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Plugins greatly enhance OsmAnd functionality. Each of them is designed to solve a separate problem, such as trip recording, getting Wikipedia articles offline, putting additional terrain data or street-level views on the map etc. Plugins can be internal (you can turn them on inside the OsmAnd app) or external (separately installed programs). Third-party plugins work via OsmAnd API and can get access to OsmAnd data.

Configure plugin​

In order to get access to the specific functions, provided by a plugin, it must be enabled first. You need to purchase some plugins before use. In some cases, a special map layer should be activated or a user profile should be configured.

Enable / disable​

To enable / disable plugins go to:

Android Menu β†’ Plugins β†’ οΈ™ β†’ Enable

Enable plugins Android Plugin example Android


Most plugins are available for free, only four of them require purchase of OsmAnd+ or OsmAnd Pro license before use:

Detailed information about the purchase of the application can be found in the section Purchase.

Plugin Features​

OsmAnd Plugins could contribute to these Feature groups: Layer, Widgets, Context Menu actions, Drawer actions, Map Style, Map Source, Profile.

πŸ€– - only for Android version of OsmAnd.

Plugin nameFeatures
WikipediaMap layer, Context menu
Online mapsMap layer
Trip recordingWidget, Profile
Contour lines and TerrainMap layer
WeatherMap layer, Widget, Screen
Nautical map viewMap style, Profile
Ski map viewMap style, Profile
πŸ€– Audio/video notesMap layer, Context menu, Widget
OpenStreetMap editingMap layer
Parking positionContext menu, Widget
πŸ€– OpenPlaceReviewsContext menu
MapillaryMap layer, Context menu , Widget
πŸ€– External SensorsWidget
πŸ€– AccessibilityCustom Settings
OsmAnd developmentCustom Settings
πŸ€– OsmAnd TrackerMap Layer, Widget, Context Menu

Plugin Settings​


Only the development plugin and the OSM editing plugin change settings for all profiles. The remaining plugins are configured for each profile separately.

Almost each plugin have specific profile or global settings, which can be accessed via:

  • Main menu β†’ Plugins β†’ Plugin name β†’ Settings or
  • Main menu β†’ Global Settings β†’ Profile β†’ Plugin settings.

Settings plugin Android 1 Settings plugin Android 2 Settings plugin Android 1

Below you can find the list of plugins, that have their own settings.

πŸ€– - only for Android version of OsmAnd.

Plugin nameSettings
Trip recordingΠ‘onfigure the trip recording operation modes
WeatherConfigure measurement units for displaying weather events
πŸ€– Audio/video notesSelect video format, how long to store etc.
OpenStreetMap editingSpecify user login
πŸ€– OpenPlaceReviewsSpecify user login or use test registration
πŸ€– External SensorsConnect to external device Settings
πŸ€– AccessibilitySettings allow you to use Accessibility Android features inside OsmAnd.
OsmAnd developmentPlugin settings allow you to enable special features for developers or experienced users
πŸ€– OsmAnd TrackerAll settings are configurable in a separate app



Having Wikipedia on your trip helps you learn more about the places you visit. It is available offline and shows Wikipedia articles in relation to the points of interest right on the map.

Online maps​

OsmAnd Online maps are an extensive addition to the OpenStreetMap database already present in the application. With this plugin, you can add layers to your map with information from a different source.

Trip recording​

To tell a story of where you have been, GPS data, as latitude and longitude of your location, can be recorded and stored in a file, and then re-used, improved, added with waypoints, provided for navigation, shared with friends, etc.

Contour lines and Terrain​

Terrain information, such as Contour lines, Hillshades, Slopes - helps to make a visual assessment of the shape of the land surface by considering the curvature, extremes, steepness, points of equal height, and other.

Nautical map view​

Nautical map provides detailed graphical representation of oceans, seas, coastal areas and rivers to help you navigate on the water, and be aware of popular traffic routes, obstacles in your waterway, the nearest harbors, anchorages, and other essential reference.

Ski map view​

Ski Map View shows winter colors and pistes downhill or cross-country, as well as cable cars, chairlifts, facilities and services nearby, which is useful for navigating destinations such as recreation areas, ski resorts and terrain parks.

Audio/video notes​

Audio/video notes for future reference in case of need, or just to remember the moment, scene, or interaction. Once made audio/video notes are available from My places as well as on the map as an individual layer of user-made stories and thoughts tied to a geolocation. For Android only.

Parking position​

Set a point on the map where your car is left on the street and notify your calendar when parking time starts. This will make it easier for you to track the time and location of your car.

OpenStreetMap editing​

OpenStreetMap editing plugin allows you to contribute to OpenStreetMap, a global community that aims to create a comprehensive map of the world and provide up-to-date, open-source data to every user.


The plugin allows you to add and view photos of restaurants, cafes and other points of interest in the context menu of the place. For Android only.


To get around faster, in OsmAnd you can use street-level views of your routes or places of interest provided by Mapillary (an internet connection is required).


Accessibility plugin makes the device's accessibility features directly available in OsmAnd. For Android only.

External sensors​

Connect external sensors to display data on OsmAndand screen and to store needed information in track recordings. For Android only.


Shows the hourly forecast for the current day and for 7 days ahead.

OsmAnd development​

OsmAnd development plugin is only necessary for developers and experienced users. It allows you to simulate navigation routes, check screen rendering performance, etc.

OsmAnd Tracker​

OsmAnd Tracker helps you see where your contacts are on the map in OsmAnd. For Android only.