Travel Compass GPX - iOS GPS is an application for travel, navigation and tracking even in the absence of the Internet and connection.

 

Travel Compass allows you to preload maps of the intended area of ​​travel and walks and store them for an unlimited amount of time.

The application has a choice of style and scale of displayed and saved maps.

Travel Compass allows you to preload maps of the intended travel and walking area and store them for an unlimited amount of time.

The application has a choice of style and scale of displayed and saved maps.

Travel Compass GPX- can work as a tracker of your walks and trips. You can record, export, import, store, as well as continue previously recorded tracks in .gpx format. The application supports all import and export methods available for your device with services and applications in the .gpx format.

It is possible to view one or several tracks in any application mode, including the recording mode of another track.

You can plot, save and edit points on the map by simply clicking on your position on the map, or create a point anywhere else.

It is possible to select any saved point from the list for navigation and on the compass scale you will be shown the direction of movement and distance to this point, as well as the ability to exchange with any service or application that supports the GPX format.

 

The application has a lot of settings for displaying the desired information or for completely disabling it - coordinates, height, speed, course, scale, zoom, distance to the selected point.

There are options for managing storage and automatically updating saved maps.

You can adjust the quality of the recorded track, the distance between points on the track.

There are modes for maximum battery saving, with a given track quality, both in the background of the application and in the active state.

Traveler Compass GPX

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Traveler Сompass and GPS tracker .gpx
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MOBILE APPLICATION PRIVACY POLICY

Traveler Compass was created by Sergey Bezdenezhnykh (referred to as “Sergey Bezdenezhnykh” or “We”) as a commercial application. By using this application, you accept our privacy policy.
This Privacy Policy sets out what information the app collects and how we use it.
1. We define personal information as information that can be used to locate or identify the person to whom it belongs.
2. We do not collect any personal data.
3. We do not ask for your email address or telephone number.
4. We do not sell content.
5. We do not require registration to use our application.
6. Your location data is used only for displaying your position on the map or recording tracks and is not transferred anywhere.
7. Recorded points and tracks can only be transferred by you, the application does not do this on its own.
8. We do not send you emails.
9. We do not read your data from your device disk.
10. We do not send any data to the Internet.
11. We do not share any data with third party services.
12. We will not compromise the security of your personal information.
13. There will be no privacy policy updates for this app.
This policy is valid from 2020-08-01

user manual

1. Map screen
User Interactions:
- Pinch - zooms in or out on the map.
- Rotation - Changes the map direction based on the user rotating two fingers in a circular motion.
- Single tap to point - opens a menu that allows you to delete a point or make it active. The menu contains coordinates.
- Single tap to user location - opens a menu allowing you to put a passive or active point.
- Long tap to map - set point at the point of pressing.
- Double tap - zooms scale in on the map.
- Two-finger tap - zooms out on the map.
- Pan Scrolls - scrolling map.
- Two-finger drag - adjusts the pitch of the map
- One-finger zoom - Tap twice; on second tap, hold your finger on the map and pan up to zoom in, or down to zoom out.
-Tap on the user's position will open a menu with information about the current coordinates or the current distance of the track when recording a track.
In the change, you can put a waypoint in the current position or start or stop recording a track. In the recording state, the right button turns green.
-Clicking the callout hides or shows buttons.
Tapping a waypoint will open a menu with the point's name and coordinates. the point can be made active or deleted from the menu. Tap on the leader will bring up the menu for editing the point name and coord.
 
Compass limb:
 
- true north
-  magnetic north
- bearing to active point

Indicators:

There are two round indicators in the upper right part:
- left indicator green when recording waypoint
- the right indicator is green for a good magnetic field and orange for a weak magnetic field (compass readings may not be accurate).
Under the indicators there is a digital indicator of the course of movement of the device.
Control buttons:
- Limb - show or hide the compass.
- North - rotate map true north to device header.
- Settings - go to settings screen.

