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Display a route's bearing angles on map or in Guidance mode?

Taras D shared this question 5 years ago
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Is there a way to display a route's bearing angles on the map or in Guidance mode?


After drawing a route, all of its distances and bearing angles are known to Locus Map. I would like to display the bearing angles either next to each point on the map or in Guidance mode (or someplace else where I can see them).


This is an example of what I ideally wish to see. Each point's bearing angle is displayed on the map.


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I examined Guidance mode but could not find a way to display the bearing angle for each section of the route. There's time, distance, speed, etc but no bearing angle.


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I've never used Dashboards. Perhaps the bearing angle can be displayed in a dashboard during Guidance mode?


Here's why I want to see the bearing angles:

When navigating off-trail, through the forest, I carry a paper map displaying my route and bearing angles. I set the bearing angle in my compass (which hangs around my neck), travel to the next waypoint, where I set the new bearing angle into my compass (etc etc). I use the GPS (Locus Map) to record a track. I use it for navigation only if I'm confused and need to check my position or altitude. However, I would like Locus Map to also display the bearing angles so I can either use it or my paper map.

I currently use Line to GPS to calculate the bearing angle but it's not the best solution with a route that is already drawn.


Perhaps there's another way to accomplish what I want but I simply haven't learned how to do it in Locus Map. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Hi Taras,

bearing angles displayed at turning points on map can't be displayed but you can display bearing of the guidance line to the nearest route point - go to settings > Guidance > Figure below guiding line (default is empty) ;> select bearing from the popup menu. The same is visible on the compass screen during guidance.

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Thank you, Michal! I've enabled the option to show bearing below the line. I will be trying it during an off-trail hike this Sunday and I think it will serve my purpose.


It will also be the first time I use Guidance mode. I'll be reviewing the manual's chapter on Guidance before I go!

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