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Discover the Ignrando mobile application

I discovered this application last summer … I discovered fabulous hikes. I even took the subscription to create my work hike for work. Even applications for soldiers are not as precise as Visorando…! Only downside, an addition of an outline creation option according to our position it could be nice. I am regularly cards with contact details that I get when I discovered coordinates one after the other. It would create a hike for people who do not exercise for example. We participate in an annual march which never resumes the same layout ? Bah Banco We record: Starting point, the application creates points according to our wishes (25m, 50,100 …) and then we create the end point by signaling the end of our journey. I really recommend this application, a first year of subscription that will be renewed. Sincerely Arnaud

Hiking: 8 apps to build your itinerary and find your way

We tested around twenty apps to build your route and find your way hiking, without the need for a network. Here are those who caught our attention.

Volker Saux published on 09/20/2019 at 2:38 p.m. – Updated on 08/10/2021
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The most generalist: Viewranger

Quite simple to handle, this British app offers essential functions: creation and recording of routes and points of interest, navigation, good choice of cards (OpenStreetmap, free, and premium cards, paid), collaborative aspect (more than 200 000 routes entered), compatibility with connected watches, position sharing with relatives … A real plus: Skyline, a view of the environment in augmented reality, with the name of the summits and points of interest in the panorama. To associate with the Viewranger site.com for the preparation of outings.

Android and iOS. Free. Premium version: € 3.99/year, with IGN cards: € 19.99/year (variable price for other countries).

The most French: Iphigenia

This app, well known in France, is one of those compatible with the Ignrando site (the leisure portal of the IGN). The interface, rather austere, actually hides a multitude of functions and parameters. Everything that is expected of such a tool, and even more: the possibility of superimposing two cards in melted, of looking for toponyms in IGN cards, the “learning mode” for handling … Iphigenia offers a global map Via OpenStreetmap and its variations, plus specific maps for France (IGN), Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany and Norway.

Android and iOS. Free. VMAX/AMAX advanced functions module: € 5.99, IGN cards: € 14.99/year.etc.

[Update: Since the writing of this article, a new app has become the main associated with the IGN website: Ignrando, developed by Ubicarta. It offers ideas of outings, guidance, recording and creating course, the Carto IGN and OpenStreetMap. Available on Android and iOS. Free or paid version: € 16.99 / year with IGN cards offline, 19.99 € € / year with oaci aeronautical cards.

The most mountainous: fatmap

Originally rather dedicated to skiing, this app can also be very useful in hiking. Its main attraction: visual, stunning. Here, no classic card, but an ultra -detained 3D view, worldwide, with trails and topographic info. You can superimpose “informative” cards (slopes, altitude …). Apart from that, Fatmap works like a classic outdoor GPS, with a few limits: no trace recording, real -time statistics … for certain functions (create a route, import a GPX file …), you will have to go through the site Desktop, which synchronizes with the app.

Android and iOS. In English only. Free. Premium version (access outside the network in particular): 7.99 €/month or 39.99 €/year.

The most customizable: locus map

A very good Czech app, with a wide choice of cards (including IGN, Swisstopo, etc.) and functions: creation of routes (including automatic, called roller cards), navigation, trace recording, statistics, superposition of cards, tracking Remote, route output alert, calibrable barometric altimeter … all in a pleasant interface, with many adjustable parameters. The app is compatible with connected watches. No contributory or associated site. Note that there are other very good “Android Only” apps: Alpinequest, mytrails ..

Android. Free. Pro version: € 9.99, IGN cards: € 15/year (variable price for other zones).

The simplest: OpenRunner

Main advantages of this Made in Annecy app: its simplicity, an intuitive interface and a large choice of contributory routes (more than 4,000,000 on the OpenRunner site.com, which also serves to create its routes). For the rest, we find the essentials: trace recording, real-time statistics, live follow-up, alert if we go away, SOS mode … OpenStreet-Map cards and others, paid, for France (IGN) , Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.

Android and iOS. Free. Premium version: € 1.25/month, IGN cards: € 14.99/year, (variable price for other countries).

The most complete: Oruxmaps

A free Spanish app and without advertising rather reserved for experts and hackers, not easy to understand, but full of options and parameters – almost everything we can expect, including a 3D mode. Full manual available online. The cartography is mainly based on OpenStreetMap and its variations, but you can add your own cards.

Android. Free (possibility of making a donation).

The most Rando: Sitytrail

A generalist, easy to use and hiking app. Among its strengths, its contributory side and its 600,000 hikes entered, but also its navigation (well done, like a car GPS, with estimate of the remaining time, vocal guidance, etc.). The other functions are classic: creation of itinerary (on the Desktop site: Sitytrail.com), trace recording, course management … The only free mapping is the basic version of OpenStreet-Map, the rest, whose IGN cards, is paid.

