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mstupka [Quick distance measuring]
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 There are three methods of measuring the distance between two points in Locus Map: There are three methods of measuring the distance between two points in Locus Map:
-  * **(1) beeline measuring** - measuring of straight distance between two points +  * **beeline measuring** - measuring of straight distance between two points 
-  * **(2) road measuring** - measuring distance along the road.  +  * **road ​distance ​measuring** - measuring distance ​of two points ​along roads and paths 
-  * **track measuring** - measuring distance ​that was passed ​is described in detail in [[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​recording|track recording >>]]  +  * **track measuring** - measuring ​recorded ​distance is described in detail in [[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​recording|track recording >>​]] ​ 
-==== Quick distance measuring ​==== + 
-(1) Quickest ​way of measuring distance between **any two points on the map screen**.+==== Beeline measuring ==== 
 + 
 +=== Quick distance measuring === 
 +The quickest ​way of measuring distance between **any two points on the map screen**.
   * go to //Settings > Maps > Map objects > Quick measurement//​ - check   * go to //Settings > Maps > Map objects > Quick measurement//​ - check
   * measure distance by touching the screen with two fingers at once. Magnifiers will help you place the measuring points precisely.\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​quick_measure.png }}   * measure distance by touching the screen with two fingers at once. Magnifiers will help you place the measuring points precisely.\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​quick_measure.png }}
  
-==== Line to GPS ==== +=== Line to GPS === 
-(1) Method ​of easy measuring of the distance between your **actual GPS position** and **any point on the map**.+Another method ​of easy measuring of the distance between your **actual GPS position** and **any point on the map**.
   * go to //Settings > Maps > Map objects > Line to GPS// - check   * go to //Settings > Maps > Map objects > Line to GPS// - check
   * a line with the distance and azimuth stretches between your position and the map cursor\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​measure2.png?​nolink |}}   * a line with the distance and azimuth stretches between your position and the map cursor\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​measure2.png?​nolink |}}
  
-Both methods (1) and (2) are provided by the **Add new route&​Measure** feature+=== Route planner === 
-==== Add new route&​Measure ​====+  * <wrap box>Menu > More functions > **Route planner**</​wrap>​\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​measure4.png?​nolink |}} 
 +  * [[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​planning#​set_your_drawing_mode|Route planner in manual mode]] displays distances between inserted ​**route ​shaping points**:\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​measure5.png?​nolink |}} 
 +  * **total distance** between first and last shaping point is displayed in the **bottom bar** 
 +==== Road distance measuring ​====
  
-  ​<wrap box>Menu > More functions > Add new route & Measure</​wrap>​ +**[[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:planning|Route planner]]** can be used for measuring road distances too:
-  ​<wrap box>the function can be added to the [[manual:​user_guide:​functions:panel|Function panels]] for quick launch</​wrap>​+
  
-The feature displays additional controlling items to the main screen as is described in **[[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​planning#​route_planning_screen|Route planning >>]]**+  ​set some of **automatic modes** 
- +  * tap in the **starting point** 
-==== Measuring instructions ==== +  * **shift ​cursor ​at the final spot** 
-  * **make necessary settings** - e.g. select routing service if you want to measure road distance using route calculation\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:​measure.png?​nolink |}} +  * **add a route shaping point** - you can add as many as you need 
-    * //Menu > Settings > Navigation//​ +  ​* **a route is drawn** between ​points along roads and paths according to your selected drawing mode 
-    * or //route computing dialog > navigation settings// +  ​* **road distance** is displayed in the bottom bar:​\\ ​{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​functions:measure6.gif?nolink |}}
-  * **set starting point** +
-    ​* shift //map screen center// ​at the desired ​spot - quite accurate method +
-    ​select location by the //​[[manual:​user_guide:​tools:​location|location selector]]//​ - depending on selected method the starting point location can be defined very precisely, e.g. by coordinates or postal address +
-    ​//quick add// - fastest method but not accurate, places points on the map by plain tapping your finger +
-  * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_path_add_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}} ​**add waypoints** - use any of above mentioned methods to add waypoints - a **measuring line** stretches ​between ​each waypoint showing the distance (**1**), the **total ​distance** is displayed in the upper left corner (**2**). Tapping the digit changes its units (//m > ft > yd//) +
-  * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_path_remove_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}} **remove waypoints** - use in case you want to start a different measuring - you can go back by removing points and then repair the measuring by adding new ones. Or you can delete whole route by tap-and-hold. +
- +
-<WRAP round tip >{{:manual:​user_guide:​ic_directions_alt.png?nolink&30|}} **Route computing** - useful for exact road measuring. Turn it on, add waypoints and Locus Map will compute the route between them smoothly along the roads. **Always turn the computing function first before you want to compute route between two new waypoints, not vice versa!**</​WRAP>​+
 ===== Measuring area ===== ===== Measuring area =====
-Areas can be measured by the **Add new route&​Measure** function ​too. +Areas are  ​measured by the **[[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:​planning#​measuring_area|Route planner]]** too. **[[manual:​user_guide:​tracks:planning#​measuring_area|More info >>]]**
-  ​check **Compute area** option in the Add new route&​Measure tool menu\\ {{ :manual:​user_guide:​functions:measure3.png?​nolink ​|}} +
-  ​switch off router-assisted route drawing +
-  ​click the line around the measured area +
-  * the area measurement value displays in a box in the upper-left corner under the length box. Tapping the box changes units. +
manual/user_guide/functions/measure.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/20 12:06 by mstupka