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Locus Map main screen is displayed once application is turned on. It consists of the Map Window and controlling panels - Function panels (top, resp. right, see no.5), bottom map controlling panel and left Action panel (8). Top Functions panel is customizable and can be extended by another functions panel on the right (5). At the first start of the app the panel contains the Main Menu button (1), the Information Field (2), the Search button (3) and GPS button/indicator(4). The bottom panel controls the map – centers (9), rotates (10), zooms in/out (11) and locks it (12).
The center of the screen is marked by the cursor (6), your GPS position is marked by a circle with a hollow dot inside (7). The color of the circle varies depending on your GPS fix - blue is fixed. The narrower the circle, the more accurate your GPS fix is.
All panels can be hidden for larger map window - see the Maps Settings.
Under the top panel Main Menu button you will find a list of all functions and settings of the app and the entrance to the Locus Store. Headline items of the main menu can be edited, as you can see here >>
By default it displays the name of your app - Locus Map Free or Pro. Tapping it unfolds an offer of several other options to display:
By default, this button launches online address search powered by Google: By tapping the menu button in the topbar more searching options appear: Select one of them. Later Locus switches directly the search option you chose for the last time. More about search >>
Its icon indicates your internal GPS status:
Tapping the GPS indicator switches on GPS skyplot and Compass screen. When you hold the GPS icon, a menu appears for fast switch of GPS status.
Panel containing buttons Search and GPS is customizable and you are able to set any of Locus Map internal functions to it. Just touch-and-hold any of the buttons and choose Modify panel. See more in Functions panel settings >>.
In the basic setting, Locus Map selects the entry map according to the location of the app installation. In some countries, there are local providers, the rest of the World (or in case Locus Map can not acquire the user's location) is covered by the OSM hike&bike data:
The displayed map setting can always be modified according to the user's needs via the Map Manager.
Depending on your GPS status the map is centered on your position or on the approximate center of the area the map data cover. The center of the map screen is marked by a cursor (6).
Basically the map is controlled easily by simple tap gestures:
Otherwise the map is controlled by the bottom panel buttons: