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MapWrite How-To Manual

Record Location

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1. Home Button

The home button will always bring you back to the "Record Location" section

2. Search Field

Clicking the search field will bring you into the MapWrite 'Search' system

3. Option Button

The option menu offers a system configurations and settings. Here you can change travel speed and energy consumption as well as share the application or rate it throught the store.

4. New Location

The new location section offers you useful iniformation on what is about to be saved, you will find your latitude and longitude coordinate here. You this section, you will also find the time of the location select and if you have internet access, it will show the City / State of the location you are about to save.

5. Location Referer

The location refer acts as a confirmation to how the location was captured, but they are also actionable items. When you click on a 'referer' which is not highlighted. Here are what each referer will do.
Current: This will switch the location you are about to save to your current coordinates
Map: This will bring the user to the map page, where, once a location is selected, the user will be brought back to "Record Location" screen to complete the process.
Clipboard: MapWrite will attempt to use coordinates which you have copied to your clipboard. You will receive a notification if the attempt is unsuccessful

6. Location Identifier

The location identifier, is the main 'name' or 'id' that is assigned to your location. This name will be shown in the search system as well as in the 'info bubbles' of any selected pin in on the map page. If you save a location without a location identifier, MapWrite will generate a time-based name for you.

7. Location Attributes

Location attribute were designed to help the user add personized data to the locations they record. You can find more information about this useful feature in the 'Tags' section

8. Add Attributes Button

The add attribute button will bring the user to the 'Tags' section which allows them to add personalized data to the location they are about to save.

9. Save Button

This button finalizes the location save and will allow you to search or navigate to the point at anytime in the future.

10. Menu System

The menu system is the main method of app navigation and conains 4 icons
Add Location: This will bring the user to the 'Record Location' page.
Compass: This will bring the user to the Compass page.
Map: This item brings the user to the Map page where they will see 'pins' for all their saved locations.
Share: This item allows the user to quickly share their current location or their most recently selected location.

Compass

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1. Compass Detail

This shows your magnetic bearing in degrees, and your current city or town.

2. Compass

Compass center emphasizes current direction.


**Please note the compass can be 'finicky' on Android devices and sometimes it may be necessary to 're-calibrate' your phone in order to receive accurate results.

Map

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1. Location Information

This panel displays relevent information regarding the active location. If your active location is your current location, it displays your latitude, longitude, town/city, state, country, bearing and direction. If your active location is an exisiting or new location, the panel will also display the bearing and direction to the new location, it will also show you the distinance and approximate travel time.

**Clicking the 'Information Panel' will bring the user to the 'Track Compass' if the active location is new or existing.

2. Info Toggle

This button will you to hide or display the 'Location Information' panel.

**A long click the 'Info Toggle' will bring the user to the 'Track Compass' if the active location is new or existing.

3. Existing Location Marker

This marker is one which was already saved by the application, by clicking the markers text bubble, you will be brought to the 'Edit' page where you can edit any custom data linked to the location

4. Increase Magnification

Brings the camera closer to the active pin.

5. Decrease Magnification

Brings the camera futher from the active pin.

6. Current Location Marker

This marker is your current location. The current location marker also rotates to represent the phones current bearing. By clicking the markers text bubble, you will be brought to the 'Record Location' page where you can save the current location.

7. Center Location

The button enables/disables the camaras automatic centering functionality. By enabling this, the camara will follow your active marker wherever it moves. Please take note that the automatic centering will be disabled next time the user touches the screen.

8. Google Map Options

These options allow the user to view the current location or get turn-by-turn navigation from Google.

Track Compass

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1. Target Detail

The latitude, longitude, city/town, and state of the active location

2. Target Direction

The bearing from the current location to the active location and the adjustment ( left or right ) to get on track.

3. Target Distance

The distance in miles and feet from the current location to the active location

4. Travel Time

The approximate travel time from your current location to the active locaiton in hours and minutes.

**You can switch travel speed from the option menu.

5. Compass Detail

This shows your magnetic bearing in degrees, and your current city or town.

6. Compass Pointer

The compass now has a 'pointer' which shows you the current bearing to the active location

Tag System

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1. Tag Search/Add Field

Here you enter the 'Tag' detail you are searching for OR want to add. This searches for all the custom tags you have already created and linked to saved locations. Tags can also be saved with attributes to increase organization of saved locations. Tags with attributes are perfect for orgranizing location sub-categories, a good example would be a "Hunting" tag with an attributes like "Trail camara", "Treestand" or "Favorite archery spot".

The usefulness of tags and attributes is shown when the user tries to search for their saved locations. By searching for the tag 'hunting' the user may receive several results each with a different sub-categories (attributes), but they can further narrow their results by searching on "Treestand". Another good example would be the tag "Pokemon" with attributes like "Pikachu", "Poke Center" or "Best pidgey spot", with an attribute system like this, the user can now search for all "pokemon" locations or narrow it down to all "Poke Center" locations.

You can add as many tags to a location as you want but each must have a unique name. To add a tag with an attribute, enter the 'attribute' first followed by a colon, followed by the 'tag' ( ex. treestand:hunting ). To add new tags click the "+" button after you have entered it into the field. To add existing tags, you can use the field to search and choose your tag from the results.

2. Add New Attribute

Click this button to save the newly created item in the 'Tag Search/Add' field.

3. Tag Result

Shows all the tags that share similar character combinations with the 'Tag Search/Add' field.

4. Tagged Attribute Result

Shows all the attributes that share similar character combinations with the 'Tag Search/Add' field.

5. Selected Tags

This lists all the tags to be added to the active location

6. Save Attributes

This links the attribute to the location and returns you to the previous page

Edit

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1. Location Detail

The latitude, longitude, city/town, state, and save time of the active location

2. Delete Save Location

Deletes the current location from your saved locations.

3. Location Identifier

Here you can change the unique name of the active location.

4. Location Tags

This location allows you to save, edit or delete location tags and attributes.

5. Compass Tracker

This button brings the user to the 'Track Compass' page.