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. In comparison to other digital maps, we offer a unique display of the terrain- available in both summer and in winter formats.
Where does the data come from
We use the official geodata of the national organizations (e.g. national mapping agencies) in Germany, Austria and Northern Italy as well as those in Switzerland (swisstopo), France (IGN) and Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales with Ordnance Survey).
In order to offer a worldwide outdoor map, we derive data from the OpenStreetMap database.
How geodata is used to create a map
We complement official geodata with accurate route networks and terrain details to form a uniquely detailed map.
The creation and optimization of these networks is based on reliable data we obtain from our partners, who are responsible at the same time for creating and maintaining the route infrastructure on site. The result is a topographically exact and - as we see it- as complete as possible digital picture of the outdoor activities available.
Valuable tourist information from the platform also completes the map. These include POIs (Points of Interest) that fall in categories such as commercial, landscape, religious sites, castles and forts, leisure, traffic, infrastructure and mountain huts.
The Outdooractive map is a living product that is constantly being developed with the help of our users and customers. In order to continuously improve the quality and usability of the map, we all work together on a large database and by doing so can guarantee that it is always up to date.
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.
Our digital trail networks provide you with a virtual image of the official trails that have been marked out for your sport. Take advantage of their exact layout and caculate the route that suits you best.
All routes – from the motorway to the via ferrata – can be classified differently due to their nature (e.g. width, surface, traffic situation). In order to give you a simple overview of all paths used for leisure activities, we collect this information and translate it into a meaningful waytype.
Already planned your next trip online, but not sure about the coverage in the area you'll be visiting? Not a problem. With our app you can easily download routes and maps and access your content at any time without needing an internet connection.
For greater control and comfort when using our platform, you are able to invidually display on the map the things that interest you most. Feel at home by deciding what content is shown, be it routes, destinations or some other category.
Swisstopo has been delivering superlative cartography since 1838 and is responsible for creating some of the best maps in the world. In addition to the National Maps it produces, swisstopo is also renowned for its high-quality geospatial data.