Azimuth and direction to destination point in compass panel

Hilbert Setter shared this idea 4 months ago
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Locus Map Free version 3.22.2

When I set a point as navigation target, in the compass I can see the distance to my navigation target and the azimuth, that is the direction I am moving along.

How can I also see the direction to my target point? It is shown in the map panel, but it would be very useful to be able to see it close to the azimuth in the compass panel.

For example, I could be able to see on the compass panel that I am moving along direction (azimuth) 90 degrees but that the bearing to my target point (that is graphically shown by the red triangle) is 103 degrees.

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Hi Hilbert,

we didn't expect that someone would use compass view during navigation - the route line is displayed on map plus there are image directions and voice commands along the route.

If you write about guidance to a point, it's something a bit different. You are guided to it by the red arrow and Locus displays azimuth of your movement. If you go directly forward according to the arrow, it displays azimuth of the target.

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Hi Michal,

thanks for your comment.

The use of the compass view during navigation is convenient when sailing: when you sail it is not very useful to use the map view since only the sea is visible, while the compass view is good and in my opinion more useful.

Sometimes you cannot go straight ahead to the target point (i.e: because to do so you should go upwind), and so it is useful to have both the azimuth and the direction to target shown side by side.

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Hi Hilbert,

thanks for your reasoning - yes, for sailing it's perfectly understandable. I've changed the question to an idea so that other users can vote for this modification.