Organizing routes and waypoints

In the routes screen and in the waypoints screen you can organize routes and waypoints into folders and you can reorder the routes and waypoints.

Organizing waypoints is similar to organizing routes. Below, we will organize routes as an example.

An example of the routes screen is displayed below:

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Figure 1. An example of the routes screen.

To alter the ordering of the routes/waypoints, to create new folders, and to move routes/waypoints into folders you have to open the selection screen. You can do this by pressing ‘Select’ on the top of the routes/waypoints screen. An example of the selection screen is displayed below:

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Figure 2. An example of the selection screen.

Reordering routes and waypoints

In the selection screen (Fig. 2) you can alter the ordering of the routes/waypoints that appears in the routes/waypoints screen. For this, the filter has to be set to ‘All routes’/‘All waypoints’.

To reorder you have to hold your finger on the icon with the tree lines on the right hand side of a title. You can now drag the item to the desired position as is illustrated in the figure below.

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Figure 3. Reordering routes.

If you release your finger the route/waypoint will be moved. If you leave the selection screen by pressing ‘Cancel’ you can see the result of the reordering.

Organizing routes and waypoints into folders

You can organize your collection of routes and waypoints into folders. This may help to keep the lists in the routes/waypoints screen clear.

Folders will only appear in the routes/waypoints screen if the filter is set to ‘All routes’/‘All waypoints’.

Creating folders

To create a folder you have to open the selection screen (Fig. 2) first. You have to make sure that no items are selected. Next you press the folder icon on the bottom of the screen. You will be shown the following screen in which you can give the folder a name:

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Figure 4. Creating a folder.

If you press ‘Save’ in the top of the screen, the folder will be created. The newly created folder will be put on top of the list of routes/waypoints. This is illustrated in the figure below in which the folder ‘Southampton’ has been created.

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Figure 5. The folder ‘Southampton’ has been created.

Moving routes/waypoints into folders

To move routes, waypoints and folders into a folder you have to open the selection screen by pressing ‘Select’.

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Figure 6. The selection screen.

Next you have to select the items that have to be moved, as is illustrated below:

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Figure 7. Selecting the items that need to be moved.

Then you have to press the folder icon in the bottom of the screen. You will be shown an overview of all the existing folders as is illustrated in the figure below:

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Figure 8. Moving items into a folder.

In this screen you can choose a folder by pressing it. The selected items will then be moved to the chosen folder and do not longer show up directly in the routes screen as you can see below:

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Opening folders

To open a folder you have to tap the corresponding item in the routes/waypoints screen. If we open the folder ‘Southampton’ from Fig. 9, the following screen will appear:

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Figure 10. The contents of the folder ‘Southampton’.

Below the search box you can see the folder path and the title of the current folder. You can go back to the root folder by pressing ‘All routes’/‘All waypoints’.

In Fig. 10 you can see that the moved routes indeed can be found in the folder ‘Southampton’.

Routes and waypoints that you import in Topo GPS will be automatically saved in the folder that is currently open.

If you create a folder in an opened folder, the created folder will become a subfolder of the opened folder.

Editing and sharing folders

By pressing the info button (i) of the folder item in the routes/waypoints screen (Fig. 9), the folder details screen will be opened. For the ‘Southampton’ folder the details screen is as follows:

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Figure 11. The folder details screen.

In the folder details screen you can do the following things:

  • Modifying folder title: Press ‘Edit’ on the bottom right.
  • Sharing contents folder: Press export icon on the bottom.
  • Loading contents folder: Press ‘Load’ on the top right.
  • Remove folder: Press the trash bin on the bottom. You can only remove folders that are completely empty.