• NeonWoofGenesis@l.henlo.fi
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    26
    ·
    5 months ago

    I use this for everything except driving. Organic Maps also makes it easy to add new new points to openstreetmaps :)

    For driving I use Magic Earth. Not open source but their privacy policy states they don’t sell your data or store PII.

    • sanpo@sopuli.xyz
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      36
      arrow-down
      2
      ·
      edit-2
      5 months ago

      Seems like Organic Maps aren’t saints either.

      Apparently the recent lack of updates on F-Droid is due to them including referral links for hotels and refusing to remove it or make it an opt-out feature…

      Here’s a relevant issue if anyone’s interested: https://github.com/organicmaps/organicmaps/issues/7218

      //edit
      Looking at the discussions it’s even worse, the devs try to argue that F-Droid is being unfair and referral links shouldn’t be “misclassified” as ads…

      • verysoft@kbin.social
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        20
        arrow-down
        2
        ·
        5 months ago

        Yeah they advertise no ads, but then have referral links to Kayak in their app. Seems like the main devs have gone off their rockers.

      • BolexForSoup@kbin.social
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        6
        arrow-down
        3
        ·
        5 months ago

        While I agree that is not a great look, as long as they aren’t selling my location data and such I don’t really care. I only use it to go from a specific point A to point B, not look things up/find things.

      • raptir@lemdro.id
        link
        fedilink
        English
        arrow-up
        2
        arrow-down
        1
        ·
        5 months ago

        They’re also doing the same thing with Google Play - arguing that collecting user emails for osm login doesn’t count as collecting data.

      • SheeEttin@programming.dev
        link
        fedilink
        English
        arrow-up
        2
        arrow-down
        10
        ·
        5 months ago

        A lot of those people need to get a hobby. Arguing over definitions in someone else’s projects doesn’t count as a hobby.

    • Runwaylights@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      4
      ·
      5 months ago

      I tried using Magic Earth and especially the driving mode is great and sometimes it worked flawlessly but I regularly had freezes and crashes. Do you have any issues with it?

    • BolexForSoup@kbin.social
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      edit-2
      5 months ago

      I’ve been using Organic Maps for about six months now and I would say it is my go to for 80% of my trips. It’s pretty solid, but it definitely has limitations. One major thing you have to get use to is it doesn’t track traffic patterns at all, so you’re not always going to get the best routes and your trip estimates are generally off by a fair bit. I keep Apple Maps as my back up since I trust them slightly more than Google.

  • speck@kbin.social
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    6
    ·
    5 months ago

    My quibble with it is the way that parks and such aren’t properly delineated. And they disappear depending on your zoom level

  • hemko@lemmy.dbzer0.com
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    7
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    edit-2
    5 months ago

    Organic maps is just damn great, the default any time I need to use map for routes or just whatever on phone

    Also osm (and Organic maps using osm) has so much better coverage for smaller trails and forest roads than gmaps it’s crazy

    • BolexForSoup@kbin.social
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      edit-2
      5 months ago

      I like Organic Maps, but I am sometimes really surprised at the locations that are not on it that have been around in my city for several years. And I don’t live in a particularly small/unknown place. The routes can also be a little questionable at times, but I would say it works pretty well 90% of the time for me. Since I have small kids, I don’t depend on it if I’m at all questioning its ability to navigate me. But when I’m driving by myself I pretty much use it exclusively.

          • ᗪᗩᗰᑎ@lemmy.ml
            link
            fedilink
            English
            arrow-up
            1
            ·
            edit-2
            5 months ago

            I’d advise you to jump right in. Create an account on osm.org and then click the “edit” button. There’s quick demo that runs you through the basics and any time you’re making changes you can tag them with “needs review” so that others can check your changes.

            The documentation is pretty great and I’ve found it really easy to update/add new info around my area as-needed, which helps not just yourself but everyone else around you.

            The data eventually makes it to https://www.qwant.com/maps, because they also use open street map data, which is a really nice UI to use on the desktop.

  • ashtrix
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    5 months ago

    Organic maps is great. Google maps needs data to open even when you have offline maps stored lol

  • Auli
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    5 months ago

    I just wish they would have android auto. It’s been years since it was a summer of code thing and it never gets done.

  • bitwolf@lemmy.one
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    5 months ago

    If you like Organic Maps.

    Consider installing StreetComplete , it makes it very easy to contribute to OpenStreetMaps!

  • Varyk@sh.itjust.works
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    3
    ·
    5 months ago

    Has anyone also used maps me as a comparison?

    That’s what I usually use, I haven’t heard of organic maps until recently.

      • Varyk@sh.itjust.works
        link
        fedilink
        English
        arrow-up
        3
        arrow-down
        1
        ·
        5 months ago

        Oh, haha, I’m still using maps me, have they stopped updating? I always manage to keep using an app that I haven’t noticed hasn’t updated in forever.

        Thanks