Use the best outdoor maps offline and access up-to-date terrain info while saving people's lives
Are you part of a search and rescue team? We support the valuable work of the many and often voluntary helpers of all search and rescue organizations worldwide by providing Outdooractive Pro service free of charge. Members of SAR teams are equipped with professional maps and navigation tools for their operations in the field.
Access maps and routes in the app offline, even in remote areas with poor reception
Offline navigation with speech output
BuddyBeacon: Share your live GPS position with your peer group and track your team’s movements on the map
Detailed outdoor maps with various styles (e.g. summer, winter, and satellite) as well as official trail networks for over 30 activities including hiking, and mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking, equestrian activities and winter sports (backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, etc.)
Official topo map data, e.g. France IGN, swisstopo Switzerland and Ordnance Survey Great Britain
Up-to-date information about POIs including route conditions, dangers, and closures
Terrain and slope descriptions on the map
Up-to-date avalanche reports with warning forecasts
iOS and Android Watch Extension for offline maps, routes, and navigation
what3words coordinates to communicate locations easily
A real matter of the heart for us!
We are very proud to support organizations that specialize in mountain rescue, personal search, cave rescue, lowland search and rescue and much more. For this indispensable, daily and mostly voluntary work we want to say THANK YOU!
How to get started
Easily sign up your team as a search and rescue organization and set up your profile including your official name, contact, address logo etc.
We confirm your application as an official SAR Team
You get admin rights and can invite your team members to your group
Get your team ready with 15 free Pro licences, further licences can be requested
You get visibility and presence of your search & rescue team on our worldwide platform!
"The DRK Bergwacht Geislingen - Wiesensteig uses the SAR service of Outdooractive because it provides us with high-quality maps for mission control and gives an overview of the location of our vehicles and task forces at any time through the use of BuddyBeacon."
- Andreas Nuding, Mountain rescue Geislingen / Wiesensteig