We use Skobbler for navigation when on the road, read on why I believe it is the best source for navigation using open streetmap…
Specifically we use the app by Skobbler: GPS Navigation and Maps for Android. They offer equivalent apps for iphone, ipad, nook and amazon kindle fire under different names but from what I know they all offer the same service. I refer to myself as google/android based and use skobbler on a Nexus7 and a Motorola droid phone, which both have software built by Google. If your now a bit confused stay with me because Skobbler is incredibly easy to use and if you are an iphone/ipad user it will be just as easy.
A quick overview of open streetmap. Open streetmap is a free editable map of the world that is powered by crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is the most powerful way to collect data and has far surpassed the ability of private mapping companies to keep up to date maps in my opinion. It’s also free!
Ok Josh I got it! Whats does Skobbler do for me? Skobbler is an app that makes it incredibly easy to use Open streetmaps.
No need for a dedicated device from Garmin, TomTom or Magellan that suction cups to your dashboard and involves half a days worth of work to transfer data from a laptop to load maps and add waypoints. You do all this directly from the device you put Skobbler onto.
More about working in Skobbler…
There is also a handy category search for places near by such as: supermarkets, fuel stations, transportation, hospitals etc. I have found this useful but does not always include everything around you.
Summary of what Skobbler will do for you: