Radius-ruler and Ruler

All ruler tools help to understand scale of the map and measure distances. Radius-ruler tool helps to determine the radius around the selected point on the map via displaying distance-circles on the map. Distance by tap tool helps to calculate the distance between selected points or to find the distance to a specific point.

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Radius-ruler screen

Ruler

The Ruler displays a map scale and shows the number of meters / feet (other units of measure) in a segment. It can be seen at the bottom of the screen. On average map scale is a round number that could fit a size of thumb.

The Ruler gives a visual estimate of the objects on the map and distance between them and it will change the displayed value during map zooming.

Ruler tool

Units FormatAndroid: Menu → Configure profile → General settings → Units & formats → Units of length
iOS: Menu → Settings → App profiles → General settings → Units & formats → Units of length

Radius-ruler widget

Radius-ruler widget shows distance between your location and center point of the 'Radius-ruler'. Radius of the first circle is equal to the map scale.

Radius-ruler screen

EnableAndroid: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Radius ruler
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Radius ruler
ClickСhanges widget state between the black scale, the grey one and non-visible modes.
Units FormatAndroid: Menu → Configure profile → General settings → Units & formats → Units of length
iOS: Menu → Settings → App profiles → General settings → Units & formats → Units of length

Compass ruler for Radius-ruler widget

Compass ruler

By default Map orientation information is displayed on radius-ruler circles. It displays how the Map North is oriented to the Head of device.

In addition to that, you could see blue triangle as a Compass direction. This option requires to have GPS-compass present & enabled on your device. Keep your device flat, so you could see where head of device is pointing out.

Hint: if you rotate your device such as blue and red arrow pointing up, your device head will be pointing to North. If you rotate the map or device to match blue and red arrows, then you could see the map properly oriented to the physical landscape.

EnableAndroid: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Radius ruler → … → Show compass ruler / Hide compass ruler
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Radius ruler → … → Show compass ruler / Hide compass ruler
Units FormatAndroid: Menu → Configure profile → General settings → Units & formats → Angular unit
iOS: Menu → Settings → App profiles → General settings → Units & formats → Angular measurement units

Center / Bottom position

In order to expand the visible range of the ruler radius for Android you need to turn off Display position always in center:

Menu → Configure profile → General settings → Display position always in center

Then you need to enable Radius ruler in the Configure screen when you press the location button Radius ruler will move downward.

Display position Android Radius ruler downward

3D view (iOS)

In order to expand the visible range of the ruler radius for iOS you need to press on the location button and change the map Tilt to 3D view.

Radius ruler 3D format

Video Guides

Video guide how to use Radius ruler for Android Video guide how to use Radius ruler for

Video guide how to use Radius ruler for iOS Video guide how to use Radius ruler for

'Distance by tap' tool

Distance between two random points on the map

Distance from your location to a point on the map: after single tap on the map, the line from your current location and distance will be displayed. The line will be active during long touch on the screen as well.

Distance between 2 points on the map: touch simultaneously two spots on the map, the line between points and the distance will be displayed.

EnableAndroid: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Distance by tap
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Distance by tap
Units FormatAndroid: Menu → Configure profile → General settings → Units & formats → Units of length
iOS: Menu → Settings → App profiles → General settings → Units & formats → Units of length

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