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
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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
Aug 7, 2015
Excellent It really works!
A Google User
Jul 17, 2015
Exactly what I have been looking for.
A Google User
Jun 26, 2015
Does what I want It's nice
A Google User
Jun 13, 2015
Worked perfectly on a recent Southwest flight from Orlando, Florida to Denver, Colorado on my Samsung Galaxy S6. I really appreciated knowing where we were and the route the pilot was taking to avoid some thunderstorms. It was a lot of fun using this app in flight!
A Google User
May 24, 2015
Functional and fun to play with I used this with a Nexus 4 on a few flights and have found it works only if you get a window seat. Neat to have when it is working.