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-<​sub>​[[en:​help|Online Help]] > [[en:​help:​v2|AlpineQuest 2.x]]</​sub>​+<​sub>​[[en:​help|Online Help]] > [[en:​help:​v2|AlpineQuest 2.x]] > Positioning</​sub>​
  
 ====== Positioning ====== ====== Positioning ======
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-The GPS position allows you to display ​your real location on the map.+The application is able to use the navigation satellite systems (GNSS) chip available in most devices and locate ​your real-time location on the map. Depending of your device capabilities,​ your location can be computed using the GPS, the GLONASS or the Galileo systems, or a mix of them.
  
-Most devices now have a GPS chip which is used to compute this location. GPS provides ​precise location ​while not using any cellular network. However, it must have a clear access to the sky, meaning that it cannot be used indoor.+The GNSS provides ​an usually ​precise location, and does not require ​cellular network ​coverage. However, it must have a clear access to the sky, meaning that it cannot be used indoor.
  
-{{ :en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​submenu.jpg?nolink}}+{{:icon_help.png?​nolink}} ​If your device doesn'​t have any GNSS chip, or if this one is disabled in the Android settings, the network location (much less precise) may be used.
  
-{{:icon_help.png?​nolink}} ​If your device doesn't have a GPS chipor if this one is turned off in the Android settings, the network location (much less precise) may be used.+To turn on the real-time positioning and display your location on the map, you can either: 
 +{{ :en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​positioning-submenu.jpg?​nolink}} 
 +  * Long-press the "''​**Positioning**''"​ {{:icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​menu button; 
 +  * Tap the "''​**Positioning**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu buttonand on the "''​**Positioning details**''"​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} toggle.
  
-To turn on the GPS positioning and display your real location on the map, you can either: +{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} The GNSS systems ​may require up to few minutes to retrieve your precise location after being turned on.
-  * Long-press the "''​**GPS position**''"​ menu button {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}};​ +
-  * Open the sub-menu and click on the "''​**Positioning details**''"​ toggle button {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}. +
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} The GPS may require up to few minutes to retrieve your precise location after being turned on.+
  
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-===== The sub-menu =====+===== The Positioning ​menu =====
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-Click on the "''​**GPS position**''" ​menu button ​{{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} to display the sub-menu, containing the following items+Tap the "''​**Position**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​menu button ​to display the menu that contains
-  * The "''​**Dashboard**''" ​button ​{{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} ​opens the positioning details panel+  * "''​**Explorer mode**''"​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} ​activate ​the Explorer mode with perspective view and dashboard
-  * The "''​**GPS ​Position**''" ​button ​{{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} ​opens the positioning details ​panel+  * "''​**GPS ​position**''"​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} ​displays ​the positioning details ​side-view
-  * The "''​**Position toggle**''"​ {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}} ​activates or deactivates ​the positioning; +  * "''​**Track recorder**''"​ {{:icon_05.png?​nolink}} ​allows you [[en:​help:​v2:​tracker|to record your path]]; 
-  * The "''​**Rotate the map (using GPS)**''" ​check-box ​{{:icon_05.png?​nolink}} activates or deactivates the map rotation to make it match your current ​GPS orientation ​(you must be moving); +  * "''​**Barometer**''"​ {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} displays ​the barometer side view (available only on devices with a pressure sensor). 
-  * The "''​**Display distance line**''" ​check-box ​{{:icon_06.png?​nolink}} ​activates ​or deactivates the drawing ​of a line from the map center to your current location including its distance (see {{:icon_07.png?​nolink}} ​below)+ 
-  * The "''​**Positioning ​status**''" ​check-box ​{{:icon_07.png?​nolink}} ​activates ​or deactivates the display ​of a box on the map giving the most important positioning ​information ​{{:icon_08.png?​nolink}}.+{{ :​en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​positioning-submenu-options.jpg?​nolink}} 
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 +Tap the "''​**Options**''"​ {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} to display the positioning options: 
 +  * "''​**Rotate the map (using GPS)**''"​ {{:icon_08.png?​nolink}} activates or deactivates the map rotation to make it match your current ​direction ​(you must be moving); 
 +  * "''​**Positioning status**''"​ {{:icon_09.png?​nolink}} ​hides or displays ​of the top/left information box containing the most important positioning information. Tap on the settings wheel icon {{:icon_10.png?​nolink}} ​to choose what information to display at the screen center
 +  * "''​**Track recorder ​status**''"​ {{:icon_10.png?​nolink}} ​hides or displays ​of the top/​left ​information ​box containing [[en:help:​v2:​tracker|the track recorder]] details.
  
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 The "''​**GPS position**''"​ menu button {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} icon and color let you know the current state: The "''​**GPS position**''"​ menu button {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} icon and color let you know the current state:
  
-{{:en:help:1.4:geolocation:​menu-off.jpg?​nolink}} ​ When the icon is white, the GPS positioning is turned off. Long-press the button to turn it on.+{{:en:help:v2:positioning:positioning-menu-off.jpg?​nolink}} When the icon is white, the GPS positioning is turned off. Long-press the button to turn it on.
  
-{{:en:help:1.4:geolocation:menu-on-locked.jpg?​nolink}} ​ When the icon is green, the GPS positioning is turned on and the current location is displayed at the map center (or being retrieved). Long-press the button to turn it off.+{{:en:help:v2:positioning:positioning-menu-on.jpg?​nolink}} When the icon is green, the GPS positioning is turned on and the current location is displayed at the map center (or being retrieved). Long-press the button to turn it off.
  
-{{:en:help:1.4:geolocation:menu-on-unlocked.jpg?​nolink}} ​ When the icon is green with a lock key, the GPS positioning is turned on and the current location is currently not displayed at the map center (you'​re looking somewhere else on the map). Click on the button to center the map on the current location.+{{:en:help:v2:positioning:positioning-menu-unlocked.jpg?​nolink}} When the icon is green with a lock key, the GPS positioning is turned on and the current location is currently not displayed at the map center (you'​re looking somewhere else on the map). Click on the button to center the map on the current location.
  
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 ===== The on-map positioning ===== ===== The on-map positioning =====
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-{{ :​en:​help:​1.4:​geolocation:​on-map-positioning.jpg?​nolink}} 
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 When turned on, the GPS will try to compute your location based on the information retrieved from GPS satellites. When turned on, the GPS will try to compute your location based on the information retrieved from GPS satellites.
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 +{{ :​en:​help:​v2:​positioning:​positioning-on-map.jpg?​nolink}}
  
 If the "''​**Positioning status**''"​ option is checked, an information box {{:​icon_08.png?​nolink}} lets you know how much satellites have been found yet. In this case, ''​**4/​8sats**''​ means that ''​**8**''​ satellites have been found in the sky, and ''​**4**''​ are being used to compute the current location. If ''​**0**''​ satellites are being used, then the current location has not been found yet. If the "''​**Positioning status**''"​ option is checked, an information box {{:​icon_08.png?​nolink}} lets you know how much satellites have been found yet. In this case, ''​**4/​8sats**''​ means that ''​**8**''​ satellites have been found in the sky, and ''​**4**''​ are being used to compute the current location. If ''​**0**''​ satellites are being used, then the current location has not been found yet.

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