The good day somebody decided to invent GPS navigation, he changed how we travel by car forever. We used to used printed road maps, ask the locals or simply get lost whilst finding new places. Nowadays, that romanticism has been lost. But not everyone could afford a GPS navigator, at least until Google Maps came along with a free alternative for everyone. And now there are more and more options, such as the popular Waze or this Yandex.Maps, the alternative offered by the Russian company Yandex for iPhone and iPad.
Find your bearings or the best nearby places even when you're offline.
With this API you can explore the planet on foot or by car, and check the public transport in your area in real time. You can also receive traffic information and look for alternative routes to avoid traffic jams. The map, which is full of details and information, can be viewed in three different manners:
- Map. A normal 2D representation or with a slight 3D perspective.
- Satellite. You can view every single building in town.
- Hybrid. A combination of the two previous views.
If you're traveling, the first option is probably the best as the information isn't too excessive and doesn't distract you. Yandex.Maps also includes step-by-step voice indications and is complemented with information about nearby businesses, such as opening times, services available, photos, and opinions from other customers.
Detailed information about companies, routes on foot, by car or using public transport together with up-to-date information about traffic.
This tool offers you the chance to download your favorite maps in a compact version so you don't have to waste any data during your travels. You can download maps for over 2,000 cities in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Turkey, and Ukraine. You can even check information about local businesses included in the download package.