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 |{{:settings_pen_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#logging|Logging]]|Customize logging options and create or modify your logging signature| |{{:settings_pen_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#logging|Logging]]|Customize logging options and create or modify your logging signature|
 |{{:settings_sdcard_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#offline_data|Offline Data]]|Configure the data to be saved for offline use, the storage location and directories for GPX files.| |{{:settings_sdcard_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#offline_data|Offline Data]]|Configure the data to be saved for offline use, the storage location and directories for GPX files.|
-|{{:settings_arrow_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#navigation|Navigation]]|Select your default navigation and set other external navigation apps|+|{{:settings_arrow_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#navigation|Routing / Navigation]]|Configure offline routing, chose preferred navigation methods  and select external navigation apps|
 |{{:settings_nut_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#system|System]]|Configure app directories and other system specific settings| |{{:settings_nut_black.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#system|System]]|Configure app directories and other system specific settings|
 |{{:settings_backup_white.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#backup|Backup & Restore]]|Perform backup and restore of cache/waypoint data and program settings| |{{:settings_backup_white.png?nolink|}}|[[settings#backup|Backup & Restore]]|Perform backup and restore of cache/waypoint data and program settings|
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 In the first section of the service settings you can configure the connection to the different supported geocaching platforms. In the first section of the service settings you can configure the connection to the different supported geocaching platforms.
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-Furthermore you can use the service menu to configure the connection to the following additional services, which are available in c:geo afterwards::+Furthermore you can use the service menu to configure the connection to the following additional services, which are available in c:geo afterwards: 
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 ^ Service ^ Description ^ ^ Service ^ Description ^
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
 |Select Map Source|This allows you to define the map, which shall be used in all map functions of c:geo. The menu will contain all available online maps as well as the offline map files found in your offline map directory. \\ You can change this setting also directly from the live map by tapping the map layer icon and selecting another [[..mapsources|map source]].| |Select Map Source|This allows you to define the map, which shall be used in all map functions of c:geo. The menu will contain all available online maps as well as the offline map files found in your offline map directory. \\ You can change this setting also directly from the live map by tapping the map layer icon and selecting another [[..mapsources|map source]].|
-|Info on Offline Maps|This info item will provide you more detailed information about supported [[..offline#offline_maps|offline map]] formats and a link to our [[http://faq.cgeo.org|FAQ]].| +|Info on Offline Maps|This info item will provide you more detailed information about supported [[..offline#offline_maps|offline map]] formats and a link to the [[..:offlinemaps|offline map tutorial]] in this user guide.
-|Directory with offline maps|Here you can configure the directory, which contains your Mapsforge [[..offline#offline_maps|offline map]] files.\\ \\ :!: The automatic scan might not be able to search in all directories/storage. In case your map directory is not found automatically, please use the ''Choose directory'' button shown after the scan is completed.| +|Download offline map|This will open the c:geo map downloader, where you can download new offline maps from various sources or update already installed mapsDetails are described in [[..:offlinemaps|the offline map tutorial]] of this user guide.| 
-|Info on Map Themes|This info item will provide you more detailed information about supported offline map themes and a link to our [[http://faq.cgeo.org|FAQ]].|+|Directory with offline maps|Here you can configure the directory, which contains your Mapsforge [[..offline#offline_maps|offline map]] files.| 
 +|Info on Map Themes|This info item will provide you more detailed information about supported offline map themes and some more hints for best practice.|
 |Map Themes Directory|Here you can configure the directory, which contains your offline map themes.| |Map Themes Directory|Here you can configure the directory, which contains your offline map themes.|
-|Scale Map Text|This function has been removed meanwhile.|+|Synchronize themes|In case you experience a slow performance when opening the map, you can use this option to synchronize your theme folder into an app private storage. This will increase the access speed but consume a bit more data storage.\\ \\ :!: Please make sure your theme folder does not contain any unrelated (large amount of) data before enabling this feature!|
 |Map rotation (Google Maps)|You can switch rotation of the map according to device heading off/on or enable manual rotation.\\ \\ :!: This function is currently only available for Google Maps.| |Map rotation (Google Maps)|You can switch rotation of the map according to device heading off/on or enable manual rotation.\\ \\ :!: This function is currently only available for Google Maps.|
  
