FlyoverGPS

FlyoverGPS


FlyoverGPS is an offline (or online) mapping app that allows caching of OpenStreetMaps, Nokia Satellite or Google Maps Tiles for offline viewing, as in "Airplane Mode" without a Network connection. It displays a flyover map of your plane's location when in flight if your device hardware is capable of getting a GPS fix while in the air. It is optimized for airline passenger use when flying, also displaying

-speed
-altitude
-heading

in english or metric units, or can be configured to display heading in compass degrees or speed in knots. This app can also be used to cache maps for offline use in any travel situation, or is perfectly capable of displaying your position and direction with a network connection.

GPSTest included, as GPS fixes in an airplane without benefit of network triangulation can be problematic. The best results that have been reported involve a southern exposure window seat, although newer phones seem to be much better at achieving a GPS fix than older ones. I would be interested in comments documenting this behavior.

Finally, be aware that while most airlines do expressly allow GPS receivers to be used during the cruise portion of the flight, some do not. The in-flight use of electronic devices is always subject to the final decision of the Captain and Flight crew.

Recent changes:
-Fix Resolution on Tablets, other bug fixes.
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3.7
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About FlyoverGPS
FlyoverGPS is an offline (or online) mapping app that allows caching of OpenStreetMaps, Nokia Satellite or Google Maps Tiles for offline viewing, as in "Airplane Mode" without a Network connection. It displays a flyover map of your plane's location when in flight if your device hardware is capable of getting a GPS fix while in the air. It is optimized for airline passenger use when flying, also displaying

-speed
-altitude
-heading

in english or metric units, or can be configured to display heading in compass degrees or speed in knots. This app can also be used to cache maps for offline use in any travel situation, or is perfectly capable of displaying your position and direction with a network connection.

GPSTest included, as GPS fixes in an airplane without benefit of network triangulation can be problematic. The best results that have been reported involve a southern exposure window seat, although newer phones seem to be much better at achieving a GPS fix than older ones. I would be interested in comments documenting this behavior.

Finally, be aware that while most airlines do expressly allow GPS receivers to be used during the cruise portion of the flight, some do not. The in-flight use of electronic devices is always subject to the final decision of the Captain and Flight crew.

Recent changes:
-Fix Resolution on Tablets, other bug fixes.

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A Google User
Jul 8, 2014
Great in-flight boredom killer I know it says for phones but it did run on tablets. If you have a tablet don't update. I have a Nexus 7 and a Tab 3 and the maps no longer cover the whole screen on either. Not sure how to contact the developer. Great to have an idea on your position during a flight. Can be a struggle to pick up a lock but that not a fault with the app. Grab a window seat and stick with it, use in combination with GPS Status app which may help with getting a lock.
A Google User
Jun 23, 2014
Works great I used this for a trip from New Orleans to Los Angleles and back. I found that my Samsung S4 got a lock within 2 minutes (usually way less) every time I opened the app. I didn't have any trouble sitting by a northern window, or a southern window. If you are trying to get a street level cache of a route like this, it's not the app for you. I just wanted to get a general idea of where I was. I was zoomed in pretty close, but not street level, and it took maybe 5 minutes to scroll the area I wanted to cache. This app just does exactly what I wanted it to, no fuss. I would pay for an app like this.
A Google User
Jun 7, 2014
Almost Perwfect... :-)) Add the feature to enter departure & dest airports and the flight #, and then automatically load/cache the maps = 5 stars
A Google User
May 21, 2014
Sony experia Works well on tablet and phone flying every day up to 41000 ft, in all directions. Great app.(pl)
A Google User
Mar 18, 2014
Ok Sky view on my s4 only partially visible. I guess it thinks its a tablet!