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Measuring distance&area


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
  • road distance measuring - measuring distance of two points along roads and paths
  • track measuring - measuring recorded distance is described in detail in 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.
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Cursor to position line

Another method of easy measuring of the distance between your actual GPS position and any point on the map.

  • 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

Route planner

  • Menu > More functions > Route planner
  • Route planner in manual mode displays distances between inserted route shaping points:
  • total distance between first and last shaping point is displayed in the bottom bar

Road distance measuring

Route planner can be used for measuring road distances too:

  • 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:

Measuring area

Areas are measured by the Route planner too. More info >>

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