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 ====== Positioning ====== ====== Positioning ======
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-The GPS position allows you to display ​your real location on the map.+The application is able to use the navigation satellite systems (GNSS) chip available in most devices and locate ​your real-time location on the map. Depending of your device capabilities,​ your location can be computed using the GPS, the GLONASS or the Galileo systems, or a mix of them.
  
-Most devices now have a GPS chip which is used to compute this location. GPS provides ​precise location ​while not using any cellular network. However, it must have a clear access to the sky, meaning that it cannot be used indoor.+The GNSS provides ​an usually ​precise location, and does not require ​cellular network ​coverage. However, it must have a clear access to the sky, meaning that it cannot be used indoor.
  
 +{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} If your device doesn'​t have any GNSS chip, or if this one is disabled in the Android settings, the network location (much less precise) may be used.
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 +To turn on the real-time positioning and display your location on the map, you can either:
 {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​positioning-submenu.jpg?​nolink}} {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​positioning-submenu.jpg?​nolink}}
 +  * Long-press the "''​**Positioning**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu button;
 +  * Tap the "''​**Positioning**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu button, and on the "''​**Positioning details**''"​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} toggle.
  
-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} If your device doesn'​t have a GPS chip, or if this one is turned off in the Android settings, the network location (much less precise) may be used. +{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} The GNSS systems ​may require up to few minutes to retrieve your precise location after being turned on.
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-To turn on the GPS positioning and display your real location on the map, you can either: +
-  * Long-press the "''​**GPS position**''"​ menu button {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}};​ +
-  * Open the sub-menu and click on the "''​**Positioning details**''"​ toggle button {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}. +
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} The GPS may require up to few minutes to retrieve your precise location after being turned on.+
  
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-===== The sub-menu =====+===== The Positioning ​menu =====
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-Click on the "''​**GPS position**''" ​menu button ​{{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} to display the sub-menu, containing the following items+Tap the "''​**Position**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​menu button ​to display the menu that contains
-  * The "''​**Dashboard**''" ​button ​{{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} ​opens the positioning details panel+  * "''​**Explorer mode**''"​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} ​activate ​the Explorer mode with perspective view and dashboard
-  * The "''​**GPS ​Position**''" ​button ​{{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} ​opens the positioning details ​panel+  * "''​**GPS ​position**''"​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} ​displays ​the positioning details ​side-view
-  * The "''​**Position toggle**''"​ {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}} ​activates or deactivates ​the positioning; +  * "''​**Track recorder**''"​ {{:icon_05.png?​nolink}} ​allows you [[en:​help:​v2:​tracker|to record your path]]; 
-  * The "''​**Rotate the map (using GPS)**''" ​check-box ​{{:icon_05.png?​nolink}} activates or deactivates the map rotation to make it match your current ​GPS orientation ​(you must be moving); +  * "''​**Barometer**''"​ {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} displays ​the barometer side view (available only on devices with a pressure sensor). 
-  * The "''​**Display distance line**''" ​check-box ​{{:icon_06.png?​nolink}} ​activates ​or deactivates the drawing ​of a line from the map center ​to your current location including its distance+ 
-  * The "''​**Positioning ​status**''" ​check-box ​{{:icon_07.png?​nolink}} ​activates ​or deactivates the display ​of a box on the map giving the most important positioning ​information ​{{:icon_08.png?​nolink}}.+{{ :​en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​positioning-submenu-options.jpg?​nolink}} 
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 +Tap the "''​**Options**''"​ {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} to display the positioning options: 
 +  * "''​**Rotate the map (using GPS)**''"​ {{:icon_08.png?​nolink}} activates or deactivates the map rotation to make it match your current ​direction ​(you must be moving); 
 +  * "''​**Positioning status**''"​ {{:icon_09.png?​nolink}} ​hides or displays ​of the top/left information box containing the most important positioning information. Tap on the settings wheel icon {{:​icon_10.png?​nolink}} ​to choose what information to display at the screen center
 +  * "''​**Track recorder ​status**''"​ {{:icon_10.png?​nolink}} ​hides or displays ​of the top/​left ​information ​box containing [[en:help:​v2:​tracker|the track recorder]] details.
  
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