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 sharing & 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
Sep 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

8.13K reviews
Steve Leman
September 5, 2023
Works well, I am happy to have paid for the full version. Includes trail layers and ability to preplan a route, along with easy to download Japan GSI maps. There is a bit of a learning curve and I am not sure I have figured out how to use it optimally, but overall it suits me well. The real-time location saved me a couple times when I went off trail.
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Chris Reef
September 3, 2023
Use to be dependable tracking app for hiking in the backcountry. Had no problems for years. Became "pro" from a update. Now it's worthless. It's failed to track my path properly the last 3-4 times i used it. If I was depending on it to get out, I would have got lost. This is a bad review. Avoid this app, could get you killed if your depending on it.
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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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What's new

• Added ability to set custom fields in the top Explorer mode bar;
• Added new Explorer mode fields: instant slope, terrain slope, approximate remaining battery time, done so far energy and power;
• Added ability to measure distance and elevation gain between two points of a path;
• Added mean battery consumption, overall cell network coverage, developed energy and power in recorded tracks statistics;
• Recorded track events are now displayed on the map at higher scales;
• And more