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Guidance


Guidance To a Point

Off-road, beeline guiding to a selected place, independent on road network. Used especially for orientation in free terrain.

Typically useful for finding geocaches or directing towards user point of interest and LoMap POI (remote viewpoint, waterfall etc.):

How to guide? Select target and start guiding to it from its action menu.

Select target and start

A particular point on map

  • tap the point (LoMap POI, geocache…) on map
  • tap and then Guide On:

Indefinite place on map

  • long-tap a place on map
  • a pop-up (usually with address) appears
  • tap and then Guide On:

In Points manager

  • go to Menu > Points > folder > tap the selected point and open its detail screen
  • tap in the bottom panel and select Guide On:

Controlling

Point guidance panel

It displays information about the point, its distance and direction. In case of guidance to a geocache there are also other facts like the cache type, difficulty and terrain. Tapping the panel displays the point detail screen.

Panel menu

  • Details - opens screen with the point details
  • Hint - in case of guidance to a geocache
  • Load all waypoints - in case of guidance to a geocache with more waypoints
  • Navigate to - switches to turn-by-turn navigation and calculates a route to the target
  • Guide Off - stops guidance
  • Compass - switches into compass view
  • Hide - makes the point invisible on map

Set notifications

Locus can notify you of coming target several ways:

  • when you reach defined distance from the point of guidance
  • repeat notification after you reach defined distance
  • increase frequency of alerts when getting nearer the target

Settings

  • go to Menu > Settings > Guidance > Notification
  • Switch Notification ON
  • Select notification mode - single alert, repeated or increased frequency alert
  • Set the distance you want to be alerted at (or distance interval between repeated notifications).

First two options have further settings:

  • Settings of sound
    • Disable - all sounds are disabled, notification is made by the device screen and vibrator only
    • Beep - it is possible to set number of beeps (1-10)
    • Select sound - select from sounds stored in your device memory
    • Text-To-Speech - voice notification informing about distance and direction of the point. Tap Play to check your sound settings.
  • Settings of vibration - visible only when the device is equipped by a vibrator (mainly mobile phones)
    • Disable - the device does not vibrate on notifications
    • Pattern - sets notification vibrating pattern, using three symbols: '.' for 200 miliseconds vibration, '-' for 500 miliseconds vibration and ' ' (space) for 500 miliseconds of silence. Tap Play to check your vibration settings.

Automatic zooming

Locus can zoom the map automatically according to the distance from the point you are guided to - the closer the target is the bigger zoom is displayed so both your position and the target are visible on the map screen:

The option can be switched on in Settings > Controlling > Map screen > Zoom according to speed.

At first the function zooms according to your current speed, beginning at 2000 m from the target it switches to the distance-based zooming mode. Applicable only for guidance to a point (not along a route).

Automatic screen on

To save your battery energy you can set automatic screen turning-on. The screen lights up simulataneously with the sound notification.

You can set it up in Settings > Controlling > Display > Screen on/off control:


Guidance Along a Route

In other words guidance to a chain of routepoints:

You are guided to the first point of the route, then to the second etc. It is useful e.g. for sailing, sea-kayaking, flying or crosscountry hiking when there are no roads for turn-by-turn navigation.

Select route and start

On map

  • tap the route on map
  • tap and select Navigation/Guidance from the popup menu
  • tap Guidance (check “Guide reversely” if you need guiding in reversed direction):

From tracks/routes manager

  • go to Menu > Tracks
  • tap the selected route folder and the selected track to display the detail screen
  • bottom panel > Navigation/Guidance button >Guidance (check “Guide reversely” if you need guiding in reversed direction):

Controlling

Route guidance panel

Appears when guidance is started. Consists of three sections:

  • Action menu
  • two information fields

Action menu

  • information - displays screen with detailed info on the track
  • nearest point - starts guidance to the nearest point of the route (it does not have to be the starting point)
  • next point - starts guidance to the next nearest routepoint
  • guide off - aborts guidance

Information fields

Both can be configured. Tapping them unfolds a menu of features to display:

  • Distance to target (default)
  • Time to target - estimated time calculated upon your average speed
  • Time of arrival - estimated arrival time calculated upon your average speed
  • Name of next waypoint - in case the waypoints are named
  • Distance to next waypoint
  • Time to next waypoint - estimated time calculated according to average speed
  • Time - device clock
  • Altitude - current altitude of the user, calculated from GPS or the device barometer
  • Speed

Set notifications of turns

Locus Map can notify you of direction changes on guided route. The notifications are rendered automatically based on the route shape and do not reflect intersections.

  • go to Menu > Settings > Guidance > Notification of next turn:
  • select type of alert - beep(s), custom sounds or Text-To-speech. TTS is very simple, if you need more detailed voice commands, use Navigation.

Set "out of route" notification

Locus Map can notify you when you leave guided route. Just set up the alert distance and type of alert:

  • go to Menu > Settings > Guidance > “Out of route” notification
  • set alert distance and (optionally) repetition period
  • select type of alert. TTS announces distance and direction of the nearest point of the route.

Automatic screen on

To save your battery energy you can set automatic screen switching-on. The screen lights up simultaneously with the sound notification of the route turns.

You can set it up in Settings > Controlling > Display > Screen on/off control:

Other settings

Guidance in Locus Map can be further set in Menu > Settings > Guidance.

manual/user_guide/functions/guidance.1543417950.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/11/28 16:12 by mstupka