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 <​sub>​[[en:​help|Online Help]] > [[en:​help:​1.4|AlpineQuest 1.4]] > [[en:​help:​1.4:​maps|Maps]]</​sub>​ <​sub>​[[en:​help|Online Help]] > [[en:​help:​1.4|AlpineQuest 1.4]] > [[en:​help:​1.4:​maps|Maps]]</​sub>​
  
-====== How to use on-board maps with AlpineQuest ​? ======+====== How to use on-board maps ? ======
  
 ==== 1. Place your maps on the device ==== ==== 1. Place your maps on the device ====
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 The easiest way to put maps on your device is using your USB cable and connecting your device to your computer as a mass storage device. On your computer, browse your device like any USB key using the file explorer. The easiest way to put maps on your device is using your USB cable and connecting your device to your computer as a mass storage device. On your computer, browse your device like any USB key using the file explorer.
  
-Even if you can put your maps anywhere you want on your device, it is recommended to place them on the default maps folder of AlpineQuest ​for an easier selection within the application. This default maps folder is usually located on the external memory of the device (on the SD memory card if any), inside the AlpineQuest ​folder, with the path "''​**alpinequest/​maps/​**''"​.+Even if you can put your maps anywhere you want on your device, it is recommended to place them on the default maps folder of the application ​for an easier selection within the application. This default maps folder is usually located on the external memory of the device (on the SD memory card if any), inside the application ​folder, with the path "''​**alpinequest/​maps/​**''"​.
  
-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} If you can't locate the maps folder, open the AlpineQuest's Maps Explorer and have a look at the path on the address bar {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}}. This folder is usually "''​**alpinequest/​maps/​**''",​ but can be "''​**external_sd/​alpinequest/​maps/​**''"​ on some other devices, or anything else.+{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} If you can't locate the maps folder, open the application's Maps Explorer and have a look at the path on the address bar {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}}. This folder is usually "''​**alpinequest/​maps/​**''",​ but can be "''​**external_sd/​alpinequest/​maps/​**''"​ on some other devices, or anything else.
  
-The default maps folder is automatically created by AlpineQuest ​at the first start, you don't have to create it.+The default maps folder is automatically created by the application ​at the first start, you don't have to create it.
  
-==== 2. Select your maps from AlpineQuest ​====+==== 2. Select your maps from the application ​====
  
-Once you have correctly un-linked your device, start AlpineQuest.+Once you have correctly un-linked your device, start the application.
   * Click on the "''​**Maps**''"​ menu item {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} to display the maps sub-menu;   * Click on the "''​**Maps**''"​ menu item {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} to display the maps sub-menu;
   * Select the "''​**Explore maps**''"​ item {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} to open the Maps Explorer;   * Select the "''​**Explore maps**''"​ item {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} to open the Maps Explorer;
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 If you have placed your maps inside a different folder, you can click another time on the "''​**Onboard maps**''"​ provider {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} to display the root folder selection context menu {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}. The default maps folder {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} is listed first, the external memory is listed at the end. If you have placed your maps inside a different folder, you can click another time on the "''​**Onboard maps**''"​ provider {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} to display the root folder selection context menu {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}. The default maps folder {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} is listed first, the external memory is listed at the end.
  
-If you don't exactly know where your maps are located on your external memory, you can check the "''​**Recursive scan**''"​ option {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} and then select the "''​**SD Card**''"​ folder to perform a complete scan of your maps. At the end of the scan, AlpineQuest ​will list all compatible maps found on your external memory (the process can be long depending on the number of files you have on it).+If you don't exactly know where your maps are located on your external memory, you can check the "''​**Recursive scan**''"​ option {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} and then select the "''​**SD Card**''"​ folder to perform a complete scan of your maps. At the end of the scan, the application ​will list all compatible maps found on your external memory (the process can be long depending on the number of files you have on it).
  
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 ====== Changing the external storage path ====== ====== Changing the external storage path ======
  
-AlpineQuest ​tries to detect the external storage of the device when it starts. When available, this external storage is usually located on the SD memory card, otherwise it's on the device memory.+The application ​tries to detect the external storage of the device when it starts. When available, this external storage is usually located on the SD memory card, otherwise it's on the device memory.
  
-However, if you prefer to use another folder, you can change it in the AlpineQuest ​settings:+However, if you prefer to use another folder, you can change it in the application ​settings:
   * Click on the main menu {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} and select the "''​**Settings**''"​ item {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}};​   * Click on the main menu {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} and select the "''​**Settings**''"​ item {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}};​
   * Locate the "''​**SD memory card path**''"​ setting {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} and click on it to manually specify a folder path.   * Locate the "''​**SD memory card path**''"​ setting {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} and click on it to manually specify a folder path.
  
-For example, if you want to use a map folder with the path "''​**/​storage/​extSdCard/​alpinequest/​maps/​**''",​ define the "''​**SD memory card path**''"​ to be "''​**/​storage/​extSdCard/​**''"​ (other sub-folders are automatically added by AlpineQuest).+For example, if you want to use a map folder with the path "''​**/​storage/​extSdCard/​alpinequest/​maps/​**''",​ define the "''​**SD memory card path**''"​ to be "''​**/​storage/​extSdCard/​**''"​ (other sub-folders are automatically added by the application).
  
 {{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} Be sure to restart the application after modifying this setting. {{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} Be sure to restart the application after modifying this setting.

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