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Explanation of navigation setting

Alex Müller shared this question 6 years ago
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Hi again,


after reading the documentation about navigation, I am a little bit confused and I hope (actually I am pretty sure) that you can help me, please.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:functions:navigation:settings


Let us say, I activated Route priority.

The option "Maximum allowed deviation" does an auto recalculation after x meters.

What is happening with my planned route after such a recalculation?

Is Locus trying to navigate me to nearest point of the planned route?


With best regards,

Alex

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Hello Alex

>Is Locus trying to navigate me to nearest point of the planned route?<

yes ;-)

btw: have you noticed, most manual pages are also in german available

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Thank you for your answer.

I read the documents in German as well in English, but both versions did not clarify what will happen.

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Hi Alex,


what don't you understand here?

Route priority - used when you deviate from the original line and want to get back to it - Locus navigates you to the original line as soon as possible and on the nearest place - the line (route) matters.

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Hi Michal,

with hindsight, I also wonder why I got confused, although every option is well described.

I think it happened, because I took a cutoff and Locus did not guide me to the next point of the route, like it is described under Route priority, but to the last point I missed. I think, the reason was that I activated accidentally Strict route following and wonder why Locus does not navigate to the nearest point of my route. I think that was the reason for my question. I just needed a clarification.


Thank you for answering, guys!

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Yes, that exactly happens - we recommend to avoid the "strict route following" in an ordinary activity. It's used mainly by sailors so that they don't lose original course. Good to hear all is clear now :)

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