Peak Identifier application for I-phone's

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Peak Identifier application for I-phone's

Postby lilbitmo » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:58 pm

OK Techies, three years ago a friend showed me an app on his new I-phone that when the camera was on or the mapping software, cannot remember which, he could point his phone at the surrounding hills and it will name the peaks - had to be a known peak but it was fun to play with. I'm out of touch with that person (not responding to their phone :oops: ) so I'm asking if anyone knows the name of that application, I got a new I-phone for Christmas and turned it on this past week, now it's time to add some cool app's.
I looked all over the I-phone app page online but could not find it.
Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance :D
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Postby asabat » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:52 am

For Droids I've installed an app called PeakAR. It shows some peaks out to about 50 miles. It uses the phone's camera screen and puts the peak labels on there. I haven't played with it in the field enough to see how it calibrates with the compass and GPS yet.
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Postby Andy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:23 pm

I've not used any app like this but the idea sure piqued my interest. Here are a few I found on the App Store. Though not the best ratings...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ar-mtn.-usa/id475989654?mt=8

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/peakfinder-usa-west/id387214656?mt=8

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/peaks/id332170121?mt=8

Please keep us posted if you end up trying any of these.
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