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J.T.
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Since few days instead of the here maps that I have downloaded for the off-line use,the DJIGO4 use google maps instead. Thats great but google maps are not available off-line and there isn't an option for download the maps you need. Somtime rebooting the app solve the proplem and brings back here maps but somtime wont soooo any suggestio or shall I continue flying without the map??
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Hello there, Google maps?
How did you do that?
Which OS are you using, iOS or Android?
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I do not have google maps.
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Yeo I know nobody have gmaps.... so I'm very delighted to be the only one but i'm always in areas where 4g or any tipe of connection are not present sooo no map apart from try at home under wifi...
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Galaxy S7Edge Android 7.0 last version of DjiGo4
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J.T. Posted at 2017-9-5 08:43
Yeo I know nobody have gmaps.... so I'm very delighted to be the only one but i'm always in areas where 4g or any tipe of connection are not present sooo no map apart from try at home under wifi...

Did you hack something or are you the Chosen One who is allowed to use Google Maps?
What is your secret?
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You know if I tell you then I have to kill you.... no joke apart I really dont know it appen just once some week ago then I reboot the app because I need here maps to know where my drone where and then nothing for some time since last sunday that the app seems that had decide to open always with google maps.... dont get me wrong  I love gmaps and I use it every day but on the Go4 is not a good think for me that i cant download for offline nor have the connection where i fly...
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J.T. Posted at 2017-9-5 09:09
You know if I tell you then I have to kill you.... no joke apart I really dont know it appen just once some week ago then I reboot the app because I need here maps to know where my drone where and then nothing for some time since last sunday that the app seems that had decide to open always with google maps.... dont get me wrong  I love gmaps and I use it every day but on the Go4 is not a good think for me that i cant download for offline nor have the connection where i fly...

I think that there are many people on this forum who would love to use Google maps instead of those here maps.
Try to find out how this marvelous download occurred on your mobile device and please share it with us.
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 09:47
I think that there are many people on this forum who would love to use Google maps instead of those here maps.
Try to find out how this marvelous download occurred on your mobile device and please share it with us.

Your thinking is correct. Given the option, I would choose Google.
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Landjet Posted at 2017-9-5 09:59
Your thinking is correct. Given the option, I would choose Google.

I would choose Google maps immediately.
Those here maps look like stuff from a low-tech planet.
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 10:04
I would choose Google maps immediately.
Those here maps look like stuff from a low-tech planet.

That's a no brainer indeed.
But you can download offline maps for the app (Google maps).
Not sure if your version (OP) can use that too.
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J.T.
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I will choose Google maps too but with the proper option to save the maps for offline use... as you can see from my last picture, that day I had to flown without any maps.... imagine if the drone get lost, you don't have any point on the map to recover it.... or search for it....
I honestly don't change anything in the app and I don't have any knowledge to, lets say, hack the drone nor the app... so i really don't know how to explain this it simply start some week ago and now seems to be solid on google maps.... and for those who's guessing I'm not wery luky too at least usually... maybe my life start to change hahahahah
I read, but maybe this was for the old version of GO4 that the app usegoogle maps where a internet connection is possible and here maps where no internet or 4G are present... but in my case internet or 4g are never present so I can't explain to myself wy I have Google maps.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 10:13
That's a no brainer indeed.
But you can download offline maps for the app (Google maps).
Not sure if your version (OP) can use that too.

I usually use offline google map from the google maps app but I don't thik the two apps talk to eachothers and at the moment I don't have any downloaded area....  but i just realize that if at home with internet connection I open the GO4 app and then move in the map, then if I go outside the Google map on the dji app still be present!! it must be a sort of cache or temporary cache for google maps too
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J.T. Posted at 2017-9-5 10:26
I usually use offline google map from the google maps app but I don't thik the two apps talk to eachothers and at the moment I don't have any downloaded area....  but i just realize that if at home with internet connection I open the GO4 app and then move in the map, then if I go outside the Google map on the dji app still be present!! it must be a sort of cache or temporary cache for google maps too

There is a cache for sure on google maps (the app).

I think they will have implemented the same sort of cache in their API as well.
Worked great for navigating before the offline option.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 10:13
That's a no brainer indeed.
But you can download offline maps for the app (Google maps).
Not sure if your version (OP) can use that too.

The only offline maps I can download are here maps.
How can I choose to download Google maps?
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J.T. Posted at 2017-9-5 10:26
I usually use offline google map from the google maps app but I don't thik the two apps talk to eachothers and at the moment I don't have any downloaded area....  but i just realize that if at home with internet connection I open the GO4 app and then move in the map, then if I go outside the Google map on the dji app still be present!! it must be a sort of cache or temporary cache for google maps too

I can only download those here maps for offline use via my home's WiFi.
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 10:35
The only offline maps I can download are here maps.
How can I choose to download Google maps?

That is an option in the Google Maps app.
Just click on the menu bar and go to 'offline area' (translated from Dutch, so it might be names somewhat different)

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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 10:39
That is an option in the Google Maps app.
Just click on the menu bar and go to 'offline area' (translated from Dutch, so it might be names somewhat different)

I have downloaded offline Google maps years ago, but how can I use those maps in DJI GO 4?
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 10:48
I have downloaded offline Google maps years ago, but how can I use those maps in DJI GO 4?

