PeakFinder App

The mountains are calling! Explore more mountains than any mountaineer! PeakFinder Earth makes it possible… and shows the names of all mountains and peaks with a 360° panorama display.
This functions completely offline – and worldwide!

PeakFinder knows more than 300’000 peaks - from Mount Everest to the little hill around the corner.

Manual

PeakFinder shows a 360° panoramic view from an arbitrary viewpoint of your choice. To render the panoramic views PeakFinder uses an elevation model that is integrated into the App. A database with a peak directory is included as well. For these reasons PeakFinder does not need an online connection for rendering the panoramic view and works completely offline from anywhere in the mountains.

After startup PeakFinder shows the panoramic view from the last visited viewpoint. The peak names are displayed in the upper third part of the screen. The mountain silhouettes will be shown on the rest of the screen.
Not all peak names can be displayed because the space for the displayed peak names is limited. PeakFinder shows the most prominent peaks first. Other peak names can be displayed with the use of the 'telescope’.

Current location

Press the GPS button bottom right to see the panoramic mountain view from your current location.

Activate compass

If you hold your device upright, the panorama is automatically aligned with the direction of the compass.

Deactivate compass

If you hold your device flat, you can manually adjust the panorama by using touch gestures.

Calibrate compass

If the panoramic view shudders or is not pointing in the correct direction, you can calibrate the compass. To do this, wave the smartphone several times in a figure of an 8-shape.

Compass correction

If the panoramic view is still not aligned correcly after the calibration of the compass you may correct the alignment manually. Tap on the bottom of the screen and move the slider to the left or to the right.

Touch mountain name

Touching a mountain name brings up additional information about this peak. If you then press on the bird, you can 'fly' on this mountain.

Telescope

If you tap on the middle of the display, a 'telescope' appears. With this, you can also identify less prominent mountains.

Fly up

By touching the arrows on the left you can fly vertically up and down. Doing this you can see what is hidden behind the mountain range.

Sliders

On the bottom left you'll find a button with sliders. With these sliders you may correct the compass direction, set the visibility range, and change date/time of the solar and lunar orbit.

Viewpoint selection

Via the menu option 'Viewpoint selection' you can discover any mountain landscape from a random location in the world.

Visible peaks

Via the menu option 'Visible peaks' you will receive a list of all mountains visible from your current location. PeakFinder will also show you where this mountain is located.

Coverage

Via the menu option 'Coverage' you can install or remove additional areas from other mountain regions.

Old versions

The latest version of PeakFinder makes extensive use of the graphic processor (GPU). Some older Android devices do not have enough GPU power to work smoothly with this new version. On such devices you can install the old version of PeakFinder. First delete the installed version. Then open the following link directly on your device.

Google Play:
http://updates.peakfinder.org/downloads/android/PeakFinderEarth270.apk