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AlpineQuest can handle different kinds of maps, that can be classified in two main categories:

  • Stored maps are maps retrieved on-demand from an online map servers on the Internet, and stored on your device. All displayed areas are downloaded and remain available for display, even if there is no more network;
  • On-board maps are file based maps, covering a particular area, pre-created and stored on the device memory.

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 off-line use.

The application offers you a wide range of stored maps, available using different manners:

  • 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 maps;
  • 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 which allow 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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