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Hello, I intend to use OSM in an android application which will require me to use it offline, and as I am aware OSM is easy to use in offline mode, the thing is I have an aweful number of things to plot on the map the map that I am going to put in my android app, also is it possible for me to add locations offline meaning is there a way that i can tag a point on the map to say 'xyz cafe' as I want to point it out from the android app.

how can I download the map of particular city? how do I start doing programming if I am using mapsforge?

asked 18 Feb '14, 10:56

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SomeoneElse ♦

Maybe you should also mention the name of the app you use…

(18 Feb '14, 11:09) malenki

You might be lucky, but I suspect that you're more likely to get help over at mapsforge (like this wiki page) than here.

(18 Feb '14, 11:13) SomeoneElse ♦

I am sorry @someoneelse I didn't understand the first part of your comment

what i want to do is download the map of a city say NY for instance, and then point out through an activity where I will have the fragment of Wall street, I will be having an icon near wall street fragment saying "locate me"

(21 Feb '14, 03:01) thewhitetulip

I meant that you're more likely to find people familiar with developing with Mapsforge over at Mapsforge's site. There are a few wiki pages there, which might help, and there's also a Google Group linked from the project's home page.

(21 Feb '14, 19:04) SomeoneElse ♦

Not sure that I understand your question but OsmAnd is (by far) my favorite OSM-based/using Android application. When you run it the first time it will automatically ask you if you want to download the offline vector data for some areas. The downloads are entire countries, except for some large / data intensive countries such as the USA. The app makes it easy to mark favorites, GPX waypoints or directly add POIs to OSM (for which you need to activate the OSM Editing plugin and enter your OSM username + pwd in the app settings. See for more.

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