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 Using an offline map with c:geo in combination with stored caches allows to use c:geo completely offline (e.g. when you don't want or cannot use a mobile data connection). Using an offline map with c:geo in combination with stored caches allows to use c:geo completely offline (e.g. when you don't want or cannot use a mobile data connection).
  
-This tutorial describes how to downloadinstall and configure such offline maps.+In addition to offline map files c:geo also supports related map themes. By using a custom map theme in combination with an offline map, you can customize the map view according to your needs (e.g. height lines, hiking trail marking, and much more). Some offline maps even require a matching theme to be installed to be displayed correctly.
  
-===== Map file provider =====+This tutorial describes how to download, install and configure such offline maps and themes. 
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 +===== Downloading maps/themes =====
  
 First of all you need to download a compatible offline map file covering the needed geographical area. There are several services available on the internet providing frequently updated and ready-to-use map files. First of all you need to download a compatible offline map file covering the needed geographical area. There are several services available on the internet providing frequently updated and ready-to-use map files.
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 Once you finished storing the map files (and optionally themes) onto your device, you need to configure c:geo to use the correct directories for finding the maps/themes. Once you finished storing the map files (and optionally themes) onto your device, you need to configure c:geo to use the correct directories for finding the maps/themes.
  
-You will find the corresponding settings in c:geo Menu -> Settings -> Map. A detailed description of this setting menu can be found [[.mainmenu:settings#maps|here]].+You will find the corresponding settings in c:geo Menu -> Settings -> Map. A detailed description of this setting menu can be found [[.mainmenu:settings#map|here]].
  
 At the beginning the related settings will be empty: At the beginning the related settings will be empty:
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 |Map Themes Directory|/sdcard/mythemes| |Map Themes Directory|/sdcard/mythemes|
  
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 To select these folders simply click on the related menu item. c:geo will then automatically scan your folders trying to find the map files and offer the corresponding directory to be selected. If the list already contains the correct directory you can directly select it, if your map/theme directory is not listed you have to click the ''Choose directory'' button at the top to manually select/enter the directory. To select these folders simply click on the related menu item. c:geo will then automatically scan your folders trying to find the map files and offer the corresponding directory to be selected. If the list already contains the correct directory you can directly select it, if your map/theme directory is not listed you have to click the ''Choose directory'' button at the top to manually select/enter the directory.
  
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 On some devices finding the right folder might be frustrating, as the same folder is mounted under different paths at the same time, whereas the visibility of these paths might be different from app to app. A typical example is, that ''/sdcard/mymaps'' might instead be shown as ''/storage/emulated/0/mymaps'' or something like ''/storage/1234-5678/mymaps''. \\ On some devices finding the right folder might be frustrating, as the same folder is mounted under different paths at the same time, whereas the visibility of these paths might be different from app to app. A typical example is, that ''/sdcard/mymaps'' might instead be shown as ''/storage/emulated/0/mymaps'' or something like ''/storage/1234-5678/mymaps''. \\
-Due to the many different implementations depending on vendor and device configuration, we can't give a generic information, but you have to find the correct path on your device.+Due to the many different implementations depending on vendor, model, Android version and device configuration, we can't give a generic information, but you have to find the correct path on your device.
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-====== More infos on offline map ======+===== Further reading on offline maps ===== 
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 +Link to some guides and tutorials made by c:geo users 
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 +^ Link ^ Language ^ Description ^  
 +|[[https://www.saarfuchs.com/2019/05/cgeo-so-einfach-kann-geocaching-sein-vortragsfolien-2019.html|Saarfuchs Blog]]|German|Tutorial about c:geo and offline usage| 
  
  
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