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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]] > Orientation & Compass</​sub>​
  
 ====== Orientation & Compass ====== ====== Orientation & Compass ======
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 To turn on the compass, you can either: To turn on the compass, you can either:
-  * Long-press the ''"​**Compass**"'' ​menu button ​{{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}};​ +  * Long-press the ''"​**Compass**"''​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​menu icon
-  * Click on the sub-menu toggle {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}}.+  * Tap the sub-menu toggle {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}}.
  
 {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​submenu.jpg?​nolink}} {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​submenu.jpg?​nolink}}
  
-The ''"​**Compass**"'' ​menu button ​{{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} color lets you know the current state:+The ''"​**Compass**"''​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​menu icon color lets you know the current state:
   * When the icon is white, the ''"​**Compass**"''​ is turned off. Long-press the button to turn it on;   * When the icon is white, the ''"​**Compass**"''​ is turned off. Long-press the button to turn it on;
   * When the icon is green, the ''"​**Compass**"''​ is turned on. Long-press the button to turn it off.   * When the icon is green, the ''"​**Compass**"''​ is turned on. Long-press the button to turn it off.
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 ===== The compass menu ===== ===== The compass menu =====
 \\ \\
-Click on the "''​**Compass**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu button to display the compass menu, composed of the following items: +Tap on the "''​**Compass**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu button to display the compass menu, containing ​the following items: 
-  * The "**''​Compass''​**" {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} button opens the compass ​details window+  * The "''​**Compass**''​" {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} button opens the compass ​view
-  * The "**''​Compass toggle''​**" {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} lets you turn on or off the compass ​feature ​easily; +  * The "''​**Compass toggle**''​" {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} lets you turn on or off the compass easily; 
-  * The "**''​Display ​compass''​**" {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} check-box controls either or not to display a compass {{:​icon_08.png?​nolink}} on the map; +  * The "''​**Rotate the map (using ​compass)**''​" {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} check-box controls either or not to rotate ​the map based on the compass north to match the real direction you are looking at
-  * The "**''​Rotate ​the map''​**" {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} check-box controls either or not to rotate the map based on the compass ​north to match the real direction you are looking at+  * The "''​**Display compass on the map**''​" {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} check-box controls either or not to display a compass ​{{:​icon_08.png?​nolink}} on the map
-  * The "**''​Current heading''​**" {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} check-box controls either or not to display an information box {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} on the map with your current heading.+  * The "''​**Current heading**''"​ {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} check-box controls either or not to display an information box {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} on the map with your current heading.
  
-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} You can un-check both "**''​Display ​compass''​**" and "**''​Rotate ​the map''​**" check-boxes to display ​a small current ​heading arrow {{:​icon_09.png?​nolink}}.+{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} You can un-check both "''​**Rotate the map (using ​compass)**''​" ​{{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} ​and "''​**Display compass on the map**''​" ​{{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} ​check-boxes to display ​your current ​[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Field_of_view|field of view]] ​{{:​icon_09.png?​nolink}}
 + 
 +{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} You can replace the field of view {{:​icon_09.png?​nolink}} display by a heading line {{:​icon_10.png?​nolink}} from the main application [[en:​help:​v2:​settings|settings]],​ under "''​**Current heading display**''"​.
  
 {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​on-map-orientation.jpg?​nolink }} {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​on-map-orientation.jpg?​nolink }}
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 \\ \\
-The ''"​**compass view**"'' ​gives you the following information:​+The ''"​**compass view**"'' ​contains ​the following information:​
   * The ''"​**direction to the north**"'',​ pointed by a red arrow {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}}.   * The ''"​**direction to the north**"'',​ pointed by a red arrow {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}}.
   * The ''"​**precise heading**"''​ arrow {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}},​ when this one is between -20° and +20°, including mils graduation;   * The ''"​**precise heading**"''​ arrow {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}},​ when this one is between -20° and +20°, including mils graduation;
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 ===== The compass settings ===== ===== The compass settings =====
 \\ \\
-By default, the compass has a moving rose and graduations (the ''"​**Topochaix**"''​ style). You can change it to a moving needle ​and still graduations {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}}:​ +By default, the compass has a moving rose and graduations ​{{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​(the ''"​**Topochaix**"''​ style). You can change it to a moving needle ​with still graduations {{:icon_05.png?​nolink}}:​ 
-  * Click on the ''"​**Settings**"''​ {{:icon_01.png?​nolink}} icon to open the settings dialog; +  * Tap on the ''"​**Settings**"''​ {{:icon_02.png?​nolink}} icon to open the settings dialog; 
-  * Click on the style list {{:icon_02.png?​nolink}} and select ''"​**Standard**"'';​ +  * Tap on the style list {{:icon_03.png?​nolink}} and select ''"​**Standard**"'';​ 
-  * Click on ''"​**OK**"''​ {{:icon_03.png?​nolink}}.+  * Tap on ''"​**Ok**"''​ {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}}.
  
