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Activate Google Maps 3D with Offline Maps on Android

Google Maps LogoHave you ever thought that you will be experiencing a 3D like experience right on your mobile phone? No, isn’t it, am not telling you to buy a 3D enabled phone but what if i tell you that with the help of an all new Google Maps 5.0 you can experience a 3D like Mapping experience right on your mobile screen. So, first let’s check out what are the features and how does this one looks like in the due course of the article. The best part of this new version of Google Maps 5.0 is that its free of cost for your Android phone. This Google maps provides an elevated level of experience one which we get in Google Earth.

Google Maps laden Phone

Features of an all new Google Maps 5.0:


Yes, with this all new version of Google Maps, you can now tilt the maps the way you want so that you can experience a 3D like experience, all you need to have is a touch phone so that you can make use of features like dragging, pinch to zoom and un zoom and also with skyline experience of buildings it just got the best.


Many times it happens that Maps shows the opposite direction or the inverted direction and this is very painful when we are at any new place, so with rotate option, you can rotate the Map view in the direction you want it so that you can match the road on your direction.

Compass ModeCompass Mode:

With an on screen Live small compass symbol right on the Left hand side corner of the map screen you will always get an idea on which direction you are going in and also you can orient the map in your direction as the Map flips out in the 3D view which automatically rotates the compass too once you rotate the maps.

Zoom SmoothlyZoom Smoothly:

Now, no more hassles while zooming, just with help of two fingers you can zoom in as well as zoom out at your desired location. With improved set of algorithms the zooming experience really will delight you as maps as well as their labels continuously zoom with your fingers.

Offline ReliabilityOffline Access:

Whenever we go to a new place we fear of high data rates and what if you need to seriously need to search a place where you need to go, so this means that you will have to make use of Maps which will attract the data charges and also will require continuous GPRS/Internet connectivity , no more as the maps are preloaded in the background so you can see and interact with the maps easily with the map and even if you lose the connection temporarily the maps will be accurate in most of the cases.

Offline Re routingOffline Rerouting:

What if you faced a data disconnection problem, you can always make use of data rerouting benefit with this version of Google Maps as Google Maps 5.0 comes with the capability of Offline rerouting which will enable you to reroute even if the connection is lost after starting the route.

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Though the 3D Mapping service is not available across the World but in most of the places its launched under the beta testing, but soon it will be launched in all parts of the World. You can either download this Google Maps 5.0 from the Android Apps Labs or alternatively you can also download application from by scanning the QR Code below,

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Google Maps 5.0 QR Code rating – 5 / 5



  1. Tim

    August 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Could someone, who knows English, please proof read and correct the Android Advices columns? I’m not an English major by any means, but these articles are painful to read. It looks like you write them in Chinese and translate with an alpha translator. How many people cringe while trying to understand what you are attempting to communicate to your readers? The web has matured, and there is just no reason for these poorly written, 2nd grade attempts at providing information to people that can read at a high school level. Be proud of your work.

  2. Balakrisna Kini

    June 30, 2011 at 11:04 am

    This is not available for download in India 🙁

  3. Paddy Padmanabhan

    May 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    In my samsung galaxy s, I can’t view the 3D maps. When I tried to down load google maps 5 from here, it says I already have that. So how to activate the 3D.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      @paddy the 3D feature is not enabled worldwide!

  4. A. S. Bhasker Raj

    March 28, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Really fascinating and helpful Android app for beginners and amateurs.

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