Galileo Pro Quick-Start Guide

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by scootertrog, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. scootertrog

    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    I've been asked by several folks how to get a reliable, non-editable route (or track) into the iPhone as quickly, and easily as possible. There is a plethora of mapping software available that can accomplish less, same and/or more, but right now, I feel that Mappite.org is the best option to accomplish the initial task of this subject. I will present a simple step-by-step procedure and hope this helps those that are starting out with iPhone navigation.

    1. Within Google Chrome, open www.mappite.org:
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    2. Zoom in to the area that you will be traveling:
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    3. Left-click at your first Waypoint:
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    4. Add more Waypoints as needed. I like to add a Waypoint after a major intersection or point of interest along the road:
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    Note that as you move along, mappite is adding a "direct point-to-point" and road-following path. Don't be concerned with this for this exercise.


    5. You can set the distance between miles and km's, along with other routing options. For now set yours up like the demo:



    6. You have completed the mapping portion! In the info box,
    6a. Select the "Share" button.
    6b. Select the "track" (gpx) option.
    6c. Create a name for the file - you'll change this later within Galileo Pro.
    6d. Pick the "export" button.


    7. This gpx file is automatically saved into your "Downloads" folder on your hard drive:
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    8. You will either need to move this file into a storage app, like Dropbox, or just email the file to yourself. For this demonstration, I will email it to myself:
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    9. Open the email on your iphone and select the file:
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    10. This is what you (or at least I) see. Then select the "upload" icon at the top-right of the screen:
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    11. Select the "Open in" icon:
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    12. Select "Copy to Galileo Pro":
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    13. The gpx file will load into Galileo Pro automatically. At this point you can rename the file:
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    14. Pick the "open" icon at the top-right of the screen (looks like an open booklet):
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    15. You are Done! :clap Use the "+" or "-" to zoom in or out as required. I typically run my zoom at 1000'. You can change the color of your track. You can open numerous tracks at the same time (all with different colors) as well. There is a built-in tutorial within the app, as well as an online user reference guide. And of course - member help on forums. Hope this helps!
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  2. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Nice job! I've been bouncing back and forth between Pocket Earth, Galileo Pro, and Scenic myself.
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  3. scootertrog

    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    It's been a "process" learning how I want to use Galileo Pro (and still learning!). One really slick thing that I finally realized, was that I needed a quick way to put together routes "on the fly". I made simple tracks of roads that were of interest in an area and gave them a proper name:
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    And how they appear on the screen when opened. Note you can change colors of each track independently - a very handy tool!:
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    By turning one (or more) track on/off, you can create "combos" very quickly, at a moments notice. :)
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  4. wheatfly

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    I'm just learning how to use Galileo and I have the free version but I have a question. Is there a setting in Pro where you can be in driving mode but when you come to a stop it DOESN'T swing around and orient by the compass? I find that can be annoying if you are following a track then stop to do something and have to do some mental gymnastics to confirm you are still headed in the correct direction. Maybe that's just me.

    Thanks
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  5. scootertrog

    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    Shannon,
    Look at the screen-shot above, you will see in the lower-left corner a "circle" with 4 quadrants. Just tap the circle, it will toggle you between screen orientation modes. Hope that answered your question!
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  6. DRONE

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    Wow, that's a great tutorial! Thanks!

    Here's my question. I've imported some gpx files into Galileo that consist solely of waypoints. One is a huge list of campsites. Another is a list of gas stations that sell pure gas. Another is list of motorcycle dealers. All of these waypoints are visible all of the time when the app is open, cluttering up the screen. How do you make those gpx files disappear, then reappear when you actually want to search for a campsite or whatever? And, if the gpx file is a track, is the procedure the same? Hopefully, you aren't going to tell me to delete the file then re-import it every time.
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  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I have my Waypoints in either Trip's or Collections. You can No-Show at any level: Folder or individual items. Select the Folder and you'll see the 'eye' at the bottom of the window or just touch the Waypoint/Tracks data icon and SHOW ALL/HIDE ALL.
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  8. scootertrog

    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    This might be saying the same thing as DRTBYK, but yeah, imagine the gas station or campsite file as a "layer", and just turn the visibility of that "layer" off/on at will, much like the example I showed above of turning on separate road sections. You can even re-name that file in GalileoPro to "Campsites".
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  9. DRONE

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    :wings YaY! The little eyeball icon completely escaped me before.
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    dang, that's some kind of good info you've got there! (just praise, keep it going)
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  11. wheatfly

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    Thanks for trying but that doesn't answer my question. :) A little more discussion...

    Yes I understand to tap the circle to toggle between the different modes.

    In the free version, on startup, Galileo doesn't know your location and you can scroll around/look around the map where ever you want.

    Tap once. and the map locates/centers on the cell phone current location and stays oriented north regardless of the direction of travel. The dot will move along the route provided the rider make the correct turns but can be a little mental exercise to account for if traveling south.

    Tap again and the red indicator appears in the circle and now the dot/tracker will move along your path as you move and the map is oriented as you see the road/intersections in front of you. BUT (here is my annoyance) when you come to a stop in this mode the map will rotate around to orientation of North. I DON'T want it to do that. I want it to keep the same perspective as when you are moving. Is there a setting in the Pro version that allows that or keeps it from rotating around if you haven't moved for a minute?

    Maybe there is a better way to say it but that's what I'm thinking of.

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  12. scootertrog

    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    Just went out at lunch and went through your steps - mine does not rotate orientation upon a stop in movement. I have the "paid" version, but I never tried the free version, so I don't know if that matters or not. Just a quick check through the settings menu, I didn't see anything related to a "north" lock.
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  13. wheatfly

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    Thanks for trying. So you don't have this happen?
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    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    The red half of the compass needle always points North, regardless of movement. The map orientation rotates so that the top of the phone is the direction I am moving, or while standing still, facing.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The Pro version is a bit different...what scootertrog said...

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    I had previously tried to do this with CoPilot GPS. Never worked right. This method worked great! Used it for a ride today. Thanks!
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    I'm a noobie here so perhaps I am overlooking the obvious. I have the pro app, I have the desired track - no problems. So how do I navigate it? On a Garmin or on apple maps I put in a destination and it says "turn here" "go 10 miles and turn on Oak street", etc, - does this app give directions? Thats what I really want and I am just seeing lines on a map. I looked at the user manual as well.
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    Galileo is just follow the line. If you want turn by turn directions you'll need a different app.

    Something I really like about using Galileo is that you can select a track and export into Scenic for navigation. The two apps play well together.
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    scootertrog Been here awhile

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    ^919nick hit it on the head. There are times that all you want is a follow this line and you're golden - GalileoPro is my favorite iPhone app for that. For any kind of route creation while on the go, or a little more "traditional" navigation, the Scenic app is really getting it dialed in. I recommend you have both.
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  20. Idkers

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    Good information - thanks for the replies
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