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
-| Show Waypoints |Here you can set the limit for showing waypoints of (saved) caches on the map.\\ If less than the selected amount of caches are displayed on the visible map area, their waypoints are shown additionally. You can either use the slider to set the value or tap on the number to set a new value. //(Default: 20)//|+| Show Waypoints |Here you can set the limit for showing waypoints of (saved) caches on the map.\\ If less than the selected amount of caches are displayed on the visible map area, their waypoints are shown additionally. You can either use the slider to set the value or tap on the number to set a new value. //(Default: 10)//|
 | Hide Waypoints |These sub items allow to hide certain waypoint types on the map:\\ 1. Hide original waypoints: If a cache has modified listing coordinates assigned and thus a waypoint automatically created, which contains the original listing coordinates, this function will hide this original coordinate waypoint.\\ 2. Hide parking waypoints: Enabling this option will hide all waypoints of the type “Parking”.\\ 3. Hide visited waypoints: Enabling this option will hide all waypoints, which are marked as visited by the user in c:geo.\\ //(Default: All off)//| | Hide Waypoints |These sub items allow to hide certain waypoint types on the map:\\ 1. Hide original waypoints: If a cache has modified listing coordinates assigned and thus a waypoint automatically created, which contains the original listing coordinates, this function will hide this original coordinate waypoint.\\ 2. Hide parking waypoints: Enabling this option will hide all waypoints of the type “Parking”.\\ 3. Hide visited waypoints: Enabling this option will hide all waypoints, which are marked as visited by the user in c:geo.\\ //(Default: All off)//|
 | Zoom includes waypoints |If this setting is enabled the zoom level will include all waypoints of a cache, if you open a map for a single cache. //(Default: Off)//| | Zoom includes waypoints |If this setting is enabled the zoom level will include all waypoints of a cache, if you open a map for a single cache. //(Default: Off)//|
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
-|Show direction|Activating this option will show a directional line (or a routed line if routing options are installed) on the map between your current position and the navigation target.\\ You can activate the direction line by opening the map for a single cache or selecting a cache on the map and activating the feature in the cache popup window now shown on the map (the latter is only applicable for offline maps). //(Default: Activated)//| 
 |Show history track|With this option you can activate a track showing your position history (your movement) on the map. //(Default: Deactivated)// \\ \\ :!: Please be aware, that this will only be accurate as long as you use the map and have GPS enabled and will have gaps or jumps in case you switch your device to standby or deactivate GPS. If you would like a more reliable track recording you should rather use a specialized app.| |Show history track|With this option you can activate a track showing your position history (your movement) on the map. //(Default: Deactivated)// \\ \\ :!: Please be aware, that this will only be accurate as long as you use the map and have GPS enabled and will have gaps or jumps in case you switch your device to standby or deactivate GPS. If you would like a more reliable track recording you should rather use a specialized app.|
 |History track max. length| Allows to raise the amount of track points available for the history track. Once the limit is reached the oldest recorded points will be removed if new points are recorded. Raising the limit however allocates more memory. //(Default: 700 points)//| |History track max. length| Allows to raise the amount of track points available for the history track. Once the limit is reached the oldest recorded points will be removed if new points are recorded. Raising the limit however allocates more memory. //(Default: 700 points)//|
-|Calculate route|With this setting you can select the maximum distance up to which a route is calculated and shown on the map between your position and the selected cache. You can either use the slider to set the value or tap on the number to set a new value. //(Default: 10km)// \\ \\ :!: This function requires the [[.:utilityprograms|Brouter helper app]] to be installed on your device.| +|Big icons for logged caches|If enabled the map will show big emoticons for logged caches instead of the cache type iconA restart is required after changing this setting. //(Default: Deactivated)//|
-|Show straight distance|If the setting is active, the straight distance to the target will be shown additionally to the routed distance while routing is active. //(Default: Deactivated)//|+
 ==== Map behavior ==== ==== Map behavior ====
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 |Direction line|The direction line is a straight or specific routed navigation path (if the [[.utilityprograms|BRouter]] app is installed) from your current position towards a selected cache or waypoint (navigation target).| |Direction line|The direction line is a straight or specific routed navigation path (if the [[.utilityprograms|BRouter]] app is installed) from your current position towards a selected cache or waypoint (navigation target).|
 |Individual route|An individual route is a collection of caches or waypoints you selected sequentially by long tapping them on the map. This function can be used to plan your caching trips by drawing a route from one cache/waypoint to another. The long tap function needs to be enabled in [[.settings#map_behavior|map behavior settings]].| |Individual route|An individual route is a collection of caches or waypoints you selected sequentially by long tapping them on the map. This function can be used to plan your caching trips by drawing a route from one cache/waypoint to another. The long tap function needs to be enabled in [[.settings#map_behavior|map behavior settings]].|
-|Individual track|The individual track is a track or route you imported from a GPX file in the [[.livemap#top_bar_menu|live map menu]]. It can be used to visualize a given track you want to follow.|+|GPX track/route|The GPX track/route you imported from a GPX file in the [[.livemap#top_bar_menu|live map menu]]. It can be used to visualize a given track you want to follow.|
 |Circle|If activated in the [[.livemap#map_settings|map setting menu on the map]] c:geo will show circles with a distance of 1/10 mile (161 meters) around all physical waypoints (i.e. traditional caches, physical stages of a cache, mystery caches with corrected coordinates). This is the minimum distance placed caches need to have on geocaching.com and these circle might be helpful when you are planning to hide a new cache and are looking for a position.| |Circle|If activated in the [[.livemap#map_settings|map setting menu on the map]] c:geo will show circles with a distance of 1/10 mile (161 meters) around all physical waypoints (i.e. traditional caches, physical stages of a cache, mystery caches with corrected coordinates). This is the minimum distance placed caches need to have on geocaching.com and these circle might be helpful when you are planning to hide a new cache and are looking for a position.|
 +|Accuracy circles|This is a small circle drawn around your current position. It represents the uncertainty of your GPS position.|
  
