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-====== Measuring Distance ======+{{ :manual:user_guide:ic_path_add_new_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Measuring distance&area ======
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-There are three ways of measuring the distance between two points in Locus Map:+===== Measuring distance ===== 
 +There are three methods of measuring the distance between two points in Locus Map:
   * **beeline measuring** - measuring of straight distance between two points   * **beeline measuring** - measuring of straight distance between two points
-  * **road measuring** - measuring distance along the road.  +  * **road distance measuring** - measuring distance of two points along roads and paths 
-  * **track measuring** - measuring distance that was passed is described in detail in [[manual:user_guide:tracks:recording|track recording >>]] +  * **track measuring** - measuring recorded distance is described in detail in [[manual:user_guide:tracks:recording|track recording >>]]  
 +==== Beeline measuring ==== 
 +=== Quick distance measuring === 
 +The quickest way of measuring the distance between **any two points on the map screen**. 
 +  * go to //Settings > Controlling > Map screen > Two-finger measuring// - check 
 +  * measure distance by touching the screen with two fingers at once. Magnifiers will help you place the measuring points precisely.\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:functions:quick_measure.jpg }}
-The first and second method is provided by the **Add new route&Measure** feature: +=== Cursor to position line === 
-  * <wrap box>Menu More Add new route & Measure</wrap> +Another method of easy measuring of the distance between your **actual GPS position** and **any point on the map**. 
-  * <wrap box>the function can be added to the [[manual:user_guide:functions:panel|Function panels]] for quick launch</wrap>+  * go to //Settings Maps Auxiliary graphics Cursor to position line// - switch it ON 
 +  * a line with the distance and azimuth stretches between your position and the map cursor\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:functions:measure2.jpg?nolink |}}
-The feature displays additional controlling items to the main screen as is described in **[[manual:user_guide:tracks:planning#route_planning_screen|Route planning >>]]**:+=== Route planner === 
 +  <wrap box>Menu > More functions > **Route planner**</wrap>\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:functions:measure4.jpg?nolink |}} 
 +  * [[manual:user_guide:tracks:planning#set_your_drawing_mode|Route planner in manual mode]] displays distances between inserted **route shaping points**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:functions:measure5.jpg?nolink |}} 
 +  * **total distance** between first and last shaping point is displayed in the **bottom bar** 
 +==== Road distance measuring ====
-===== Measuring instructions ===== +**[[manual:user_guide:tracks:planning|Route planner]]** can be used for measuring road distances too:
-  * **make necessary settings** - e.g. select routing service if you want to measure road distance using route calculation +
-    * //Menu > Settings > Navigation// +
-    * or //route computing dialog > navigation settings// +
-  * **set starting point** +
-    * shift //map screen center// at the desired spot - quite accurate method +
-    * select location by the //[[manual:user_guide:tools:location|location selector]]// - depending on selected method the starting point location can be defined very precisely, e.g. by coordinates or postal address +
-    //quick add// - fastest method but not accurate, places points on the map by plain tapping your finger +
-  **add waypoints** - use any of above mentioned methods to add waypoints - a **measuring line** stretches between each waypoint showing the distance, the **total distance** is displayed in the upper left corner. Tapping the digit changes its units (//m > ft > yd//) +
-  * **remove waypoints** - use in case you want to start a different measuring - you can go back by removing points and then repair the measuring by adding new ones. Or you can delete whole route by tap-and-hold.+
-<WRAP round tip >**Route computing** - useful for exact road measuring. Turn it on, add waypoints and Locus Map will compute the route between them smoothly along the roads**Always turn the computing function first before you want to compute route between two new waypoints, not vice versa!**</WRAP>+  set some of **automatic modes** 
 +  * tap in the **starting point** 
 +  * **shift cursor at the final spot** 
 +  * **add a route shaping point** - you can add as many as you need 
 +  * **a route is drawn** between points along roads and paths according to your selected drawing mode 
 +  * **road distance** is displayed in the bottom bar:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:functions:measure6.gif?nolink |}} 
 +===== Measuring area ===== 
 +Areas are  measured by the **[[manual:user_guide:tracks:planning#measuring_area|Route planner]]** too. **[[manual:user_guide:tracks:planning#measuring_area|More info >>]]**
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