Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Cross Cultural Travel Resources: Navigate

Apps

  Navigating the busy streets of an unfamiliar city can be a challenge! Download these apps to help you get to where you need to go:

      AllSubway - Access all the world's major subway lines, including lines in Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

      Maplets - Use maps no matter where you are with this comprehensive offline map app 

      Maps.Me - Another offline map app that includes maps for countries all over the globe, even down to the smallest hamlets

      Waze - Mapping and social media combine with this unique app to create a surprisingly up-to-date and friendly experience

      OffMaps - Download maps and retrieve them later, regardless of internet connection

      Google Maps - Even Google maps allows you to download and save maps for future use

    

Image: davecito at flickr.com/photos/23465812@N00/6776712383/

Travel Tip: Accessing maps on your smartphone is a great way to navigate around the globe, but be aware of internet usage overseas.  To avoid roaming fees, use map apps when you're on Wi-Fi or download maps ahead of time. The good news is GPS does not require an internet connection, so GPS-enabled features should continue to work even when you're not connected to the internet. 

                                                                                               Modified from Rick Steves' "Smartphone Apps for Travelers" https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/phones-tech/apps-for-travelers