Mt. Parnassos topoGuide is a digital field guide for hikers, bikers and nature lovers. It includes routes, descriptions and photos for 23 hiking and mountaineering trails, 8 mountain bike (MTB) routes and 4 mountain running trails, which spread throughout the Mt. Parnassos, near Delfi, Greece, including Parnassos National Park. Each Adventure has a description, photos and a POIs list. Hiking routes include European Trail E4 and National Trail O22.
The application offers detailed off-line maps and an extensive introduction on geography, geology, the ancient defensive system, the history and the nature of Mt. Parnassos. The app offers also a useful list of POIs with a comprehensive search engine. The trails list includes easy and moderate hiking trails and long mountain traverses, of a total length of 250 km. The MTB routes cover all levels of difficulty and sum a total length of 150 km. The mountain running trails include all mountain running courses actually done on Mt. Parnassos.
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: 25,000 for Mt. Parnassos, as well as hundreds other hiking maps for Greece (eg. maps of Mt. Olympus,Crete, Zagori, Sifnos, Naxos and other Aegean islands). To build the application and ensuring data accuracy, all paths of Mt. Parnassos have been recorded again during 2015.