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Clicking the search button will bring up a predefined list of categories of places that may be most useful to the typical outdoor fan.
So if you’re not looking for a particular place, you can choose from the list. If you’re looking for a category that’s not in the initial list, type it into the search box, and the Locus autocomplete will offer it to you in a flash.
Tap on a category and all the places in it will be highlighted on the map. As you scroll the map, the next points in the category will load automatically. In the bottom panel, the locations are sorted in a list that you can slide out to the full page and browse locations by name. The first item at the top is highlighted on the map:
If you’re looking for a specific place or address, start typing your query in the search box. As soon as you enter the first letters of your query, Locus already suggests relevant categories and places you searched for earlier. It tries to guess what you are looking for and continuously offers other options containing the given character string:
The choices are offered until you click on something or until you complete your search query.
If you don’t make a selection in the autocomplete and click on the magnifying glass below, Locus starts searching according to the specified string, even in areas that the search engine hasn’t offered before.
The results are displayed in order of importance and sorted in a list below the map. The panel can be enlarged to full screen and browsed again. You can specify the search area by clicking on “Search this area“:
If you move the map elsewhere or zoom out, you can again change the search area by clicking on the button (the results are not automatically loaded on the map in this case).
So you finally found it… When you tap on the specific place you found on the map or in the list, the object is centered on the map, and its detailed information is displayed in the panel below the map.
Use the left arrow on the panel to return to the search, or slide the panel down to end the search.
History Your previously searched queries are offered to you in the whisperer in preference to point categories:
If you no longer use the search items, you can simply delete them from the history.
To see other searching methods, (tap in the top bar):
Locus can search offline addresses in downloaded LoMaps only. If the offline search list is empty you have download a LoMap from Locus Store.
Tapping displays the selected item (city, street) on map directly.
Searches in LoPoints of currently active offline LoMap. The results are sorted by the distance from the map screen cursor.
Shifts the cursor to a defined position on the map.
You can define the location by several methods:
For other options of searching a new location tap button. Here you can set the basic search modules and also use special ones Available only with Premium - via Location selector:
Recently used/viewed locations, points, places, etc. are stored in this tab for future use.
This feature requires Locus Contacts add-on installed
With this add-on, you can display the postal addresses of your contacts on a map. Locus Map reads your contact list, filters contacts with attached addresses and displays them in a table. Select or search which contact to display on a map. In case a contact has two addresses, both are displayed.
Use this search to find points in your own point database.
By default this search returns the nearest points located around your current position - just tap .
To modify your search, add more parameters:
Results are sorted by the distance from the user's location in a table similar to Points manager - here you can select points to display on a map, invert selection etc.
To search and browse LoMaps points of interest, use Points of interest »
Use this search to find routes/tracks in your database.
By default this search returns the nearest routes/tracks passing by your current position - just tap .
Results are sorted by the distance from the user's location in a table similar to Tracks manager and it is possible to work with it in the same way - select tracks to display on map, invert selection etc.
Search in external databases - Wikipedia, What3words and GeoNames/GNS.
Available only with Premium
Wikipedia is a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Those who can access the site and follow its rules can edit most of its articles. Wikipedia is ranked among the ten most popular websites and constitutes the Internet's largest and most popular general reference work.
Locus Map can search in its entries that are geo-tagged, i.e. have defined location:
The results are listed in a table of points. They can be displayed on map or imported for later use. Their details contain URL to the related Wikipedia article.
The displayed nor imported Wikipedia points do not contain full article texts, only links for their online display. Storing Wikipedia articles for their offline use is not possible.
The simplest and best memorable coordinate system in the world. The whole surface of the Earth is divided into a network of 3×3 meters squares. Each square is defined by a unique combination of three words. Name the three words and search the place:
Both services contain huge databases of points of interest and interesting places:
Locus Map handles both databases in one dialog:
Tip for offline search:
Both sites provide freely downloadable data files that can be extracted into the Locus/data/geonames directory. The files appear in the GeoNames search dialog afterward. Select and search 100% offline.