AlpineQuest Off-Road Explorer

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About this app

AlpineQuest is the complete solution for all outdoor activities and sports, including hiking, running, trailing, hunting, sailing, geocaching, off-road navigation and much more.

You can access and store locally a large range of on-line topographic maps, which will remain available even while being out of cell coverage. AlpineQuest also supports many on-board file-based raster map formats.

By using the GPS and the magnetic sensor of your device (with compass display), getting lost is part of the past: you are localized in real-time on the map, which can also be oriented to match where you are looking at.

Save and retrieve unlimited placemarks, share them with your friends. Track your path, get advanced statistics and interactive graphics. You won’t have anymore questions about what you can accomplish.

By staying fully operational out of cell coverage (as often in mountain or abroad), AlpineQuest assists you in all your desires of deep wilderness exploring...

No advertisements ~ No data monetization ~ No analytics ~ No third party libraries

Don’t hesitate, try the free Lite version right now!

PLEASE report suggestions and issues on our dedicated forum (no registration needed, all questions answered) and not in comments.

Key features are:

★★ Maps ★★
• Built-in online maps (with automatic local storage; road, topo and satellite maps included) and online layers (road names, hillshade, contours);
• Get more online maps and layers in one click from the included community maps list (all major worldwide maps and many local topo maps);
• Complete area storage of online maps for off-line use;
On-board offline maps support (raster) including KMZ Overlays, OziExplorer OZFx2, OZFx3 (partly) and calibrated images, GeoTiff, GeoPackage GeoPkg, MbTile, SqliteDB and TMS zipped tiles (visit our website to get MOBAC, the free map creator);
QuickChart Memory Map support (.qct maps only, .qc3 maps not compatible);
• Built-in image calibration tool to use any scan or picture as a map;
Digital elevation model on-board storage (1-arcsec SRTM DEM) and support for HGT elevation files (both 1-arcsec and 3-arcsec resolutions) allowing display of terrain, hillshade and steep slopes;
Polar maps (Arctic and Antarctic) support;
• Multiple maps in layers display, with per-map opacity/contrast/color/tint/blending control.

★★ Placemarks ★★
• Create, display, save, restore unlimited number of items (waypoints, routes, areas and tracks);
• Import/export GPX files, Google Earth KML/KMZ files and CSV/TSV files;
• Import ShapeFile SHP/PRJ/DBF, OziExplorer WPT/PLT, GeoJSON, IGC tracks, Geocaching LOC waypoints and export AutoCAD DXF files;
• Save and share online locations with other users using Community Placemarks;
Details, advanced statistics and interactive graphics on various items;
• Time Controller to replay time-tagged tracks.

★★ GNSS Position / Orientation ★★
• On-map geolocation using device GNSS receivers (GPS/Glonass/Galileo/…) or Network;
• Map orientation, compass and target finder;
• Built-in GNSS/Barometric track recorder (long tracking capable, running in a separate and light process) with battery level and network strength recording;
• Proximity alerts and leave path alerts;
• Barometer support (compatible devices).

★★ And more: ★★
• Metric, imperial, nautical and hybrid distance units;
• Latitude/Longitude and grid coordinate formats (WGS, UTM, MGRS, USNG, OSGB, SK42, Lambert, QTH, …) with on-map grids display;
• Ability to import hundreds of coordinate formats from;
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Updated on
Jun 16, 2022

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7.47K reviews
David Larson
July 23, 2021
AlpineQuest is a quality app. It uses satellites so the app works perfect even without cellular connectivity. The free version was great and caused me to be a big fan of the app, so I gladly paid for the full version to get additional functionality. Don't be afraid to try this app. No ads or spyware, just quality software that will allow you to explore new places with confidence.
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A Google user
August 30, 2019
Very simply, the greatest backcountry mapping program available! It can be as simple to use or as in depth as you want it. Easy enough for beginners but enough features for even the most experienced backpacker. Reads hundreds of map formats and you can even make your own maps on a PC using MOBAC. I used to use pdf maps but AlpineQuest is 100 times better and worth every penny. Support is quick, knowledgeable and friendly answering even dumb questions. Get this app!! You wont regret it!
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August 30, 2019
Thanks a lot for your support!
Erns O
March 7, 2021
Really good GPS navigator. The maps and compass feature. It would be 5stars if it was a bit more straight forward to be able to recall waypoints and go to coordinates. Right now it takes too many buttons. I use it for work. There should be a quick press waypoint button since it is the most used featire of a navigation app. I'm still learning how to use it. I'll update.
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What's new

The complete list is available in the changelog inside the application.

• Added offline auto-routing using BRouter application;
• Added ability to sort waypoints by icon;
• Added ability to ignore elevations when importing a placemark file;
• Added ability to store pictures, audio files and exported file in the media folder;
• Proximity alerts are now set per workspace;
• Locations formats and grids are now set per workspace;
• Various improvements and bug fixes.