Android and iOS. Free. Premium version: € 24.99/year (IGN France cards or other country).

The most fluid: 3D pro maps

This German app (iOS only), fluid and intuitive, seduced by its 3D cartography, made by combining OpenStreetMap and NASA data. Useful to anticipate the relief and situate there once in the field, even if the level of detail is not that of an IGN card. The app integrates the main functions: preparation and recording of route, navigation, import/export of traces … Compatible with Apple Watch. No desktop version.

iOS. Free (with paid options). 3D MAPS: € 4.49 (with paid options, especially for off -network navigation).

How to optimize your laptop for the outdoor

1. Choose the right one. Autonomy, screen size, storage capacity (to download cards), waterproofing, presence of an atmospheric pressure sensor, even photo performance and type of satellite networks captured (GPS, Glonass, Galileo) … So many criteria for sort through devices more or less suited to life in the open air.

2. Protect him. There is a wide choice of shocking shells, screen protections, tactile waterproof pockets … You can also simply slide your device in a zip plastic bag, bubble paper or a large sock !

3. Plan your recharge. To avoid the dry breakdown, especially in traveling hikes, without electrical outlet on the way, take an external battery (some are shocking and waterproof), a shell with integrated battery, a solar charger ..

4. Install the right apps. In addition to orientation apps, others can be useful: altimeter, compass, weather, recognition of summits, stars, flora, torch lamp … There are even apps to learn to do nodes.

5. Treat it well. Keep it out of water and shocks, isolate it from hot and cold, preserve the battery: do not phone too much, connect to the Internet and use GPS. The reliability of the hiking smartphone also depends on the use that.

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Discover the Ignrando ‘mobile application’

This is the essential application on hiking for all those looking for a simplicity of use to orient themselves even without internet connection.

Use the application alone or in addition to our Ignrando website.Fr. From the preparation of route to guidance on the field through the sharing of experiences, you have all the cards in hand to enjoy beautiful hikes throughout France.

Thanks to the know-how of the IGN and its partners, you have reference cartographic data and a wide choice of courses and points of interest qualified and moderate by the IGN.

Main duties

Wealth of data

Find a large catalog of courses and points of interest offered by reference actors or enthusiasts.

Follow your favorite communities since the application. Access the information of a community from a course or a point of interest and find all the courses and points of interest in a community.

Creation of course and points of interest – GPS recording

You can create your routes manually by entering point by point your route. A guided entry mode on the routes (automatic monitoring of roads, paths and trails on the card) is available with the subscription ” Ignrando ‘ign Liberté cards “”. You can also add all kinds of points of interest to enhance your journey of visits to natural, cultural or tourist sites, as well as accommodation or catering points.

Thanks to the GPS function of your smartphone, record your paths or interest points in the field. During the recording you can consult the information related to your course in real time (distance, elevation, travel time, speed, GPS coordinates, etc.).

Preserve your playground ! Ignrando ‘has teamed up with Outdoorvision A non -profit platform, initiated by the ministry responsible for sports and intended to better understand the sites and routes of sports practices in order to better arrange and preserve them. We now need you ! By sharing your GPS traces (and only your traces, the other data related to your activity is not affected) You contribute to a preservation of your sports environment.

Geolocation and guidance GPS on the routes

Thanks to the GPS function of your smartphone, find your excite position on the card. Benefit from a guidance to get to the starting point for your journey. Once on the course, launch the guidance and follow your progress on the layout and on the altimetric profile. Stay on the right path and let yourself be guided thanks to a real-time warning system in the event of removal from the route. Keep it if you want the screen on the card.

Share your position with your loved ones and find relatives who have shared their positon with you on the map.

Off-line accessibility

Network coverage is not of the same quality throughout the national territory. Subscription ” Ignrando ‘ign Liberté cards “, allows you to download the cards necessary to find out at any time when you are and thus follow your journey.
Good to know: plane mode or deactivation of mobile data prolong the autonomy of your device, while allowing GPS to operate.

Management of my data

– Prepare your routes on the Ignrando ’site or application and thanks to the option Favorite, Easily find your courses on the two supports with your Ignrando account ’.

– GPX import and export are available to allow compatibility with other hiking platforms or software.

– Manage your journeys and points of interest by file (favorites, downloaded, created, imported): Create your own files by theme or by project with the possibility of sorting them by date or in alphabetical order. Multiple selection and group actions of data to save time.

Cards and data adapted to hiking and outdoor activities

Free access to the IGN plan, a readable cartographic background, refined and very regularly updated. Cartographic representation and colors are harmonized at all zoom levels: ideal for visualizing your routes ! Aerial photographs and the OpenStreetMap Outdoors world Cartographic Funds, OpenCycleMap, OpenSNOWMAP are also available in the free version.

