AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite)

AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite)

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AlpineQuest Lite is the free solution for all outdoor activities and sports, including hiking, running, trailing, hunting, sailing, geocaching, off-road navigation and much more.

You can access and store locally a large range of on-line topographic maps, which will remain available even while being out of cell coverage. AlpineQuest also supports on-board file based maps, like MemoryMap(c) maps.

By using the GPS and the magnetic sensor of your device (with compass display), getting lost is part of the past: you are localized in real-time on the map, which can also be oriented to match where you are looking at.

By staying fully operational out of cell coverage (as often in mountain or abroad), AlpineQuest assists you in all your desires of deep wilderness exploring...

Don't hesitate, use it right now for free!

Note: IGN Top25(c) and OSGB Explorer(c) maps are available in the old MemoryMap(c) QCT format, but NOT included with the application.

PLEASE report suggestions and issues on our dedicated forum: (no registration needed, all questions answered).
Do not use comments for that: we cannot answer!

Key features are:

★★ Maps ★★
• Built-in online maps (with automatic local storage; road, topo and satellite maps included);
• Built-in online layers (road names and hills shading);
On-board offline maps support (visit our website to get the free map creator MOBAC);
• Multiple maps in layers display, with per-map opacity control;
• Advanced SD memory card Map Explorer and Scanner.
Full version includes:
• Complete area storage of online maps for off-line use;
• Get more online maps from the community;
Memory-Map support (QuickChart .qct maps only, .qc3 maps not compatible).

★★ Landmarks ★★
• Save, restore, display unlimited number of waypoints;
• Advanced SD memory card Landmarks Explorer.
Full version includes:
• Full GPX support (display/browse/create/edit of waypoints, routes and tracks);
• Google Earth KML/KMZ, OziExplorer WPT Waypoints, CSV/TSV files and Geocaching LOC files read/import support;
• Save and share online locations with other users using Community Landmarks;
• Details, advanced statistics and interactive graphics on various items;
• Time Controller to replay time-tagged tracks;
• Routes, tracks and areas creator.

★★ GPS Position / Orientation ★★
• On-map geolocation using GPS or Network;
• Map orientation, compass and target finder;
• Barometer support (for compatible devices).
Full version includes:
• Built-in GPS/Barometric Tracker (long tracking capable, running in a separate and light process);
• Proximity alerts and leave path alerts.

★★ And more: ★★
• Metric, imperial and hybrid distance units;
• GPS Latitude/Longitude and grid coordinate formats (UTM, MGRS, USNG, OSGB Grid, Irish Grid, Swiss Grid, Lambert Grids, DFCI Grid, QTH Maidenhead Locator System, ...);
• Full screen map view;
• Multi-touch zoom;
• ...

About the "Phone state and identity" Android permission: due to the backward compatibility of AlpineQuest with Android 1.5, this permission is automatically added by Google Play.

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Recently changed in this version

• Ability to display stored maps coverage up to 4 zoom levels;
• Ability to choose the sensor used for the compass (few available depending on the device hardware);
• Few bug fixes.

Complete version:
• Improved statistics and graphics: new noise removal process and nicer smoothed display;
• Ability to display arrows on paths (new forward and backward arrows styles).

Comments and ratings for AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite)
  • (50 stars)

    by Bill Anderson on 29/09/2014

    Lite only allows a single map to be loaded. Unfortunately it uses GPS to load local mapat startup.... then won't let you load the intended map. I have to use task manager to force exit then dbl click intended QCT file to open the map I really want. It often gets stuck in a loop pushing upgrade to full version.

  • (50 stars)

    by John Hill on 17/09/2014

    For a free app it is very good have used it on its own without paper maps in unknow area to try out and was able to navigate sucessfully best thing is i didnt need it on all the time so didnt drain bat too much lasted the four hours i was using it with batt life to spare no tracks marked show in wooded areas or hill areas but that did afect navigating period. Boots up very quickly. All round usful

  • (50 stars)

    by Paul Welburn on 09/09/2014

    Advertised items don't work in free version converting maps from paid version takes your premium map builds and saved areas away even if you move to directory of free version. Eats memory. I gave there offline maps a star it was more deserveing it more then this. They limited our maps and the USGS use & there recomendation will be pulled because they charge for what is supposed to be free. Better

  • (50 stars)

    by Rick Fox on 30/08/2014

    I don't know what the previous two, one-star reviewers are talking about. Ignore them. This free version allows offline use and everything works as expected. I have just created a map using MOBAC (free PC software) of the my locality in the UK with both 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales in two layers. AlpineQuest reads and uses it perfectly from the phone's SD card. AlpineQuest automatically switches

  • (50 stars)

    by rajiv agarwal on 26/08/2014

    A colossal waste of time and memory space plus price to pay for data,,,,,for downloading. The free version is a horrible waste of time... and going by the features ,,the paid version wont be worth it. DO the developers actually go through other apps ,,, how do u decide the pricing>>?? funy

  • (50 stars)

    by جواد رجبی on 20/08/2014


  • (50 stars)

    by dennis l lanning on 19/08/2014

    first rate!