Offline map of Washington DC, the USA capital 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 the entire federal district and a small overlap into neighbouring states, and of course all the main tourist sites like the White House, Arlington, Capitol Hill, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian. Also includes the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. You can show a route to any place for motor vehicle, foot or bicycle; even without a GPS device.
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, all buildings mapped in the central area, all tourist sites and probably all central hotels but still in the early days of mapping amenities like shops, banks and doctors. 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, it does not show 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.
System requirements: A device with a memory card with at least 40 MB of free space. GPS optional.