The easiest way to get good hiking maps of Slovakia to your mobile phone. The maps are useable without Internet connection and with the ability to improve their readability on a small screen. The app also contains a lot of GPS and map functionality, including editor for route planning, track recording, voice navigation...
After installing the application, it's good to download one of the offered offline maps to gain independence on internet connection. In addition, several other online maps are available. All maps can be zoomed. Very useful is Magnification function to adjust the font size for a small screen. Of course, it is possible to orient map in the direction of travel, or by compass.
The following maps are currently available:
- Freemap.sk/hiking OSM
- Freemap.sk/cycle OSM
- Cykloserver.cz/SK OSM
- Mapy.cz/SK OSM
- NLC.sk/forest roads (zoom 14+)
- several more online
The apk provides all functions, what you need in terrain, like voice navigation and watching progress related to the elevation profile. The quality of navigation depends on how you get the route.
Routing & Planning + GPX Editor
Seeks a way from point A to point B with Road - Bicycle - Hiking options. The path is calculated on OpenStreetMap or MapQuest servers. You can also use comfortable GPX Editor to draw or edit your own route. Elevation profile is generated automatically.
Objects - Points of Interest
The application downloads various types of objects, that are interesting for trekkers (accommodation and restaurant facilities, water springs, cultural and historical objects...). Optionally, the objects appear on the map.
Tracking - Track Recording
The application records the route, that you have passed. In addition to GPS coordinates, the record contains both time and altitude information. You can add custom waypoints to the record, which can include name and photos.
If Tracking is turned on, it is possible to call up a dashboard with functions similar to a cycling computer:
- total time
- distance traveled
- ascending height meters
- height above sea level
- maximum altitude
- instant, maximum and average speeds
The application supports access to social networks and enables to share your own routes.