OSM Scout

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OSM Scout for Sailfish is map viewer with search and navigation, fully functional without internet connection.

You can choose one from multiple map styles: standard, outdoor, public transport or winter sports. All with the same database that can be downloaded (per state) directly from the application for offline usage. Data on the server covers whole planet and are updated monthly from OpenStreetMap data. You can generate your own extract eventually, all tools are open-source and OpenStreetMap data are free!

For better outdoor experience, databases (almost all) contains elevation contours and hillshade overlay (online) can be displayed. For areas not covered by offline data are used online maps provided by OpenStreetMap or Stamen Design. But search and navigation works only with offline data.

Your favourite places (waypoints) can be stored to collections and exported to GPX files later. It is even possible to import tracks and waypoints from GPX files, display it on map or show simple statistics.

OSM Scout for Sailfish OS is developed as open-source (GitHub) by volunteers in their free time. You can help to improve this application by reporting bugs, creating translations or developing new features. Any help is welcome.

Application versions: 
File harbour-osmscout-2.14-1.aarch64.rpm1.96 MB09/06/2021 - 12:04
File harbour-osmscout-2.14-1.armv7hl.rpm1.93 MB09/06/2021 - 12:04
File harbour-osmscout-2.14-1.i486.rpm2.18 MB09/06/2021 - 12:04
File harbour-osmscout-2.15-1.aarch64.rpm1.96 MB27/07/2021 - 11:16
File harbour-osmscout-2.15-1.armv7hl.rpm1.93 MB27/07/2021 - 11:16
File harbour-osmscout-2.15-1.i486.rpm2.18 MB27/07/2021 - 11:16
File harbour-osmscout-2.16-1.aarch64.rpm1.97 MB17/09/2021 - 11:44
File harbour-osmscout-2.16-1.armv7hl.rpm1.94 MB17/09/2021 - 11:44
File harbour-osmscout-2.16-1.i486.rpm2.19 MB17/09/2021 - 11:44
* 2021-09-17 Lukáš Karas  2.16
- allow to rename track from Tracker page
- update translations (Czech, Estonian, German, Polish, Swedish)
- workaround incorrect voice audio routing with bluetooth headset
- update sharing api to Sailfish OS 4.2
- allow to share collection entries (waypoints as a link, tracks as a file)
- update core library:
-- remove limit for prefix-based search
-- fixed missing entries in search model
-- fixed route rendering...

Full changelog on Github


danfin's picture

if I activate a GPX file in my collection, I don't see anything on the map. What could be the reason?

Karry's picture

Hi. UI is little bit confusing here. When you click the "Show" button on the track detail, it show you area with the track, but not track itself. But you can display complete collection on the main map - just activate context menu for the collection (long-press) and select "Show on map". On click to the "star" icon...

Collection context menu

I am not sure how to improve it - I want to keep workflow simple, manage visibility for each track or waypoint separately may be annoying. Maybe "activate" complete collection when "Show" button is pressed for some child? I don't know...

danfin's picture

I can do that, however I still can't see my tracks, and also I miss centering on those tracks or even routing along the tracks, something like routing.. follow selected track, ... go to start of track. It would be good if the 'show on map' dialog contained a hint on how the track will look. (is it the orange line? or is it the red dotted line?). Maybe my imported GPX are defective... however they showed in other map apps.

Karry's picture

I see that I don't reply to your comment after year :-/ Sorry. It is working now? For displaying track you have to have active offline renderer. So offline rendering have to be enabled and you have to have some offline map... If you still struggle with it, please create issue on the Github and if possible upload your track...

Historyscholar's picture

no chinese

Karry's picture

All translations are created by cummunity. If you understand Chinesse, you can contribute :-) It is simple, you can create translation via Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/osm-scout/osm-scout/dashboard/ or create pull request on the Github. Here is how: https://github.com/Karry/osmscout-sailfish/wiki/Howto-create-translation

rinigus's picture

@Karry: Great work on labels layout engine! Congratulations, it looks much better than before!

Karry's picture

Great to hear it :-) It still has few issues (small space between labels, problems with tile rednering...). but I feel that it is improvement. There is just missing DirectX implementation and this change may be merged to Tim's upstream...

danfin's picture

any plans on adding GPX display or even Navigation along GPX Tracks? Would be a great feature.

Karry's picture

Yes, I am planning track recording / displaying with GPX export and import. But I am not able to promisse when it will be finished... I am working on bookmarks right now and should be included in next release (next month?) and GPX maybe later this year...

Merge requests are welcome ;-)

Navigation with gpx is not on my (short-term) todo list now, I want to make standard navigation usable first (with route from router).

Jordi's picture

I hope that track recording is still planned at some stage!

Karry's picture

Definitely! Track recording is my priority now.

Jordi's picture

Excellent news!

danfin's picture

great news - thank you.

Caballlero's picture

1+ same issue.

Mrkvicka's picture

It appears as if routing broke for me on latest update (0.32-1). Each time I try to route it gives me "Can't open routing service in X seconds, Tap to cancel" (where X count down from 9 seconds), then the it simply cancels the routing. I have tried to reinstall it with no change. I run on SailfishX with English language.

Karry's picture

Hi. Please try to update all your offline maps (databases). Router file format was changed month ago (version 0.30-1) and I don't implement backward compatibility fallback (for router). You should use all databases in format 17.

Please let me know when the problem will remain.

Mrkvicka's picture

That did indeed solve the problem, thnx!

I was planning to complain that there were no clear info about it in the change log, but as I re-read the log I saw that there indeed was quite clear info about it. Then I recalled that I, at that time I updated, had forgotten that I had downloaded any maps and dismissed the information as 'does not apply to me, I use online maps only'; not my brightest moment...
Funny thing is that the router worked for me during both v0.30 and v0.31, it wasn't until now that it broke.

Again, my bad and thank you for the help!

Pelzlurch's picture

Thanx a lot for last update! While i use poor maps and osm scout server for navigating on street. OSM Scout is still the best choice for beeing offroad. Is there any possibility to donate you some beers?

Karry's picture

You are wellcome :-) I know, navigation is in proof-of-concept quality. I hope that I (or someone else) will find few days to improve it in future...

I don't refuse good beer in current hot days ;-) I prefer paypal.me for donations: https://www.paypal.me/OSMScoutForSailfish

Karry's picture

Hi all. I found two big regresions in latest release 0.30 (search and location reverse lookup). Be aware of that , I will try to release fix soon...

VanyCat's picture

hello, contact me I want to suggest a new icon for you!

Karry's picture

Why not, thanks. Send me it to email <lukas.karas@centrum.cz>. I will see I will like it ;-)

OpenDen's picture

How make bookmarks?

Karry's picture

Well, support for bookmarks is not implemented yet, I just created placeholder for it in main menu. Merge requests with new new features are welcome :-)

lutwolf's picture

Is it possible to route the maps source path to directories on the SD card? As a keen traveller I am grateful that both of you can supply us with a nice OSM frontend, but I do not want to take up all the space on the internal server just because of travelling through three or more countries at a time. Keep up the good work, pls :)

Karry's picture

Yes, it is possible. When you are downloading new map, there is option when it should be stored - in internal memory or sd card...

map download target directory

PawelSpoon's picture

Just wanted to continue to translate then i remembered... Would you mind to host your strings in transifex, zanata or pootle ? Thanks !

Karry's picture

Lets try how this will work for this project: https://www.transifex.com/osm-scout/osm-scout/translate/ I will have to write some scripts to update translations in git easily...

akikk88's picture

If i compare to jolla c sailfish x lags almost everythink in this app. I think it's not optimize 1080p display?? :D still works fine! :)