Pure Maps

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Pure Maps is a full-featured map and navigation application allowing you to explore maps, search for addresses and points of interest, as well as assist with navigation. For that, it uses online or offline service providers.

Offline maps, search and routing is possible with OSM Scout Server. Pure Maps will list OSM Scout Server among the providers if you have it installed. For it work, you'll also need to have the server running and map data on your device. See the OSM Scout Server documentation for installation instructions and follow setup instructions for Poor Maps.

Note: Online maps users are requested to register their own Mapbox GL key and enter it through the preferences of the application. This will allow us to use default key for application testing and provide the service without hitting free tier limits. Reasoning behind the requst is explained at TMO post, see follow up messages on TMO pages for users feedback and small details on how to enable and test the personal key. Note that without significant number of users moving to the personal keys, Mapbox key will be revoked and the users of Mapbox tiles will not be able to access it.

Note, SFOS releases support: As starting from version 2.7.5 Pure Maps relies on QtPositioning 5.4, SFOS versions before 4.0 are not supported. Corresponding commits are 616c406a7efdb1fe9cfa841ff0bbc8250860afb0 and ed4290634753f1bdcf962de35f36e0f092249616.

NB! Updates are currently posted at Chum repositories and official Jolla Store only.

As of 23 Jan 2019, the public Mapbox access key has been revoked. Users are welcome to register their private key in the application.


  • Mapbox GL Native QML component for map display and interaction, should be installed as a dependency automatically.
  • Voice navigation requires that you manually install a text-to-speech (TTS) engine – Mimic, Flite, PicoTTS and Espeak are supported. Their quality is about in that order, with Mimic and PicoTTS available from this repository. See corresponding TTS engines for language covereage.

Pure Maps is a fork of WhoGo Maps and continues its legacy. Reasons for forking described at corresponding post.

License: GPLv3

Source code: https://github.com/rinigus/pure-maps

Translations: https://www.transifex.com/rinigus/pure-maps

Official TMO thread: https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1547484

Matrix chat: #pure-maps:matrix.org

Donations: https://rinigus.github.io/donate

Application versions: 
File harbour-pure-maps-1.29.2-1.noarch.rpm1.63 MB24/10/2020 - 10:00
File harbour-pure-maps-2.0.0-1.2.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.21 MB31/10/2020 - 11:17
File harbour-pure-maps-2.0.0-1.2.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.21 MB31/10/2020 - 11:17
File harbour-pure-maps-2.1.0-1.5.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.89 MB26/11/2020 - 21:25
File harbour-pure-maps-2.1.0-1.5.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.72 MB26/11/2020 - 21:25
File harbour-pure-maps-2.1.1-1.7.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.89 MB30/11/2020 - 20:14
File harbour-pure-maps-2.1.1-1.7.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.72 MB30/11/2020 - 20:14
File harbour-pure-maps-2.2.0-1.8.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.74 MB16/12/2020 - 22:55
File harbour-pure-maps-2.2.0-1.8.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.9 MB16/12/2020 - 22:55
File harbour-pure-maps-2.3.0-1.11.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.72 MB31/12/2020 - 18:09
File harbour-pure-maps-2.3.0-1.11.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.89 MB31/12/2020 - 18:09
File harbour-pure-maps-2.4.0-1.12.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.73 MB06/01/2021 - 00:04
File harbour-pure-maps-2.4.0-1.12.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.89 MB06/01/2021 - 00:04
File harbour-pure-maps-2.4.1-1.13.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.89 MB08/01/2021 - 22:38
File harbour-pure-maps-2.4.1-1.13.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.73 MB08/01/2021 - 22:38
File harbour-pure-maps-2.5.0-1.14.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.97 MB03/02/2021 - 23:47
File harbour-pure-maps-2.5.0-1.14.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.8 MB03/02/2021 - 23:47
File harbour-pure-maps-2.6.0-1.15.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.99 MB20/02/2021 - 17:27
File harbour-pure-maps-2.6.0-1.15.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.82 MB20/02/2021 - 17:27
File harbour-pure-maps-2.6.5-1.16.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.82 MB30/03/2021 - 21:28
File harbour-pure-maps-2.6.5-1.16.1.jolla_.i486.rpm1.99 MB30/03/2021 - 21:28
File harbour-pure-maps-2.7.1-1.aarch64.rpm1.85 MB16/04/2021 - 21:29
File harbour-pure-maps-2.7.5-1.aarch64.rpm1.85 MB22/05/2021 - 18:13
File harbour-pure-maps-2.7.5-1.armv7hl.rpm1.83 MB22/05/2021 - 18:13
File harbour-pure-maps-2.7.5-1.i486.rpm1.99 MB22/05/2021 - 18:13
File harbour-pure-maps-2.8.1-1.84.1.jolla_.i486.rpm2.03 MB21/10/2021 - 22:30
File harbour-pure-maps-2.8.1-1.84.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.86 MB21/10/2021 - 22:30
File harbour-pure-maps-2.8.1-1.84.1.jolla_.aarch64.rpm1.89 MB21/10/2021 - 22:30
File harbour-pure-maps-2.9.0-1.6.1.jolla_.aarch64.rpm1.94 MB23/11/2021 - 09:00
File harbour-pure-maps-2.9.0-1.6.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm1.91 MB23/11/2021 - 09:00
File harbour-pure-maps-2.9.0-1.6.1.jolla_.i486.rpm2.09 MB23/11/2021 - 09:00


glanternier's picture

The icons of the app recently began to appear as blank on my Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. https://www.dropbox.com/s/j0buusq0eblvpkv/Capture%20d%27%C3%A9cran_20190803_001.png?dl=0

ddelamarre's picture


 I confirm, same behaviour for me.


