Offline map of Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California and surrounding area for business and tourist visitors. Download before you go or using your hotel's Wi-Fi and avoid expensive roaming charges. The map runs completely on your device; map display with pan and infinite zoom, routing, search, bookmark, everything. It does not use your data connection at all. Switch your phone function off if you want to!
No ads. All features fully functional, you do not need to buy add-ons.
The map includes Palm Springs in the west through Palm Desert to Coachella in the east as well as Desert Hot Springs and some surrounding wilderness areas.
The map is based on OpenStreetMap data, http://www.openstreetmap.org. How good is it? In summary, good, probably complete coverage of roads and road names but still in the early days of mapping amenities like hotels, places to eat, things to do and see, shops, banks. You can help improve it by becoming an OpenStreetMap contributor.
The app includes a search function and a gazetteer of commonly needed items like hotels, eating places and pharmacies as well as museums and other things to see and do.
You can bookmark places like your hotel for easy return navigation using "My Places".
Simple Turn-by-turn navigation is available. If you don't have a GPS device, you can still show a route between two locations.
Navigation will show you an indicative route and can be configured for car, bicycle or foot. The developers provide it without any guarantee that it is always correct. For example, OpenStreetMap data does not not always turn restrictions - places where it is illegal to turn. OpenStreetMap data in the USA is based on US government data which sometimes shows private driveways as roads and wrongly connected roads, OpenStreetMap massively edits these, but beware. Use with care and above all look out for and obey road signs.
Like most small developers, we cannot test a wide variety of phones and tablets. If you have trouble running the application, do email us and we will try to help.
Places included: Catherdral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Indio, Coachella, Mecca, Banning, Thousand Palms, I10, Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Rosa Wilderness, San Jacinto Wilderness, Cahuilla Mountain Wilderness, San Gorgonio Wilderness