Naver Map

South Korea's GPS navigation Get started right away


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  • Category Travel and Transportation
  • Program license Free
  • Version
  • Size 142 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name
  • Program by NAVER Corp.
    1588-3820경기도 성남시 분당구 정자일로 95, NAVER 1784, 13561

The Naver Map app is a detailed and comprehensive mapping service primarily focused on South Korea.


Naver Map is a mobile map application developed by Naver Corp, a leading tech company in South Korea. This app offers extensive mapping services, especially for areas within South Korea. While it provides global location services, its extensive detailing and features are concentrated on Korean territories. The app is available in Korean and English, though the Korean version is more thorough.

Functionality and Features

Naver Map stands out with its in-depth coverage of South Korean territories. It offers detailed maps complete with landmarks, buildings, and even indoor layouts of major malls, airports, and train stations. This makes it an indispensable tool for anyone navigating within South Korea.

The app also features real-time traffic information, enabling users to plan routes more efficiently. It includes public transportation routes, estimated travel times, and even the locations of speed cameras.

Naver Map also has a Street View feature that offers 360-degree panoramic views of various locations. This is particularly useful when trying to familiarize oneself with a new area.

However, despite its many features, the app could benefit from a few improvements. One user review suggests making the 'my location' feature dynamic to improve navigation. This feature is currently static, which means users have to refresh it manually to get updated location information.


The Naver Map app is user-friendly with a clean interface and easily navigable menus. The map itself is easy to read, with clear labels and identifiable icons.

However, the app's usability might be a bit challenging for non-Korean speakers. While it does have an English version, it is not as comprehensive as the Korean version. Some users have suggested that learning basic Korean can significantly enhance the use of the app.


In conclusion, Naver Map is a comprehensive mapping service, especially for those residing in or visiting South Korea. Its extensive details and features make it a valuable navigation tool. However, non-Korean speakers may face a few challenges, and the app could benefit from some improvements, such as making the 'my location' feature dynamic.


  • Extensive and detailed maps of South Korea
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Street View feature offers 360-degree views


  • Non-Korean speakers may find the app challenging to use
  • 'My location' feature is not dynamic

■ App stability and bug fixes

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.FLASHLIGHT
  • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
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