Santorini topoGuide is a digital field guide for hiking in Santorini Island. It includes routes, descriptions and photos for 16 hiking trails. Each trail has an elevation profile, a statistic analysis, a detailed description, several photos and a POIs list.
The application offers detailed off-line maps and an extensive introduction on geography, geology, the most important settlements and monuments, the two famous archaeological sites, Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, and the nature of Santorini Island. The app offers also a useful list of POIs with a comprehensive search engine.
The trails list includes easy and moderate hiking trails of a total length of 60 km. All routes of the recently signposted hiking network of Santorini are covered.
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 hundreds of hiking maps for Greece (eg. maps of Santorini, Crete, Mt. Olympus, Zagori, Sifnos, Naxos and other Aegean islands). To build the application and ensuring data accuracy, all tracks and cartographic information have been recorded again during April 2016.
GPS signal precision control algorithm that enables and disables guiding and recording automatically.