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’.
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.
5- Repeat the same action at each intersection until you reach your destination.
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.
7- Once finished, hit ‘Close edition’.