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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