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Old 04-27-2017, 11:23 AM   #24
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Two things for you:

1) Export to RideWithGPS
I know you use RideWithGPS so you'll be pleased to know you can upload your tracks directly from Locus Map to RideWithGPS. Instructions are here.

2) Vector maps contain searchable data.
Vector maps can contain searchable data like Points Of Interest (POI). Locus Map has a Nearest Points function that lists nearby POIs like amenities, shelters, viewpoints, etc.

Here's an example of how to use Nearest Points followed by a very simple example of how to navigate to a selected POI.

You're standing at the western end of Marcy Dam. You want to know more about the nearby POIs. Specifically, you want to go to Marcy Dam #2 Lean-to.
  1. Tap the Map Content tab to reveal its menu.
  2. Tap Nearest Points to display a list of POIs sorted in order of distance from your location. A small blue arrow shows the POI's direction.
  3. Tap the entry for Marcy Dam Lean-to #2 to display its information.
  4. Tap the Navigate button in the lower menu to create a route to the lean-to.
  5. Your choice of transportation is Hike and you're traveling from the Map Center to Marcy Dam #2 Lean-to. Tap the blue Navigate button and the router will calculate a route.
  6. The route is displayed along with the estimated distance (294 m) and travel time (< 10 minutes). It also shows the first right turn will be in 109 meters. It also (optionally) speaks the instructions and the first thing it says is "Let's go!"

FWIW, the routing function might only be available in the paid version.



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