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-====== Landmarks ====== 
  
-The Landmarks feature allows you to save, retrieve and display on the map various items like locations and paths. 
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-The application allows you to save and restore landmarks from and to various support, including off-line files (GPX, KML, LOC) on the memory card and on-line storage (AlpineQuest Community Landmarks). 
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-===== The Landmarks Menu ===== 
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-The Landmarks Menu gives you an easy access to all landmarks related features. 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks_submenu.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-Click on the Landmarks Menu button {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} to display the menu. You'll then find the following items: 
-  * "''​**Explore landmarks**''"​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} opens the Landmarks Explorer that allows you to manage your saved landmarks; 
-  * "''​**Create a landmark**''"​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} allows you to create new landmarks; 
-  * "''​**Displayed landmarks**''"​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} shows the displayed landmarks list that allows you to manage displayed landmarks (available only if landmarks are displayed); 
-  * "''​**Control time**''"​ {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} shows the time controller panel for all displayed tracks (available only if time-tagged landmarks are displayed). 
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-The following settings are also available in the Landmarks menu: 
-  * "''​**Landmarks labels**''"​ {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} controls whether or not to display the labels of landmarks displayed on the map; 
-  * "''​**Target information**''"​ {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} controls whether or not to display the target information box (if any landmark is targeted). 
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-===== Waypoints ===== 
-A waypoint is a particular location marked on the map and the most common type of landmark. 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​preview-waypoint.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-By default, they are only represented by a small purple circle, but they can be named and have different colors or icons. 
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} From the Landmarks Menu, you can specify if the names of waypoints must be displayed on the map. You can also configure the display size from the application settings. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-waypoint#​how_to_create_a_waypoint|How to create a waypoint?​]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-waypoint#​how_to_edit_a_waypoint|How to edit a waypoint?​]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​custom-icons|How to use custom icons?]]\\ 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​preview-set.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-===== Sets of waypoints ===== 
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-Waypoints can be grouped into sets allowing an easier management. Sets are very useful when handling many waypoints of a common theme. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-set#​how_to_create_a_set_of_waypoints|How to create a set of waypoints?​]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-set#​how_to_add_move_or_delete_points_of_a_set|How to add, move or delete points of a set?]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​sorting|How to sort waypoints in sets?]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​grouping|How to group waypoints in sets?]] 
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-===== Routes ===== 
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-Routes are ordered lists of waypoints. All points of routes can be edited like any waypoint. Routes are mainly useful when preparing a journey. 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​preview-route.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-Routes are displayed with a line joining all the waypoints. 
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} From the Landmarks Menu, you can specify if the names of waypoints must be displayed on the map. You can also configure the display line thickness from the application settings. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-route#​how_to_create_a_route|How to create a route?]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-route#​how_to_add_move_or_delete_points_of_a_route|How to add, move or delete points of a route?]] 
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-===== Tracks ===== 
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-Tracks are lists of locations representing a path. A track can be composed of multiple sub-lists, called segments. Additionally,​ a track can contain waypoints giving information about the surrounding places. 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​preview-track.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-Tracks are displayed as simple lines. If the locations contain time information,​ the time of the bounds are also displayed. 
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} You can configure the display line thickness from the application settings. 
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-Tracks are usually recorded using the [[en:​help:​1.4:​tracker|Location Tracker]], but they can also be manually created. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​local-create-track#​how_to_manually_create_a_track|How to manually create a track?]] 
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-Once recorded, created or downloaded, tracks can be followed, allowing the application to warn you if you're getting too far away from the planned path. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​follow-path|How to follow a path?]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​statistics|Statistics on tracks]] 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​preview-alert.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-===== Proximity alerts ===== 
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-Proximity alerts allow you to be warned when you approach an area. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​proximity-alerts|How to use proximity alerts?]] 
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-===== Sharing locations ===== 
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-You can easily share locations to others, using for example text messages (SMS). 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​sharing|How to share locations?​]] 
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-===== Supported on-board landmark formats ===== 
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-By default, the application uses its own file format for storing landmarks, which provides: 
-  * Fast saving and loading times (compared to XML formats like GPX and KML); 
-  * Small saved size (compared to XML formats like GPX and KML); 
-  * Compatible with various data, like pressures and accuracies (GPX and KML are not); 
-  * Compatible with polygons / areas (GPX is not); 
-  * Compatible with colors and styles (GPX is not); 
-  * Easily extensible. 
