The Alpine clubs have been offering regional maps for more than 150 years. These special maps cover the high mountains of the entire Eastern Alps. They are extremely detailed and an indispensable companion for any passionate mountain sports enthusiast- both at the planning stage and once out in nature.
Alpine club cartography- who is behind it all?
The cartography departments of the German and Austrian Alpine Association are responsible for contents of the Alpine Club maps. These two institutions are located in Munich and Innsbruck respectively and work using a standardized map format.
A small team carries out all stages of the process themselves- from the field work to print- thus guaranteeing a high-quality, independent map system.
Integration of the Alpine Club maps into the platform
The Alpine Club maps only cover a relatively small part of the world. So as not to lose orientation whilst looking at a large-scale overviews and peripheral areas, we display OpenStreetMap outside the boundary of the maps provided by the Alpine Club.
We do not show activity overlays (e.g. hiking) on the Alpine Club map, since path markings for the common mountain sports are already permanently integrated into it.
Direct tour planning using solely the Alpine Club map is generally not possible. Whenever the map is activated, the tour planner uses the data from OpenStreetMap.
Digital maps are the bedrock of your online route planning. To provide you with material that covers the whole world, we work with information from OpenStreetMap (OSM), which is an international community project that collects and assembles geodata into a freely usable world map.
The Outdooractive map is based on official geodata. A defined and prepared route network for all activities as well as relevant tourist information from our partners deliver reliable route planning and orientation once you are on site.