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alpinequest [Supported on-board map formats]
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-===== Supported on-board map formats ===== 
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-The application can read the following map formats. 
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-==== AlpineQuest Map Format (*.aqm) ==== 
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-This format has been especially developed for AlpineQuest in order to be efficient on embedded devices with low memory. 
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-Key features are: 
-  * Image compression (using JPEG or PNG compression);​ 
-  * Multi-levels of detail; 
-  * Low CPU and memory requirement;​ 
-  * Unlimited area size; 
-  * Fast displaying. 
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-You can create your own AQM offline maps using: 
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-  * [[http://​mobac.sourceforge.net/​|Mobile Atlas Creator (MOBAC)]], a free and generic offline map creator that can produce AQM maps from **online map sources**. [[en:​help:​aqm|A tutorial is available here]]; 
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-  * [[http://​www.the-thorns.org.uk/​mapping/​|MAPC2MAPC]],​ an offline map converter, which allows to **convert various offline map formats** in AQM format and to **calibrate maps on images** (free and paid versions available). 
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-==== QuickChart Map Format (*.qct) from MemoryMap ==== 
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-This is a common map format used by MemoryMap that allows users to use commercial maps in AlpineQuest. 
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-Key features are: 
-  * Image compression;​ 
-  * Single level of detail; 
-  * Low CPU and memory requirement. 
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-It is possible to download QCT maps from the Internet or purchase them from various retailers. 
  

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