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Download OruxMaps

OruxMaps is a free, powerful and awesome App developped by Jose Vazquez. It will transform your Android Smartphone (or tablet) in a high-performance handheld GPS unit (satnav).

Here is the procedure to install the OruxMaps App? (here on Samsung Galaxy IV)


  • Look for “Play Store”, open it, and search for “OruxMaps”play store



  • Choose OruxMaps (Jose Vazquez). You should support the marvelous work of the developer, by purchasing the Donate version 🙂 1,99 €).




  • Install it
    • If you have an external SD card, it is recommended to install OruxMaps on it, so that you can fit larger maps.
    • Accept the download (and charge to your credit card for the donate version
    • Download and installation are quick.
    • Close Play Store



  • Look for OruxMaps icon on your smartphone screen.
  • Run (open) OruxMaps in order to create the default configuration







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  • Tap on the icon « Maps ». (2nd from right on top row).Select “Switch map”.










  • Click On-Line, then select World, then OpenStreetMap Manik or Cyclemap).

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  • Here it is!.

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  • If you stay on-line you can now navigate 🙂 .

Note : the only Off-Line map is “world”. Unfortunately, it is useless. You will have to download additional maps!

Let’s get familiar with Oruxmaps: