USER`S MANUAL - Vector - GPS Navigation Device for the Philippines

USER`S MANUAL - Vector - GPS Navigation Device for the Philippines
USER’S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
This manual is designed provide a clear explanation of Vector’s
functionalities and serve as a comprehensive resource for those seeking
to get the most out of their Vector. Here, you can find answers regarding
how the device works and GPS in general.
Further inquiries and requests for free demo sessions maybe forwarded
to [email protected]
Getting Started
Using Vector For The
First Time...........................1
GPS Signal Performance.2
How To Improve GPS
Signal Quality.................2
What To Do If Vector
Cannot Get A GPS
Signal.............................2
Capitalisation Of Letters
And Country Specific
Characters.....................5
Using Non-Latin-Based
Alphabets.......................4
Settings
General...............................6
Light...............................6
Speaker . .......................6
Main Menu Functions......2
Language .........................6
Main Menu Buttons
(First Screen).....................2
Keyboard........................6
Language.......................6
Find................................2
MyNDrive.......................3
Navigate.........................2
Settings..........................3
Map Appearance...............7
Map Display.......................3
Changing The Volume
During Navigation.............4
Using The Keyboard.........4
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Favourite........................8
Icon................................9
Minimum Scale/
Maximum Scale.............8
Name ............................8
Visible............................8
Points Of Interest...........9
Templates......................7
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Routing Options . ............9
Adventure Mode...........10
Routing Options.............9
Tolls..............................10
System............................. 10
GPS................................... 10
Calculating A Route In
Demo Mode ................11
Coordinates..................11
Problems With
Disabled Navigation ....11
Turning The GPS On
Or Off...........................10
Find & Navigate
Overview.......................... 12
How To Create A Travel
Plan Using The Itineraries
Section.........................12
How To Find Recently
Visited Or Searched
Locations. . ..................12
How To Navigate To A
Postcode......................12
How To Quickly Navigate
To Home......................12
How To Search And
Navigate To An Address,
Points Of Interest And
Favourites....................12
How To Search Or
Navigate To A Location
If You Only Know Its
Coordinates..................12
What Roadbook And
Alternatives Do.............12
Search Methods.............. 13
How To Search & Navigate
To An Address, Point Of
Interest, Or Favourite..... 14
Using The Names Of The
Streets..........................14
Searching By Initials....15
Tip: Initials For Long
Street And City Names.15
Searching Points Of
Interest & Nearby Points
Of Interest........................ 15
Fast And Effective Poi
Searching.....................16
Searching For
Nearby Poi...................16
How To Search For
A Nearby Poi While,
For Example, In A
Coffeeshop...................17
Searching & Navigating
To Favourites................... 17
Where To Create,
Manage And Delete
Favourites?..................18
Recent Locations............ 18
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Searching By
Coordinates..................... 18
Tip: Coordinates
Search..........................19
Navigating By
Itinerary............................ 19
The Navigation
Screen..............................21
Standard Navigation
Mode............................21
Adventure Mode..............23
Road Book & Route
Alternatives.....................24
My Ndrive
Overview..........................27
How To Create,
Manage, Edit And Delete
Favourites....................27
How To Create,
Manage, Edit And Delete
Itineraries.....................27
How To Define Your
Home Location.............27
Define/Modify Your
Home ...............................27
Manage Favourites.........28
Adding A Favourite......30
Adding A New
Favourites Category.....28
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Deleting A Favourites
Category......................32
Edit A Favourites
Category......................30
Editing A Favourite.......31
Removing A
Favourite......................32
Managing Itineraries.......32
Adding/Editing
Waypoints In An
Itinerary........................34
Creating Itineraries . ....32
Deleting An Itinerary....36
Editing Itineraries.........34
About & Help...........37
GETTING STARTED
Using Vector For The First Time
The first time you load Vector you will see this screen:
Loading screen
You will be prompted to choose your preferred language. Tap on the
loudspeaker icons to listen to different voice samples before choosing.
Make sure that the volume on your device is at an audible level. (See
User Interface – Changing the Volume During Navigation)
Tap on a
language
to select it
Tap on the
loudspeaker
icon to listen
to the voice
Press OK to
move on
Language Selection Screen
After choosing the language, click “OK” to continue. On the next screen
you will see is the Legal Information page and the Anonymous Data
Collection page. Read them through the first time you use the product
and choose an option.
The Legal Information page contains a disclaimer about liability and
speed data accuracy. You can select to show/hide this menu on start up.
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To access it from the Menu, go to About - Startup Wizard section. After
these initial steps you will be shown the map.
GPS Signal Performance
If this is the first time you’re using your Vector, it can take anywhere from
5 to 25 minutes to acquire a GPS signal depending on your location. This
is normal for all GPS systems when booting for the first time. Once you
receive a signal, a green arrow will appear on the map display of your
screen indicating your current location.
What To Do If Vector Cannot Get A GPS Signal
Your GPS may not lock on a signal because you are at a location where it is not
possible to receive GPS reception (e.g., indoors, under bridges, tunnels). GPS
works best when it has a clear view of the sky. Clouds, fog, rain, and snow are
also barriers that cause a GPS signal to degrade. Signal reception will often be weaker in
cities with very large buildings. The signal bounces off these buildings multiple times
before reaching your receiver, resulting in a much weaker signal.
How To Improve GPS Signal Quality
When using Vector in the car, place it high on the dashboard, near the
windshield. GPS reception will increase dramatically. Some cars have athermic
heat reflecting windshields which prevent GPS signals from being received. When using
your device under these conditions, place it closer to your vehicle’s side windows (non
athermic).
Main Menu Functions
When you turn on your Vector, you’ll see the following Menu buttons:
Navigate, Find, My Ndrive, Exit, Settings, and About .
Main Menu Buttons (First Screen)
NAVIGATE
Calculate routes and directions to your desired destination, street,
address, favourite, POIs, previously visited location, or coordinates. The
most important information and meters that you can find on the map are
presented on the following screens.
FIND
Lets you search for the location of streets, addresses, POIs, Favourites,
previously visited locations, coordinates, and other destinations.
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MYNDRIVE
Manages and personalizes your favourites, POIs, itineraries, routes, and
addresses
SETTINGS
Lets you adjust basic operational settings and preferences
Map Display
The Map Display shows everything you need to find your destination:
highways, roads, one-way streets, parks, lakes, bridges, buildings, and
other POIs.
Zoom In
Button
Main Controls And Meters In The Map Display
Map Tilt
Buttons
Time/
Speed/
Distance
Controls
Bottom
Display Field
Zoom Out
Button
Map Pan/
Zoom
Lock/Unlock
GPS Signal
Strength
Bar
First look on the map – waiting for GPS signal
Tapping Menu (lower-right corner) takes you to the Main Menu; while
tapping any point on the map brings out three icons at the bottom of the
screen: Add to Favourites (see Managing My Favourites), Create
Itinerary Waypoint (see Managing My Itineraries), and Back (which
reverts to the default map display).
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Add to
Favourites
Create
Itinerary
Waypoint
Back
Changing the Volume During Navigation
Slide your finger over the bottom part of the screen, the volume slider will
appear for you to instantly increase/decrease audio levels.
Using The Keyboard
USING NON-LATIN-BASED ALPHABETS
Vector provides users with more than one type of alphabet. It is a must
when you use a map from, for example, Arabic or Russian speaking
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countries, where the names of the streets need to be presented with
non-Latin characters. Non-Latin characters are directly connected with
the map. Users can choose the type of the alphabet by selecting between
two available map sources. In order to do so, please go to Menu – About
– Map, click on the map and then on the Select button. In this way, not
only the keyboard set but also all street names will be displayed and fully
searchable in the new alphabet.
CAPITALISATION OF LETTERS AND COUNTRY SPECIFIC
CHARACTERS
Vector automatically changes the capitalisation of the letters, so there
is no need to worry about addresses which are capitalised in a special
way. The search engine will find them anyway! The same rule applies to
country specific characters. Although some of them are available on the
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Extended Characters keypad, the search engine will also find the address
when they are not included.
General
SPEAKER
Toggle from Off to 5-Speaker Audio
LIGHT
Toggle between Always On and System. System uses the LED sensor
on your device to tell how bright or dark it is outside. Choosing system
means that the brightness of your LCD screen will automatically adjust
based on the brightness outside. I.e., it will become brighter as evening
begins, and less bright in full daylight.
Language
LANGUAGE
Tap on your preferred language to select it. Tap on the loudspeaker
icon to listen to the voice sample. Click OK to continue.
KEYBOARD
Toggle between ABC and QWERTY modes. When using the keyboard
while navigating, pressing the 123 button on the QWERTY or ABC
keyboards will display a numeric keypad with numbers, symbols, and the
EXT and #&? buttons. Tapping any of these two buttons grants access to
extended symbols and characters.
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Difference between ABC and QWERTY keyboards
Accessing Extended Symbols
Accessing Extended Characters
Map Appearance
TEMPLATES
Templates allow you to choose your map colour scheme for Day and
Night: Default, Night, Balanced, Britannica, and Contrast. When
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enabled, Auto Toggle lets your device automatically shift to night
mode; if disabled, only your Day template is in use.
FAVOURITE
You’ll see a list of your Favourites categories (e.g., Personal, Friends,
Work) and a the + button at the bottom center of the screen. Tap on that
icon to add a new Favourites category.
There are five adjustable settings for user-made Favourites categories.
• Name
• Click on the name field (the green bar at the top of the
screen) to bring up the keyboard and type in the name
of your new Favourites category.
• Visible
• Enable/disable the icon visibility of the new Favourite
category on the map. You will only be able to see the
category in Menu - My NDrive - Manage My Favourites
• Minimum Scale/Maximum Scale
• Toggling between values for the Minimum and
Maximum Scale sets the range within which the icon
will be visible.
•
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The Minimum Scale determines at which distance the
icon will appear. (E.g., If you set the minimum scale
to 5km, then you will not see any Favourite locations
within that category unless you are 5km away or more.
If you set the Minimum Scale to 20m, the Favourite will
always appear unless you are very close or outside the
maximum scale.
SETTINGS
•
Maximum Scale is just the opposite. If you set the
Maximum Scale to 5km and then zoom out so that you
can see the whole state our country, the Favourite icon
will no longer appear.
• Icon
• Lets you choose what image file to use as an icon for
your new Favourites category.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Lets you choose whether or not a category or group of Points of
Interest (POIs) will be shown as icons on the map. Use this option to
make the POI you are interested in visible and others invisible.
You can tick the categories to make them visible on the map
Clicking the square button at the button center will enable you to select/
deselect all POI categories.
Routing Options
ROUTING OPTIONS
The configuration of routing options will greatly influence Vector’s route
selection. It is important to know the behaviour of the different modes so
you can understand how the software will make decisions.
• Fastest is best for longer routes. Vector will calculate
routes by giving high priority to faster roads, such as
highways, minimizing travel time. This option is usually not
the best for travelling short distances, or within cities.
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• Shortest is ideal for in-city driving or for travelling over
short distances. Vector will choose the shortest path to
the destination by minimizing the distance to drive. This
routing option does not consider the quality of the road,
speed limit, number of stop signs, or any other attribute
that may make the road less desirable.
• In Pedestrian Mode, Vector will calculate routes
without considering traffic signs, such as one-way
signs. This mode will avoid any road that does not give
pedestrian access, such as highways.
TOLLS
This option is especially valuable if tolls are an important consideration.
• Yes: If necessary, Vector will use toll roads to minimize
travel time.
• Avoid: When calculating its route, Vector will avoid toll
roads. If that is not possible, you’ll hear the word “Toll” at
the end of the calculation.
ADVENTURE MODE
When Adventure Mode is on, all other Routing Options are deactivated.
This mode does not use the normal map. Instead, it functions primarily
by using a free-roaming mode with waypoints. Extra tools such as the
compass are available in Adventure Mode. (For more details on how this
mode works, See Find & Navigate - Adventure Mode.)
System
In this menu you can choose to display the time in 12 Hour or 24 Hour
format. There is no need to set the local time. As soon as Vector fixes a
satellite signal, Vector will automatically set the local time. You can also
use the button Restore Settings which overrides any settings you’ve
changed or adjusted and reverts to the default or factory settings.
GPS
TURNING THE GPS ON OR OFF
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SETTINGS
When the GPS signal reception is disabled or turned off, you are able to
calculate a route in demo mode.
CALCULATING A ROUTE IN DEMO MODE
To start simulation from your current location, simply pick a destination in
Menu - Navigate. For a starting point that’s different from your current
location, pick a place via Menu - Find, click on Map to show that location
on the map, then simulate a route to your desired destination by clicking
Menu - Navigate. You can also simulate routes of the waypoints in your
Itineraries.
PROBLEMS WITH DISABLED NAVIGATION
Normal navigation will only work properly with the GPS on. If you are
moving and the GPS isn’t updating your position, this is one of the
settings you should check.
COORDINATES
Here you can set the coordinates format. This setting also defines the
search/navigate by coordinates format. There are three format types:
• DMS – Degrees, minutes and seconds
• DMM – Degrees and minutes
• DDD – Degrees and decimal degrees
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Overview
• How to search and navigate to an Address, Points of Interest
and Favourites.
• How to search or navigate to a location if you only know its
coordinates.
• How to quickly navigate to Home.
• How to find recently visited or searched locations.
• How to navigate to a postcode.
• How to create a travel plan using the Itineraries section.
• What the functions Road book and Alternatives do.
After you define your settings, the next step is to begin using your GPS.
Return to Vector’s Main Menu.
Find and Navigate can be used together or independently, depending
on what you want to do. How to use these functions will be explained in
detail in this section.
The major difference between Navigate and Find is that when you use
Navigate to search for a location, the last action you perform will be to
calculate the route.
Conversely, the last action in Find is to display the selected point on the
map, without any route calculation occurring.
Find is a tool that you can use to explore all the locations on your map.
That includes everything from addresses, postcodes, coordinates, Points
of Interest, Favourites, and recent locations.
Find can also be used to find, restaurants, gas stations, and other POIs.
Navigate is an option to use whenever you want to calculate a route or
distance, from your starting point.
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If the GPS is set to “On” and you have a valid signal then the navigation
mode will activate automatically once a destination has been chosen,
allowing you to see all the instructions and maneuvers on the way to your
destination. To stop navigation, simply return to the second screen of the
Main Menu and select Stop Navigation.
If Vector has no GPS signal (inside buildings or closed locations, or where
there is extensive interference) Vector will ask you if you want to route
in Simulation Mode. Simulation mode shows all directions until the
destination point.
When you click on Navigate or Find a number of search methods will
appear. You can navigate and search by Address, Recent Location, POI
(Point of Interest), Home, Favourite, Nearby POI, and Coordinates.
There is one more option in the Navigate submenu that is not in the
Find submenu: Itinerary.
Search Methods
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Vector allows you to search or navigate to the following: Address,
Recent , Location, Favourite, Home, POI/Nearby POI, Coordinates, and
Itineraries.
All search methods are explained individually, starting with Home, in the
following subsections. Here we would like to show you how to effectively
use the search engine which is used whenever you want to search for POI,
Address or Coordinates.
How To Search & Navigate To An Address,
Point Of Interest, Or Favourite
Address search queries will take you to a screen where you can input
information into three following fields:
City Name – Street Name – Crossing
Other search queries like POI search queries will also start by asking you
to input a City Name.
Below you can see two different search screens (POI and Address search
screens).
If you want to see more results of a search, without scrolling, then you can
hide the keyboard by sliding your finger downwards in the area of the
screen where the results are shown. You can then go through all the other
results by sliding your finger vertically along the screen.
Using the names of the streets
There is no need to write the “avenue”, “street”, or “road” .
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When searching for cities the results will be ranked by population.
Whenever you choose locations or streets, Vector keeps a record of all
your choices in order to accelerate future searches.
SEARCHING BY INITIALS
Vector enables you to search by initials, which means that you don’t have
to input the full name of the city, street, POI etc. In the vast majority of
situations, you will be able to choose your destination from the search list
after inputting the first two or three characters of its name.
Tip: Initials for long street and city names
Moreover, you can also very easily search for names which consist of more
than one word. For instance: instead of writing “San Jose Del Monte”, you can just
input three characters: “S J D M” and choose the name from the searching list visible
below the input text area.
Searching Points Of Interest
& Nearby Points Of Interest
Points of Interest can be searched in two different ways. It is possible
to search within the city (or location) limits or by proximity (related to the
place where you are located on the map).
Just after selecting the City where you would like to perform your search,
you will see a selection screen where it is possible to choose between
searching by All POIs, by Groups (e.g. Transportation) or even by
Group Category (e.g. Railway Station).
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Below we have opted to search in Makati City for POI – Buildings and
Condominiums. Then we search for locations starting with a “The E C”
which refers to “The Enterprise Center”.
Fast and effective POI searching
If you don’t know in which sub menu a POI may be found, expand your
searching range by using more general categories. For instance, searching All Buildings
and Condominiums will reveal all locations of buildings regardless of type. While the
Company search will only reveal the data designated as being Company. You can also
use a category that contains more sub categories, like All POIs. of course, the more
general and inclusive the category, the longer the search will take.
SEARCHING FOR NEARBY POI
Nearby POI will enable you to search based on the POI that are closer
to your location. You will have the same search options as a regular POI
search but they will be ranked by proximity to your location.
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How To Search For A Nearby POI While, For
Example, In A Coffeeshop
If you do not have a valid GPS signal (e.g. ,you are indoors or you are simulating a
route with disabled GPS mode) Vector will display the points that are close to the point
selected on the map. this can be handy when you are finishing lunch downtown, say,
and want to know where the nearest bookstore or gas station is. Make sure the point in
the map is your current location.
Searching & Navigating To Favourites
Favourites store places that are special or frequently visited so that you
can find them without doing a complete search every time. Searching
by Favourites means finding data within the default and/or user-defined
categories.
