The easiest way to get the best hiking maps of Slovakia to your mobile phone, including detailed map of Tatras for free skiing. There are also vector maps of neighboring countries. 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
- Strava/bike heatmap
- vector Freemap.sk and OpenAndroMaps
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
Finds route from point A to point B with option Road - Bicycle - Hiking. Route is calculated by OpenStreetMap or MapQuest server. You can also use comfortable GPX Editor to draw or edit your own route. Elevation profile is generated automatically. Distance and slope measurements are possible. The application supports data synchronization via the Dropbox or Google drive cloud storage.
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 app records the track, you have traveled. The log contains not only GPS coordinates, but also information about time and altitude. Trackpoints, including title and photos, can be added to the log. Live Tracking lets you track your location on the web server.
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.