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Did you know that… TwoNav offers the peace of mind of finding your way back at any time?

Despite the multiple navigation functions that TwoNav offers, this week in “Did you know that” we present three options for finding your way back if you get lost.

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The easiest way to find your way back is to simply look on the map and trace back the route you recorded. If this isn’t enough and you’ve gotten yourself lost, follow these steps to find your way back.

  1. In the map window, do a short press on the map to show the tool bar.
  1. Then select ‘Page tools > Go back’.
  1. Finally, select one of the options described below.

GO BACK TO START POINT

To return to the point where you started the activity, press ‘Start point’. Two Nav will calculate the shortest route from your current position to the start point of the track.

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This requires loading a road map (OSM or TomTom). If you don’t have a routable map on your device, TwoNav will calculate a straight line to the start point.

TRACKBACK

Another option to return to the start point is to retrace your steps by navigating the track backwards. In other words, TwoNav will reverse the track you have recorded so far so you can navigate it in reverse.

NOTE: The inverted track will be saved under a different name, with the two tracks stored in separate files (’Original track’ and ‘Trackback’).

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RETURN HOME

If what you want is to finish your activity at that point and go directly home without passing through the start point of the track, hit ‘Home’. This feature is mainly intended for car navigation. TwoNav will calculate the best road route back to your home.

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It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

 

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Did you know that… TwoNav lets you analyze tracks using laps?

This week in “Did you know that…”, we show you how to analyze the laps created in any TwoNav GPS in detail.

As we explained earlier in another installment of “Did you know that…”, TwoNav lets you subdivide the track you’re navigating into laps based on time or distance.

At the end of the activity, if you download Land you’ll be able to analyze your track more accurately thanks to more than 80 data fields and graphs that Land puts at your disposal. Land is the perfect tool for analyzing your workouts or outings in full.

WHAT TYPES OF LAPS ARE THERE?

There are two types of laps:

  • Automatic laps: The track is divided into sections of equal size based on a fixed interval (every kilometer, every hour, etc.).

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  • Manual laps: These are sections of the track that are not necessarily the same size (distance or time). With manual laps, it’s the user who decides where to start a new lap.

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HOW CAN I DISPLAY LAPS?

You’ll be able to see the laps (both manual and automatic):

  • Overlaid on the map

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  • In the data tree

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  • On the listing of laps

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HOW CAN I ANALYZE AUTOMATIC LAPS?

Thanks to Land, you’ll be able to see the automatic laps for your track from the comfort of your home and analyze them using graphs and comparison tables:

  1. Open the track you want to analyze.

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  1. In the map window, open the context menu for the track and select ‘Laps > Autolaps’. Then decide whether to subdivide the track into laps based on time or distance:
  • Autolaps by distance: By default, the track will be divided into 1-kilometer laps.
  • Autolaps by time: By default, the track will be divided into 1-hour laps.

Note: To modify either of the two intervals above (for example, divide the track into 5-kilometer laps instead of 1-kilometer), change it directly by going into ‘Main menu > File > Options > Track > Autolaps’.

  1. Land will also highlight each lap using a different color.

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HOW CAN I ANALYZE MANUAL LAPS?

If the automatic laps aren’t enough to analyze your performance on the track, Land lets you create your own manual laps, meaning you can specify the start and end of each lap  to suit your needs.

  1. Open the track you want to analyze.
  1. In the map window, open the context menu over the point on the track where you want to start a new lap and select ‘Laps > Change of lap here’.

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  1. In addition, Land will highlight the new lap using a different color from the rest of the track.

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Note: You can readjust or erase the area covered by a lap at any time by simply setting a new lap start and end point. To do so, press ‘Move lap start to this point’ or ‘Move lap end to this point’.

  1. If you want to create more laps, repeat the above steps as often as you need.

WHAT FEATURES CAN I USE WITH LAPS?

In addition to creating and analyzing laps, Land offers the following options:

  • Save lap: The selected lap will be saved as an independent track.
  • Unify laps: All of the laps will be merged into a single track.
  • Delete lap: The selected lap will be deleted and the two adjacent points will be joined using a straight line.

It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

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create tracks

Did you know that… TwoNav lets you create tracks using laps?

This week in “Did you know that”, we discuss one of TwoNav’s least known features: dividing tracks into laps.

One of TwoNav’s least known features is the ability to subdivide the track you’re navigating into sections, either by time or distance. These sections are called laps, and they’re very useful when analyzing each section in more detail, letting your improve your performance with every lap.