- Points - go to the screen with saved points.
- Tracks - go to the screen with saved tracks and start recording a track.
- Load - go to the screen with saved maps or load the current map.
 
Map modes:
- None - the map does not follow the user location.
- Center - the map follows the user location. 

- Head - the map follows the user location and rotates when the  phone heading changes. User location annotation displays a fan-shaped indicator with the current heading. The heading indicator represents the direction the device is facing, which is sized according to the reported accuracy.
This tracking mode is disabled if the user pans the map view, but remains enabled if the user zooms in. 
- Course - the map follows the user location and rotates when the course changes. Course represents the direction in which the device is traveling. 
This tracking mode is disabled if the user pans the map view, but remains enabled if the user zooms in. 
2. Offline maps screen
Loading maps:
On the main screen, select the desired area and press "load".
Enter the name of the map and the maximum zoom (optional). Click the download icon.
Warning! The download size is limited by the maps provider to 6,000 tiles. Do not increase the maximum zoom unnecessarily.
When you receive a warning about oversize - reduce the area or zoom out and reload.
Or download the desired area in parts.
The downloaded map will be kept until you delete it yourself.
Downloaded maps are used automatically and reduce internet traffic.​ 
You can view the map by clicking on the line, or get information by clicking the info icon.
To increase performance and reduce Internet traffic, the used cards are stored in a temporary cache.
The cards that have not been used for a long time are automatically deleted from the cache.
You can completely clear the cache from the settings screen (not recommended).
3. Points screen
The name and coordinates of the points can be edited on the screen.
Clicking on the line causes the point to be shown on the map screen.   Clicking on "i" - shows the point editing window.
- active point. For the active point the bearing is shown on the compass.
- passive point. Click the icon to change.
-Setting point activity - click on a point on the map.
select the icon from the drop-down menu.
 
-You can choose which points to show.
4. Tracks screen
The screen has several modes:

- viewing recorded tracks:
Select one or more tracks and click "done".

- track recording:
Click "start", recording will begin, displaying the track in red. During recording, the previously selected tracks will also be displayed in orange.
After clicking "start", the track name input menu will open (optional).

- continuation of a previously recorded track:
Select only one track to continue and click "Continue" - the selected track will continue from the most recent waypoint.

-Export and import of tracks and waypoints (to be described later)
Warning!  Track recording is possible in the background.
In the settings menu you can set the mode "save battery". In this mode, the location manager will only run periodically with reduced accuracy - this will save your battery.
5. Settings screen
The screen has settings:
- map style
- disable unnecessary information elements
- you can enable automatic updating of downloaded maps and enable clearing the temporary cache (not recommended).
The temporary cache stores the last used maps, this reduces Internet traffic and increases performance. Cards that have not been used for a long time will be deleted automatically.
- there are track quality settings:
the approximate distance between waypoints and a minimum turn angle filter for setting an additional waypoint. If you do not need to draw in detail the turns on the map, set the angle filter = 0, the filter will be turned off.


Compass settings:
the compass has three modes of operation:
- Magnetic - used device magnetometer.
- Gyro - the gyroscope of the device is used. With the buttons G+ and G- you can adjust the direction of the gyroscope (compass).
- Auto - a magnetometer with gyroscope stabilization is used, when the magnetic field is weak (orange indicator), it automatically switches to the gyroscope.
6. Importing Tracks and Waypoints
Example download from  https://www.openstreetmap.org/    (other download methods are supported)
-open the track in the browser and click download, choose "Open in Traveler Compass", the track will open in the app:
 

- another option is to save the track to the download folder.
- click the file and it will open in the application, after which it can be marked active for display.

 

 
7. Export Tracks and Waypoints
-Mark the tracks or waypoints to be imported and click save.
-A screen will open with a choice of file transfer options, you can choose any method of sending convenient for you.
- You can save the file to a folder or iCloud Drive, later share the track from there.