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Compass and label of geographic direction

In the top-left corner of the map you can find a compass symbol . You can add your current bearing next to the compass by enabling the option (Settings - Map - Bearing). When you enable this option you will see an additional label below the compass with the usual abbreviations for geographic directions (e.g. NE ).

The arrow of the compass symbol shows the direction to the geographic north of the map.

The label below (letters of compass directions) shows the compass bearing, i.e. direction of current movement.

Using is different in different modes of Kurviger:

In general:

Inside navigation (“Navigation mode”): By tapping the compass you can switch map rotation / tilt on / off,

Outside navigation (“Browse map mode” and “Follow location mode”): By tapping the compass you trigger a map orientation dialog. - With Manual selection, if map is rotated / tilted with gestures, then 1 tap reverts map back.

In detail:

A “Navigation mode”:

Tapping the compass toggles directly between turning on and turning off map rotation (hint appears in a bubble):

1) Map rotation: Off:

Top of map remains directed to north (you can rotate the map with two fingers, but also in this case with 2 taps the map rotates back to top = north),

2) Map rotation: On:

Orientation of map follows current direction of movement (i.e. the location arrow remains upwards),

You should choose

(1), if you prefer to stay orientated about geographic north always while moving - then the label informs you about the geographic direction of your current movement (and the location arrow rotates too accordingly),

(2), if you prefer to see always the course of the route in front of you towards the top of the map - then the compass informs you about the direction of geographic north of course rotates).

B “Browse map” mode and “Follow location” mode:

A tap on the compass symbol let you choose:

1) Manual:

Top of map remains directed to north (you can rotate map with two fingers but also in this case with another tap the map rotates back to top = north),

2) GPS (2D or 3D):

orientation of map follows current direction of movement (i.e. the location arrow remains upwards),

3) Compass (2D or 3D):

the map rotates and tilts based on device compass readings, instead of GPS sensor.

You should choose

(1), if you prefer to stay orientated about geographic north always while moving - then the label informs you about the geographic direction of your current movement (and the location arrow rotates too accordingly),

(2), if you prefer to see always the course of the route in front of you towards the top of the map - then the compass informs you about the direction of geographic north of course rotates),

(3), if you want to get information about directions without moving, because the device's compass does not need movement; but this may have the disadvantage of erroneous readings due to device sensor quality without calibration and being affected by near electronic equipment.

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