Maps.me is a free and open-source mobile maps app for Android, iOS and BlackBerry. You can select a certain area and download this map to your device. Once that process is finished you can use it offline - no internet, mobile data or sim-card needed anymore.
I have been traveling for years and fortunately during the first days I found this great map. And I am still using it always when I go anywhere by hitchhiking. Please also notice that you can search for gas stations, parking spaces and toilets - and the ones on the highway are always listed --Windsohn (talk) 16:02, 29 November 2015 (CET)
Description (by play.google.com)
- Walking directions: View hiking trails and walking maps. Find the shortest and most accurate way to your destination. Discover the world on foot!
- Routing: Receive map directions to a specific location. Never get lost again with GPS navigation.
- Works everywhere: Download any map for free. Useful at home and essential for travel with 345 countries and islands covered. Paris, France? Check. Amsterdam, Netherlands? Check. Barcelona, Spain? Check. New York, USA? Check! Rome, Italy? Check. London, UK? Check. Pare-Pare? Yeah, that’s Indonesia. Check!
- Highly detailed: Offline maps just got better! There’s millions of points-of-interest (POI) to discover: search for restaurants, tourist attractions and destinations, gas/petrol stations, ATM machines, metro/ subway stations and more. Up-to-date map data is added daily by map users worldwide – www.openstreetmap.org – open-source alternative to Google Maps/GMaps and MapQuest.
- No Internet needed: Maps work when no internet connection is available. Forget about roaming charges when travelling abroad.
- Incredibly fast: One of the fastest off-line maps ever. Displays map when others don’t. Innovative map data compression makes Maps.me off-line maps remarkably small. Save memory on your device.
- Bookmarks of places. Create and import/export from other maps for easy access anytime. KML/KMZ files are supported.
- Offline search. Locate everything you need on the maps and use it as a travel guide!
- Location-sharing. Let your friends and family know where you are! Send a pin of any place on the map via email or SMS.
- Auto-follow mode. When enabled, the map automatically orients itself to the direction you are moving.
Maps.me offers you a lot of possibilities to get the app. By official store or direct download. For iOS and for Android. Just check out the website for your preferred download.
With hitchspots.me you can download Hitchwiki Maps Spots along a certain route or of a whole country and load them into the maps.me app.