Poor Maps

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Poor Maps is in minimal maintenance mode. Please try the successor WhoGo Maps, which is under active development and should be better for most users.

Poor Maps is an application for Sailfish OS to display tiled maps (e.g. OpenStreetMap), places and routes with a flexible selection of data and service providers.

Offline maps, search and routing is possible with OSM Scout Server. Poor 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 a map database on your device. See the OSM Scout Server documentation for details.

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 being best and Espeak being worst, but their language and gender coverage varies.

Source code and issue tracker are available at GitHub. Translations at Transifex. Discussion at TMO.

Donations appreciated: paypal.me/otsaloma

Application versions: 
File harbour-poor-maps-0.32-1.noarch.rpm433.88 KB26/08/2017 - 18:44
File harbour-poor-maps-0.33-1.noarch.rpm433.57 KB26/09/2017 - 22:46
File harbour-poor-maps-0.34-1.noarch.rpm451.18 KB24/12/2017 - 04:37
File harbour-poor-maps-0.34.1-1.noarch.rpm456.11 KB06/01/2018 - 22:08
File harbour-poor-maps-0.34.2-1.noarch.rpm463.68 KB18/02/2018 - 20:47
File harbour-poor-maps-0.34.3-1.noarch.rpm462.25 KB02/04/2018 - 19:08


paolomi's picture

1. i forgot "geo:", now it works! many thanks! :-)

objectifnul's picture

How do I install qt5-plugin-geoservices-here? (After OS upgrade to, previously installed PoorMaps 0.26-1 disappeared and none of available packages above could be reinstalled).

EDIT: I just realized that Jolla maps also disappeared. So I reinstalled it from Harbour. This restored «libqtgeoservices_here.so», allowing to reinstall poor-maps.

tth123's picture

Sorry, but could you give more details on installing 'Jolla maps' from Harbour? I did not find with the search. I'm using Sailfish OS 2.1.

objectifnul's picture
pkcon install sailfish-maps

(currently, this will install version with its dependencies, including qt5-plugin-geoservices-here)

moofang's picture

On Intex Aqua Fish, sailfish-maps isn't available, but I was able to install Poor Maps after a zypper refresh - apparently the repository info wasn't up to date.

js111's picture

There was possibility to use Digitransit navigation for walking for some versions ago. Now it works only with transportation vehicles. It was giving the greatest cycling routes at least in Helsinki area.

otsaloma's picture

I noticed the same problem with walking trips yesterday. It's fixed in the development version now.


Regarding cycling, Digitransit actually has that too. I could perhaps add it.


objectifnul's picture

Still unable to upgrade from 0.26-1 to any newer release ("nothing provides qt5-plugin-geoservices-here"), even after pkcon refresh + version --dup

(currently running, waiting for final 2.1.x release)

otsaloma's picture

Yes, true, you need to upgrade your OS if you want to use versions 0.26.205 or later.

UiPo1goo's picture

There is only still available on my Jolla. Which release is needed beginning for which version, please? Thank you.

otsaloma's picture

Version 0.26.205 and later require Sailfish OS 2.0.5 "Haapajoki" or later. And vice versa, if you have Sailfish OS 2.0.5 or later, you need Poor Maps 0.26.205 or later. So, if you have (which apparently is the final 2.0.5), the latest versions of Poor Maps should work.

The cause for the requirement is the Nokia map plugin renamed HERE. I cannot work around that change, so the requirement is not going to change.

p_pahare's picture

in SailfishOs 2.1 EA It is working but map is not loading , showing either white screen or distorted pixels on zooming

otsaloma's picture

There's at least a PyOtherSide bug. I'm working on a work-around.


atlochowski's picture

Polish translation is complete now.

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danfin's picture

for some reason, warehouse insists on offering 0.26.1 which it cannot install (in OS Status: dep-resolution-failed

otsaloma's picture

Download stats tell me that almost all downloads today are 0.26.205, so the repository should be working fine. Maybe you need to refresh something. I don't use Warehouse myself, I don't know the details.

soson's picture

i am getting same error ( - Jolla 1, Jolla Tablet) even with version 0.26.205

nothing provides qt5-plugin-geoservices-here needed by harbour-poor-maps-0.26.205-1.noarch

otsaloma's picture

Please see the exact same question and my answer below: https://openrepos.net/comment/16356#comment-16356

danfin's picture

of course, pkcon refresh helped. Thank you.

3vixan's picture

Ciao, I have discover few days ago What3Words. Is it possible to add the addressing by W3W?

otsaloma's picture

They do seem to have a REST API, so yes, it's technically possible. But, why? Where is it used? What would you do with it?

3vixan's picture

For example, if I have to find a friend of mine in the desert or in a big big field for a picnic! :-)

It would be useful because sometimes the address and the streets are no so precise to find out (several map service can give you different position for a single address).

otsaloma's picture

Yes, I did understand the premise. But, communication has two ends. Do other map applications implement w3w? Is it common? I've just never seen it.

For sharing a location, we already have support for geo URIs, which, while not common either, are well established and usually make a lot more sense.

Valker's picture

Doesn't work in 2.0.5 Haapajoki because Jolla replaced qt5-plugin-geoservices-nokia with qt5-plugin-geoservices-here

otsaloma's picture

Fixed in 0.26.205. Link to RPM above. I'll put it in the repository once Haapajoki is a stable release.

Bysmyyr's picture

with haapajoki and new version: Resolving dependencies Fatal error: nothing provides qt5-plugin-geoservices-here needed by harbour-poo r-maps-0.26.205-1.noarch

otsaloma's picture

Try "pkcon refresh", see e.g. https://together.jolla.com/question/132628/

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makinit's picture

Works great, especially with OSM Scout Server for offline maps.