What is it?

DSmaps is a map viewer for the Nintendo DS game console. It obtains images on-the-fly from the Google Maps ‘keyhole server’ using the Wi-Fi hardware that’s built into every DS. DSmaps came about when I was trying to think of a good project to learn DS programming and was inspired by the truly sublime mapping application on the iPod Touch. At its current stage of development, DSmaps is a very long way from even approaching that sort of standard, but it is definitely the benchmark.


6 Responses to What is it?

  1. Ferdi says:

    I love DSmaps it is very nice, but i need to be online to look new maps.

    Cant you make a pre-made CACHE map including al possible maps and ground pictures, so i dont need to be online anymore and that DSmaps loads it from CACHE so no internet is needed at all. (onley to download the CACHE and DSmaps)

  2. DMC says:

    @Ferdi – there are two reasons why DSmaps will never come with “all possible maps and ground pictures” pre-cached. First and foremost, the complete set of map tiles comprises of over 100,000 files, each about 10 KB is size, and the satellite images would amount to something similar if not more. Secondly, the map tiles and satellite images are copyrighted material owned by very large corporations!

  3. Ali Raheem says:

    I’m absolutely loving DSmaps!
    Only suggest I can make is one which fits in with what others have said, being able to save panels but with the added ability to draw on them!

    Keep up the great work!

  4. Marcelo says:

    Beautiful work, really. But. Looks like Argentina is a wasteland: No road nor city info. On the other hand, Uruguay -just a river away from Argentina- is more than complete.

    Is there a reason for this? Can I add/download anything to cure this issue?
    Are there any other countries that are the same (no info for them)?

  5. congrats says:

    Amazinggggggggg !!

  6. nazuki says:


    can you download the cache directly to your pc and then copy to your cache files on the SD card?? so that we doesn’t need wifi to see the maps…

    anyway, it’s a cool software….

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