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The application allows you to search landmarks using different ways:

  • From a large variety of coordinates;
  • By name, among all displayed landmarks;
  • By name from online search services (Nominatim and Google Maps) when an Internet connection is available.


How to search a place by name?


  • Click on the Landmarks menu and on Search a location ;
  • Type the name of the place to search and click on ;
  • Wait for the results to appear, which can take up to few seconds.

Results (if any) are sorted by distance from the current screen center location. The closest results of each sources are listed in the Main results section , all other results in the Other results section . You can:

  • Click on any result to move the map view over it and display it;
  • Click on Display all to display all results as a waypoints set;
  • Click on Cancel to search for another name.

Results depends on the currently displayed map area. You can get more precise results by first displaying the map area you're interested in before searching for a location name.


How to search a place from its coordinates?


To find a location from its coordinates:

  • In the Search a location panel (see above), click on the current Search format ;
  • Choose the coordinate format you need to search, for example Lat/Long (Deg) to search for a WGS84 (GPS) latitude and longitude in the decimal degrees format;
  • If your format is not listed, you can add as explained here;
  • Fill the coordinate components , like the latitude, the longitude and cardinal sectors (components depend on the chosen format);
  • If you need to paste coordinates copied from somewhere else, click on Single field to get a single text field in which you'll be able to paste your coordinates;
  • Click on “Search” to display the location.

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