Good news, everybody! Revolutionary changes we made in 4.5 OsmAnd release for Android devices. Go ahead and read all what was added and improved.
- OsmAnd Cloud backup for Favorites, OsmAnd Settings and OSM Notes going free
- New Terrain format and 3D relief
- New Track management menu
- BLE sensors
- Train profile..
- BLE/ANT+ sensors
- Free "OsmAnd Cloud" account (for backup)
- New format for Terrain maps and 3D Relief
- Tracks management menu
- New for Android Auto
- Widget improvements
- Visible in 3D Mode
- Train profile
- Contour lines updates
- External keyboards improvements
- Updates for Voice prompts settings
- Start screen
- Hazardous Materials classes
- Via ferrata for pedestrian routing
- CAI scale for route difficulty classification
- Support of themed icons
- Update of OsmAnd Cloud options
- Accessibility plugin update
- Custom routing files
- reworked connection screen
- record and view sensor data in GPX format
Free "OsmAnd Cloud" account (for backup)
For OsmAnd 4.5 was added OsmAnd Start plan. A user should register an email for the OsmAnd Cloud and then activate OsmAnd Start.
OsmAnd Menu → Settings → OsmAnd Cloud
Terrain maps updates
OsmAnd menu → Download maps
- Redesigned Terrain menu:
OsmAnd menu → Configure map → Terrain
- Added "3D Relief" button (OsmAnd Pro) for Terrain menu. It allows you to activate 3D view for relief (offline).
OsmAnd menu → Configure map → Terrain → 3D Relief
My Places > Tracks menu has been re-organized:
- Added sorting.
- Added filters:
- With the ability to save the filter.
- Added folder options:
- Now you can share the tracks folder with selected tracks.
- You can also delete selected tracks folder.
- Added all tracks stat.
Android Auto improvements
- New start menu for accessing Favorites, POIs, Map markers, Tracks, and History categories.
- Driving profile:
- If the current profile is "Driving" (derived from Driving - Truck, Car, Motorcycle...), then AA keeps selected profile.
- If the current profile is not "Driving", it is automatically changed to Driving.
- Fixed laggy location.
- Added button to hide Screen menu.
We added the list of widgets for the Top/Bottom panels:
OsmAnd menu → Configure screen → Top panel / Bottom panel
The new "3D/2D Mode" button for the map screen was added. Now you can make a map tilt not only with two fingers. "3D/2D Mode" button acts differently with menus and on map screens if 3D Mode in Configure Screen is set to Visible in 3D Mode.
OsmANd Menu → Configure Screen → Buttons → 3D Mode:
- VIsible in 3D mode
** map tilt angle by button is the last tilt angle by two-finger gestures
Train profile was added to Profile list. The new profile allows the calculation of railway routes.
** Disabled by default: OsmAnd Menu → Settings → App profiles
Contour lines for Map sources
OsmAnd menu → Configure map → Map source...
Now, you can see contour lines with raster maps (Map sources):
More actions for external keyboards
Added the expanded list of default actions for external keyboards.
Announce deviation from the route
Added option to disable / enable "Announce deviation from the route" for Voice prompts settings:
OsmAnd menu → Configure profile → Navigation settings → Voice prompts → Other → Announce deviation from the route
** Enabled by default
Updated Start screen
Start screen: added option restore OsmAnd state from file.
Hazardous Materials classes for North America
Added Hazardous Materials classes for North America:
OsmAnd menu → Configure profile (Truck) → Navigation settings → Route parameters → Transporting of hazardous materials
Via ferrata for pedestrian routing
Added support of Via ferrata for pedestrian routing:
OsmAnd menu → Configure profile (Walking) → Navigation settings → Route parameters → Mountainside route (Via ferrata)
OsmAnd menu → Configure map → Routes → Difficulty classification
Support themed icons for Android 13
We support themed (adaptive) icons for Android 13.
Option Delete Cloud account
We added the ability to delete an OsmAnd Cloud account:
OsmAnd Menu → Settings → OsmAnd Cloud → → Delete account
Accessibility: touch target size for all buttons changed to 48 dp fixed issue with map UI that was visible for screen readers.
Custom routing files option
Custom routing: added options to delete or overwrite routing files.
OsmAnd menu → Configure profile → Navigation settings → Navigation type → ⋮ (routing_custom.xml) → Delete
- Per-app language selection (Android 13).
- Include Bearing/Heading data for Trip recording on OsmAnd development plugin settings.