Handling and rotation

You can scale the map in predifined steps, called Zoom Levels.

For scaling up, use the zoom in button (+), or the multitouch screen ZoomIn action (sliding away two fingers). For scaling down, use the Zoom Out button ( – ), or the multitouch screen ZoomOut action (slide and approach two fingers). At each level change, a tooltip tells you the Zoom Levels that is currently loaded, with the exception of maximum and minimum level (different for each map type) where a “max” and “min”, respectively, label is displayed.

The current scale is represented by a scalebar at the bottom of the screen, while next to the numerical value, the current Zoom Level is shown.

You can pan the map by sliding a finger over the screen. After a GPS fix is calculated, as soon as the map is panned, the center of the visible area is marked with a red cross, while a blue line connects the cross to the GPS fix. The distance from the GPS fix to the new center of the visible map is shown in the field Distance (eg, “L: 1254 m”), while the fieldAzimuth measures the angle relatively to the cartographic north. It is understood that unless there is a GPS fix, we cannot have a reference point for the measurement.

Normally, the map is oriented towards the cartographic north. By enabling the Rotate Map option (from Settings/Map) the map rotates relatively to the heading, to keep the axis of the movement vertical to the top side of the screen. The Rotate Map option can be enabled by tapping on the red/black compass needle at the uppre right side (thus, the needle becomes red/blue).

You can tilt the map either by sliding two fingers parallel towards the screen bottom (or to the top, to minimize tilting) or by enabling the GPS,  the AutoZoom AND the Rotate Map options (in this case, tilt values will vary accordingly to 5 speed steps).