Getting started

Cartograph is an online- and offline map viewing and track logging application running on Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone, macOS, and Windows. The app supports the popular Mapsforge offline map format, as well as raster maps (SQLite, RMap, MBTiles), slippy tile maps (for instance tile servers), ans wireless map services (WMS).

Step-by-step tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial we will download a Mapsforge map and setup a map theme (style).

Map download

  1. Click on the globe to open the menu.
  2. Select "Manage maps".


  1. Click on the "+" symbol to open the menu.
  2. Select "Download maps".


  1. Click on "".


  1. The website openes. Click on the website's menu button.


  1. Select "Map downloads".
  2. "Country and Regions".
  3. "Europe".


  1. Click on one of the countries (Austria in this example).
  2. Click on the red button next to "Oruxmaps".


  1. Now the map will be downloaded and extracted within the Cartograph app. Depending on the map size this can take several minutes.


  1. When the download has finished the map will show up in the list of maps.
  2. Select "Load default position" to load the map at its default position.


  1. The map will now look like this one:


In the next Section we will install a render theme which defines how the map is rendered.

Map themes

  1. Click on the brush to open the menu.
  2. Select "Manage styles".


  1. Click on the "+" to open the menu.
  2. Select "Download styles".


  1. Select "".


  1. The website will open. Click on the blue "OruxMaps" button.


  1. The Cartograph app will now download the theme. After download the render themes will show up in the list.
  2. Select "Set as map style".


  1. The map is now rendered with the render theme: