Pure Maps

Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (120 votes)

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.

As of 23 Jan 2019, the public Mapbox access key has been revoked.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

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

Application versions: 
File harbour-pure-maps-1.2.0-1.noarch.rpm883.42 KB23/08/2018 - 17:07
File harbour-pure-maps-1.3.0-1.noarch.rpm900.37 KB26/08/2018 - 14:26
File harbour-pure-maps-1.3.1-1.noarch.rpm911.2 KB29/08/2018 - 16:46
File harbour-pure-maps-1.4.0-1.noarch.rpm968.28 KB03/09/2018 - 19:02
File harbour-pure-maps-1.4.2-1.noarch.rpm991.45 KB05/09/2018 - 20:25
File harbour-pure-maps-1.5.0-1.noarch.rpm1.03 MB16/09/2018 - 10:34
File harbour-pure-maps-1.5.1-1.noarch.rpm1.04 MB16/09/2018 - 21:40
File harbour-pure-maps-1.6.1-1.noarch.rpm1.05 MB23/09/2018 - 13:47
File harbour-pure-maps-1.7.0-1.noarch.rpm1.09 MB04/10/2018 - 22:12
File harbour-pure-maps-1.7.1-1.noarch.rpm1.09 MB07/10/2018 - 22:54
File harbour-pure-maps-1.8.0-1.noarch.rpm1.11 MB28/10/2018 - 17:31
File harbour-pure-maps-1.9.0-1.noarch.rpm1.12 MB21/11/2018 - 00:22
File harbour-pure-maps-1.10.0-1.noarch.rpm1.14 MB05/12/2018 - 00:36
File harbour-pure-maps-1.10.1-1.noarch.rpm1.15 MB08/12/2018 - 00:08
File harbour-pure-maps-1.11.0-1.noarch.rpm1.15 MB13/12/2018 - 23:22
File harbour-pure-maps-1.12.0-1.noarch.rpm1.16 MB28/12/2018 - 20:25
File harbour-pure-maps-1.13.0-1.noarch.rpm1.15 MB06/01/2019 - 21:52
File harbour-pure-maps-1.14.0-1.noarch.rpm1.15 MB13/01/2019 - 16:13
File harbour-pure-maps-1.15.0-1.noarch.rpm1.05 MB02/02/2019 - 12:46
File harbour-pure-maps-1.16.0-1.noarch.rpm1.57 MB16/02/2019 - 12:46
File harbour-pure-maps-1.16.1-1.noarch.rpm1.57 MB17/02/2019 - 21:03
File harbour-pure-maps-1.17.0-1.noarch.rpm1.59 MB26/02/2019 - 00:25
File harbour-pure-maps-1.18.0-1.noarch.rpm1.27 MB21/03/2019 - 23:55
File harbour-pure-maps-1.19.0-1.noarch.rpm1.28 MB30/03/2019 - 20:28
File harbour-pure-maps-1.20.0-1.noarch.rpm1.28 MB19/05/2019 - 20:39
File harbour-pure-maps-1.21.1-1.noarch.rpm1.19 MB01/07/2019 - 16:55
File harbour-pure-maps-1.22.0-1.noarch.rpm1.22 MB29/07/2019 - 22:41
File harbour-pure-maps-1.23.0-1.noarch.rpm1.47 MB25/08/2019 - 09:50
File harbour-pure-maps-1.24.0-1.noarch.rpm1.47 MB26/08/2019 - 23:05
File harbour-pure-maps-1.25.2-1.noarch.rpm1.48 MB14/09/2019 - 16:27
File harbour-pure-maps-1.26.0-1.noarch.rpm1.51 MB04/10/2019 - 20:22
File harbour-pure-maps-1.26.1-1.noarch.rpm1.52 MB08/10/2019 - 20:55
File harbour-pure-maps-1.26.2-1.noarch.rpm1.53 MB08/02/2020 - 12:07
File harbour-pure-maps-1.27.0-1.noarch.rpm1.53 MB27/05/2020 - 20:15
File harbour-pure-maps-1.27.1-1.noarch.rpm1.54 MB05/06/2020 - 20:57
File harbour-pure-maps-1.27.2-1.noarch.rpm1.55 MB09/06/2020 - 20:17
File harbour-pure-maps-1.28.0-1.noarch.rpm1.55 MB02/07/2020 - 19:52
File harbour-pure-maps-1.28.1-1.noarch.rpm1.55 MB11/07/2020 - 20:28
File harbour-pure-maps-1.29.0-1.noarch.rpm1.59 MB24/08/2020 - 22:05
File harbour-pure-maps-1.29.1-1.noarch.rpm1.63 MB18/10/2020 - 21:17


