Offline maps & Mapbox Extension

Offline maps & Mapbox Extension is paid add-in allowing users to use offline .mbtiles file and access maps from Mabox platform. Please read this article to get more information how the extension works.

OFFLINE MAPS
From version 2.1.0 of the application there is new offline maps model implemented in MapIt.

To get an offline map you need to generate .mbtiles file using your favourite software (e.g.Maperitive or MapTiler) and put it into Your Device Memory->MapIt->OfflineMaps folder.

You can download sample file (Glen Etive UK). The above sample file can be visible from zoom level 12 to 16.

Offline Maps - No Maps available

 

 

Offline Maps - one file presented in SDCard->MapPad->Offline

Offline Maps – one file presented in SDCard->MapIt->OfflineMaps

Offline Map - Glen Etive area UK

Offline Map – Glen Etive area UK

Offline Map - Glen Etive area UK (zoomed in)

Offline Map – Glen Etive area UK (zoomed in)

Mapbox Maps
Mapbox is very dynamically growing platform and one of the biggest providers of custom online maps. Create your account and access your maps in MapIt.

To start work with Mapbox you need to create an account and get the access token for your content.
The token is available from the project page of the Mapbox account:

Mapbox Access token and 2 sample projects with their Ids.

Mapbox Access token and 2 sample projects with their Ids.

Your personal access token must be set in MapIt Settings->Cloud Accounts->Mapbox->Mapbox Access Token:

Adding Mapbox access token.

Adding Mapbox access token.

The token verification take place when it is added and if the token is valid access to Mapbox content is granted:

Mapbox Maps - no token provided.

Mapbox Maps – no token provided.

Number of standard Mapbox maps are being displayed when token is properly set in the settings.

Number of standard Mapbox maps are being displayed when token is properly set in the settings.

If necessary custom map/project can be added MapBox project to MapPad

If necessary custom map/project can be added MapBox project to MapIt

Sample custom Map from MapBox

Sample custom Map from MapBox

 

Additional reading and resources:

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11 Responses

  1. Hi,
    You could give a hint that the extension is not free of charge. Even though it seems to be worth the money you have to spent (about 2€ atm)

    Thanks for the nice article
    Florian

  2. Georges says:

    Can’t access mbtiles, that are stored on SD-card im /MapIt/OfflineMaps. Only the mbtiles stored on the tablet are shown and accessible in MapIt Pro.
    How can i change this, so that I can share large mbtiles-datasets with other apps, without the need of copying them twice in the rom of my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014).

  3. Kirtep says:

    Hello!

    There is a way to use google / bing maps offline. Saving in memory / cache of specific regions, just like google does in its app?

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