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Landmarks


The Landmarks feature allows you to save, retrieve and display on the map various items like locations and paths.

The application allows you to save and restore landmarks from and to various support, including off-line files (GPX, KML, LOC) on the memory card and on-line storage (AlpineQuest Community Landmarks).



The landmarks menu

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The landmarks menu provides an easy access to all landmarks related features.

Click on the “Landmarks menu” button to display the menu:

  • Explore landmarks opens the Landmarks Explorer that allows you to manage your saved landmarks;
  • Create a landmark allows you to create new landmarks;
  • Displayed landmarks shows the displayed landmarks list that allows you to manage displayed landmarks (available only if landmarks are displayed);
  • Control time shows the time controller panel for all displayed tracks (available only if time-tagged landmarks are displayed);
  • Search a location allows you to search a location by name or coordinates.

Some options are also available in the Landmarks menu:

  • Click on “Options;
  • Landmarks labels” controls whether or not to display the labels of landmarks displayed on the map;
  • Target information” controls whether or not to display the target information box (if any landmark is targeted).

You can configure the display size and lines thickness of landmarks from the application settings.

Waypoints


A waypoint is a particular location marked on the map and the most common type of landmark.

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By default, they are only represented by a small purple circle, but they can be named and have different colors or icons.

From the Landmarks Menu, you can specify if the names of waypoints must be displayed on the map. You can also configure the display size from the application settings.

How to create a waypoint?
How to edit or move a waypoint?
How to use custom icons?


Sets of waypoints


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Waypoints can be grouped into sets allowing an easier management. Sets are very useful when handling many waypoints of a common theme.

How to create a set of waypoints?
How to add, move or delete points of a set?


Routes


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Routes are ordered lists of waypoints. All points of routes can be edited like any waypoint. Routes are mainly useful when preparing a journey.

Routes are displayed with a line joining all the waypoints.

How to create a route?
How to add, move or delete points of a route?


Paths / Tracks


preview-track.jpg Tracks are lists of locations representing a path. A track can be composed of multiple sub-lists, called segments. Additionally, a track can contain waypoints giving information about the surrounding places.

Tracks are displayed as simple lines. If the locations contain time information, the time of the bounds are also displayed.

Tracks are usually recorded using the track recorder, but they can also be manually created.

How to manually draw a path?
How to automatically draw a path along roads?
How to change the display style a track? (static or dynamic colors, dashes and arrows)
How to merge tracks?
Details and statistics on tracks

Once recorded, created or downloaded, tracks can be followed, allowing the application to warn you if you're getting too far away from the planned path.

How to follow a path?


Proximity alerts


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Proximity alerts allow you to be warned when you approach an area.

How to use proximity alerts?


Landmarks features

Import / Export


How to import landmarks? (.GPX / .KML / .KMZ / .WPT / .LOC files)
How to export landmarks? (.GPX / .KML / .KMZ files)

How to import landmarks? (.CSV / .TSV files)
How to export landmarks? (.CSV / .TSV files)

You can also share locations with others, for example using text messages (SMS):
How to share locations?

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