One of the best things about Custom Maps is that it stores all your map images offline. This means the app will be able to track your position even if there's no data connection available, relying solely on GPS signal. See, apps like Google Maps need a data connection so that map data can be refreshed and updated in real time. Since you already have the complete map pictured, Custom Maps has you covered. Literally.
Additionally, Custom Maps can display the distance between your current location and a point on the map. And since the maps are stored in plain, everyday image formats, you can open your favorite image editing app and draw markings over them. X marks the spot, indeed. User maps can be shared over e-mail or hosted online and accessible via QR codes.
To top it all off, Custom Maps supports displaying of placemarks on the map. Placemarks come from Google Earth and are going to be useful to whoever is still using the program (NASA workers, maybe).
As Custom Maps is an open-source project, it probably has many a ways to go. If you feel like you have something to contribute, visit its page and grease your elbows for coding.
|Developer: Marko Teittinen||Download: Android|
|Category: Maps||Price: Free|