Searching addresses and places

To search addresses and places you first have to open the menu and press the ‘Search’ icon. You might need to select the ‘Address’ tab above the keyboard in order to be able to enter addresses and places.

A screen will appear in which you can enter an address or a place names.

Loading single search result

As an example we now will enter the town ‘Saint Just’ in the search box. While typing results will appear in the list below the search box, as you can see below:

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Figure 1. Searching the town ‘Saint Just’.

In order to be able to find addresses or places you have to be connected to the internet. Searching will occur via a service of Apple.

If you tap on a search result in the list, it will be loaded on the map as a waypoint, as you can see below:

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Figure 2. The search result ‘Saint Just’ has been loaded on the map.

Loading all search results

You can also search on a keyword, like for example ‘Pub’. The results that appear in the list depend on the area that is currently visible in the map screen. If you search for Pub and the map is zoomed to Saint Just, only pub near Saint Just will be show up, like in the figure below:

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Figure 3. Searching for ‘Pub’.

If you tap a single search result, it will be loaded on the map. You can also load all results, by pressing ‘Search’ on the bottom right of the screen. This is illustrated in the figure below:

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Figure 4. All found pubs near Saint Just.

Loading selection of search results

If you now search for ‘Camping’, a list of campings near Saint Just will appear, as you can see in the figure below:

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Figure 5. Searching for a Camping near Saint Just.

If you only want to load a few of the results on the map, you have to press long on one of the desired results. A selection screen will appear as you can see below:

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Figure 6. Selecting search results.

In this selection screen you can select multiple search results by tapping them. If Fig. 6 the campings ‘Trevaylor’ and ‘Roselands’ have been selected. If you press ‘Load’ on the bottom right the selected items will be loaded on the map. In our example the two selected campings will be loaded on the map, as you can see below:

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Figure 7. Two selected search results have been loaded on the map.

Search result details

If you want to view the details of a search result, yo have to press the info (i) button on the right hand side of the title of a search result. If you open the details of the ’Trevaylor Caravan Park’, the following screen will appear:

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Figure 8. Details of the search result ‘Trevaylor Caravan Park’.

In the screen with search result details, you can find a map, the coordinates, possibly a phone number and an url, and the address.

If the search result has been loaded on the map, you can also view its details by tapping the red circle on the map.

Searching with search history

Your searches will be saved in the search history. This can be disabled in the settings.

If the search box is empty, the search history will appear below the search box. An example is displayed below:

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Figure 9. If the search box is empty, the search history will be displayed.

If you tap a result from the history, it will be searched, and its results will be placed on the map.

For example, it is now easy to search for pubs at another location. Just move the map, and press ‘Pub’ from the search history. In the example below, quickly all pubs in Newquay appear:

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Figure 10. Searching for pubs in Newquay.

Clearing search history

You can remove all results from the search history by pressing the ‘Clear’ button on the right hand side of the label ‘Search history’.

It is also possible to remove individual results from the history. Make a slide to the left with one finger on an item that needs to be removed. A remove button will appear, as is illustrated in the figure below:

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Figure 11. Removing a search result from the search history.

If you press the red ’Remove’ button the item will be removed from the search history.

Removing search results from map

To remove search results from the map you have to tap the waypoint corresponding to the search result on the map. The details screen will appear. Next you have to press ‘Unload’ on the top right of the screen.

You can also unload all search results at once by pressing ‘Waypoints’ in the menu. Next you press the button ‘Unload all’.

Search settings

In the settings screen (Menu > More > Settings) two options are important for searching addresses and places.

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Figure 12. Settings related to search in the settings screen (Menu > More > Settings).

  • Save as waypoint: If this setting is enabled, the search results that are loaded on the map will also automatically saved in the list with waypoints. If you disable this setting, the search results will not be saved as a waypoint.
  • Save history: If you enable this setting, the search results will be stored in the search history. If this settings is disabled your search results will not be saved. The search history will show up if no text is entered in the search box.