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Hiking Trails

14 July 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
Trails
“What’s the name of that mountain?” is probably the most popular question outdoors, but the very next question is “How could I get there?”. Here at PeakVisor we crave to answer all the questions an outdoor enthusiast might have. It is better to enjoy outdoors rather than spend too much time thinking about the answers, right? Here you go, the latest version of PeakVisor has all the hiking trails of the world!
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Peak Bagging Challenge

28 June 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
Peak Bagging
Peak Bagging is an activity in which outdoor enthusiasts attempt to reach a collection of summits. These collections are usually published in the form of a list.
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3D Maps are Getting Real

15 June 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
3D Maps
This week we are rolling out a new label positioning algorithm. It allows us to embed labels into 3D maps! Now you could see not only your position in 3D but all the mountain names around you. That might be especially useful while approaching a summit. It’s always handy to see a target and have a bird-eye view.
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The US Fourteeners

07 June 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
14ers
The most accurate list of fourteeners in the US as their prominences and elevations were meticulously calculated and triple checked by hand on high precision 1 arc second Digital Elevation Models. On this page you’ll find an interactive map and all the 14ers names with links to their pages grouped by states.
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Administrative Boundaries in the Mountains

30 May 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
Trails
Just like rivers, mountains are often natural boundaries between countries and administrative regions. In the mountains more often than not state borders go along mountain ridges and summits. All over the world you could notice centuries old border stones which were used for indicated a border, usually with a year inscribed. We find something especially thrilling walking the ridges and state borders at the same time. What could be more exciting than having your left leg in Switzerland and the right leg in Italy?!
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Manage Offline 3D Maps

28 May 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
Trails
The farther we get from the civilization the more rewarding adventure usually is. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to get away from the hustle even in one of the most developed Alpine regions. In our experience, the weaker cellular signal, the prettier scenery is. Here we will tell you how to get your 3D maps ready for getting off the beaten track and still benefiting from the immersive knowledge of the PeakVisor mobile app.
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Hiking Trails in 3D

24 May 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Hiking
Trails
It takes some time and effort to plan an exciting hiking adventure. Flat maps might be misleading in terms of the big input required to estimate the complexity of the hike, but PeakVisor Mountain Explorer comes in handy when it gets to planning any mountain endeavour.
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Peak Bagging in Britain

21 May 2018
Peaks
Mountains
Outdoors
Peak Bagging is an activity when hikers, climbers, and mountaineers attempt to reach a set list of summits. The need for sensible lists led to developments in the Prominence Theory as the lists consisting of independent mountains in general are more challenging and attractive than those compiled of clustered peaks which are higher than a particular elevation.
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How to Calculate Peak Prominence

18 May 2018
Prominence
Peaks
Mountains
Outdoors
Topographical Mountain Prominence along with mountain summit elevation are the two most important characteristics of any peak. It is calculated as the least vertical drop to be covered to get from the summit to any other higher terrain.
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How many mountains are there on Earth?

15 May 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
995.120! The PeakVisor team ran through the numbers, processed endless datasets of geographical information and came up with this number.
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Mountain Encyclopaedia

02 May 2018
Peaks
Mountains
Outdoors
Encyclopaedia
The Earth's mountains having a proper name are over one million now, so it is really handy to have a pocket encyclopaedia devoted to the landscape defining features.
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Mountain Prominence

19 April 2018
Prominence
Peaks
Mountains
Outdoors
From the early days of mountaineering people have incessantly tried to sort the mountains out. How could they know which one is more important than another? Which one is harder to conquer? The obvious measurement based on elevation very often doesn't provide any meaningful information. A very high mountain could be just a `hill` on a high altitude plateau or a barely noticeable ledge on another mountain. Let's solve this puzzle!
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Mountain Search

12 April 2018
Mountains
Outdoors
Search
What new can be there about Mountain Search you would ask? Let me introduce you to the Mountain Search which allows you to find all the relevant outdoor features nearby.
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3D Maps

10 April 2018
3D Maps
Peaks
Mountains
Outdoors
Here in PeakVisor we firmly believe that outdoors maps should be in 3D. That’s the most intuitive way to embrace the mountains. Today, we are excited to release 3D maps to PeakVisor Mountain Explorer and PeakVisor for iOS.
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Identify Mountains in your Photos

30 March 2018
Identify
Peaks
Mountains
AR
If you are a passionate outdoor enthusiast odds are that your smartphone and DSLR camera roll is full of picturesque mountain landscapes made over the years of your hiking adventures.
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PeakVisor 2.1.4 iPad Pro, 3D map, and 867.088 peaks

01 March 2018
Update
2.1.4
iOS
iPad Pro
3D map
This winter is rich in weather surprises and anomalies. With most of Europe (even the southern part) covered by snow, we have been working hard to bring you important improvements, so you would be totally ready when the skies clear and show magnificent peaks in all their splendor to all the world.
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PeakVisor 2.0.7 High Precision Maps

15 November 2017
Update
2.0.7
iOS
High Precision Maps
There's a lot of snow high in the mountains and the weather seems to be pleasant for a late autumn / almost winter kind of hike. Grab this latest version of the PeakVisor app with the following improvements.
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PeakVisor 2.0.5 presents alpine lakes

17 October 2017
Update
2.0.5
iOS
Mountain Lakes
Last week we started rolling out improvements that smoothly move the app into the so-called 'Grand Release'. It is based on our early tests and feels like the promising future of navigation and orienteering. Follow us in order to be the first to experience this grand future!
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PeakVisor 2.0.4 blends Augmented and Virtual Reality

05 October 2017
Update
2.0.4
iOS
New 3D Map
We have been very quiet over the recent weeks, the whole month actually. But that was for the grand reason. We can't wait for you to see all the mind-blowing stuff coming into your phones with the recent improvements.
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PeakVisor Android

15 September 2017
Update
Abdroid
The complete database of 745.000+ summits embedded into the app. Added support for the three Augmented Reality modes: mountain labels only, terrain silhouettes, full AR.
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The Best Trail Apps for Navigating Your Next Hike

07 July 2017
Review
PeakVisor uses a bit of augmented reality magic to display, in real time, little elevation markers atop nearby mountain summits. For most hikers, it’s likely nothing more than a cool party trick; for mountaineers, it’s pure adventure fuel.
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