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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
6611
Installs
500,000+
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
4 days ago
World Map Not the map I expected
A Google User
5 days ago
Nice app. World map
A Google User
5 days ago
Great Excellent
A Google User
5 days ago
Super i like it
A Google User
6 days ago
I like it