Oeta topoguide is a digital field guide for hikers and nature lovers for one of the most beautiful mountains of Greece. It offers routes, descriptions and photos for 22 hiking and mountaineering trails, spreading all over Mt. Oeta (Iti), Central Greece, and cover Oeta National Park.
Each Adventure has a description, photos and a POIs list.
The application offers detailed offline maps and an extensive introduction on geography, geology and the history of the area around Mt Oeta. The nature of Mt. Oeta, and particularly of the higher mountain zone, is also presented through its rich flora and fauna. Plants, mammals, birds and reptiles are detailed through photos and descriptions and linked as POIs to the trails. The app also offers a useful list of POIs with a search feature on the map screen.
The trails list includes easy and moderate hiking trails and long mountain traverses, of a total length of 260 km.
In the field, the app identifies the nearest adventure, guides you to it and then along it by displaying messages and warnings on every junction or other important location. On each Point of Interest, photos and texts are displayed on the map. If the hiker gets off-trail, the app indicates the shorter way to get back safely.
Also, a navigation feature allows to calculate routes and distances along roads and paths anywhere in the area.
The cartographic company AnaDigit, creator of the application, has issued previously detailed hiking maps at a scale of 1: 50,000 for Mt. Oeta, as well as hundreds other hiking maps for Greece (eg. maps of Mt. Olympus, Crete, Zagori, Sifnos, Naxos and other Aegean islands). To build the application and ensure data accuracy, all paths of Mt. Oeta have been recorded again during 2018.
During track recording, continued use of GPS can dramatically decrease battery life.