-If you need the magnetic north direction instead of the true north, or if you believe that your device already applies the declination offset {{:icon_05.png?​nolink}},​ you can turn this computation off: +If you need the magnetic north direction instead of the true north, or if you believe that your device already applies the declination offset {{:icon_06.png?​nolink}},​ you can turn this computation off: 
-  * Click on the ''"​**Settings**"''​ {{:icon_01.png?​nolink}} icon to open the settings dialog; +  * Tap on the ''"​**Settings**"''​ {{:icon_02.png?​nolink}} icon to open the settings dialog; 
-  * Un-check ''"​**Compute declination to get true north**"''​ {{:icon_06.png?​nolink}};​ +  * Un-check ''"​**Compute declination to get true (geographical) ​north**"''​ {{:icon_07.png?​nolink}};​ 
-  * Click on ''"​**OK**"''​ {{:icon_03.png?​nolink}}.+  * Tap on ''"​**Ok**"''​ {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}}.
  
 {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​settings.jpg?​nolink }} {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​settings.jpg?​nolink }}
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 ===== Problems with the compass ===== ===== Problems with the compass =====
- +\\ 
-==== Compass won't turn on ====+**Compass won't turn on**\\
 {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​sensor-error.jpg?​nolink}} {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​sensor-error.jpg?​nolink}}
-\\ +If you can't turn on the compass, it means that your device doesn'​t have a built-in magnetic sensor, which is required to get the direction of the north. Recent versions ​of the application display ​this message when this case occurs:\\ 
-If you can't turn the compass ​on, it means that your device doesn'​t have a magnetic sensor ​built in, which is required to get the direction of the north. Recent versions ​confirm it by displaying ​this message when trying to turn on the compass:+Note that you can still use the map rotation using the GPS (if available), from the [[en:help:​v2:​geolocation|Positioning]] menu.
  
-Note that you can still use the map rotation using the GPS (if available), from the GPS Location menu. +**Compass gives incorrect direction**\\ 
- +When using the application compass (just like with mechanical compass), be sure to handle your device in the horizontal position, the screen ​facing the sky.\\ 
-\\ +If you still get wrong directionit usually ​means that the magnetic sensor ​needs to be calibrated. This is fast and easy:
- +
-==== Compass gives incorrect direction ​==== +
-\\ +
-When using the application compass (just like with mechanical compass), be sure to handle your device in the horizontal position, the screen ​looking up. +
- +
-\\ +
- +
-=== Compass need to be calibrated === +
-\\ +
-When you get wrong directions from the compassyou usually ​just need to calibrate ​the magnetic sensor. This is fast and easy:+
   * Turn on the compass;   * Turn on the compass;
-  * Turn your device in the air in all directions;+  * Rotate ​your device in the air in all directions;
   * Done!   * Done!
 {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​problems-declination.jpg?​nolink}} {{ :​en:​help:​v2:​orientation:​problems-declination.jpg?​nolink}}
-\\ 
- 
-=== Wrong magnetic declination === 
-\\ 
-If calibrating the compass doesn'​t help, or if you see a strange constant offset in the direction, check the magnetic declination {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}}. As explained above, the application needs to know your approximate current location to compute a valid magnetic declination. Most of the time you just need to be sure that the map points your current location to fix your problem. 
  
 +**Wrong magnetic declination**\\
 +If calibrating the compass doesn'​t help, or if you see a strange constant offset in the direction, check the magnetic declination {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}}. As explained above, the application needs to know your approximate current location to compute a valid magnetic declination. Most of the time you just need to be sure that the map points your current location to fix your problem.\\
 If you still believe the computed declination is incorrect or already applied by your device, you can turn off this computation as explained in the settings sections. If you still believe the computed declination is incorrect or already applied by your device, you can turn off this computation as explained in the settings sections.
  
-\\ +**Inverted poles**\\
- +
-=== Inverted poles === +
-\\+
 On some devices, when changing the screen orientation of 180° (jumping to the opposite screen orientation,​ ie landscape right to landscape left without the intermediate portrait orientation),​ the compass direction is inverted. Be sure to always select the portrait orientation,​ even temporarily. On some devices, when changing the screen orientation of 180° (jumping to the opposite screen orientation,​ ie landscape right to landscape left without the intermediate portrait orientation),​ the compass direction is inverted. Be sure to always select the portrait orientation,​ even temporarily.
  
-\\ +**Sensor issues**\\
- +
-=== Sensor issues ​=== +
-\\+
 In addition to the magnetic sensor, your device may use other sensors to compute a precise and noiseless north direction. Some sensors may not work or may not be as reliable as expected on some devices and some may be wrongly reported as available. In some cases, changing the default orientation computation method may provide a better accuracy. In addition to the magnetic sensor, your device may use other sensors to compute a precise and noiseless north direction. Some sensors may not work or may not be as reliable as expected on some devices and some may be wrongly reported as available. In some cases, changing the default orientation computation method may provide a better accuracy.
  
 To do so: To do so:
-  * Click on the ''"​**Settings**"''​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} icon to open the settings dialog; +  * Tap on the ''"​**Settings**"''​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} icon to open the settings dialog; 
-  * Click on ''"​**More**"''​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}};​ +  * Tap on ''"​**More**"''​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}};​ 
-  * Click on the currently used ''"​**Sensor**"''​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} and choose another one; +  * Tap on the currently used ''"​**Sensor**"''​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} and choose another one; 
-  * Click on ''"​**Ok**"''​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}.+  * Tap on ''"​**Ok**"''​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}.
  
 The list of available sensors depends on the device and system version, but usually contains: The list of available sensors depends on the device and system version, but usually contains:

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