Simple GPS Waypoints v2.1.1 - User Guide

November 11, 2011

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Simple GPS Waypoints application to mark places of interest and exporting them later as KML files. KML files may then be displayed on maps by Google Earth. This version also provides a map view of the waypoints and the routes.

WAYPOINT: A waypoint is a place/spot you can mark. The GPS device of your phone provides the latitude, longitude, altitude and the fixing-accuracy. All this information is saved by this application. You may provide a title, URL and a description. Such information is later exported to the KML file. You can also add a waypoint manually with latitude and longitude information.

ROUTE: A route is a sequence of waypoints. The order of the waypoints (the date/time when you mark the waypoint) is significant in a 'route'. You can create multiple routes.

COLLECTION: A collection may contain any number of waypoints and/or routes.


Waypoints, Routes and Collections:


The rest of this document provides quick help for every screen of this application. You can get this information by selecting Help from the main menu of this application.


HOME SCREEN


GPS device should be enabled on your phone's Settings. This app cannot automatically enable GPS.


Pressing the 'Menu' button will present the user with the following options:


MAP VIEWS

On map views, the waypoints are displayed with an yellow pushpin image or a red-dot. The top left icon is the compass. The bottom left icon moves the map to your current location. The bottom right icon moves the map to the last spot in the route or the selected waypoint.

You can switch between the satellite view and the terrain view by selecting “Switch map view” menu item on the main menu.

You can enable Editing Mode, press the “Edit Mode” button on the main menu. To disable Editing Mode, press the “Edits Done” button on the main menu. Disable the editing mode, if you do not want to accidentally drag a waypoint thereby modifying it unintentionally.

In Editing mode, you can add a new waypoint by long-pressing on any spot on the map. You can also move a waypoint to a new location, by dragging the pushpin. The waypoint's co-ordinates are immediately updated with new latitude and longitude.

You can arrive at the map-view in one of the three ways.

  1. View a list of waypoints (press “View on Map” button on main screen)

  2. View a route (long-press on a route on the Routes List screen)

  3. View a waypoint (press the Map icon on the Waypoint Editor screen)

CAVEAT:

When you arrive at the map-view through the Waypoint-Editor screen, you will be able to add new waypoints, but they will not be displayed on that screen.

When you arrive at the map-view from main-screen or from Routes List screen, you will be able to see the waypoints that you add (by long-pressing).



WAYPOINTS LISTING SCREEN

Displays a list of waypoints.

'Unbound' - displays the waypoints that are not part of any route

'Selected' - displays the waypoints that are part of the selected route

'All' - displays all waypoints


Pressing a waypoint: Displays the waypoint details and lets you edit them.

Long pressing a waypoint: Displays a menu and lets you delete the waypoint


Main menu:


ROUTES LISTING SCREEN

Displays a list of all routes.

Main menu:


COLLECTIONS LISTING SCREEN

Displays a list of all collections.

A collection may contain waypoints and routes. It lets you organize your favorite points of interest and also routes (which contain sequenced waypoints).


Main menu:


WAYPOINT EDITOR SCREEN

Displays all information available about the waypoint.

Main menu (Press the menu button on your phone):


You can edit the waypoint's title, add some text in URL or in description. These are for your records. These information are exported to the KML file along with other location information.


ROUTE EDITOR SCREEN

Displays information about the route.


You can press the Menu button on your phone to get to the main menu.

COLLECTION EDITOR SCREEN

Displays information about a "collection"


You can press the Menu button on your phone to get to the main menu.


LIMITATIONS


SCREENSHOTS