Having signal coverage and internet connection in remote areas is a never a sure thing. It is usually in these remote places, we have the greatest need to check our location and routing. This is a problem we aim to solve with the offline maps feature on our app, you can easily download routes and maps and access your content at any time without needing an internet connection.
Saving routes offline
Whenever a route is downloaded, its information is saved offline. The first element is the relevant map section showing the route itself as well as all the descriptive texts, details and media.
To save a route offline, select the menu item "Download" in the lower bar on the detail page of the route itself and confirm the pop-up.
Saving maps offline
In addition to individual routes, you can also save entire sections of the map offline. Simply select the desired area by moving the map to it and zooming in. Once you have made your selection, tap the 'download' icon in the top right corner.
Warning: The symbol will only appear once you have zoomed far enough. The maximum size of a single map section when downloading is approximately 40 x 40 kms. However, you can save as many map sections as you want. Overlapping areas are not downloaded twice and you will not notice the transitions in the map view.
Outdooractive Offline Storage - How to save maps and routes offline with the Outdooractive App
Where is everything stored?
You can find all your downloaded routes and maps on your profile page under "Settings" followed by 'Downloads' for iOS or "Storage Management" for Android.
You can also delete your content from these areas. To do this, either tap and hold on the desired content and then on the trash can icon (Android) or push the content to the left and then press "Delete" (OK).
Downloaded routes and maps take up space on your device. How much depends on the size of the selected map section. Before downloading, you should make sure you have enough free space and a stable internet connection.
Managing and restoring saved content
Warning: maps and routes you have saved offline are removed once you log out of the app. However, these can easily be restored. The “Downloads” folder allows you to view and manage current and past downloaded content in a listed format.
Content that is available to you offline is marked with a tick. All other content on the list that you might want to use offline will need to be downloaded again. Select the item on the list to go to the details page where you can then choose "Download". Names, storage sizes and other details are displayed on the list along with the option to remove them from your profile entirely.
Tips for using your downloaded content
To get the most out of the content you have stored offline, you should disconnect the app from the internet when you are out and about. Otherwise, the application will continue to try to load the map over the Internet, which can seriously disrupt the structure of the offline content.
So that you do not need to completely disconnect your device from the internet, our app also features an offline mode. You can activate this by ticking the box that appears as soon as you start to move around in a previously downloaded map section.