For people walking the Ridgeway path, this app provides a mapping for the full path in 2 mile sections. When launched the app will interrogate the mobile device's location manager and display the section is closest to the users current location. The app does not require network access, so coverage in the remote areas, or data roaming costs do not affect the app.
The first screen provides information on how to use the map and a map key for the features that are not standard OS symbols. Simply tap this screen to view the map closest to the users current location. From here swipe gestures can be used to navigate East and West along the path.
The sections in the app correspond directly to the sections shown on the Ridgeway Page on www.hikeview.co.uk, allowing the user to plan their hike on the web-page and then use map sections that are identical to those used in the planning process. A new feature has now been added that links each map section to a web based version of the same map section. A long press on any map section will open the web based version of the same section with a marker indicating the users location. The web based version of the map can pan and zoom. Access to this feature does require that the user have data access on their mobile device.
There are 43 maps in total, each 2 miles long.
Features indicated include steps and point altitude measurements.