WHAT TYPES OF LAPS ARE THERE?

There are two types of laps:

  • Automatic laps: The track is divided into sections of equal size based on a fixed interval (every kilometer, every hour…).

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  • Manual laps: These are sections of the track that are not necessarily the same size (distance or time). With manual laps, it’s the user who decides where to start a new lap.

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HOW CAN I CREATE LAPS AUTOMATICALLY?

TwoNav lets you create laps automatically for any type of activity without having to interact with the app, TwoNav will create the laps using your previously specified settings. What’s more, with every new lap, TwoNav will show very useful information on the screen:

  1. Before starting the activity, set up TwoNav to create laps automatically during the activity. Go to ‘Main menu > Settings > Autolaps’ and specify whether to create laps based on time or distance.
  • Autolaps by distance: By default, the track will be divided into 1-kilometer laps.
  • Autolaps by time: By default, the track will be divided into 1-hour laps.

Note: To modify either of the two intervals above (for example, divide the track into 5-kilometer laps instead of 1-kilometer), change it directly by going into ‘Main menu > Settings > Navigation > Autolaps’.

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  1. Start your activity as usual.
  1. When you go over (1 kilometer or 1 hour), TwoNav will display a pop-up window showing highlights from the lap you just completed. This information will help you improve your performance on every lap.

Note: You can specify the information to be shown on this pop-up window by going into ‘Main menu > Settings > Alarms > Lap change’.

HOW CAN I CREATE LAPS MANUALLY?

In contrast, if you want to zero in on your performance, TwoNav gives you the option of defining your own laps. This way, you can decide when to start and finish a lap:

  1. Start your activity as usual.
  1. When you want to create a new lap, just press ‘Page tools > Mark > Lap’.

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  1. TwoNav will then display a pop-up window showing highlights from the lap you just completed. This information will help you improve your performance on every lap.

Note: You can specify the information to be shown on this pop-up window by going into ‘Main menu > Settings > Alarms > Lap change’.

  1. In addition, TwoNav will highlight the new lap using a different color from the rest of the track.
  1. If you want to create more laps, repeat the above steps as often as you need.

HOW CAN I DISPLAY LAPS?

Once they’re created, you can see the laps (both manual and automatic):

  • Overlaid on the map
  • On the listing of laps

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It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

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customise tracks

Did you know that Land and TwoNav let you customise the look of your tracks?

This week in “Did you know…?”, we discuss the many possibilities that Land and TwoNav offer to let you freely customise your tracks so you can get the most out of them.

One of the most powerful tools in Land and TwoNav is track customisation, especially so you can see them clearly over any type of map, even when more than one map is loaded. You can modify tracks from:

  •  The properties of a specific track (the changes will only be applied to that track)
  • The general Land and TwoNav settings (the changes will be applied to every track loaded)

TRACK PROPERTIES

More than anything, any good user of Land or TwoNav loves the endless possibilities our software offers to change how tracks look. These are some of the most important customisation properties:

Track colour

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Track width

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Track line type

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Edit these and many other properties from:

  • Land: ‘Select track > Click on the button bar > Select View category’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Files > Tracks > Select track > Select View category’

Note: These properties will be saved in tracks with the *.TRK format (they will not be saved in tracks with the *.GPX format)

GENERAL LAND AND TWONAV SETTINGS

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Even using the above properties, it’s often hard to know what direction the track is going. If you enable this option, you will see the direction of the track overlaid on top.

Show directional arrows from:

  • Land: ‘Main menu > Options > Tracks > Draw arrows over the track’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Full settings > Map page > Objects on map > Tracks > Draw arrows over the track’

Variable colour tracks

One of the least-known features of Land and TwoNav is the option to show a track with various colours that represent the how a field changes over the course of a route (altitude, speed, slope, time, heart rate…).

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This tool provides visual cues to give you an overall idea of the track. In other words, if you select the “Altitude” field, Land/TwoNav will show you the altitude along the track route (the brighter the colour, the higher the altitude at that point).

Enable the track gradient from:

  • Land: ‘Button bar > Track variable color’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Full settings > Map page > Objects on map > Tracks > Track variable color’

Look of the navigated track

If you’re navigating, Land and TwoNav let you highlight the track so you don’t have to strain your eyes and can instead enjoy your outdoor activities.

