A rundown of five of the best apps to get around this weekend.
This weekend sees the London Marathon taking place, as 37,000 runners attempt to conquer one of the capital’s hardest challenges. However, if you’re going down to support on Sunday, getting around might be a bit trickier than usual, due to major road closures and the usual weekend congestion. Don’t despair, though, as here are five of the best mobile mapping solutions to help you get around.
The classic mapping service (especially for Android users), Google Maps offers a comprehensive suite of mapping services. Offering maps for 2,800 cities across 200 countries, Google Maps offers the largest collection of place names, local attractions and businesses, and with its extensive Street View service, you can always identify where you are in the world.
This free, open-source voice-guided satnav uses OSM map data, generated by millions of users around the world. It lets you download route maps before you start a journey, so you don’t need a data connection once you’re on the road, which gives it a clear edge over Google Maps. Its various routing options including walking routes, and automatic redirection whenever you take a wrong turn.