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GIS "MapView" for Android OS
GIS "MapView" is the universal geoinformation system designed to work with digital maps in the format of the software product GIS "Panorama" on mobile devices with Android OS.
1.1.1 Installing a program from the Google Play app store
To install the application, you need to open the Google Play application store, enter the name of the MapView application in the search bar and click the "Install" button.
Figure 1 - Icon and name of the application in the Google Play app store
Direct removal is carried out using the "Delete" button of the "About application" menu.
1.1.2 Installing the program from the website of KB Panorama
To install the application, you need to download the mapview.apk file (section "Download" - GIS "MapView") to your mobile device and select this file in the file manager for its automatic installation. If it is not possible to open the KB Panorama website from your mobile device, you can download the APK file using a PC.
To do this, connect the device to a desktop computer and use the file manager to copy the file to a mobile device.
1.1.3 Deleting the program
To delete the GIS "MapView", you need to find the corresponding item by name in the "Settings" menu of "Applications". The result of this operation is shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 - GIS "MapView" in the "Applications" menu
Direct deletion is carried out using the "Delete" button in the "Application Information" menu.
To launch the program, select mapviewer from the Applications menu.
To end the program, click "Stop" in the "Settings" menu of the "Applications" (see Figure 2).
For the convenience of working with digital maps, the application has an internal storage of maps.
Zip archive format is used to load digital maps into internal storage. To do this, on the PC, you need to select the map files along with the classifier, select compression to ZIP archive in the context menu. After that, place the created ZIP archive on your device and unpack this file into the internal data storage via GIS "MapView".
When you start the program, the main window of the application will open.
To open another digital map, you must first place it in the application's internal storage and then select the map from the "Map storage" menu on the toolbar (see Figure 4).
Figure 4 - View of the "Toolbar" dialog
To close the map, you must click the "Data List" button (see Figure 4) and click the "Close All" button.
To change the content of the displayed data, click the "Data list" button on the toolbar (see Figure 4).
Using the "Data List" dialog, the operator can add an arbitrary set of maps to the base map (opened first), which will be displayed layer by layer. Each of the maps, except for the base one, can be excluded from the displayed data using the "Data list" dialog.
To scale and move data, two-point and one-point touch, standard for touch displays, are used. You can also zoom using the zoom buttons (see Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Zoom buttons
When you touch the map, a dialog of objects search results opens, which displays a list of objects located at a given point, and basic information for each of them.
To enable the display of the location on the map according to the data of the GPS/GLONASS receiver, open the "Current position" dialog of the main menu.
After that, a marker will appear on the map, the position of which is updated when new coordinates are received from the GPS/GLONASS receiver (see Figure 9).
If the marker is not displayed, you need to check if receiving coordinates from the GPS/GLONASS receiver is enabled and check the availability of satellites.
Figure 9 - Displaying the current position marker
In order for the center of the map to automatically move to the point with the coordinates received from the GPS/GLONASS receiver, you must click the "Center the map" button in the "Geolocation" dialog (see Figure 8).
To start recording the route, click the "Start recording the route" button of the "Current position" dialog (see Figure 8). The route file will be saved with the name Route_