download vector maps

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How do I download vector maps of the USA? I bought a Samsung Galaxy Player, which is not a phone, it connects with wi-fi. I need vector maps to make the program useful. I have been trying all the ways presented with no success.
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Thanks guys,
I'll summarize this a little (in same ways as it is in application)

Vector maps can be used thanks to MapsForge library and future improvements are based mainly on work of MapsForge creators

- this is important, because for reporting some issues with Vector maps, first step hould be testing maps in MapsForge application and if there all will be fine, you can report this also as issue in Locus (here on this forum).

About creating maps - as I know, exist three main possibilities how to get Vector maps

UPDATED: 7.3.2012


  • Maps can be directly downloaded in Locus. For this, you need to purchase credit in Locus Shop (in Locus, tap on Menu > Functions > Locus Shop). When you'll have credit, go to Map Manager screen, tap on Vector tab and then on bottom download button.
    These maps are generated on server. Actualization are once per 1-2 months. Maps are downloaded compressed (by ZIP) so size is smaller then final size on card (that's why in list of maps to download are two numbers).

  • Maps can be manually downloaded from http://www.vectormaps4locus.eu/.
    These are same map as can be downloaded by addon. This site is handled by one Locus user. Simply download maps and place them into Locus/mapsVector directory

  • Maps can be manually created by this method http://code.google.com/p/mapsforge/wiki/MapFileWriterOsmosis.
    By this method are generated maps on server