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 ===== About ===== ===== About =====
-{{ :manual:user_guide:import.png?nolink|}}Points import is used when you want to work with points from external sources file folders, databasesapplications, add-ons etc. Either you choose the data yourselves or Locus Map receives them. There are several ways **how to launch the import**+Points import is used when you want to **work with points from outside of Locus** websitesapps, add-ons etc. Either you choose the data yourselves or Locus Map receives them. 
-  * **Menu > Import data** +===== 1. Launch import ===== 
-  * **Data Top panel menu > Import** +There are a few ways: 
-  * **Data > Points tab > any folder menu > Import** - imports directly into the selected folder+  * **Menu > (more functions) > Import** - general import for [[manual:user_guide:functions:data_import|both points and tracks >>]]\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import3.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * **Menu Points > {{:manual:user_guide:tracks:add.png?30|}} > Import**\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import4.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * **(Menu) > Points > any folder menu > Import** - imports directly into the selected folder\\  {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import5.png?nolink |}}
  
-===== Locus Map file manager ===== +===== 2. Select the file to import ===== 
-Locus Map opens a file manager window displaying three tabs where to choose files to import. **Importable files are in full color and are clickable.** +**Locus file browser** opens the last used memory drive. **Importable files are in full color and are clickable** (more about supported formats see below):\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import.png?nolink |}} 
-<wrap info>[[manual:user_guide:points:import#supported_file_formats|More about supported formats see here >>]]</wrap> +You can sort the files by **name, size and creation date**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import6.png?nolink |}} 
-  * **Local file** tab - directory structure of your device memory. Importable files are usually stored in SDCARD folder. +Other available drives can be switched from the topbar menu:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import7.png?nolink |}} 
-  * **Dropbox** tab - directory structure of your Dropbox folder +  * **Locus Map directory** - the content of the app's main working directory 
-  * **Remote file** tab contains socket for inserting URL of a remote file stored in a internet repository (Rapidshare, Mega, Mediafire etc.) +  * **Local drives** - list of local memory drives (usually the Internal and external SD card code name) 
- +  * **Local** - the content of the app's main working directory 
-===== Import dialog =====+  * **Dropbox** - contents of your Dropbox. Dropbox login is required when using the drive for the first time. Logout option is included. 
 +  * **Google Drive**  - contents of your Google Drive. Google Drive login is required when used for the first time. Logout option is included. 
 +  * **Remote file** - a field for inserting URL of a remote file stored on the internet 
 +===== 3. Select where to import =====
 After selecting the file or receiving it from some external application or add-on Locus Map analyses it and modifies the import dialog according to the content - the dialog can process points or tracks or both of them at once.  After selecting the file or receiving it from some external application or add-on Locus Map analyses it and modifies the import dialog according to the content - the dialog can process points or tracks or both of them at once. 
 ==== Point import dialog ==== ==== Point import dialog ====
-{{ :manual:user_guide:import2.png?nolink|}}Appears when the imported file contains just points: + 
-  * **Topbar** - displays the file name +Appears when the imported file contains just points:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:points:import2.png?nolink |}} 
-  * **Folder selector** - selects the folder into which the file will be imported. <wrap tip>It is possible to create a new folder directly from the menu.</wrap>  If you started import from a //folder action menu// in //Data manager// it is already pre-selected. +  * topbar displays the file name 
-  * **Empty selected folder** - deletes all points in the selected folder before the import +  * **Folder selector** - selects the folder into which the file will be imported. It is possible to create a new folder directly from the menu. If you start import from a //folder action menu// in //Points manager// it is already pre-selected. 
-  * **Display only (not import)** - the import is unfinished, points are not saved, just displayed on the map - useful for quick preview of imported file +  * **Delete other points in folder** - removes all other points from the selected folder before the import 
-  * **Show on the map after import** - imports points according to settings and displays them on the map +  * **Display only (not save)** - points are just displayed on the map screen - useful for quick preview of the imported file 
-  * **Fill altitude** - updates imported points' altitude information (only if the elevation data is available) +  * **Show on the map after import** - displays imported points on the map when the import is finished 
-  * **Bottombar** - consists of Cancel button aborting whole operation and Import button to confirm and start importing.+  * **Update elevation** - adds or updates the value of imported points' elevation (both only if the offline elevation data is available) 
 +  * **Cancel** - aborts the action 
 +  * **Import** - confirms the action
 ===== Supported file formats ===== ===== Supported file formats =====
-Locus Map points import supports following file formats: +Locus Map is able to import the following file formats: 
-  * **KML and KMZ** +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_file_type_kml.png?nolink&30|}} **KML and KMZ** 
  
 <wrap info>Supported both for //Import// and //Export//</wrap> <wrap info>Supported both for //Import// and //Export//</wrap>
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 [[https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/|Keyhole Markup Language]] is XML based plain text format with really wide range of usage. Since the version 2.2 KML format is standardized by OGC so it is used by many web/desktop/mobile applications as well as Locus Map.  [[https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/|Keyhole Markup Language]] is XML based plain text format with really wide range of usage. Since the version 2.2 KML format is standardized by OGC so it is used by many web/desktop/mobile applications as well as Locus Map. 
  
-  * **GPX**+  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_file_type_gpx.png?nolink&30|}} **GPX**
    
 <wrap info>Supported both for //Import// and //Export//</wrap> <wrap info>Supported both for //Import// and //Export//</wrap>
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 [[http://www.topografix.com/gpx.asp|GPS eXchange format]] is an XML based text format used for handling points, tracks and routes. Locus fully supports all valid tags. More detailed description of GPX format is available on this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_eXchange_Format|Wikipedia page]].  [[http://www.topografix.com/gpx.asp|GPS eXchange format]] is an XML based text format used for handling points, tracks and routes. Locus fully supports all valid tags. More detailed description of GPX format is available on this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_eXchange_Format|Wikipedia page]]. 
  
-  * **OpenAir**+  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_file_type_empty.png?nolink&30|}} **OpenAir**
  
 [[http://www.winpilot.com/usersguide/userairspace.asp|OpenAir]] is a special format used by aircraft pilots and navigators for defining air spaces and areas.  [[http://www.winpilot.com/usersguide/userairspace.asp|OpenAir]] is a special format used by aircraft pilots and navigators for defining air spaces and areas. 
-  * **LOC**+  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_file_type_empty.png?nolink&30|}} **LOC**
 [[http://file.org/extension/loc|Location file format]] is free but a little bit limited format for importing POIs or waypoints [[http://file.org/extension/loc|Location file format]] is free but a little bit limited format for importing POIs or waypoints
  
-  * **Ov2**+  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_file_type_ov2.png?nolink&30|}} **Ov2**
  
 [[http://www.tomtom.com/|TomTom]] format for POI database.  [[http://www.tomtom.com/|TomTom]] format for POI database. 
  
-  * **Upi**+  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_file_type_empty.png?nolink&30|}} **Upi**
 [[http://www.sygic.com/en/poi|Sygic]] format for POI database. [[http://www.sygic.com/en/poi|Sygic]] format for POI database.
-===== Import settings ===== 
-  * <wrap box>Menu > Settings > Miscellaneous</wrap> 
-==== Check duplicates ==== 
- 
-Enables scanning imported points and checking duplicates of points or geocaches during POI import. Due to this check the import is a little bit slower. 
manual/user_guide/points/import.1428918052.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/04/13 11:40 by mstupka