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manual:user_guide:tracks:import [2016/04/18 12:18]
mstupka [Tracks import dialog]
manual:user_guide:tracks:import [2020/07/28 14:47]
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 ===== About ===== ===== About =====
-{{ :manual:user_guide:import.png?nolink |}}Import is used when you want to work with tracks from external sources route planning websites, databasesapplications etc. Either you choose the data yourselves or Locus Map receives them. There are several ways **how to launch the import**+Tracks import is used when you want to **work with tracks from outside of Locus** - websites, appsadd-ons etc. Either you choose the data yourselves or Locus Map receives them. 
-  * <wrap box>Menu > Import data</wrap+===== 1. Launch import ===== 
-  * <wrap box>Data Top panel menu > Import</wrap> +There are a few ways: 
-  * <wrap box>Data > Tracks tab > any folder menu > Import</wrap> - 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 Tracks {{:manual:user_guide:tracks:add.png?30|}} > Import**\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tracks:trackimport02.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * **(Menu) > Tracks > any folder menu > Import** - imports directly into the selected folder\\  {{ :manual:user_guide:tracks:trackimport03.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:tracks: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. 
-After selecting the file or receiving it from some external application Locus Map analyses it and modifies the import dialog according to the content - the dialog can process tracks or points or both of them at once.  +  * **Google Drive**  - contents of your Google Drive. Google Drive login is required when used for the first time. Logout option is included. 
-==== Tracks import dialog ==== +  * **Remote file** - a field for inserting URL of a remote file stored on the internet 
-{{ :manual:user_guide:tracks:trackimport.png?nolink |}}Appears when the imported file contains just tracks: +===== 3. Select where to import ===== 
-  * **Topbar** - displays the file name +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.  
-  * **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 - select //Add new folder//.</wrap>  If you started import from a //folder action menu// in //Data manager// it is already pre-selected. +==== Track import dialog ====
-  * **Empty selected folder** - deletes all tracks in the selected folder before the import +
-  * **Display only (not import)** - the import is unfinished, the track is not saved, just displayed on the map - useful for quick preview of imported file +
-  * **Show on the map after import** - imports track according to settings and displays them on the map +
-  * **Fill altitude** - updates altitude information of imported trackpoints (only if the elevation data is available) +
-  * **Bottombar** - contains Cancel button aborting whole operation and Import button to confirm and start importing. +
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-<WRAP center round tip> +
-When importing track and detached waypoints in one imported file Locus Map offers connecting the waypoints to the track so that they are stored in the same database and displayed on the map together. Otherwise the points are stored in the points database and can be managed and displayed separately. +
-</WRAP>+
  
 +Appears when the imported file contains just tracks:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tracks:trackimport.png?nolink |}}
 +  * topbar displays the file name
 +  * **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 //Tracks manager// it is already pre-selected.
 +  * **Delete other tracks in folder** - removes all other tracks from the selected folder before the import
 +  * **Use style of the folder** - imported track will take color, thickness, pattern etc. defined for the folder it is imported to
 +  * **Display only (not save)** - tracks are just displayed on the map screen - useful for a quick preview of the imported file
 +  * **Show on the map after import** - displays imported tracks on the map when the import is finished
 +  * **Update elevation** - adds or updates the value of imported tracks' 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 tracks import supports following file formats: Locus Map tracks import supports following file formats:
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 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoJSON|GeoJSON]] is an open standard format designed for representing simple geographical features, along with their non-spatial attributes, based on JavaScript Object Notation. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoJSON|GeoJSON]] is an open standard format designed for representing simple geographical features, along with their non-spatial attributes, based on JavaScript Object Notation.
-===== Import settings ===== 
-  * <wrap box>Menu > Settings > Miscellaneous</wrap> 
-==== Track color and transparency ==== 
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-Sets **default color** of all recorded, imported or manually created tracks. 
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-==== Track width ==== 
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-Sets **default width** of all recorded and imported tracks and manually created routes. 
manual/user_guide/tracks/import.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/28 14:47 by mstupka