Moving on from Google Maps for OpenStreet Maps powered alternatives?
OpenStreet Maps has come a very long way  and seems like it can now be a viable option, the problem is finding a program that delivers the data well. I've tried MapQuest but like Apple Maps it's not the best with contextual type searching and does a better job with pin point addressing. Perhaps if I want to use OSM I need to lower my expectations a bit and do a better job of getting the actual address?
So if you've got options for OSM powered apps I'd love to hear them. I was ready to give Maps.me a go but the free version doesn't offer searching.
Foursquare probably has it right since they're probably the biggest collaborative location data site around, but all that data is designed for their own use -- they're not going to share it back with OSM out of the goodness of their hearts.
So, I kind of have to do what Cass suggested. Search for something I want in another app, remember where the heck the location is, and then find it in Galileo (or whatever mapping app I'm using) so I can bookmark it. I guess this is literally what saving a place in Foursquare is supposed to be for, but I want offline access to it due to potential data roaming issues.
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