you could display points such as Favorites, POI, Markers, Wikipedia, Search results, Audio Video Notes, OSM Edits
Routes and tracks (Layers)→
Routes and tracks
Public transport (Layers)→
Explore public transport routes / stops
- Contour lines
- Mapillary (Street-level imagery plugin)
- Wikipedia (plugin / points overlay)