Stunning new topo maps

We just went live with 2 new topo maps: Natural Atlas for the US, and OpenTopoMap for the entire world. Combined, these new maps provide a whole new level of detail for your outdoor adventures.

Stop what you’re doing and GO CHECK OUT THESE MAPS. They’re that good.

Natural Atlas (US)

When we first saw a snapshot of Natural Atlas, we assumed it was a custom-made map for just a small area. The design quality was so high, styled like a US National Park map but with contours and tons of additional outdoor details and points of interest.

Then we discovered… this amazing map covers the entire US! Indeed, Natural Atlas has been on a mission to make the best outdoor map ever, working hard on a million details for the past few years. It’s loaded with relevant info for mountain hiking: trails with mileages, campsites, waterfalls, glaciers, lookout towers, vegetation, and tons more. Just check out these screenshots; click any of them to see the full detail:

Glacier National Park, Montana
Acadia National Park, Maine
Indian Peaks, Colorado
Glacier National Park, Montana


OpenTopoMap (WorldWIDE)

For peaks outside the US, we’ve been searching for a comprehensive topo map with a high level of outdoor-related detail. OpenTopoMap delivers. An effort by a team of map enthusiasts to make OpenStreetMap look more like the celebrated TK25 German topo maps, it shows vegetation and terrain detail (forest, meadows, scree, etc.) and a long list of outdoor points of interest such as mountain huts, shelters, viewpoints, campsites, and more. Here are some screenshots:

Scottish Highalnds
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Triglav, Slovenia
Zermatt, Switzerland

 

CHECK ‘EM OUT!

You can see these maps on peakery’s main Map page (choose the map type in the upper right) or on any peak page. Also, when you add a GPX track, it’s now featured on these great new maps. An example log:

An example log featuring Natural Atlas map

 

2 thoughts on “Stunning new topo maps”

  1. Natural Atlas does render the maps nicer than the other two (!) OpenStreetMap-based map options you have, but appears to have the same issue of not being refreshed for months… Do you know what their policy is (if any)?

    btw Swiss topo maps are clearly superior to the German ones: https://map.geo.admin.ch/ 🙂

    1. For a variety of reasons we currently queue up regions for rendering manually. If you email us with an area (hello@naturalatlas.com) or click through to Natural Atlas, right-click on the map at a spot, and click “Submit Map Feedback”, we’ll give the spot an update!

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