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-{{ :manual:user_guide:ic_custom_map_sql_alt.png}}====== 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 [[manual:user_guide:maps_locusmaps|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// - (default) 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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   * 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_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_alt.png?nolink&30|}} **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.1469456651.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/07/25 16:24 by mstupka