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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 ==== 
-  * go to //Settings > Maps > Map objects Quick measurement// - check+ 
 +=== Quick distance measuring === 
 +The quickest way of measuring the distance between **any two points on the map screen**. 
 +  * go to //Settings > Controlling > Map screen Two-finger measuring// - 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 ==== +=== Cursor to position line === 
-(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 > Auxiliary graphics Cursor to position line// - switch it ON
   * 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.1500910727.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/07/24 17:38 by mstupka