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-This default format won't be recognized by other applications,​ however you can easily export your landmarks to other widely compatible formats. 
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-<​html><​center></​html>​ 
-^ Supported on-board landmark formats \ Operations ​ ^  Read files  ^  Export tracks ​ ^  Write files  ^ 
-| **Default**\\ Waypoints, routes, areas, tracks ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  | 
-| [[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks#​gpx_files_support|GPX]] version 1.1\\ Waypoints, routes, tracks ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  | 
-| [[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks#​kmlkmz_files_support|KML]] version 2.2\\ Points, polygons, tracks ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes<​sup>​1</​sup> ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | 
-| [[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks#​kmlkmz_files_support|KMZ]] version 2.2\\ Points, polygons, tracks ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes<​sup>​1</​sup> ​ |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | 
-| [[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks#​csvtsv_files_support|CSV / TSV]]\\ Waypoints ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | 
-| [[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks#​loc_files_support|LOC]]\\ Waypoints ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | 
-| WPT (OziExplorer)\\ Waypoints ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | 
-<​html></​center></​html>​ 
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-<​sup>​1. Includes few icons and style elements. AlpineQuest won't retrieve any items stored online. Not compatible with ground overlays.</​sup>​ 
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-==== GPX files support ==== 
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-The application is fully compatible with standard GPX files, and supports few extensions (including for Geocaching). This format is widely used in various personal and professional applications. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​format-gpx#​how_to_create_gpx_landmarks|How to create GPX landmarks?​]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​format-gpx#​how_to_convert_landmarks_to_the_gpx_format|How to convert landmarks to the GPX format?]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​format-gpx#​how_to_export_tracks_in_gpx_format|How to export tracks in GPX format?]] 
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-==== KML/KMZ files support ==== 
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-The application is compatible with most landmarks from KML/KMZ files, including: 
-  * Points, paths, polygons, tracks and multi-tracks;​ 
-  * Colors and some point icons. 
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-The following items are //not// supported: 
-  * Ground overlays; 
-  * Items stored online (directions,​ '​ClampToGround'​ elevations, online styles, icons and images). 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​format-kml#​how_to_export_tracks_in_kml_format|How to export tracks in KML format?]] 
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-==== CSV/TSV files support ==== 
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-The application provides a powerful import and export process for CSV ("​Comma-separated values"​) and TSV ("​Tab-separated values"​) files. These formats allow an easy data manipulation using spreadsheet applications like MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc. 
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-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​format-xsv#​how_to_import_csvtsv_landmarks|How to import CSV/TSV landmarks?​]]\\ 
-[[en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks:​format-xsv#​how_to_export_csvtsv_landmarks|How to export CSV/TSV landmarks?​]] 
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-==== LOC files support ==== 
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​landmarks_loc_details.jpg?​nolink}} 
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-AlpineQuest is fully compatible with ''​.LOC''​ files from [[http://​www.geocaching.com|www.geocaching.com]] (you don't need a premium account to download them). These files allow you to have the exact locations of geocaches while being offline, however they don't support descriptions or comments. 
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-The quickest way is to download all planned ''​.LOC''​ geocache files using your PC, and save them in a particular folder on your SD card (you don't need to rename the ''​.LOC''​ files since the geocache names are included in the file contents). 
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} While using your mobile device for downloading the files, be careful to correctly download the ''​.LOC''​ files and note the complete web-pages of the geocaches, which won't be displayed in AlpineQuest. 
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-Then, using AlpineQuest,​ browse the folder containing the ''​.LOC''​ files, long-click on the first one, and select "''​**Display all**''"​ to display all the geocaches on the map. Geocaches are displayed using a particular icon. 
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-If you have access to the Internet, you can also visit the web-pages of the geocaches by clicking on the link displayed in the details window of a ''​.LOC''​ file. There, you will have access to the description and comments. 
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-On the right is the details you can get on a ''​.LOC''​ file in AlpineQuest. 

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