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Of the many possibilities available, we would like to point out the option of showing the current track with a double line, of changing its thickness, or even its colour:

  • Land: ‘Main menu > Options > Navigation > Tracklog’.
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Full settings > Map page > Objects on map > Tracks > Navigated track’
Track colour by laps

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If a track is divided into laps, open it and you can analyse the track laps with visual cues that show each lap in a different colour. To change the colour of a lap, go directly into that lap’s properties and change its colour:

  • Land: ‘Select lap > Click Properties on the button bar > Select View category’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Files > Tracks > Select track > Lap analysis > Select lap > Properties’

Both Land and TwoNav let you analyse automatic segments, in which case they will be shown in alternating colours. To turn off the alternating colours, press ‘Automatic laps on map’ in the advanced settings.

It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

 

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Did you know that Land 8… allows you to use information from a vector map to create a track automatically?

The third edition of our “Did you know that Land 8…?” section, following the same line as in previous weeks, brings you a function that is both practical, simple, and, thus far, unknown to many: how to take advantage of information from a vector map to automatically create a track. Enjoy it!

The new Land 8 will allow you to use the information available on a vector map to automatically create a track. It’s a very simple function, but, to make this possible the vector map on which you work needs to be “routable;” i.e. to have network information that can be used for automatic route calculation. TwoNav’s OSM and TomTom maps, for example, are “routable” maps, making them perfect to create tracks more easily.

To create a track, follow these steps:

1- In the map window, open the context menu at the exact location where you want to create the new reference.

2- Select ‘New> Start track here’. The first point of the track will be created in that position.

3- In the vector editor, press ‘FastTrack’.

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4- You will then see some arrows at each intersection. Each arrow indicates a direction to choose. Select the way you want to go at each intersection.

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5- Repeat the same action at each intersection until you reach your destination.

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6- You can also draw the entire track at one time by using the ‘Control’ button while selecting the destination. Land 8 will calculate the fastest route and generate the entire track from your current position until the selected destination.

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And remember: if you want to try out this function, you can download the new Land 8 free by here.
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Did you know that Land 8… lets you create your own customized maps?

After a successful first edition, we continue today with our “Did you know that Land 8…?” section, presenting you with a very useful and important function: creating your own custom map of a particular area with the new Land 8. In addition to being practical, it’s a very simple function!

The creation of the map of a particular area with Land 8 can be carried out based on any map that is not copyright-protected. However, with on-line maps it is especially useful, because they are very large maps that give you lots of possibilities when it comes to choosing the area you need. Land 8 offers a selection of online maps of different countries and types (topo, ortho, OSM …) that opens up a huge range of possibilities.

The steps for the creation of your custom map are:

1- Open the online map (or any other raster map that does not have a copyright)

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2- Activate the selection tool.

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3- Select the area and click on “Create new map for this area”.

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4- If you have files loaded as waypoints, routes or tracks, you can choose whether you want them to be superimposed on the resulting map.

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5- Give it a name and select the format (we recommend rmap, for its performance and compatibility with all platforms).

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6- Wait (it can take hours if you have chosen a very large area).

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7- Now you have a new new map that does not require a connection to function and that you can place on your TwoNav!

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And remember: if you want to try out this function, you can download the new Land 8 free by here.
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Did you know that Land 8… lets you customize windows and toolbars?

We’re rolling out a section that will really interest you. As you know, the new Land 8 maintains the features of the previous Land (when something works well, why change it?) but they are presented and managed in a much more intuitive way. In the coming weeks we will be showing you these little innovations that make it an even more responsive program. Here we have the first edition for you!

Did you know that with Land 8 you can customize windows and toolbars?

Land has several windows and toolbars that you can customize.

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You can show or hide different elements from the main toolbar, basically the following:

  • Data Tree
  • Properties window
  • Graphics window

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In addition to showing or hiding, you can also choose what position they are shown in:

  • Right
  • Left
  • Below
  • Floating

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This can be selected by clicking on the right mouse button.

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When there is more than one window on one side, you can select whether they appear in tabs or stacked.

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You can reselect by right clicking on the name of a window.

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The favorite bars and viewing tools can also be customized:

– Favorites: show/hide

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– Viewing tools: vertical / horizontal.

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The “window” section from the main menu also allows you to enable / disable the main windows, as well as to access the advanced tools, like:

  • Create New Window: Open a new independent map window to have more than one view at the same time
  • Thumbnail: Overview of all the elements loaded.
  • Zoom: A close-up of the place indicated by the cursor.
And remember: if you want to try out this function, you can download the new Land 8 free here.

By David Albert
Product Manager, TwoNav