In Japan, when you are enjoying activities such as climbing, trekking, hiking, backcountry skiing in the mountain area, you need to submit hiking notification.
【What is "compass"?】
Compass is an information network when you enjoy activities in the mountain area of Japan. From web sites and applications, you can receive a lot of information such as checking hiking areas and routes, submitting hiking notifications, displaying the current position on the map with GPS, weather forecast of planned route, disaster warning and so on.
As compass hiking notification cooperates with several mountain guards, response such as accidents becomes quick.
1) Hiking notification
There are "Planning form" and "Simple form" on the hiking notification. You can use it according to your mountain activity.
・ [Hiking Notification/Simple form]
This notification will be submitted for the purpose of single-day short trek,
backcountry ski trip and other excursion.
・ [Hiking Notification/Planning form]
This notification will be submitted for mountaineering, Alpine climbing, snow mountain climbing and other planned hike.
Incidental service can be used for free user registration.
2) field map
Compass' field map has web map and free download map for app.
Web map seamlessly corresponds to Japan whole. The download map is area by area, you can use the map even in the offline area of the mountain by downloading to the smartphone before hiking.
All maps show the mountain position and walking route, and the application's map shows the current position, latitude longitude, and altitude.
3) Hike navigation
Navigation function to display the distance, time and altitude difference from the current location during hiking to the waypoint, based on the plan data created in the field map.
4) Point weather forecast TERUBOUZU
Since weather forecasts can be displayed in 1 square kilometer unit on the field map,
weather change due to difference in mountain position and altitude can be confirmed.
Weather forecasts are available along the route of the hiking plan.
5) Mountain disaster information
In the compass application, disaster information sent by the municipality and the Japan
Meteorological Agency will be notified by push communication or e-mail.
6) GPS route record setting
Set the interval to record the GPS position during hiking from 10 seconds to 5 minutes. If the interval is shortened, the position can be acquired precisely, but the battery consumption will be faster.
It is also possible to set the limit when the battery level becomes low.
7) Bluetooth connection
You can communicate with the Smart Mountain Pointing Module attached to the mountaineering signpost in the specific mountain area, and you can acquire the surrounding information when you pass.
You can connect with other wearable devices.
【Used in background state】
When you start hiking with the start button, the application always records the position information even in the background state. When continuing to use in the background, please pay attention to the battery consumption.
Compass’s map is a copy of topographic map 25000 with the approval of the Geographical Survey Institute Director.(Approval number Hei 27 Jofuku, No. 222)