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

• Improved GPS location (auto source now uses both GPS and network);
• Improved compass (add pitch/roll level and reduce noises);
• Ability to export landmarks (sets, routes, areas, tracks) in GPX/KML files from the Landmarks Explorer;
• Ability to choose waypoint pictures from the device gallery;
• Added barometer on/off menu toggle and information box on the map;
• Autoload on-board maps when moving out of bounds;
• Changed tracker sounds when losing signal;
• Few bug fixes.

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

    by paul collinson on 19/08/2014

    One of the best that I've used.

  • (74 stars)

    by Nathan Sanders on 18/08/2014

    Good hunting app. But I keep losing way points each year.

  • (74 stars)

    by Shane Powell on 18/08/2014

    While most apps of this sort rely upon google maps this one allows the user to download maps from many different sources. Full featured, but at the same time very user friendly for something that allows the level of customization that this one does. I work in the field 99% of the time, locating sites way back in the wilderness far from man, civilization, cell and net access. This app allows me

  • (74 stars)

    by Arthur Paquet on 18/08/2014

    This app is excellent. I love the offline maps and the numerous choices for maps and layers is awesome. A must have for planned back country trekking or any other venture off the beaten online path.

  • (74 stars)

    by Bill Forster on 17/08/2014

    Great app

  • (74 stars)

    by Peter Chester-Browne on 17/08/2014

    Very good !

  • (74 stars)

    by Kristoffer Smith on 16/08/2014

    best balance of features and friendly UI. developer is quick to help with any bugs or feature requests