You're lost in the middle of nowhere. This is exactly the time you could use an assist from Google Maps, but you have no service and you're out of luck. Now you don't have to be because Google is officially beginning to roll out more of its offline features.
Android users now have the ability to download specific areas so that when you are in an area with spotty or non-existent service, Google Maps will automatically kick into offline mode, so you will still be able to get turn-by-turn direction and see the maps, all without missing a single direction!
Then, when you're back into an area with service, Google Maps will kick back to online mode where you can access the full version including live traffic conditions.
The updates are currently only available for Android devices, but will roll out to iOS users in the near future. In the meantime, you can watch the tutorial below from Komando.com to learn more about how to use Google Maps without an Internet connection.