Internal GUI

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The Internal Gui is designed to be used on small devices such as the Nokia NSeries tablets or OpenMoko devices. It is still in heavy development and as such some features are either not yet fully implelmented yet or are not functoning. The purpose of this page is to give a "preview" of what the internal gui looks like so a new user can get a basic understanding of how it is supposed to work.

Start Up

N810-OSD-Home.png

When Navit is first started using the Internal Gui one should see (depending on the skin you have selected to use) something similar to the image below.








Main Menu

InternalGui-MainMenu.png

The main menu is accessed by a single click (or tap for touch screen) anywhere on the map. From here all other sub-menus and actions are accessible. The sub menu items are:

  1. Actions
  2. [[Internal Gui#Settings]|Settings]
  3. [[Internal Gui#Tools]|Tools]
  4. [[Internal Gui#Route]|Route]





Actions

InternalGUI-Actions.png

The Actions Menu brings up several sub menus that is focused primarily on routing and location finding. The sub menu items are:

  1. [[Internal Gui#Bookmarks]|Bookmarks]
  2. [[Internal Gui#Map Point]|Map Point]
  3. [[Internal Gui#Current Location]|Current Location]
  4. [[Internal Gui#Town]|Town]
  5. [[Internal Gui#Quit]|Quit]






Bookmarks

InternalGUI-Bookmarks.png

Bookmarks provide a convenient way to store often used destinations. At this time since Navit does not fully support entering a complete address using Open Street Maps a user can locate some often used destinations on the map and then adding that point as a bookmark. That way the next time the user would like a route for that particular destination the user only has to select it from the Bookmarks menu and does not have to go through the tedium of panning the map and zooming into the destination location.








Map Point

InternalGUI-MapPoint.png

The world icon brings up the Map Point sub menu for actions that can be performed for the point that was selected on the map. The items contained in this sub menuare:

  • Street Numbers: Item not functioning yet
  • Set as Destination: Will generate a route to that location based off of either current GPS data or where vehicle position is manually set (see Vehicle Position).
  • Set as Position: If no GPS data is available then you can specify your "current" location in order to have a route generated from that position to your desired destination.
  • Add as Bookmark: Brings up a keyboard so a name can be entered for the bookmark. The point can then be easily pulled up in the book mark for usage.
  • POIs: Brings up a list of all known POIs close to that point on the map.





POIs
InternalGUI-POIs.png

The POIs sub menu shows all of the POIs that are close to the location that was clicked on the map. At the top of the menu there are various filter options that allow for specifying the types of POIs to be displayed. The user can then click on the POI and select to be routed to that location. Navit will then create a route based off of the current position and the location of the POI selected.








Vehicle Position

InternalGUI-VehiclePosition.png

The vehicle icon brings up the Current Location sub menu. This sub menu allows for various actions to be taken for the GPS position of the device.

  • Street Numbers: Item not functioning yet
  • Set as Destination: Will generate a route to that location based off of either current GPS data or where vehicle position is manually set (see Vehicle Position).
  • Set as Position: If no GPS data is available then you can specify your "current" location in order to have a route generated from that position to your desired destination.
  • Add as Bookmark: Brings up a keyboard so a name can be entered for the bookmark. The point can then be easily pulled up in the book mark for usage.
  • POIs: Brings up a list of all known POIs close to that point on the map.
  • View on Map: Refocuses the map to display the current "known" position based off of GPS data.




Town

InternalGui-Town.png

The town icon allows for searching for different cities within your map set. Once a town is located and selected another sub menu will come up allowing for a street to be found within that town.







Quit

Closes Navit.

Settings

InternalGUI-Settings.png

The settings menu provides several sub menus to allow for certain aspects of how Navit operates to be modified. Note that at this time there is only a limited set of options that can be changed through these sub menus. In order to change settings not currently available in this sub-menu it is necessary to modify the navit.xml file. At some point in the future a more robust settings menu will be implemented that will allow for configuring Navit through a GUI instead of the navit.xml file.

The sub menu items are:

  1. [[Internal Gui#Display]|Display]
  2. [[Internal Gui#Maps]|Maps]
  3. [[Internal Gui#Vehicle]|Vehicle]
  4. [[Internal Gui#Rules]|Rules]


Display

InternalGUI-Display.png

The display sub menu provides items to control various display items of Navit.

  1. [[Internal Gui#Layout]|Layout]
  2. [[Internal Gui#Window Mode]|Window Mode]
  3. [[Internal Gui#3D]|3D]






Layout
InternalGUI-Layout.png

Layout allows for different layout options specified in the navit.xml file to be shown on the map. Different layouts can be used for different reasons including allowing one to see other friends position (if their GPS data specified in the layout tag). Note that layout options MUST be enabled in the navit.xml file before they can be turned on or off in this menu. The three items in the screen shot below are layout options listed in the navit.xml file but are currently disabled in the navit.xml file.






Window Mode (Toggle)

Changes Navit from Windowed Mode to Full Screen and vice versa. Note that this can also be accomplished from the map itself using the "window" icon.

3D (Toggle)

This is a toggle button that enables / disables drawing the map in either a 2D mode or a 3D mode. Currently the only way to modify the "tilt" for the 3D mode is to modify the navit.xml file.

Maps

InternalGUI-Maps.png

Displays the maps that are specified in the navit.xml file and allows for enabling/disabling those maps.








Vehicle

InternalGUI-Vehicle.png

Brings up a menu showing what GPS device is currently being used for the current vehicle.








Rules

InternalGUI-Rules.png

The rules menu provides for options that change how Navit behaves when there is a satellite lock. Note that some of these items are currently not function and must be changed in the navit.xml file.







Tools

Currently a non functional menu item.

Route

InternalGUI-Route.png

The route icon brings up the route menu that will display the active route.

  1. [[Internal Gui#Route Description]|Route Description]
  2. [[Internal Gui#Height Profile]|Height Profile]






Route Description

InternalGUI-RouteDescription.png

The route description sub menu displays all of the directions for the currently calculated route.








Height Profile