Karta GPS is a mobile application developed by Karta Software Technologies Lda a daughter company of NDrive for the Android and iOS operating systems. It is distributed for free and pairs open-source map data from OpenStreetMap alongside curated content from Yelp and Foursquare.[1]

Karta GPS
Karta GPS logo.svg
Developer(s)Karta Software Technologies Lda
Initial release2016
Operating systemAndroid, iOS
Available in40 languages
TypeGPS navigation software
LicenseCommercial proprietary software
Websitekartagps.com

The application does not require connection to Internet data (e.g. 3G, 4G, WiFi, etc.) and uses a GPS satellite connection to determine its location. Routes are calculated and plotted based on real-time traffic information provided by Inrix.[1]

HistoryEdit

The application's beta release was released on 4 November 2016. On 19 May 2017, Karta GPS featured both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump's voices in its selection of navigation voice overs.[2][3][4][5]

FeaturesEdit

 
Karta GPS app on iOS in navigation mode
  • Offline maps and guidance: all maps can be downloaded for free. No internet is required for searching, route calculation or turn-by-turn instructions.
  • Search: one box search supports partial names, initials and can search points of interest, street names, crossing streets, GPS coordinates and address points.
  • Traffic: the application shows the route layered with different colours based on the current traffic along the route. Live traffic service finds faster routes and aims to avoid traffic jams.
  • Suggestions: point of interest content drawn from Yelp and Foursquare to Karta GPS maps (such as the ten best nearby restaurants), allows users to "explore" a location's top rated places of entertainment, their descriptions, their last three reviews, photos, and their opening hours and prices.
  • Car & Walking: provides navigation for both car and pedestrians.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Clark, Bryan (2017-03-28). "Karta GPS isn't Google Maps, but it's damn good at finding tacos". The Next Web. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  2. ^ "Donald Trump Or Bill Clinton, GPS Navigation App Gives Presidential Voices As Choice For Directions". International Business Times. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  3. ^ Paviera, Angela. "California fears that the St. Francis Dam could collapse in Winter 2018". Mashable. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  4. ^ "Let Donald Trump guide you straight to the bar with this Trump-sounding GPS navigation app". FastCo News. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  5. ^ Amatulli, Jenna (2017-05-19). "You Can Get Trump's Voice On Your GPS Now Because We're All Masochists". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-06-27.