How to download and use offline maps in Windows 10

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Microsoft has created a useful feature in Windows 10 known as offline maps. You can choose to download a certain city, a country or an entire continent (it depends on your data plan and your patience) and then you can use that map even when you don't have an internet connection. This can be a life-saving feature for travelers planning to visit a third world country who are unsure of their data connectivity. The size is compressed to save space on your PC. For example, the map data size of France is approximately 1GB. With today's laptops equipped with terabytes of hard drives, storing just a few GB of useful maps isn't a bad idea. Let's see how we can use it.



Read also: - The best free alternative to Google Maps

How to download and use offline maps in Windows 10

Step 1 - Press Windows key + i to access settings.

Step 2 - Click on system.

3 pass - In the left menu, scroll down and click folder offline. On the right, click Download Maps.

4 pass - Now, choose the desired location for which you want to download offline maps.

Please note that you have the option to download entire regions or a particular location you want.



5 pass - Now, click on that particular area and it will start downloading as shown.

Step 7: Once downloaded, you can go to search the map on the taskbar to find the map app and start using the map of this area even when the internet connection is disabled.

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