Your location

Your location will be displayed on the map with the position marker:

Positiemarker Topo GPS

Figure 1. The position marker.

If you stand still, the position marker points in the direction in which you point your device. If you are moving, the position marker points in the direction in which you are moving.

The arrow in the status bar next to the battery icon, indicates that the location services are currently in use. This can cause faster battery consumption than usual. Therefore pay attention to the battery level when using Topo GPS.

Location information screen

If you tap the position marker, the location information screen will appear. You can also open this screen by pressing long on the position marker icon on the dashboard.

An example of the location information screen is displayed below:

Position information Topo GPS

Figure 2. The top of the location information screen.

Elements location information screen

In the location information screen you find subsequently:

Position information Topo GPS

Figure 3. The bottom of the location information screen.

  • The compass direction in which you point your device in degrees. This direction is relative to the true (geographic) north.
  • Your altitude in meters including the accuracy.
  • The accuracy of the location in meter. This accuracy means that your true location has a high probability of being inside a circle with a radius equal to the accuracy around the given location. If the GPS signal is good the location accuracy is 5 m or less.

Saving current location

By pressing ‘Save’ in the bottom right of the location information screen you can save your current position as a waypoint. The waypoint will be given a title based on the current time and date and it will be put on the map as you can see below:

Saving current location as waypoint Topo GPS

Figure 4. Saving your current location as a waypoint.

Sharing current location

By pressing ‘Share’ on the bottom left of the location information screen you can share your location using several apps, such as e-mail. iMessage and Facebook.