I often need to look on maps but at home I do not have good internet connection to be able to use online maps in a satisfactory manner and often I am totally offline (this is not a big problem in other cases as I have quick connection at work).
So I am looking for some offline map source - I need mostly simple maps with cities, roads etc. with possibility to search. Ortophoto or satelite images are not necessary. Do you know any good world atlas for PC/Windows?
Or, alternatively, I was thinking about possibility to download shapefile data from Openstreetmap and then use them together for example with QGIS or some simple viewer like Thuban. But I expect problems with long starting time as these GIS programs load all the data at once.
Happy new year! (my PF is in attachment :-) )