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6.1. Free OpenMaps

ViewRanger can display free online mapping from OpenStreetMap and Open Cycle Map. This mapping is downloaded to your phone as it is needed. The maps are then cached on the phone. If the mobile network is not available, or if you choose to work offline, then ViewRanger will display as much of the map as it can using the cached tiles.

Automatically pre-download and manage areas of Online Open maps using the new Save for Offline Use option. See related page at the foot of this page.

Global map Downloads from internet

Online maps; a worldwide overview is shown; the map as it downloads tiles


Through levels of detail; OpenStreetMap shows detailed street maps.

OpenStreet map OpenStreet map


Through levels of detail; Open Cycle Map shows cycle routes, contours and facilities.

OpenCycleMaps OpenCycleMaps

Maps in screen grabs © 2010 CloudMade or Open Cycle Map Map data CCBYSA 2010 OpenStreetMap.org contributors Terms of Use


Start viewing online maps

To swap to viewing online maps, press Options and select a map, or press Menu tab, Maps, scroll down to "Online Maps". Tap the map you would like to see and choose "View on map".

These maps are downloaded as they are needed using the phone's internet connection. The map tiles downloaded are cached on the phone.

Interact with the map

As you pan or zoom, ViewRanger downloads more map tiles to cover the screen. Each zoom level uses a different map tile.

Swap to a different map

Four styles of online map are available:
Open Street Map is traditional street style mapping.
Open Cycle Map is based on Open Street Map, but with an emphasis on cycling. Major cycle routes are shown, and in many locations contours are too. Fresh and Midnight commander are two different styles of map rendering, with the same content as Open Street Map.

Press home menu tab, Maps, scroll down to Online maps, you'll see options to choose the different types of open mapping - choose one and View on map. ViewRanger will change to displaying that map.
To go back to normal premium maps, again go to Menu tab, Maps, select the map you'd like to see.

Automatically cache maps

Pre-download and manage areas of Online Open maps using the Save for Offline Use option.  See related page at the foot of this page.


OpenStreetMap and Open Cycle Map use free map sources and the level of detail available varies greatly.


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