That I don't know.
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theres no trick to getting google maps on DJI Go... if you use IOS you get the far better google maps but you cant cache areas in the app, if you use the android app you get the poorer Here maps but have the advantage that you can cache areas
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U can use the radar circle right? If u dont have maps then just use the red triangle icon to orient yourself back home  ....anyways we needs teh google maps!
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I thought that this was what we were talking about in this thread, to use Google maps in DJI GO 4.
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We are talking about DJI GO4 with google maps option AND the google maps app (to simplify this thread...)

Not sure how you get Google Maps on GO4 in the first place (OP does not know that either, as far as I can tell from this thread).
But if you have Google Maps on GO4 the OP found out that if you start WITH connection, the GO4 app will cache the map data and you can continue without connection. (to some point probably, that was at least the case with the Google Maps app before they introduced offline maps)
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 12:03
We are talking about DJI GO4 with google maps option AND the google maps app (to simplify this thread...)

Not sure how you get Google Maps on GO4 in the first place (OP does not know that either, as far as I can tell from this thread).

I wonder whether we can trust the OP, I think he has a strange face.
In fact, he looks like an alien...
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 12:07
I wonder whether we can trust the OP, I think he has a strange face.
In fact, he looks like an alien...

Hahahaha.
I must say you look a lot like a Mavic in the grass
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 09:47
I think that there are many people on this forum who would love to use Google maps instead of those here maps.
Try to find out how this marvelous download occurred on your mobile device and please share it with us.

Um, litchi uses google maps....
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R&L Aerial  Posted at 2017-9-5 12:28
Um, litchi uses google maps....

I am more and more tempted to buy Litchi as time goes by...
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 12:42
I am more and more tempted to buy Litchi as time goes by...

I did not check before, but it is € 30,99 in the Dutch store.
Feels a lot for an app.
What more would that bring you (comparing to GO4)?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 13:04
I did not check before, but it is € 30,99 in the Dutch store.
Feels a lot for an app.
What more would that bring you (comparing to GO4)?

The Litchi price is 24,99 Euros in the Google Play Store, but I don't like the very negative recent reviews of that app...
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 12:17
Hahahaha.
I must say you look a lot like a Mavic in the grass

It's one of my Mavics hovering over grass being photographed by my other Mavic.
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-5 13:10
The Litchi price is 24,99 Euros in the Google Play Store, but I don't like the very negative recent reviews of that app...

Ah, the Apple users pay more (as usual).
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Actually, getting google maps on GO4 is not difficult.  Here is how to do it on an unrooted android device - http://forum.dji.com/thread-81484-1-2.html.
On a rooted device it is even easier - https://mavicpilots.com/threads/ ... -on-dji-go-4.22335/.
Here is another way to do it with some firewall rules - https://mavicpilots.com/threads/ ... .5758/#post-247013.

I imagine what happened to the OP is that the GO app crashed and the Here map service could not connect back up when it restarted, so it defaulted to google maps.




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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-5 13:14
Ah, the Apple users pay more (as usual).

I just checked in the App Store from Apple and the price for Litchi is the same as for Android users: 24,99 Euros.
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Mavicator Posted at 2017-9-5 17:42
Actually, getting google maps on GO4 is not difficult.  Here is how to do it on an unrooted android device - http://forum.dji.com/thread-81484-1-2.html.
On a rooted device it is even easier - https://mavicpilots.com/threads/ ... -on-dji-go-4.22335/.
Here is another way to do it with some firewall rules - https://mavicpilots.com/threads/ ... .5758/#post-247013.

Thank you, I'll look into this in detail, because apparently there is some risk involved in this procedure.
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-6 01:49
I just checked in the App Store from Apple and the price for Litchi is the same as for Android users: 24,99 Euros.

You are right, it is a combo with Osmo I found.
That seems fair!
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I've read all your response and today (my mavic 100th flighr) I've done some test but even with or without internet connection I wasn't able to get GoogleMaps in te GO4 today only here maps every time I open the app... I will read the "how to get GMaps on unrootet devices" but I don't think I will change any app setting... at the timw I'm writing I got a remainder to update the app to 4.1.8 so by the end of the week I'm guessing that I have to do more testing...
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-6 03:08
You are right, it is a combo with Osmo I found.
That seems fair!

The strange is that in iTunes I have only seen 1 (one) review for Litchi, but in Google Play Store there are many reviews, and some of them are very negative.
Decisions, decisions...
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-9-6 10:43
The strange is that in iTunes I have only seen 1 (one) review for Litchi, but in Google Play Store there are many reviews, and some of them are very negative.
Decisions, decisions...

Tell me about it.. Have not even decided upon the drone...
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J.T. Posted at 2017-9-6 09:37
I've read all your response and today (my mavic 100th flighr) I've done some test but even with or without internet connection I wasn't able to get GoogleMaps in te GO4 today only here maps every time I open the app... I will read the "how to get GMaps on unrootet devices" but I don't think I will change any app setting... at the timw I'm writing I got a remainder to update the app to 4.1.8 so by the end of the week I'm guessing that I have to do more testing...

Curious how that goed
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