Unofficial Google Maps app gMaps has received a new update in Windows store . The latest version of update is 3.5. The latest update brings significant feature offline maps and allowing users to navigate without an internet connection.
According To gMaps team there are the following changes in version 3.5
Let’s begin immediately with the most pleasant news. We have now offline mode in gMaps. It is already available in the latest 3.5 update. In order to fully enjoy the offline mode, you need to perform a few simple steps: in the settings you will find the button “Offline Mode”. By clicking it, you can download offline maps (system-wide). And then, in the Layers panel, click the new button “Offline”.
Done! Now you can safely disconnect the internet and continue to use the basic functions gMaps.
Downloaded offline maps? So you can now use gMaps without internet connection. In this case the following functions will be available:
- View details of the place (address, geographic coordinates of the place)
- Adding locations to favorites
- Building a route. Without access to the Internet will be offered only one variant of the route, with no alternatives.
- Navigation along the route
- Night view of the map in driving mode
- Layer favorites
We also fixed a bug that did not allow you to run gMaps without internet.
Search and build routes
We can not skip that we have not lost ability to build a route through several waypoints with offline maps. Just as in the online mode, you can build routes not only from point A to point B (as do HERE Drive + and HERE Maps), you can add up to 7 points in one route both online and offline. We do everything for your comfort!
Consider the convenience of this functionality with a simple example: You need to make the journey from New York – Philadelphia – Allentown – Perkasie – Hackettstown. However, it would be very easy to just build the entire route, so you do not get distracted by the navigator and immediately evaluate the whole trip? With HERE Maps (just an example) you will be disappointed: the route can be laid strictly from point to point, and therefore, for the whole journey will need at least 4 times to pull the phone. With gMaps you will not have such problems. Regardless of the mode (online or offline), you can build a complete route and not be distracted over it.
Navigation is even better
We have corrected some errors in navigation mode:
- If you deviated from the route planning, the application will instantly react and rebuild the route, according to your motion path
- We noticed that the route steps during trip are not changing. This is fixed now.
Increased productivity and overall optimization of application
In addition to the above changes, gMaps 3.5 update includes bug fix minor problems.
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