rinigus's picture

Hard to comment the difference. Most probably different estimates by different providers. Which providers were used for the apps?

wpeberg's picture

It seems peculiar, it shows the difference just with one specific location!? Was checking out different providers and places with different locations. They all show equal results. So everything works correct!

ferlanero's picture

Last update is just incredible! Thank you very much!!

Historyscholar's picture


rinigus's picture

No, not yet. Great work, just few corrections are needed. I will add as soon as it passes the tests. You translated text between {} or added spaces within {} or dropped them. Please see translation website for an issue that I highlighted - I couldn't fix it myself.

naalaa's picture

Hallo Rinigus, i installed PureMaps, OSM ScoutServer and  PicoTTS. How can i use the Speach Engine when i use the Navigationmodul of PureMaps? I did not find any Setting.

rinigus's picture

Hi! Go to main page, pull down to get to Preferences, choose Navigation, and enable voice prompt. I probably should make it enabled by default...

naalaa's picture

Thank you very much. I did not noticed the pull down menue. For the good work i just made an donation.

rinigus's picture

Thank you very much!

ferlanero's picture

Updated to the last version on a Xperia X with SailfishOS 3. Thanks!

Sailfishy's picture

Have some problems with installing Pure maps on my Xperia X with SFOS When choosing to install the rpm package, the OS reponds with "error installing pure-maps" However the Installation of OSM Scout Server went flawless. 
Raised a case with Jolla Support and they suggest to recompile the package. See the comment below. Can you make a new version? Or might there be something I can do the get the current version working om my Xperia X? (thanks in advance!)


We have fixed one pkcon problem related to installing untrusted packages in Sailfish 3, but this case seems to be a problem in OpenRepos and harbour-pure-maps. They (the project in OpenRepos)  need to compile pure-maps against our release -- I think it won't work before that (because of the zypper update).

We cannot unfortunately do anything more in this case.


rinigus's picture

I don't create RPM using SFOS for Pure Maps - its generated on normal Linux PC since it is noarch python + QML package. I'll be updating Pure Maps very soon (blink of an eye on Jolla Soon^TM terms) and we can try again.

To be sure that you did all whats possible for now, please run in the terminal

pkcon refresh

pkcon install harbour-pure-maps

On my device (onyx, SFOS 3), I can install Pure Maps without any issues.

mbf_jolla's picture

Well, if it's of any help I tried to install several versions too (1.9, 1.8, 1.7; Xperia X, Sailfish they all didn't install.


Then I read some comments, and I went the command line way. I tried pkcon install harbour-pure-maps, and didn't work either.


Finally I used pkcon install-local path/to/h-p-m-1.9.0-1.noarch.rpm, and it gave an error, requiring mapboxgl-qml, which was "not available". I downloaded it (I read that it says the package should not be for end users, but I gave a  try), it installed smoothly, and so did pure maps, finally.

Sailfishy's picture

Hi Rinigus,

Great, thanks for your swift reply. I will await your updated version of Pure Maps and post here the outcome of the installation.

Sailfishy's picture

Hi Rinigus,
I received an update from the Jolla Support Team to Convey the following message: (Even after your super swift update, I got the same error as with the previous install package)

Hereby the full reponse:

Hi, please report the following to the guy making this app.

