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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3.6
User ratings
233
Installs
10,000+
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File size
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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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 23, 2015
Doesn't work on s5 Also didn't work on my Samsung s3. Better luck next time
A Google User
Apr 10, 2015
No menu's to make adjustments to anything
A Google User
Apr 7, 2015
note 4 Does not work on my note 4? I have tried holding the bottom left corner, right corner, and the same on the top. I cant find settings and like others it wont find my location and no airplane. Would be a good app if all worked!! Please fix so I can rate again.
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
Perfect Need window seats to work.
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
Its a very good basic app For all you idiots out there if you are running kitkat or lollipop and want to access the menu of this app PRESS AND HOLD THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. Or go buy a senior citizen phone instead!
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