elkiaer's picture

I'm back using version 1.21, like to have the satellite maps.

rinigus's picture

Satellite maps are available in 1.22. Choose map provider (HERE) and then on map selector (a button on the top right  of map view), select satellite

ferlanero's picture

Umm.. Testing deeper I realize that when you double touch day or night mode, you can activate our deactivate day or night mode. In order to work correctly, you have to select (not green dot ) any of the modes. Then, automatic day/night change occurs. Thanks rinigus for this great app!!

ferlanero's picture

On last version, I love to see the day/night switch option so accessible. But for me, the automatic option seems not to work properly. Yesterday it changed from day to night correctly and then, it remains in night view forever :( I'll check it today again. Nevertheless thanks a lot for your great work with Pure Maps!!

rinigus's picture

Keep me posted. Note that if you manually specified night mode (you have a green dot next to the mode), it will overwrite automatic day/night switch. That's to give you ability to switch modes manually when you want to.

ferlanero's picture

Just testing now and I can confirm that the automatic day/ night: after changing first time correctly ,second one isn't working for me. Pure Maps stucks on the map first changed automatically or in my case, manual selected (day or night. It's indifferent)

csg1976's picture

Thanks for all your work! On 3.1 the buttons are visible yet whithout pictograms on them.

didilalalagon9's picture

Hi! We are missing the nav arrows during navigation in cover mode. By the way I was holding back a little on ver 1.15 prior ma latest Sailfish update but now that I moved on I fiddled a little with the auto zoom feature. Great job very nice. As propose previously what it just need in the futur would be that the ''zoom in'' be force right prior the next manouver ,( could be 1 km or few undred meters pending the speed vs remaining distance), to high light the manouver to perform and this will serve very well as ''change lane assist''. Any way keep up the good work.

MartiMasa's picture

I'm more than happy to donate something, it's an amazing app! One thing I would hope to see in future implementations: Routing/navigation via intermediate points/places. Thank you!

rinigus's picture

The navigation via waypoints is planned, as in https://github.com/rinigus/pure-maps/issues/37 .  No time estimate for when it will be available, though.

Yener's picture

nice app, please updated!!!

Malakay's picture

So, Rinigus, i have just finished last translations and now it is ready for use :) Thanks for your advice :) Looking forward to see app in my language :) One last question - which version OSM scout server do I have to download for this last version of Pure maps? And still is needed to download all 3 osm scout server rpms?

rinigus's picture

CS has translations which don't pass the checks. Namely, words in brackets (variable names) are translated. For example:

msgid "In {distance}, {direction}"
msgstr "V {vzdálenost}, {směr}"

I tried to get in touch with translators, but that somehow didn't work (https://www.transifex.com/rinigus/pure-maps/announcements/). Until these are all fixed, I cannot import CS into Pure Maps, sorry


Malakay's picture

Hi Rinigus, I have just fixed it :) Now there are no exclamation marks in transifex, only green dots everywhere. I checked every bracket and now it looks good. Can you check again? :)

rinigus's picture

Thank you very much! All passed and I have added the translation into the master branch.

Malakay's picture

Great :) How do I install this czech version? Will it be available in Storeman today or tomorrow? :) and what osm scout server do I need to install to work with this version? :)


rinigus's picture

I wasn't planning to release anything in the next few days. For now, you can load it on device from Github repo

Malakay's picture

Ah, okay, how to do this? :) I havent ever done it before

Malakay's picture

Okay, I know what incline means, but i am thinking about context with map navigation :D what exactly does it do if i select incline to highways? I need to know for translation :) on transifex i will look tomorrow :)

rinigus's picture

Incline would usually correspond to Valhalla's routing parameters as selection of a factor value 0.75. For example, "incline" of use of a ferry, would set use_ferry=0.75. Explanation of Valhalla's routing parameters is in their API (https://github.com/valhalla/valhalla/blob/master/docs/api/turn-by-turn/a...) , selection of a ferry in Pure Maps is at https://github.com/rinigus/pure-maps/blob/master/routers/ValhallaSetting...

Malakay's picture

Hi Rinigus, i want to ask - what exactly does "incline" function in navigation?what is the point? and one more thing - I want to make Czech translation, can you send me link for english language file to use with QT translator? Thanks :)

rinigus's picture
didilalalagon9's picture

Hi, change lanes assist, would it be acheivable? No need to be as fancy as botton pop up arrow box with the proper arrow/s highlighted for witch lanes is to follow. I remenber that on my old Garmin gps the change lane assist feature apear after an update, would simply auto zoom in the navigation map real cloose to see clearly where to turn and then would return to normal zoom level once the manouver complete and back on constant straith route.

rinigus's picture

Probably, one day. not priority right now for me. We have to keep an eye on Valhalla and see when they implement support for it

tkoham's picture

Hi. Having an issue updating on storeman, getting error: Nothing provides libqtLocation.so.5 needed by mapboxgl-qml-1.3.2-1.43.1.jolla.armv7hl

any way to work around this?

rinigus's picture

"pkcon refresh" usually resolves missing package issues.