Mt. Hymettus topoGuide is a digital field guide for hikers, bikers and nature lovers. It includes routes, descriptions and photos for 26 hiking and mountaineering trails, 7 mountain bike (MTB) rides and 2 mountain running trails, which spread throughout the Mt. Hymettus, near Athens, Attica, Greece. These 35 Adventure cover the whole Mt. Hymettus mountain range (the mountain is also known as Imittos or Hemyttos). Each Adventure has a description, photos and a POIs list. The application offers detailed off-line maps and an extensive introduction on geography, geology and the nature of Mt. Hymettus, as well as a useful list of POIs with a comprehensive search engine. The trails list includes easy walks, easy and moderate hiking trails and long mountain traverses, of a total length of 125 km. The MTB routes, designed with the help of the cyclist Vangelis Kenourgios, cover all levels of difficulty and sum a total length of 198 km.
In the field, the application identifies the nearest route and make active navigation to it and then along it, with continuous messages to the user, while pops-up photos on every interesting or important terrain feature close to his position. If the hiker position is more than 20 meters far from the trail, the application warns him and suggests how to go back.
The cartographic company AnaDigit, creator of the application, has issued previously detailed hiking maps at a scale of 1: 10,000 for Mt. Hymettus, as well as hundreds other hiking maps for Greece (eg. maps of Crete, Zagori, Sifnos, Naxos and other Aegean islands). To build the application and ensuring data accuracy, all tracks of Mt. Hymettus have been recorded again during 2015.
GPS signal precision control algorithm that enables and disables guiding and recording automatically.