About Simple OSM.

Simple OSM is a reliable OpenStreetMap (OSM) client for Microsoft Windows Phone. Its main purpose is to view and search in maps from the OpenStreetMap project. In the beginning, there were just a small number of features, but until now lots of things have been added: several other layers (e.g. Bing Maps, Google Maps) can be chosen, an advanced search and basic routing functionality is included, saving of favorite locations as well as recording, sending and downloading of tracks is possible. Furthermore, you can search and download tracks directly from GPSies.com, where you will find dozens of categorized tracks.

Latest changes:

  • Version 2.13
    • Minor improvements
  • Version 2.12
    • New, faster and better search
    • Minor fixes
  • Version 2.11
    • New setting to prevent locked screen
    • Improved locking to own location
    • Trial-mode delay reduced to 30 seconds
    • Several minor improvements and fixes

Key features:

  • OpenStreetMap layers
    • Street map
    • Cycle map
  • Bing map layers
    • Bing maps
    • Bing satellite
    • Bing satellite with labels
  • Google map layers
    • Google maps
    • Google maps physical
    • Google maps satellite
  • Google traffic layer
  • Advanced search
    • Search OpenStreetMap POIs
    • Search history
  • Magnetic compass support
  • Basic routing
  • Quick multitouch control
  • Tracks
    • GPSies.com search + download
    • Recording
    • Download from webservice
    • Upload to webservice
    • Send via mail
  • Saving of favorite locations
  • Display of GPS information

Detailed description:

Search results are based on OpenStreetMap (Nominatim) data since version 2.12. You can narrow down the search area to the current map view or search for results near to your GPS location. You can also search for POIs; just try "restaurant", "atm" or any other phrase you can find here.

If your device contains a compass, this sensor will be used to calculate orientation while not moving. This allows a small arrow on the map to point into the direction you are looking - even if you are inside a building.

Routes to search results or any custom location can be calculated by long-pressing on the screen. On the settings page, you can also choose whether routes should be calculated for driving or walking.

Favorite locations or search results can be saved as custom pushpins to remember certain places. Custom pushpins can be managed independently, for example to show a certain subset only.

Tracks can be recorded and sent to any email address in the gpx format. Furthermore, any track in the gpx format can be transferred to the device using this web service. Track recording continues when the screen of the device is locked and is automatically resumed if the application was closed or forced to suspend (e.g. due to a phone call).

The trial version includes all features, but you always have to wait 30 seconds after application startup before usage is possible.

OpenStreetMap tiles are provided by www.openstreetmap.org
© OpenStreetMap and contributors
CC-BY-SA, www.creativecommons.org
GPSies tracks from www.gpsies.com