World Map

World Map


WorldMap is a simple Android app that displays a map of the world taken from Wikimedia (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Physical_Political_World_Map.jpg), and allows the user to scroll around on it.

The map itself is quite large (6480,3888), so it's way too big to fit in memory all at once (6480 x 3888 x 32 / 8) = 100,776,960 -- over 96 megs. The VM heap size Android supports is eith 16 or 24 megs, so we can't fit the whole thing in memory at once.

So WorldMap uses the BitmapRegionDecoder API (available as of API 10) to decode just what it needs to display.

WorldMap is open source, and the source code is here: https://github.com/johnnylambada/WorldMap

Recent changes:
For 2.0.2:
* Revamped zoom -- works much better than before

For 2.0.1:
* Fixed several bugs
* New permissions in preparation for new features!
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Free
75
3.8
User ratings
11001
Installs
1,000,000+
Concerns
1
File size
5888 kb
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About World Map
WorldMap is a simple Android app that displays a map of the world taken from Wikimedia (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Physical_Political_World_Map.jpg), and allows the user to scroll around on it.

The map itself is quite large (6480,3888), so it's way too big to fit in memory all at once (6480 x 3888 x 32 / 8) = 100,776,960 -- over 96 megs. The VM heap size Android supports is eith 16 or 24 megs, so we can't fit the whole thing in memory at once.

So WorldMap uses the BitmapRegionDecoder API (available as of API 10) to decode just what it needs to display.

WorldMap is open source, and the source code is here: https://github.com/johnnylambada/WorldMap

Recent changes:
For 2.0.2:
* Revamped zoom -- works much better than before

For 2.0.1:
* Fixed several bugs
* New permissions in preparation for new features!

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A Google User
Yesterday 12:22 AM
No new countries
A Google User
Friday 5:36 PM
The map i wanted I just need a world map as a quick reference. Sometimes, i read newspapers or magazines. When, they mention countries that i don't know their location. I wan't a quick reference. I like this one for simple and very colorful. Thanks!
A Google User
Friday 5:01 PM
so Osgood
A Google User
Thursday 5:23 PM
Best Bes
A Google User
Thursday 5:11 PM
Best