Navigation, Waypoints and Tracks

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  • Scattertrans

    This is great! Easy to follow guide.

    One question, now that I've created a couple of routes, how do I delete them? I don't want to have them on my map all the time.

  • Dan

    Hi,

    To delete a route.

     

    Click the Trip Data icon trip_data_icon.png then tap List Tracks/Waypoints

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    Then, click the Options Icon save_icon_waypoints.png and select to display the Nearest Tracks

     

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    Choose the route you want to delete and tap on it.

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    Thank you.

     

    I hope this helps.

     

     

    Dan 

  • Scattertrans

    Sigh - another thing I never noticed. The down arrow to get routes instead of waypoints. I just thot the routes would show up on the waypoint list.

    How do you get anything useful done when people like me ask all these dumb questions. I can't believe the service you provide. OUTSTANDING!!!!!

  • David Francis

    I've just imported 35 track/waypoint files for a forthcoming vacation, but I don't want them cluttering up my screen when I go to either load an existing trip or create a new one. Ideally, they should be grouped under location in a sub-folder. Is it possible to do this and to be able to call them up in BCN without having to move them around with a file manager?

  • Herbert Pokorny

    I imported a large kml file with lots of waypoints, and maybe I got a little carried away. Is there a way to delete a large number of waypoints all at once, or do I have to delete the ones I don'twant one at a time?

  • Dan

    Hi,

    David, TRIP Files were created for that purpose.

     

    Herbert, deleting the trip file you saved it will do the trick.

     

    Here's more about creating trip files : http://support.crittermap.com/entries/23741197-Creating-Loading-Trip-Files-

  • Herbert Pokorny

    Thanks Dan, but best as I can tell, I seem to have imported the waypoints into the default trip database, and not a saved database. Probably not my best moment.

     

     

    Herb

     

  • Dan

    Hi Herb,

     

    did you want to delete all the waypoints in the default trip file that you imported or a select few?

    You would have to manually delete them if you have imported waypoint data in the default trip database that you don't want deleted unfortunately.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Dan

  • Herbert Pokorny

    Hopefully I've learned my lesson and won't repeat this again. I only need about 10-15% of the waypoints I imported, so I guess I'll just bite off bite-sized pieces and delete 10-20 at  time.

     

    As I'm just really starting to learn BN, I'm also just starting to learn Google Earth, so I now realize about setting up a subset of waypoints in Google Earth's My Places that I can then import into BN.

     

    I have to think if I'd even want to do it, but could I uninstall BN, and then reinstall it with a clean slate? I do have a few Pro version add-on maps though,

     

     

    Herb

  • Dan

    Hi Herb,

    You can either delete the default trip and start from scratch (this way, it does not change any of the other settings you have in place, but would still clear your trip data) or you can uninstall it and start all over again but I think the former should work just fine.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Dan

     

  • Brad Sneed

    Bear with me I am very New to the Program.  I have downloaded my waypoints from Google Earth via KML the waypoints do not have the names associated with them.  Did I do something wrong?

    thanks 

    Brad

  • Dan

    Hi Brad,

     

    When you say downloaded from Google Earth, you meant you got them from Google Earth and want to MOVE them to BackCountryNavigator?

    Did you try to IMPORT the .kml format waypoints via the app (BackCountryNavigator)?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Dan

  • Graham Tabain

    Hi Dan,

    I've just subscribed to the Pro version after running the demo for a while.

    I would like to know if it's possible to display the coordinates of the centre cross hairs on the main map screen?

    I use this feature in other mapping apps for planning and identifying locations to plot tracks and routes to. This is generally done 'real time and on the road'. Being able to see the map and the co-ords at the same time would be very useful.

    Thanks and regards, 

    Graham

  • Dan

    Hi Graham,

     

    Have you tried pulling down the compass (just in case you didn't), the coordinates are there or do you really need the to be on the center of the crosshairs? I will need to make a request ticket for this.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Dan

  • James H. Reinholm

    Hi,

    As long as the GPS arrow icon is at the cross-hairs, the pop-up for the compass should track the cross-hair coordinate location. If the GPS location gets off-centered by scrolling the map, you’ll need to re-center it with the My Location button.

