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Terms and Definitions about Kurviger
Why this page? It's all clear! So some might say, who has experience with route creation and / or navigation devices.
But unfortunately, many terms are not used in the same way by the various equipment manufacturers. In addition, different travel publications use different terms for specific situations. Example: the difference between routing and navigation is often not clearly distinguished.
This page was created to help you understand Kurviger. It should help to avoid misunderstandings when reading the documentation and using Kurviger. Also, consistent use of terms can make communication in the Forum easier.
Operating instructions are largely not included!
Note: The pictures are from both the website and the app. Much is similar on the website and in the app. That's why there are no separate pictures here as far as possible. In addition, over time, revising the app or website may lead to differences between the images in the documentation and their appearance on the screens. However, the text should still be valid. If you find any discrepancies between the text and the behaviour of the website or app, please let us know in the forum.
Sometimes pictures are very small. To enlarge a picture you can click on it.
means: The pictures or info refers to the old app. For the new app modifications may be needed.
Links to more info see at the end of the page.
And now enjoy reading.
Views and Modes of the Website and Apps:
Map area, Sidebar, Widget, Menus, Dialogs
View Map, Follow, Navigation, Simulation
Additional modes Crosshairs, Auto zoom, GPS-recording
|Auto Zoom Mode (App, needs respective subscription)|
|In auto zoom mode, the map zoom in navi mode is automatically adjusted according to route, location and/or speed.|
General Elements and Actions
Map, Location, POI, Maplayers, Bookmarks, Favorites, Button
Panel, Notification, Popup, Tooltip
|Text messages are shown for a short time (approx. 5 to 10 seconds) to inform the user.|
|Picture shows previous app|
|If you move the cursor over a control element with the mouse, a note is displayed for the corresponding element at the position of the cursor.|
|Info bubble (App)|
|If you tap some elements (e.g. waypoints, bookmarks, instruction points), a info is displayed in a bubble (see above at Popup).|
Route, Waypoints, Instruction points
Route, Import, Export
Waypoints, Instruction points, Instructions
Routing, Route Calculation, Rerouting and Navigation, Off Route
Track, Tracking, GPS-Logging
Keyboard Shortcuts for using the Website
|By pressing certain keys you can partially influence the display and operation of the web page.|
|W||Hide waypoints (start + via points + shaping points + end)|
|S||Hide shaping points (only shaping points)|
|ALT + S||Snapping waypoints to the street|
|ESC||Closing a context based widget (e.g. Waypoint widget, POis widget)|
|ENTER||Accept / save the input in an input field|
Online, Offline (Data, Actions, Actuality)
|Data in online and offline operation|
|Data are required for map display and route calculation. The data used in Kurviger are largely based on data from OpenStreetMap.org. Some map data are also based on data from other sources. Between updating the original data e.g. in OpenStreetMap and using it in Kurviger, some intermediate steps are necessary. This leads to a time gap between changing the original data and availability in Kurviger. For information on the time gap, see below for online and offline operation. When using the data, Kurviger must comply with various licenses and directives.|
|Online operation (App, Web)|
|Online operation is the Operation of Website and app with an existing Internet Connection. Maps and route calculation work without further actions.|
|Data changes become effective in Kurviger after few days in the online route calculation, in the map display it can take longer.|
|Offline operation (App)|
|Offline operation is the Operation without Internet connecction. This is only possible with the app. Not all functions are available in offline mode. For example the address search is missing. Special Actions are required for other functions:|
|To Display maps offline maps for the desired area must be saved in the device and opened in the app! Only possible in App with respective subscription!|
|For offline routing (route calculation) offline Routing data of the corresponding Provider and the desired area must be saved in the device and opened in the app! Only possible in App with respective subscription!|
|Data changes become effective in Kurviger after about 1 to 2 weeks in the offline route calculation and after about 1 to 2 months in the offline map display.|
|Information for app refers to previous app|
Getting Started with the Kurviger App
Getting Started with the Kurviger Website
Route Transfer (Import, Export)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
More information about Kurviger can be found in the sidebar and the Kurviger Forum.