  
-==== Mapsforge API ==== +==== Other map settings ==== 
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
-|Old Mapsforge V3|Since June 2018 c:geo supports a newer version of the Mapsforge libraries. As some functions of these new libraries are still under development, you can revert back to the old Mapsforge v3 libraries by activating this option in case of need.\\ It is however highly recommended to use the newer libraries due to a wider support of offline maps and better performance. //(Default: Deactivated)//|+|Multi-threaded (OSM)|When activated the OSM map renderer uses multiple threads on your device processor to render the map. This will speed up map drawing but might in rare cases lead to drawing problems. It should be deactivated if you encounter problems in map display. //(Default: Activated)//|
  
 ===== Logging ===== ===== Logging =====
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
-|GPX Export Directory|Select the directory where GPX file exported from c:geo will be stored. //(Default:/cgeo/gpx)// \\ \\ :!: c:geo must have write permission on the selected directory. Therefore please make sure you select a folder from your internal memory but not from your SD card. | +|GPX Folder|Select the directory where GPX file exported from c:geo will be stored. //(Default:/cgeo/gpx)//|
-|GPX Import Directory|Select the directory where c:geo will search for GPX file to be imported into c:geo.|+
  
 ==== Database and Geocache data ==== ==== Database and Geocache data ====
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 ===== Navigation ===== ===== Navigation =====
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 +==== Offline Routing ====
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 +^ Menu item ^ Description ^
 +|Calculate route|With this setting you can select the maximum distance up to which a route is calculated and shown on the map between your position and the selected cache. You can either use the slider to set the value or tap on the number to set a new value. //(Default: 10km)//|
 +|Show straight distance|If the setting is active, the straight distance to the target will be shown additionally to the routed distance while routing is active. //(Default: Deactivated)//|
 +|Use internal routing|Activating this menu option will use the c:geo internal brouter enginge, instead of making use of the external helper app "Brouter". c:geo will then also handle download and regular update of routing tiles. The external app is not needed anymore if this settings is activated.//(Default: Deactivated)//|
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 +^ Menu item ^ Description ^
 +|Folder with BRouter routing data|If you use the internal routing engine, this defines the folder where routing tile data will be stored. You can either manually store/move the data into this folder or use the c:geo internal (automatic) downloader to download the needed routing tiles //(Default: Subfolder routing/segments4 below the c:geo base folder)//|
 +|Automatic download|Once activated c:geo will inform you, in case routing tile data for routing request (if you create an individual route or set a waypoint as target) is missing and offer to download it automatically into the folder defined above.//(Default: Deactivated)//|
 +|Update interval|If the automatic download is activated c:geo can also check periodically whether new routing tile data is available on the BRouter server and remind you to perform an update. You can set the update reminder interval here. You can set it to 0 to deactivate the update reminder //(Default: 30)//|
 +|"Walk" profile|You can define which of the available Brouter routing profiles shall be used for the navigation type "Walking"|
 +|"Bike" profile|You can define which of the available Brouter routing profiles shall be used for the navigation type "Bicycle"|
 +|"Car" profile|You can define which of the available Brouter routing profiles shall be used for the navigation type "Car"|
 +==== Navigation Tools ====
  