    James

  • Andrew Sutherland

    Hey all,


    I organize all my mapping data in Google Earth on my desktop. I export certain things to KML and then import on BCN (pro). 

    For example, I have one KML that contains about 500 provincial rec camp sites, their location and details about them, etc. 

    For my purpose, it'd be ideal to have a "Trip Database" called CAMPING or something like that, to which I can toggle it on and off depending on what's going on.

    Firstly, is there any way to enable multiple trip databases, so I could keep certain items (like 500 rec sites) from always showing, until I toggle them on? Like a layer in GE.

    Secondly, is there a way to edit my trip databases to make mass changes to the waypoints? I would like the rec sites waypoints to have a little camping icon instead of the default triangle, but I don't want to edit 500 of them individually on my phone.

    thanks!!

    Andrew

  • James H. Reinholm

    The BCN app currently allows only one trip database to be shown at a time. But I think this feature can easily be added by letting the user select more than one trip database on the TRIP DATA -> ‘Click to Change Trip Database’ screen before returning to the map screen.

    To toggle your CAMPING data on and off, you might try creating another trip database that combines the CAMPING data with your trip data. Then you can toggle between this trip database and the database that contains trip data only.

    A new feature has been added that allows you to make mass changes to tracks or waypoints in a trip database. These are the ‘batch’ options as explained in section 4.d.iii.2 of the user manual.

    This feature is enabled by clicking the square ‘Select All’ icon on top of the waypoint list screen (TRIP DATA –> List View –> Waypoints). You can then select/unselect waypoints in batches and delete them, or copy them to another trip database. This feature doesn’t include a batch option for setting a waypoint icon for a collection or waypoints. But this can easily be added in a future firmware release, since the basic feature is already in place. (Note that tracks have a few extra batch options, including Color, Export, Show, and Hide.)

  • Andrew Sutherland

    Hey James,

    Thanks for the detailed reply! That's excellent. Do you work for the Critter company? 

    I thought of doing the "one database with it on, one with off" but it just adds complexity. I don't have any issues waiting if something may be added later on. Having the ability to "layer" waypoints/tracks/kmls would be MOST excellent. It'd be similar to Google Earth where you can add and remove layers as you need them.

    I'll check out the batch options in the user manual, but sounds like I will need to wait for icon changing. I tried to pre-modify my KML to include the correct icon BEFORE importing into BCN, but it didn't work for me (probably user error)

    Thanks again,

    Andrew

    PS. Assuming you are with the company, I thought I'd mention that I absolutely LOVE the APRSDroid integration. LOVE. I use APRSDroid all the time, and hate it's offline maps... and the fact I have to view it in a different app than my mapping app. To have the ability to overlay my APRS objects like repeaters and other vehicles right on top of my navigation maps is EXCELLENT! 

  • James H. Reinholm

    It's possible to change all waypoints at once in a GPX or KML file by doing a 'replace all' operation. GPX file changes are explained in: https://crittermap.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/215563623-Icons-for-Waypoints. You just need to replace the name in the <sym></sym> tags.

    For KML files, the name in the 'styleUrl' tags must be replaced. For example the tag for: <styleUrl>#triangle_red</styleUrl> should be changed to: <styleUrl>#camp_site</styleUrl>

    KML files also need an identification tag for the new icon:

    <Style id="camp_site"> <IconStyle> <Icon>
          <scale>1.3</scale>
          <bcnicon>camp_site</bcnicon>
    </Icon> </IconStyle> </Style>

    This can be placed under the <Document> tag on top of the file as shown in the KML sample above.

    Regards,
    James

    PS: You are correct in the assumption that I work for the company, but only part-time at about 10 hours per week. It's one of my remote online jobs.

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