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Settings mainpage - Map settings

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General (toc)

The Settings mainpage is divided into four sections.

Map settings - section one - is 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.

Map settings defaults

Settings mainpage - Map settings

Any of the selections described below can be made, irrespective of whether corresponding registration has actually found place, and whether the corresponding switch in the Use event attributes section is ON or OFF.

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.

Show eventpins picker (toc)

Show eventpins picker

The options are:

Option Function
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.

Show periodic pins picker (toc)

Show periodic pins picker

Defines with what interval Periodic pins should be shown on maps, measuring from the start of each track. The options are:

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.

Periodic pins (toc)

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:

Periodic pins example

Above, one of these were tapped. A similar popup appears when tapping the dark grey pin:

Periodic pins example

but here a disclosure button (  i   in a circle) appears - tapable to open a Callout dialog.

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.

Blue sections picker (toc)

Blue sections picker

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 Change of sail signals sails are set (at any level)
Sails only Change of sail signals sails are set and attribute Change of engine signals engine is not running
Engine running the event attribute Change of engine signals engine is running (at any level)
Engine only Change of engine signals engine is running and attribute Change of sail signals sails are not set
Sails and engine Change of sail signals sails are set and attribute Change of engine signals engine is running
No sails or engine Change of sail signals sails are not set and attribute Change of engine signals engine is not running - detects missing event attributes settings (missing start / stop events)

Markerstyle picker (toc)

Markerstyle picker

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.

The switches (toc)

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:

Showing wind- and currentmarkers (toc)

Showing wind- and currentmarkers in modern style (toc)

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:

Wind- and currentmarkers in modern style

The color scheme follows this convention.

Showing wind- and currentmarkers in classic style (toc)

Same track as above, but in classic style:

WWind- and currentmarkers in classic style

Showing icons (toc)

Showing weather & waves icons (toc)

On the equator trip registrations of weather & waves conditions are also done.

The weather conditions are show as icons on starboard side and changes according to this list:

Weather & waves icons

Eventpins are shown here. Icons North of these pins are moved a bit away for readability.

The wawes conditions are show as icons on port side and changes according to this list:

Showing temp & visibility icons (toc)

Finally, on the equator trip registrations of temperature & visibilities conditions are done.

The temperature conditions are show as icons on starboard side and changes according to this list:

Temperature & visibility icons

The small, black icondots indicate which locations the icons relate to.

The visibility conditions are show as icons on port side and changes according to this list:

Showing all icons (toc)

If both the Show weather & waves icons and the Show temp & visibility icons switch is set ON, the equator trip displays like:

All icons

When two icons must be shown at the same side, then weather & waves icons are placed inside temp & visibility icons.

Showing everything (toc)

When all four switches are set ON, the map display could become quite crowded:

Everything

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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