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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Free
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3.6
User ratings
218
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 Resolution on Tablets, other bug fixes.

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A Google User
Mar 15, 2015
Does not work on Galaxy S5 You get altitude & speed but no location on the map whatsoever. Access to the settings menu is also impossible on a S5.
A Google User
Mar 2, 2015
Does not work on Note 4 This app doesn't work on the Note 4. No plane symbol on the map, map doesn't move, no menu.
A Google User
Feb 17, 2015
What happened with the setting access? Was able to access setting on HTC phone. Upgraded to LG-G3 and my ability to access settings disappeared! Cannot get to my "current location" feature! Bummer
A Google User
Feb 3, 2015
Fly Over... I'm deleting.. While it shows you how fast, direction and altitude it does not show you where you are... No little plane icon shows up... I just used Google maps and at least that showed me what state I was over... Seems like they have some kinks to work out of this... Samsung Note 4... There was also no other way to pull up any other screens...
A Google User
Feb 2, 2015
Flyover GPS. It's basic, it's free, it works. It works especially well with GPS status app.