A modern smartphone or tablet also has a GPS chip so it can determine its location offline - all you need is an app that will provide offline map data and navigation directions. For example, Google Maps allows you to download map data and view it offline.
Can you save a Google map for offline use?
To see the areas you've saved and when they expire, open Google Maps, tap the menu icon, and select “Offline areas.” Here's how to download an offline map: Launch the Google Maps app on your Android phone or iPhone. Google will then show you a map of the area and ask if you'd like to download it.
How do you save a map on Google Maps?
Download an area to use offline
- On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
- Make sure you're connected to the Internet and signed in to Google Maps.
- Search for a place, like San Francisco.
- At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place.
- Select Download .