How does one cache map data to enable GPS navigation without network access? I would like to cache maps before visiting an island.

  • If you can consider using an alternative, HereWeGo maps app provide full offline capabilities. It can download maps data on a per country basis and allows you to navigate solely using device GPS.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Jan 13, 2019 at 5:33
  • Google maps also provides full offline capabilities now. Aug 20, 2021 at 12:27

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iOS and macOS cache maps as you browse, so the first step is to visit all the places at the scales you wish so your system has a chance to cache the content.

I’m not aware of a way to force or pin these, so you might need a dedicated map if you have to be sure you have a complete offline map data.

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