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Default search in Locus Map is a Google-powered online search of addresses and places.
To see other searching methods, (tap in the top bar):
Locus Map remembers your last-used method and offers it directly when you tap Search next time.
Search results are displayed in a list ordered by the distance from your position. If there is a single result, it is shown directly on the map.
Default online address searching engine can be changed in Locus settings >>
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 position by several methods:
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.
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 »
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.