Maverick 2.6 is just released with map tiles downloader. You can “paint” areas to download with one finger or select a rectangle block using multi-touch. Select on the left all zoom levels you want to download. Tap and hold to select at once all zoom levels up to the selected level.
New National Geographic map:
- MapQuest Open Aerial
- NOAA RNC Charts
- Esri/ArcGIS (World Topo, USA Topo, National Geographic)
- Canada Toporama
- New Zealand Topo
- USGS National Map
- Trail.pl (Tourist, Terrain)
- GSI (Japan)
- Ordnance Survey (NPE, 1st Edition, 7th Series)
- OSM Labels
- Lonvia (Hiking, Cycling, MTB)
New beta version has been posted in Google+ community:
- Address/places search prediction.
- Using new Fused Location Provider.
- Support for tracks formats:
- GPX (routes)
- PLT (OziExplorer)
- KML (Google Earth)
- NMEA (Canon 6D, S100, etc)
- Pebble support.
- Segments in tracks.
- Better multi-touch.
- Google Street View.
- NearMap Australia (paid service).
- Use external SD card option in Settings.
- Improved UI.
Trackback function will guide you along a previously recorded track with compass pointing to a nearest point. A new track can be recorded at the same time. Tap on the track info tip to start/stop trackback, change direction or set a nearest point.
Turn on Trackback and timer to watch your previous position correlated with the current time on track (multiple green circles). This way you can challenge yourself when going the same track as before.
Track sharing menu was expanded and now contains:
- Sending file (Email, Dropbox, GDrive..).
- Viewing GPX track in other apps (like My Tracks).
- Playing GPX track in Google Earth.
- Upload to GPSies.
- Added MapQuest and Ordnance Survey maps
- Full support of custom maps and map servers
- UI adaptation for Galaxy Nexus
- Better compass support
- Barometer altitude on Galaxy Nexus, Xoom…
- No map flickering on tablets
- See nearest places on Foursquare and Wikipedia
There are currently 3 different UK maps in Maverick – Ordnance Survey, OS Explorer and Multimap:
What’s new in 1.82:
- Yandex Maps (Street, Sat, Public)
- Option to use an external SD card
What’s new in 1.80:
- Initial support for 10-inch tablets
- Long-press on the screen instead of using the d-pad/trackball
- Open any location in Google Maps or another app
- Hide the location market by pressing Menu button
- 3 folders for custom maps (e.g. /mapnik/tiles/Custom 1)
What’s new in this version:
- UTM, OSGB grids
- Multimap UK OS Map
- Create/delete KML/GPX files with waypoints
- Fullscreen mode
- More maps
- AU cache import fix
- Google Hybrid view
- Cache importing
- Support for multiple GPX/KML files with waypoints
- Language setting for Google maps
- Many other improvements
Currently supported maps: Google, Bing, OSM (Mapnik, OsmaRender, Public Transport), Ovi/Nokia, Wikimapia, Multimap UK, Outdooractive (Germany, Austria, South Tyrol), Cykloatlas (Czech Republic, Slovakia).
New UTM/OSGB grids:
What’s new in this version:
- Knots and nautical miles
- Better integration with Google Earth
Multi-touch is an over-hyped technology, especially when used in a browser and maps :) In Android browser I’ve changed zoom 2-3 times this year, when the font size was too small. If you think it could be useful for zooming maps, try to do it with one hand :)
But multi-touch is very helpful in other cases: games, software keyboards, touchpads in MacBook. It’s good to have it as an additional input method. That’s why it’s supported by Maverick now. Works on Android 2.0 (even if you have it on G1) and Cyanogen mods (uses this hack).