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Did you know that … you can update your GPS TwoNav with just a click?

This week in our ‘Did you know…?’ instalment we explain how to keep your TwoNav GPS updated using Land software. In less than one minute you’ll have the latest version of TwoNav on your GPS!

 

 

Many of our users are unaware that, once purchased, the GPS can be constantly updated.

If you use a TwoNav GPS, we offer you free software updates. These updates are published periodically and include new features, corrections of bugs, and performance improvements.

 

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Follow these steps to update your device to the latest version:

1. Download and install LAND software (free software to prepare and analyse tracks):

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2. Connect your GPS to your PC’s USB port. The new device will appear in the ‘Storage files’ section of the data tree.

3. Right click on the name of the GPS in the data tree and select ‘Update TwoNav software’.

4. If there is an update available for your device, a download button will appear. Accept it and ‘TwoNav’ will be updated automatically.

5. At this point your TwoNav will update automatically.

6. After completing the update, just disconnect your device and … get out there and enjoy your adventures!

 

We are attaching a video so you can see how easy it will be for you to update your TwoNav GPS using Land:

Don’t think twice! Update your GPS to the latest version now, and enjoy an enhanced user experience.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorials
Pin Mode

Did you know that… TwoNav features several tools in the Pin mode?

Did you know that… TwoNav features several tools in the Pin mode?

 

This week, on a new instalment of “Did you know that”, we show you how to use TwoNav’s pin mode. Though it generally goes unnoticed, it has a lot of potential, as we’ll show you now.

 

What is TwoNav’s ‘Pin’ Mode?

 

Pin mode

Pin mode is a powerful tool that lets you use very useful information to analyze your surroundings. To activate the pin mode, click and hold on a point on the map.

 

The selected position will be marked on the map with a pin, and a window will open on top showing information on that point (TwoNav will shift from ‘Data’ mode to ‘Pin’ mode).

 

 

What information can I see in ‘Pin’ mode?

 

Main information

 

Depending on what you selected, TwoNav will show one of the following:

 

  • Bearing from your current position to the point selected.

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  • Name of the element selected (if you clicked on a waypoint, track, route, street, POI, etc.).

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  • Coordinates of the point (if no element is selected).

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Secondary information

Pin Mode

 

The second line in ‘Pin’ mode will show the following by default:

 

  • Distance from your current position to the point selected.

 

  • Altitude of the point selected

 

To see more information, you can add more fields from ‘Main menu > Settings > Full settings > Map page > Pin mode’.

 

 

What can I do inside ‘Pin’ mode?

Pin Mode

 

If you click on the top window, you’ll be able to do several things:

 

  • Create an element on the selected point: Waypoint, track or route.

 

  • Edit the properties of the selected point:

 

  • For waypoints: Change the waypoint icon, move the waypoint to a new location, etc.

 

  • For routes: Change the icons of the waypoints that make up the route, edit the route layout, add more waypoints to the route, reverse the route direction, show a graph with altitudes on the route, and more.

 

  • For tracks: Edit the track layout, divide the track into laps, show a graph with altitudes on the track, play back a simulation of the track, etc.

 

  • For maps: See the map’s properties, show the map’s contour, arrange maps into several layers, etc.

 

  • Anchor your selected position: Replace your current position by marking another position on the map. Once set, the information shown in the distance fields will be based on the new, anchored position, not your actual position. Also, if you hit ‘Re-center’, TwoNav will re-center on the anchored reference point instead of your current position.

 

  • Navigate to the selected point: The navigation will start from the current position to the point selected (waypoint, track or route).

 

Pin Mode

Remember that once you mark a location on the map, you can change the position of the pin by clicking elsewhere on the map. The information shown in ‘Pin’ mode will be updated based on the location you mark.

 

To close the ‘Pin’ mode, press the ‘Back’ button on the top bar.

 

 

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

 

  • Download TwoNav (Free, unlimited version)

 

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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

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Did you know that with Land 8 it’s very easy to cut and join tracks to create a solution tailored to your needs?

When you want to design a customised outing or holiday and look for tracks in the area, it’s difficult for these to be perfectly adapted to the distances that you want to cover, the points that you want to leave from or arrive at, etc. In this case, the best idea is to join multiple tracks and/or cut them at the point of interest to you. Practical, isn’t it? It’s also very easy with the tools that the new Land 8 makes available to you.

 

‘Cut tracks’ and ‘Join tracks’ with Land 8

The steps to be followed are simple:

1- Load the 2 tracks you want to mix.

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2- Decide the portions of the tracks that you want to keep and those you don’t.

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3- Cut the tracks so as to separate the “unwanted” sections. To cut a track simply right-click on the cut point and select “Tools > Cut track here”. So, you’ll have to “Cut track here” at the beginning and end of the sections that you do not want to keep on each of the tracks.

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 Note:  Each cut, technically, will generate a new track for you, so you will see new tracks on the data tree.

4- Close the sections of the “unwanted” track. It is best not to close them on the map: i.e. right-click on the stretch of the track on the map and select “File > Close track.”  This will load only those track sections that you want to form part of your final track.

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5- Go to the main menu and select “Edit > Unify tracks”. You will be asked if you want to join them by proximity or time. In this case, the most advisable course is based on proximity. In this way you’ll have your unified track all ready.

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Note: You can also decide whether to keep the two parts of the track marked “Section” on the final track. For simplicity’s sake, say no.

6- The unified track may have a starting point that you you do not want. Selecting a new starting point is very simple: just right click on the new starting point and select “Tools > Start point here”.

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7- Don’t forget to save the final track!

Important:  As always, before starting to edit files, you should make a backup, since it’s easy to make a mistake when modifying them.

 

And remember: if you want to try out this function, you can download the new Land 8 free by here.