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Maps

The application offers two different ways of accessing maps offline in order to suit most users:

  • Stored maps are maps retrieved on-demand from Internet and automatically stored on the device;
  • On-board maps are file based maps covering a particular fixed area, pre-created and stored on the device.

Stored Maps

Stored maps are the easiest way to access maps with the application. Once selected, the data associated to the displayed area is retrieved from the Internet and stored on the device memory. Everything that has been once displayed remains stored and available for offline use.

All the downloaded data for a map is stored in a single storage, no data is downloaded twice.

A wide range of maps is available, declined in different categories:

  • Built-in stored maps which are pre-installed stored maps, available as soon as you start the application. All kinds of maps are available including topographic, road and aerial images;
  • Community stored maps which can be easily added to the built-in map list, provide an extended set of stored maps. These maps are usually requested or submitted by users, and can change without warn. How to suggest a new community map?;
  • Custom stored maps, allowing you to create your own stored maps. Click here for more information.

How to select another map?
How to store a complete map area for offline use ?

On-board Maps

Offline maps are useful in many ways:

  • They can be created at home, using a hi-speed Internet connection, which is usually faster than a mobile connection;
  • They are always available, even if there is no network access;
  • They consist in a single file, which can be easily copied to or removed from the memory card. They can be easily exchanged over Internet.
  • They have clearly defined bounds that makes clear which map is available at which location.

How to create on-board maps for AlpineQuest ?
How to use on-board maps with AlpineQuest ?
What on-board map formats can be read by AlpineQuest ?

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