Three and a half years ago while playing with maps on my then new Nokia 5800 I marked McDonald’s somewhere on another side of the planet. Last month I ate double quarter pounder there, it wasn’t that far after all.

McDonald's

I don’t use Nokia anymore, it was replaced by HTC Desire with Android. Google maps are way better comparing to Nokia’s, but Nokia had one big advantage – offline maps. Before going to Wellington I looked if I could find something new and superior to OruxMaps I used before. To my surprise I found that OpenStreetMap provides maps of a better quality than Google (they have walking tracks, and that is very useful in Wellington), and there’s also OsmAnd application for Android that allows you to download maps for offline use.

OsmAnd