Purpose of feature: specify transient settings for display of the Map subpage.
Behaviour is the first section of the Settings mainpage. It's placed uppermost, as it's probably this one you'll be using most often.
It has four pickers plus five ON-OFF switches to adapt the display of all maps (current and history). Their default setting after installation is shown below. All can be set mutually independently, and are saved every time you press the home button.
Any of the selections described below can be made, irrespective of whether corresponding registration has actually found place.
For example, setting the Show wind markers switch ON doesn't require that any wind registration was done. On the other hand, for a windmarker to be shown, a wind registration must have been done and the Show wind markers switch must be ON.
Descriptions of map display options and map screendumps throughout this manual in some cases dont mention or illustrate all display features.
The options are:
|None (fastest)||no pins are shown - giving a bare track display|
|All (slowest)||all events are shown as colored pins|
|Wind||show pins where wind-direction and -force are registered|
|Current||show pins where current-direction and -force are registered|
|Weather & waves||show pins where weather or wave conditions are registered|
|Temp & visibility||show pins where temperature or visibility conditions are registered|
Eventpins give access to Hrs-Dist-Avs calculations on maps, plus options to show, edit and delete events from maps.
Defines with what interval Periodic pins should be shown on maps, measuring from the start of each track.
The purpose of periodic pins is to give access to Hrs-Dist-Avs calculations on maps, as well as to give an overall impression of travel progress.
Yacht racers will probably prefer a high frequency - and long distance sailors a lower one.
In the screenshot below, there is four grey pins - one is dark grey (it's a Periodic events pin), the three light grey pins are Periodic pins:
Above, one of these were tapped. A similar popup appears when tapping the dark grey pin:
but here a disclosure button ( i in a circle) appears - tap it to open a Action on event menu.
Periodic event pin (dark grey) - if any were recorded - overlays periodic pins (light grey). Periodic pins are transient (not recorded), are not events, and only appears on maps.
The options are:
|Option||Track sections are drawn blue where|
|None||never (all track sections are drawn red)|
|Speed above AvS||the speed is above average track speed|
|Sails set||the event attribute Sails signals sails are set (at any level)|
|Sails only||the event attribute Sails signals sails are set and attribute Engine signals engine is not running|
|Engine running||the event attribute Engine signals engine is running (at any level)|
|Engine only||the event attribute Engine signals engine is running and attribute Sails signals sails are not set|
|Sails and engine||the event attribute Sails signals sails are set and attribute Engine signals engine is running|
|No sails or engine||the event attribute Sails signals sails are not set and attribute Engine signals engine is not running - detects missing event attributes settings (missing start / stop events)|
The options are:
|Option||Wind- and currentmarkers drawn|
|Modern||as colored arrows|
|Classic||in classic fashion|
Wind- and currentmarkers apply to all events, where Wind direction and force and Current direction and force respectively is registered in an Event editor.
What style to select is a matter of taste, as well as extend and nature of maps. The examples in the Introduction illustrate the two styles.
Sets a limit for how long time a map is allowed to be drawn. This ensures that the app isn't locked for an unfair long time when constructing very large and complex maps.
A map covering a time range of two years with all show settings ON was requested.
|Switch||Function when ON||Note|
|Show wind markers||windmarkers in the selected markerstyle are shown for events where Wind direction and force is registered||A|
|Show current markers||currentmarkers in the selected markerstyle are shown for events where Current direction and force is registered||A|
|Show weather & waves icons||icons are shown for events where weather and/or waves conditions are registered||B|
|Show temp & visibility icons||icons are shown for events where temperature and/or visibility conditions are registered||B|
|Show Boat & MaxSpeed pin||a black sailboat sprite moves around chronologically, from first to last plot - AND a black pin indicates location of maximum speed for the track(s) shown||C|
A) Markers scale according to current zoom level - when you zoom in, the markers grow accordingly.
B) Icons also scale - within limits - to follow the zoom level.
C) Aspects regarding this switch:
Imagine the simulator sailing along equator heading west.
With regular intervals registration of wind conditions are done. The wind-direction is constantly from North, and the wind-force increases for each observation, going from 0 Beaufort (Calm) all the way up to 12 Beaufort (Hurricane).
With larger intervals registration of current conditions are also done. The current-direction is constantly from Port side, and the current-force increases for each observation, going from nil all the way up to >5knots | >2.5m/s. This is shown like:
The color scheme follows this convention.
Same track as above, but in classic style:
On the equator trip registrations of weather & waves conditions are also done.
The weather conditions are show below as icons on starboard side leftwards according to this list:
Eventpins are shown here. Icons North of these pins are moved a bit away for readability.
The wawes conditions are show above as icons on port side leftwards according to this list:
Finally, on the equator trip registrations of temperature & visibilities conditions are done.
The temperature conditions are show below as icons on starboard side leftwards according to this list:
The small, black icondots indicate which locations the icons relate to.
The visibility conditions are show as above icons on port side leftwards according to this list:
If both the Show weather & waves icons and the Show temp & visibility icons switch is set ON, the equator trip displays like:
When two icons must be shown at the same side, then weather & waves icons are placed inside temp & visibility icons.
When all four switches are set ON, the map display could become quite crowded:
There is no icondot for the rightmost icons - to not hide the 'no wind' and the 'no current' markers (hollow circles).
In many cases it will be best not to activate all switches simultaneously, but instead switch back and forth between Map settings and Map display.
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