AlpineQuest GPS Hiking

AlpineQuest GPS Hiking


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AlpineQuest is the complete 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.

Save and retrieve landmarks, share them with your friends. Track your path, get advanced statistics and interactive graphics. You won't have anymore questions about what you can accomplish.

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, try the free Lite version right now!

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);
• Get more online maps and layers in one click from the included community map list (Nokia maps, Yahoo! Maps, local topo maps, ...);
• Complete area storage of online maps for off-line use;
On-board offline maps support (visit our website to get the free map creator MOBAC);
Memory-Map support (QuickChart .qct maps only, .qc3 maps not compatible, test your maps using the free version first);
• Multiple maps in layers display, with per-map opacity control;
• Advanced SD memory card Map Explorer and Scanner.

★★ Landmarks ★★
• Save, restore, display unlimited number of waypoints;
• 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;
• Advanced SD memory card Landmarks Explorer.

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

★★ 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, ...);
• Ability to import hundreds of coordinate formats from;
• On-map grids display;
• 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

• Added ability to suggest a new map (at the end of community maps list);
• Added ability to import on-board file based maps (AQM and QCT) in a new format for faster display;
• Added ability to save all displayed waypoints in a new landmark file;
• Added new setting to display slopes in degrees or percents;
• Improved 'Lock screen' feature (un-lock with 'Back' button or 'Volume' long-press);
• The store area tool new restore its area and max zoom level when restarted;
• Few bug fixes.

Comments and ratings for AlpineQuest GPS Hiking
  • (74 stars)

    by Elaine Clegg on 16/02/2015

    Perfect and when I couldn't figure something out I got a very prompt and helpful email response. Thanks

  • (74 stars)

    by Ian Stewart on 15/02/2015

    I use this app all of the time... It's perfect for travel and hiking. It's ability to download and use all types of maps and store them for offline use is excellent... especially Ordnance Survey (Memory Map) and Open Source maps. I love the way it tracks our walks and provides (and records) stats on the route.

  • (74 stars)

    by CorvusMoon Pottery on 12/02/2015

    I use it for metal detecting and its phenomenal!

  • (74 stars)

    by Robert Chambers on 11/02/2015

    Very good app. Maps seem to be accurate (at least for Scotland)

  • (74 stars)

    by Brad Lowell on 11/02/2015

    Used all over Europe, in the Us and Canada. Works well - the report is accurate and easy to read. Well done!

  • (74 stars)

    by Brian Nail on 31/01/2015

    I use this app hunting and in my military service. Love the way you can save maps for when you go off grid. The only thing I wish it had was a way to share way points, and groups of way points, with people who also have the app. You can share a point, but it doesn't go straight into AlpineQuest. The only way to share like this is to dump the points out onto a computer, then have your buddy plug in

  • (74 stars)

    by Dave Elsworth on 28/01/2015

    Just downloaded AQ and first impressions are good. I have imported my tracks and routes from Memory Map no problems. The app merges adjacent maps which is a surprise. Can only get better.

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