Web maps mean that ViewRanger can be used with maps virtually anywhere in the world. Web maps give you the choice to view the environment in the way that's right for your activity. Our mapping of the urban environment includes street names and building details.
Web Maps Available
OpenStreetMap*, OpenCycleMap (topo)* & OpenPisteMap*
Bing Road Maps, Bing Aerial Imagery & OSM Midnight Commander*
Pick & use the maps that are right for you. Each option is free to use and can easily be switched at any time.
Best for Urban Use:
- OpenStreetMap - wiki-style crowd sourced map of the world. OSM gives a simple named street layout.
- Bing Road Maps - the Microsoft online mapping tool, provides an alternative view and detail in some territories.
Best for Cycling and Walking:
- OpenCycleMap (Topo) - this includes rural topographic information and shows contours. Cycle routing is clearly marked on OpenCycleMaps
Best for Skiing:
- OpenPisteMap (Ski trails) - this shows contours and includes piste and lift information for a growing number of ski resorts all around the world.
- Bing Aerial Imagery - Satellite photo view from Microsoft.
Using web maps
All of the features of ViewRanger work (except panoramic viewpoint) with web maps - you can view your GPS location, record a track and review stats. BuddyBeacon works on web maps, as does route creation and route import or download. These maps are streamed from the web to your device and will therefore require a WiFi or mobile data connection (for charges check with your mobile operator). However, these maps can also be stored onto your phone to be viewed without a connection – “off-line” usage.
Using with Web Maps in off-line mode
To view any of the web maps in off-line mode i.e. without a web connection, it is first necessary to store all of the area you need in your phone's memory prior to use. This can be easily done by simply viewing the area of map that you need, whilst on-line and it will automatically be stored (to get all of the info you need you will need to zoom into the finer detail layers). There's a settings option to change the "cache size" to manage space on your phone memory and the duration you need to store it for. Once fully covered, you can switch to off-line mode.