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-{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​ic_my_maps_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Offline Maps ======+{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​ic_custom_map_sql_alt.png}} 
 +====== Offline Maps ======
  
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 The tab consists of a topbar with following buttons and the map list: The tab consists of a topbar with following buttons and the map list:
-  * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_list_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Sort by**: +  * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_sort_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Sort by**: 
-    * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_favorites_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Smart choice// - sorting of LoMaps by countries and regions, other maps sorted according to directories  +    * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_favorites_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Smart choice// - sorting of [[manual:​user_guide:​maps_locusmaps|LoMaps]] by countries and regions, other maps sorted according to directories:\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​offlinemaps01.png?​nolink |}}  
-    * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_sort_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Last & nearest// - sorts maps into Last used and Nearest maps folders. Nearest maps are recommended according to Locus Map's calculation of the distance between your GPS position and center of the map.  +    * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_sort_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Last & nearest// - sorts maps into Last used and Nearest maps folders. Nearest maps are recommended according to Locus Map's calculation of the distance between your GPS position and center of the map.\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​offlinemaps02.png?​nolink |}}  
-    * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_sort_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Directories//​ - all offline maps sorted according to their storage directories +    * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_sort_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Directories//​ - (default) ​all offline maps sorted according to their storage directories\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​offlinemaps03.png?​nolink |}} 
-  * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_more_ver_black.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Action menu**+  * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_more_ver_black.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Action menu** - see [[manual:​user_guide:​maps_mmanager#​top_bar_action_menu|here >>]]
-    * //Visible tabs// ​un-check a map tab that you do not use (the same as in Online tab) +
-    * //​Settings//​ - a shortcut to the maps settings +
-    * //User guide// - a shortcut to Locus Map knowledge base+
 ===== How to Display an Offline Map ===== ===== How to Display an Offline Map =====
 The offline maps are listed under the topbar. Tap on the map name and in case your real position is within the map, the map launches into the **main screen**. Otherwise you are prompted that your position is outside the map and offered to have the map **centered**. If you positively know that your current position is not on the map and you want to display the map anyway, you can enter the map **Action menu** and select {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_center_to_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Center map** option. It shifts the map to match its center and the center of your screen. If you want to center your screen on another place in the map, Locus Map provides {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_set_center_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Set new center** that launches the **[[manual:​user_guide:​tools:​location|Location Selector]]** tool with several map center re-defining options. The offline maps are listed under the topbar. Tap on the map name and in case your real position is within the map, the map launches into the **main screen**. Otherwise you are prompted that your position is outside the map and offered to have the map **centered**. If you positively know that your current position is not on the map and you want to display the map anyway, you can enter the map **Action menu** and select {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_center_to_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Center map** option. It shifts the map to match its center and the center of your screen. If you want to center your screen on another place in the map, Locus Map provides {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_set_center_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}**Set new center** that launches the **[[manual:​user_guide:​tools:​location|Location Selector]]** tool with several map center re-defining options.
-{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​personalmaps.png?nolink |}} +{{ :​manual:​user_guide:​offlinemaps05.png?nolink |}} 
 The map's **Action menu** contains also: The map's **Action menu** contains also:
   * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_info_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Details//​ displaying the map name, sample preview (in case it was downloaded by Locus Map), available zooms, data size of the map file in your phone storage and description,​ if there is any   * {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_info_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}}//​Details//​ displaying the map name, sample preview (in case it was downloaded by Locus Map), available zooms, data size of the map file in your phone storage and description,​ if there is any
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 ===== Adding Offline Maps ===== ===== Adding Offline Maps =====
 {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​addofflinemaps.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​addofflinemaps.png?​nolink |}}
-  * go to Offline tab of the Map manager and tap {{:​manual:​user_guide:​add.png?​nolink&​30|}} button +  * go to **Offline** tab of the Map manager and tap {{:​manual:​user_guide:​add.png?​nolink&​30|}} button 
-  * select {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_store_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}} **Offline maps download** if you want to add some offline maps from the **[[manual:​user_guide:​locus_store|Locus Store]]** +  * select {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_store_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}} **Offline maps download** if you want to add some offline maps from the **[[manual:​user_guide:​locus_store|Locus Store]]**, for example **[[manual:​user_guide:​maps_locusmaps|LoMaps]]**. 
-  * select {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_map_add_black.png?​nolink&​30|}} **Add external ​maps** and **[[manual:​user_guide:​maps_external|add a map from your device memory]]**+  * select {{:​manual:​user_guide:​ic_map_add_alt.png?​nolink&​30|}} **External ​maps** and **[[manual:​user_guide:​maps_external|add a map from your device memory]]** 
 + 
 +===== Cloud Backup of Maps ===== 
 +Unlike **[[manual:​user_guide:​maps_locusmaps:​|LoMaps]]**,​ maps of our **commercial map partners** (Swisstopo, SHOCart, Freytag&​Berndt...) are downloaded directly from their servers and **each such download** is processed by the partner as a **new map purchase**. Therefore, we strongly recommend to **back up your maps right after downloading**. You can do so on **your PC** or another external storage but the most comfortable and flexible way is **cloud backup**. 
 + 
 +Locus Map cooperates with **[[http://​www.dropbox.com|Dropbox]]** and **[[https://​www.google.com/​drive/​|Google Drive]]**. 
 + 
 +If you need to back up your map, tap the option in the **map action menu**:\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​mapbackup01.png?​nolink |}} 
 +**Progress and result** of the backup can be seen in **[[manual:​user_guide:​notification_center|notification center]]**:​\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​mapbackup04.png?​nolink |}} 
 +==== Cloud storage setup ==== 
 +When you use this option for the first time, it is necessary to **define your map backup storage**:​\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​mapbackup02.gif?​nolink |}}  
 +After allowing Dropbox or GDrive to process Locus files, **select folder**:\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​mapbackup02.png?​nolink |}} 
 +Cloud backup storage is set:\\ {{ :​manual:​user_guide:​mapbackup03.png?​nolink |}}
manual/user_guide/maps_offline.1446736951.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/11/05 16:22 by mstupka