[root@Sailfish Downloads]# zypper in harbour-pure-maps-1.9.0-1.noarch.rpm 

Loading repository data...

Reading installed packages...

Resolving package dependencies...

Problem: nothing provides mapboxgl-qml >= 1.3.1 needed by harbour-pure-maps-1.9.0-1.noarch

 Solution 1: do not install harbour-pure-maps-1.8.0-1.noarch

 Solution 2: break harbour-pure-maps-1.9.0-1.noarch by ignoring some of its dependencies

It is still broken.


rinigus's picture

OK, there are two choices (1 is recommended, 2nd if you prefer to do all manually):

1. Use Storeman and, in Storeman, enable my repository. Then you should be able to install Pure Maps since it should pull Mapbox GL QML plugin automatically.

2. Get Mapbox GL QML plugin RPM (https://openrepos.net/content/rinigus/mapbox-gl-native-bindings-qt-qml) and install it. Then install Pure Maps by downloading RPM.

Note that the #2 option does not include automatic updates. If you were using #1 and it failed, try to run

pkcon refresh

in terminal and then try again.

Sailfishy's picture

Jeay, Victory! Option 1 was the most preferable, unfortunaltely that didn't work, after choosing install in Storeman, nothing happened. Then I ran "pkcon refresh" and I could install the app. Thanks a million for the perfect direction to get the app working on my SF. Today I will make some time to fiddle around in pure maps and get more familiar using these magnificent tools

Alberto's picture

Hi ringus,

Some time ago, users hat problems with battery on Jolla 1 when using Pure Maps.

I use now still version 1.6.1 -  The Problem is still there or it just was something like "hot air"


rinigus's picture

Hard to say, I don't have J1 and cannot test it.

Alberto's picture

no risk no fun.


it seems there are not really problems with battery after 1 hours.


i will try with other map navigations app to see the differnet of using battery


shure, the best is to charge the phone-battery whitout wire while i using pure maps.






naytsyrhc's picture

I have a question. I already asked that before in comments section of WhoGo Maps:


I just remembered it, as someone asked for it on TJC (here).

So the question is: is it possible to start pure maps by external command with coordinates or address search? If so, we could write a patch for calendar and contacts app to link location with whogo app and open it with corresponding location. Or is it even possible to somehow "register" PureMaps as Handler for locations and so "automagically" enable it in all applications?



rinigus's picture

I opened an issue for it: https://github.com/rinigus/pure-maps/issues/82

Right now its impossible, but would be reasonable to add this support

Kabouik's picture

This app is quickly transitionning from the best Sailfish routing app to one of the best routing apps regardless of the OS, very well done Rinigus.

I can't seem to be able to show the speed limits when navigating, either with "Always show" or "Only when exceeding" options, it still just shows my current speed. Am I missing something? I would need this badly tonight.

rinigus's picture

Thanks! For speed limits to work, all of the following has to be satisfied:

  • OSM Scout Server installed and having maps covering your region
  • OSM Scout Server either auto-started or started manually
  • The street you are on should have the data at OpenStreetMaps

In my country, coverage is quite decent, but don't expect it to show up everywhere. Coverage could also vary from one place to another. Try to set it to "Always show" and check if it will start showing up once in a while.

geminis65's picture

Already I have found the activation for voz.disculpa the inconveniences

Pohli's picture

Changelog to 1.7.1 is missing. Is it just a translation update?

rinigus's picture

Yes, its a translation update only. I was thinking whether to make full release @github too, but then forgot it.

Bocephus's picture

GPX support? Awesome! Too bad motorcycle season is almost over... ;)

HackThisFishh's picture

Yes, me too.

rinigus's picture

If its limited to J1, I will have hard time investigating it - no J1 over here and no wish to get one either :).

All I can offer is some insights on what has changed regarding Pure Maps versions. So, what was the earlier version where all was fine and what's now? Can it be related to changes in GPS reception?