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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 > 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 >>​]]** 
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-===== Locus Map file manager ===== 
-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>​ 
  
-{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​import.png?​nolink|}} +**Import** is used when you want to **work with tracks and/or points from outside of Locus** - websites, apps, add-ons, etc.  
-  * **Local ​file tab** - directory structure of your device memory. Importable files are usually stored in SDCARD folder+===== 1. Launch import ===== 
-  * **Dropbox ​tab** - directory structure ​of your Dropbox ​folder +  * **Menu > (more functions) > Import**\\ ​{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​points:​import3.png?​nolink |}} 
-  * **Remote file tab** - contains socket ​for inserting URL of a remote file stored ​in an Internet repository (Rapidshare,​ Mega, Mediafire etc.)+===== 2. Select a file ===== 
 +A 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 ​URL of a remote file stored ​on the internet 
 +===== 3Set 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
  
-===== Import dialog =====+<WRAP center round tip> 
 +**[[manual:​user_guide:​points:​import|More about Points import >>​]]** 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
-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. +==== Tracks ====
  
-{{ :manual:​user_guide:​functions:import_gen.png?​nolink ​|}}+  * **Folder selector** - selects the folder into which the tracks will be imported. It is possible to create a new folder directly from the menu.  
 +  * **Delete other tracks in folder** - removes all other tracks from the selected folder before the import 
 +  * **Use style of the folder** - the 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:​points:​import#​import_dialog|More about the points part of the import ​dialog >>]]** +  * **Display only (not save)** - tracks are just displayed on the map screen - useful for a quick preview ​of the imported file 
-  * **[[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​import#​import_dialog|More about the tracks part of the import dialog >>]]**+  * **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
  
-After pushing the **Import button** the imported points appear in the selected folder of the **[[manual:​user_guide:​points:​management|Data manager ​Points ​tab]]**, respectively tracks in the **[[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​management|Tracks ​tab]]**. Depending on whether the option //Display on the map after import// ​was checked the imported data appear on the map as well.+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/functions/data_import.1446819318.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/11/06 15:15 by mstupka