I had the impression that they were no longer avaiilable if youndidn't redownload. I like my maps to stick around. I also didn't like its constant naggin to tell it where i was, with the false implication/threat that it would refuse to work if i didn't. Why the hellnshould i tell a map any more than my toilet paper or toothpaste where I am? By the by, I now use osmand+. Very good, all offline.