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-<sub>[[en:help|Online Help]] > [[en:help:geolocation|Localisation]]</sub> +<sub>[[en:help|Online Help]] > Positioning</sub>
-====== GPS position ======+
  
-The GPS position allows you to display your real location on the map.+====== Positioning ====== 
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 +The application is able to use the navigation satellite systems (GNSS) chip available in most devices and locate your real-time location on the map. Depending of your device capabilities, your location can be computed using the GPS, the GLONASS or the Galileo systems, or a mix of them.
  
-Most devices now have a GPS chip which is used to compute this location. GPS provides precise location while not using any cellular network. However, it must have a clear access to the sky, meaning that it cannot be used indoor.+The GNSS provides an usually precise location, and does not require cellular network coverage. However, it must have a clear access to the sky, meaning that it cannot be used indoor.
  
-{{ :en:help:geolocation:submenu.jpg?nolink}} +{{:icon_help.png?nolink}} If your device doesn't have any GNSS chip, or if this one is disabled in the Android settings, the network location (much less precise) may be used.
  
-{{:icon_help.png?nolink}} If your device doesn't have a GPS chipor if this one is turned off in the Android settings, the network location (much less precise) may be used.+To turn on the real-time positioning and display your location on the map, you can either: 
 +{{ :en:help:positioning:positioning-submenu.jpg?nolink}} 
 +  * Long-press the "''**Positioning**''" {{:icon_01.png?nolink}} menu button; 
 +  * Tap the "''**Positioning**''" {{:icon_01.png?nolink}} menu buttonand on the "''**Real-time position**''" {{:icon_04.png?nolink}} toggle.
  
-To turn on the GPS positioning and display your real location on the map, you can either: +{{:icon_help.png?nolink}} The GNSS systems may require up to few minutes to retrieve your precise location after being turned on.
-  * Long-press the "''**GPS position**''" menu button {{:icon_01.png?nolink}}+
-  * Open the sub-menu and click on the "''**Positioning details**''" toggle button {{:icon_03.png?nolink}}.+
  
-{{:icon_help.png?nolink}} The GPS may require up to few minutes to retrieve your precise location after being turned on.+\\
  
 +===== The Positioning menu =====
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 +Tap the "''**Position**''" {{:icon_01.png?nolink}} menu button to display the menu that contains:
 +  * "''**Explorer mode**''" {{:icon_02.png?nolink}} activate the Explorer mode with perspective view and dashboard;
 +  * "''**Real-time position**''" {{:icon_03.png?nolink}} displays the positioning details side-view;
  
-===== The sub-menu ===== +Tap the "''**Options**''" to display the positioning options
- +  * "''**Rotate the map (using GPS)**''" {{:icon_05.png?nolink}} activates or deactivates the map rotation to make it match your current direction (you must be moving); 
-Click on the "''**GPS position**''" menu button {{:icon_01.png?nolink}} to display the sub-menu, containing the following items: +  * "''**Positioning status**''" {{:icon_06.png?nolink}} hides or displays of the top/left information box {{:icon_07.png?nolink}} containing the most important positioning information. Tap on the settings wheel icon {{:icon_08.png?nolink}} to choose what information to display at the screen center.
-  * The "''**Positioning details**''" button {{:icon_02.png?nolink}} opens the positioning details panel; +
-  * The "''**Positioning details**''" toggle {{:icon_03.png?nolink}} activates or deactivates the positioning; +
-  * The "''**Rotate the map (using GPS)**''" check-box {{:icon_04.png?nolink}} activates or deactivates the map rotation to make it match your current GPS orientation (you must be moving); +
-  * The "''**Display distance line**''" check-box {{:icon_05.png?nolink}} activates or deactivates the drawing of a line from the map center to your current location including its distance (see {{:icon_07.png?nolink}} below); +
-  * The "''**Positioning status**''" check-box {{:icon_06.png?nolink}} activates or deactivates the display of a box on the map giving the most important positioning information (see {{:icon_08.png?nolink}} below).+
  
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 ===== The menu icon ===== ===== The menu icon =====
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 The "''**GPS position**''" menu button {{:icon_01.png?nolink}} icon and color let you know the current state: The "''**GPS position**''" menu button {{:icon_01.png?nolink}} icon and color let you know the current state:
  
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 {{:en:help:geolocation:menu-on-unlocked.jpg?nolink}}  When the icon is green with a lock key, the GPS positioning is turned on and the current location is currently not displayed at the map center (you're looking somewhere else on the map). Click on the button to center the map on the current location. {{:en:help:geolocation:menu-on-unlocked.jpg?nolink}}  When the icon is green with a lock key, the GPS positioning is turned on and the current location is currently not displayed at the map center (you're looking somewhere else on the map). Click on the button to center the map on the current location.
  
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 ===== The on-map positioning ===== ===== The on-map positioning =====
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 {{ :en:help:geolocation:on-map-positioning.jpg?nolink}} {{ :en:help:geolocation:on-map-positioning.jpg?nolink}}
  
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 {{:icon_help.png?nolink}} When the application is sent in the background (or when another one is started over), the positioning is temporarily deactivated to save the battery. This default behavior can be deactivated in the application settings. {{:icon_help.png?nolink}} When the application is sent in the background (or when another one is started over), the positioning is temporarily deactivated to save the battery. This default behavior can be deactivated in the application settings.
  
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 ===== Elevations management ===== ===== Elevations management =====
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 The elevation of a point is the difference between the altitude of this point and a reference surface of altitude 0 (also called "sea level"). The elevation of a point is the difference between the altitude of this point and a reference surface of altitude 0 (also called "sea level").