Sample Maps

San Francisco Area Maps

These maps have been provided by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and National Park Service. The Parks Conservancy is the non-profit partner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — an 80,600 acre swath of parkland north and south of the Golden Gate, including Muir Woods, Crissy Field, Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, the Presidio, and 30 other sites.

In partnership with the National Park Service and Presidio Trust, the Parks Conservancy preserves these national parks, enhances the visitor experience, and builds a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Visit www.parksconservancy.org to volunteer or become a member.

Please note that use of these maps, and of the Custom Maps app generally, are at your own risk. Some maps may not be lined up well with real world.

Marin Headlands

     
This map of Marin Headlands was provided by National Park Service. Scan or click the QR code to download it to your phone. Visit Marin Headlands web site at nps.gov for more information about the park.

Muir Woods National Monument

     
This map of Muir Woods National Monument was provided by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Scan or click the QR code to download it to your phone. Visit Muir Woods National Monument web site at parksconservancy.org for more information about the park.

Point Reyes National Seashore

     
This Point Reyes National Seashore map with relief was provided by National Park Service. Scan or click the QR code to download it to your phone. Visit Point Reyes National Seashore web site at nps.gov for more information about the park.

Presidio of San Francisco

     
This map of Presidio of San Francisco was provided by National Park Service. Scan or click the QR code to download it to your phone. Visit Presidio of San Francisco web site at nps.gov for more information.

Maps for the Rest of the World

The following image links will allow downloading of sample maps at continental level. The maps have only few cities marked on them, and some of the cities may be in slightly off their actual locations. But these maps should show you some of the capabilities of the application. The map files have .kmz extension and they are basically zip files (preferably uncompressed) containing a map image (JPG or PNG) and its geographical coordinates (in a KML file). Those interested in creating their own maps should uncompress one of the sample maps, edit the map image, and then repackage it with the modified image.

The app allows you to create your own location-enabled maps as well based on existing map images. If you're traveling to, let's say, London, just (1) find a tourist map you have the necessary rights to copy and use; (2) download it to your phone; and (3) turn it into a location-enabled map using Custom Maps.

You may want to check the settings page on Custom Maps app to see what is the largest image size your phone can handle without running out of memory (all phones can handle up to 3 megapixel images, but some, like Nexus S and Nexus One on Gingerbread, can handle up to 5 megapixel images).

Click an image below to download the corresponding map.


QR Codes

If you are viewing this page on your computer, you can download the sample maps with your Android phone by scanning the following QR codes using a barcode scanner app on your phone. If you do not have such an app installed, you can download one from Android Market (for example, Barcode Scanner).

Africa
Asia
Australia
Europe
North America
South America