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How to Use Google Maps Anywhere Without using Data

As Gandalf famously said, "Not all who wander are lost". Getting lost wastes time, energy and frays nerves. Holiday minutes are irreplaceable and great maps are the answer.

Of course you need to know how to use maps, so I'm going to show you step by step instructions to make free use of the most popular maps in the world, Google Maps when you aren't connected to WiFi or cell data. You need never get lost again- anywhere. Not in your car, RV, or on foot- anywhere on Earth that you have a view of the sky. You only need a phone made in the past few years and a Google account.

Turning on the location function for your phone lets you transmit/receive GPS signals- and that part is free-it doesn't use your cell plan data.

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