A more complete offer of cards is available thanks to the subscription: IGN Liberty cards.

Compatibility

The Ignrando ‘application is compatible with:
– IPhone and iPad under iOS 10.0.0 or superior
– Android 5 smartphones and tablets.0 or superior

Cartography – Data

»» Free

The Ignrando application offers free access via Internet connection:

  • At IGN plan, a readable cartographic background, refined and very regularly updated. Cartographic representation and colors are harmonized at all zoom levels: ideal for visualizing your routes !
  • to aerial photographs,
  • At the world cartographic funds, OpenStreetMap Outdoor, OpenCycleMap, OpenSNOWMAP


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IGN Liberty cards for (€ 16.99 / year)

For even more precision and freedom in the field, subscribe to the offer ofIGN Liberty Card Subscription. Find all the IGN cards essential for the practice of full-to-air activities with the most precise zoom levels and unlimited download for use without internet connection.

At the first installation of the application, the IGN Liberty Card Subscription is free for a 7 -day trial period.

Lists of cards available with your subscription IGN Liberty cards ::

  • IGN plan
  • Air photographs
  • IGN Multi-Echelles cards
  • IGN Top25 cards (topographic maps on a scale of 1: 25000)
  • IGN historic maps (IGN maps 1950 and maps of the staff 1820-1866)
  • OACI air navigation cards
  • Network of roads, paths and trails (entry assistance)
  • OpenStreetMap Outdoors, IGN Spain, Swisstopo for activities abroad
  • OpenCycleMap cards for bicycle activities
  • OpenWMAP cards, display of ski lifts, downhill and background ski slopes, snowshoe and hiking ski routes (superposition layer)
  • IGN map of the slopes for snow activities (layer in superposition)
  • Cadastral plots (layer in superposition)
  • Drone restriction area (layer in superposition)
  • DCFI Cart – Defense of forests against fire (layer in superposition)

Visorando GPS hiking 4+

Since the latest version of the application on iOS, as soon as there is no more network, there are untimely alerts to point out that the card cannot be loaded: OK is pressed to remove this alert and a new identical alert appears again immediately (and so on), which means that Visorando becomes impossible to use as long as the network does not reappear. Which was not the case in the previous version. Indeed even if there is no more network, certainly we can no longer download another part of the card, but the application can still be used with the part of the card already downloaded and with the GPS to situate us. Hoping that this bug will be resolved quickly.

Developer response ,

Hello Vincent ! Thanks for your feedback ! Indeed, the V3.6.4 has this bug that we have identified and corrected. The fix will be online shortly. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the caused gene ! Good hikes, Mickaël

Jäger-Arnaud, 04/23/2022

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I discovered this application last summer … I discovered fabulous hikes. I even took the subscription to create my work hike for work. Even applications for soldiers are not as precise as Visorando…! Only downside, an addition of an outline creation option according to our position it could be nice. I am regularly cards with contact details that I get when I discovered coordinates one after the other. It would create a hike for people who do not exercise for example. We participate in an annual march which never resumes the same layout ? Bah Banco We record: Starting point, the application creates points according to our wishes (25m, 50,100 …) and then we create the end point by signaling the end of our journey. I really recommend this application, a first year of subscription that will be renewed. Sincerely Arnaud

Developer response ,

Hello Arnaud, and a big thank you for your very encouraging comment ! Good news, it is possible to save a trace from GPS: for this, go to the menu> “Save a trace”> Big green button “play”. And at the end of your course, type on (+) at the bottom right> “finish”. In the event of a question, do not hesitate to go to the help on our Visorando site.com, “Tools” section (top left)> “Help”> Mobile application> user manual. Good hikes ! Mickaël

Good application to hike in France and Europe.

We have used it regularly for June 2 years with the IGN cards option since the disappearance of Viewranger. Ideal for Europe with a large number of rounds available. Simple to use, good smoothing of the GPS position. Only small lack, I did not find the automatic construction of the layout between 2 points which existed with Wiewranger and which was very practical. In fact I did not find it on any software except Oudooractive which bought Wiewranger. This makes the creation of a little laborious route, fortunately there are a lot of hikes available online. A small detail, the route is a little too big, it is very visible but masks many details of the card, whose nature of the path that we will take. Aside from that, a very good easy use app.

Developer response ,

Hello Romnandy, and thank you for your relevant comment ! Regarding the automatic layout. It takes time, but we work there ! 😉 And for the thickness of the layout, it is configurable in adjustments ›Style of the routes› Thickness. Good hikes ! Mickaël

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