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-==== Geolocation & Orientation ====+==== Base folder, Geolocation & Orientation ==== 
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
 +|Base folder for public local data|Here you can modify the base folder c:geo uses to store all its user accessible data (e.g. GPX-exports, offline logs, offline maps, etc.). \\ :!: We recommend to use ''/cgeo/'' on an internal non-removable storage.|
 |Use Google Play Services|On devices equipped with Google Play Services, c:geo can automatically use a better geo location provider to get better location results and reduce the battery consumption.\\ \\ :!: If you want to use an external Bluetooth GPS receiver you have to disable this option!\\ :!: On some devices Google Play Services are available but not working reliable. If you experience localization problems or no GPS reception at all, try disabling this option.| |Use Google Play Services|On devices equipped with Google Play Services, c:geo can automatically use a better geo location provider to get better location results and reduce the battery consumption.\\ \\ :!: If you want to use an external Bluetooth GPS receiver you have to disable this option!\\ :!: On some devices Google Play Services are available but not working reliable. If you experience localization problems or no GPS reception at all, try disabling this option.|
 |Active low-power mode|The low power mode avoids using GPS and the gyroscope sensor in situations where a highly accurate location is not strictly necessary (e.g. on cache lists) at the cost of longer fixing times once high accuracy is needed again. It can help to enhance battery life in some situations.\\ We however recommend to keep this option switched off to have the highest possible accuracy which is desirable for Geocaching in general. :-)| |Active low-power mode|The low power mode avoids using GPS and the gyroscope sensor in situations where a highly accurate location is not strictly necessary (e.g. on cache lists) at the cost of longer fixing times once high accuracy is needed again. It can help to enhance battery life in some situations.\\ We however recommend to keep this option switched off to have the highest possible accuracy which is desirable for Geocaching in general. :-)|
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 ^ Menu item ^ Description ^ ^ Menu item ^ Description ^
 |Restore|This function will restore the newest available backup. The date/time of the newest backup available will be shown here. In a next step during the restore process you can choose, whether you want to restore the caches and/or the program settings. \\ \\ :!: Restoring a backup will **replace**  all caches and/or app settings by those contained in the backup. Be aware of that, when using this function.| |Restore|This function will restore the newest available backup. The date/time of the newest backup available will be shown here. In a next step during the restore process you can choose, whether you want to restore the caches and/or the program settings. \\ \\ :!: Restoring a backup will **replace**  all caches and/or app settings by those contained in the backup. Be aware of that, when using this function.|
-|Restore different backup|With this menu item you can select another available backup but the newest one to be selected for restoring. After tapping here a directory selector will be shown listing the existing backup directories named with date and time below ''/cgeo/backup/'' as c:geo created them during your backup. Select the directory you want to restore from and press OK to continue with thre restoration process.\\ Optionally you can use the directory chooser to navigate to another location, where you placed your backup files and choose to restore from there.|+|Restore different backup|With this menu item you can select another available backup but the newest one to be selected for restoring. After tapping here a directory selector will be shown listing the existing backup directories named with date and time below ''/cgeo/backup/'' as c:geo created them during your backup. Select the directory you want to restore from and press OK to continue with the restoration process.\\ Optionally you can use the directory chooser to navigate to another location, where you placed your backup files and choose to restore from there.|
  
  
  
  
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