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manual:user_guide:functions:data_import [2015/08/17 12:28]
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manual:user_guide:functions:data_import [2019/10/01 16:42]
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-{{ :manual:user_guide:ic_import_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Data Import ====== +{{ :manual:user_guide:ic_import_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Import ======
 ---- ----
 ===== About ===== ===== About =====
-  * <wrap box>Menu > More > Data Import</wrap>  
-**Data import** is used when you want to work with **tracks** and **points** from external sources - websites, file folders, databases, applications, add-ons etc. This function is a general place where to start importing. Otherwise there are many other spots where the import can be launched from, depending on the content you want to import - **points** or **tracks**. 
-  * **[[manual:user_guide:points:import|more about points import >>]]** 
-  * **[[manual:user_guide:tracks:import|more about tracks import >>]]** 
  
-===== Locus Map file manager ===== +**Import** is used when you want to **work with tracks and/or points from outside of Locus** - websites, apps, add-ons, etc.  
-When selecting the Data Import function, Locus Map opens a **file manager** window displaying three tabs where to choose files to import. Importable files are in full color and are clickable. <wrap info>More about supported formats see in points/tracks dedicated import chapters.</wrap>+===== 1. Launch import ===== 
 +  * **Menu > (more functions) > Import**\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import3.png?nolink |}} 
 +===== 2. Select a file ===== 
 +file manager opens with tabs displaying available drives - **local**, **Dropbox** (if installed), **Google Drive** (if installed) and a field to fill in a URL of a **remote file****Importable files are in full color and are clickable**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * **Local** - directories in your device memory (both internal and external). 
 +  * **Dropbox** - contents of your Dropbox. Dropbox login is required when using the tab for the first time. 
 +  * **Google Drive**  - contents of your Google Drive. Google Drive login is required when using the tab for the first time. 
 +  * **Remote file** - a field for inserting a URL of a remote file stored on the internet 
 +===== 3. Set parameters and import ===== 
 +After selecting the file Locus Map analyses it and modifies the import dialog according to the content - the dialog can process points or tracks or both of them at once:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:functions:import_gen.png?nolink |}} 
 +==== Points ==== 
 +  * **Folder selector** - selects the folder into which the points will be imported. It is possible to create a new folder directly from the menu. 
 +  * **Merge points with imported track** - adds the points to the track as waypoints (points are not imported to a separate folder) 
 +  * **Delete other points in folder** - removes all other points from the selected folder before the import
  
-{{ :manual:user_guide:import.png?nolink& |}} +<WRAP center round tip> 
-  * **Local file tab** - directory structure of your device memory. Importable files are usually stored in SDCARD folder. +**[[manual:user_guide:points:import|More about Points import >>]]** 
-  * **Dropbox tab** - directory structure of your Dropbox folder +</WRAP>
-  * **Remote file tab** - contains socket for inserting URL of a remote file stored in an Internet repository (Rapidshare, Mega, Mediafire etc.)+
  
-===== Import dialog =====+==== Tracks ====
  
-After selecting the file Locus Map analyses it and modifies the import dialog according to the content - the dialog can process points or tracks or both of them at once. +  * **Folder selector** - selects the folder into which the file will be imported. It is possible to create a new folder directly from the menu. If you start import from a //folder action menu// in //Tracks manager// it is already pre-selected. 
 +  * **Delete other tracks in folder** - removes all other tracks from the selected folder before the import 
 +  * **Use style of the folder** imported track will take color, thickness, pattern etc. defined for the folder it is imported to 
 +<WRAP center round tip> 
 +**[[manual:user_guide:tracks:import|More about Tracks import >>]]** 
 +</WRAP> 
 +==== Settings ====
  
-{{ :manual:user_guide:functions:import_gen.png?nolink |}}+  * **Display only (not save)** - tracks are just displayed on the map screen - useful for a quick preview of the imported file 
 +  * **Show on the map after import** - displays imported tracks on the map when the import is finished 
 +  * **Update elevation** - adds or updates the value of imported tracks' elevation (both only if the offline elevation data is available) 
 +  * **Cancel** - aborts the action 
 +  * **Import** - confirms the action
  
-  * **[[manual:user_guide:points:import#import_dialog|More about the points part of the import dialog >>]]** +After pushing the **Import button** the imported points appear in the selected folder of the **[[manual:user_guide:points:management|Points manager]]**, respectively tracks in the **[[manual:user_guide:tracks:management|Tracks manager]]**. Depending on whether the option //Display on the map after import// is checked the imported data appear on the map as well.
-  * **[[manual:user_guide:tracks:import#import_dialog|More about the tracks part of the import dialog >>]]**+
manual/user_guide/functions/data_import.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/28 14:45 by mstupka