OsmAnd, howto install and configure

Download the flyer with the quick installation instructions.

4 steps:

  1. First, download and install the OsmAnd app. (there are a few sources for download here and here , this including for Blackberry devices).
  2. Install the basemaps, you need at least the world and a country basemap. Download your choice of maps and unpack/move them to the sdcard (from the OsmAnd downloads site ).
  3. Install the Historic maps, download your choice of zipped maps from this site and unpack them to your sdcard.
  4. Configure the app for use with your sdcard and selection of maps.

    • Settings -> General Settings -> Storage Directory = fill in the location of your SDcard. This tends to be tricky as:
      SD-card naming varies across Android versions and brands and adding to the confusion
      internal memory on some devices is also called SD-card.
      My advice look for the exact path with a proper file manager.
      If properly set up, your device will now work with the basemaps installed on the SD-card.
    • Now activate the plugin to enable the historic overlay maps:
      Settings -> Plugins -> Activate Plugin: Online Maps.
    • Select a Historic map as a overlay map.
      Settings -> Online Maps -> Overlay Map: now you should see your installed Historic maps

Your SD-card will look like this:

SD-Card/osmand/tiles/Alkmaar 1597 Cornelis Drebbel.sqlite

Download the flyer with the quick installation instructions, or
download the Manual (not ready yet) with all the instructions in detail.

Note: Android apps can be installed through these 3 options:

  • directly from an online appstore,
  • from an online pc with some Android management software or
  • manual install from a sdcard.