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 some Resolution Issues.
-Speed up Map caching behavior.
-Allow use of Multiple Map Source tiles,
in Menu > Preferences > Configure Maps > Map Source
-Show Bearing in Compass Degrees as well as textually (N,S,E,W)
-Add Nautical Miles per Hour Option
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Free
72
3.6
User ratings
126
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
176 kb
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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 some Resolution Issues.
-Speed up Map caching behavior.
-Allow use of Multiple Map Source tiles,
in Menu > Preferences > Configure Maps > Map Source
-Show Bearing in Compass Degrees as well as textually (N,S,E,W)
-Add Nautical Miles per Hour Option

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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!
A Google User
Dec 1, 2013
Okay but crashes a lot Add feature to cache map from point to point would be nice.
A Google User
Nov 23, 2013
One of the best apps for gps use in flight I fly a lot and found this app to be the best for getting a gps fix in flight and knowing your ground position on a moving map - if you have downloaded the map earlier.