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Fastest way to create a new waypoint?

Jochen Konietzko shared this question 7 years ago
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Hi,


a large part of my usage of Locus Pro is recording tracks to be uploaded to openstreetmap.org.


For some reason I had never used waypoints when doing this, so when yesterday I did try them out, I was overjoyed to find that, unlike other types of points, waypoints are transmitted to OSM together with the rest of the track.


Today, on a six hour walk for OSM, I created upwards of 140 waypoints with descriptive names.


This brings me to my question:


Is there a faster way to create such a waypoint than...

-double tap on the screen to bring up the side bar,

-tap on Record Track

-tap on New Point?

(Is there, maybe, a setting I haven't found that brings up this point creation when I long-tap on the screen in place of the regular "brown shape with 'i' " kind of point?)


Regards,

Jochen

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Hi,


please consider this solved: I realised only during today's walk that, if for example I want to enter a large number of addresses in a particular street, I can simply leave the box with the relevant icon open and then need only one tap for each new point.

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Hi Jochen, I use the bottom track recording panel (can be set in menu > settings > track recording) that contains the waypoint adding button. The panel doesn't slide in like the side panel. Long tapping it opens a dialog to set the default kind of added point - common, photo, video etc.

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Hi Michal,

thanks for this hint,

can´t find it in manual

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Hi balloni55, the add-waypoint button is metioned directly in the track recording chapter, basic instructions of use http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:recording, then in the following chapter about recording panels and widget http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:recording:panel. Both chapters contain the information about the alternate bottom panel, as well as the chapter about track recording settings http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:recording:settings

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however, there are more methods how to add points quickly, e.g. the "quick point" feature: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:points:quick_add

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Hi Michal,

thanks for your answer, sorry for beeing imprecise

i didn´t know the long tapping function for setting the default added point and this i am unable to find in manual

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ah, yep, you're right. I've just added it.

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Hi, Michal,


thanks a lot - I tried the bottom panel today; 112 points set with extreme ease.


Tomorrow I may out the QuickPoint feature you mentioned, but the bottom panel really works perfectly for me!


Thanks again.

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Hi Jochen, glad to hear it! Locus Map has so many options and properties and keeps surprising even such experienced users like balloni55 :) or myself. I understand your query has been successfully answered so I'm marking it as "answered".

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It has - please do!

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