Favourites are organised by categories (Vector comes with three premade categories: Personal, Friends, and Work). But you can create an
unlimited number of categories. And in each category, you can have an
unlimited number of Favourites. Clicking on Favourites will bring you to
the Favourites Menu, shown below.
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Where To Create, Manage And Delete Favourites?
If you would like to learn how to create, manage, edit and delete Favourites,
please refer to the Chapter “My NDrive”, where we present more information about
that section.
Recent Locations
Recent Locations contains a history of all previous searches. This
category will keep streets, cities, POIs, postcodes and coordinates until
you clear them.
Recent
locations
appear with an
icon indicating
the type of
location.
Click on any
recent location
to find/
navigate to it.
Clicking
here will
clear all
recent
Searching By Coordinates
Coordinates can be entered in any of the three most used formats. The
format will adjust automatically to your input as long as it is one of the
three recognised formats, or you can preset the desired format in the
Settings menu.
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If you have any problems understanding any of the fields, you can
crosscheck with the next screen.
Insert the coordinates
you want to search
here. You must use
the coordinate format
indicated below.
Use this key to go
to the previous
screen
Use this
button to
delete inserted
characters
Use these toggle buttons
to indicate direction
You can change
the coordinates
format in the
Settings menu
Tip: Coordinates Search
This option can also be used for geo-caching or to search for off-road locations.
If you have pedestrian or auto routing mode enabled Vector will navigate to the nearest
street to the coordinate given. If you wish to navigate directly to the coordinate, the
Adventure Mode must be enabled in the Settings – Routing Options Menu. Then just
input the coordinate and navigate.
Navigating By Itinerary
Itinerary is found in the Navigate submenu but not in the Find
submenu.
The Itineraries feature allows you to plan several stops or waypoints for
your trip. When you choose to Navigate on an Itinerary, Vector will
display all created itineraries (in this example only one). You can select
the one you want.
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Vector will calculate Itinerary routes based on the settings in the Routing
Options Menu.
Please refer to the My NDrive – Managing My Itineraries section for
information about adding, editing, importing/exporting and deleting
itineraries.
Before beginning to navigate, make sure that you have the GPS in the
“On” setting, otherwise Vector will route in simulation mode.
Using an itinerary is like dividing your route into stages. The first
waypoint will be the destination for the first stage of your route. The
chequered flag is used to indicate the completion of one stage of
your trip. Orange flags indicate other itinerary waypoints that you
will navigate to after completing the first stage. Grey flags represent
places already passed.
You can navigate to other itinerary points whenever you like by pressing
Menu – My Itinerary, which also has the following options:
•
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Mark As Visited – forces Vector to skip the selected
waypoint.
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•
Next Destination – forces Vector to reroute to the
waypoint you chose as the Next Destination.
•
Move Up – moves the selected itinerary point one place
higher in the itinerary. Making it the first to be visited.
Move Down – the reverse of Move up. This function
changes the order of waypoints to visit by moving a
selected waypoint down.
Choosing different options will cause Vector to recalculate your route to
get to the new destination.
•
You are also able to add itinerary points at any time during your trip via
map interface or My NDrive – Manage My Itineraries.
The Navigation Screen
STANDARD NAVIGATION MODE
When you choose a place to navigate to, Vector will perform the routing
calculation and begin navigating. If the GPS is set to Off, Vector will run
in simulation mode.
Firstly you will have an opportunity to take a short look at the entire route
from the top. Then the application will zoom in to a level more useful for
navigation.
Your position is displayed as a blue/green, three-cornered indicator. On
the screen you will also see a green flag (representing your starting point)
and chequered flag (representing the end of your route).
There is also a lot of additional information that can be displayed on the
navigation screen. Some of this was described in the Map Interface
section. In addition, you can find some special fields with information
useful only during driving. The full list of fields is presented below (please
refer to the illustration above):
•
op Display Area – usually displays the name of the
T
street following the next maneuver or direction.
•
ext Maneuver Area – shows the distance to the next
N
maneuver (in miles, yards, kilometers, meters or feet etc.)
and its type (represented by the green curved arrows)
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• Time, Distance, And Speed Indicators (see the full
list below)
• Lock Buttons: Zoom And Pan
• Bottom Display Area – showing the name of a current
street, country-road and system information
To make it as simple as possible, Vector lets you to choose what you
would like to have presented on the screen. Tapping the time, distance
and speed controls you can choose to display different indicators.
Below, you can find the complete list of all available indicators:
Estimated
time left to
destination
Estimated time
of arrival to
destination
Speed limit
on the current
street
Distance left to
destination or
waypoint
Actual speed
Actual time
If you tap on the map, the bottom display area will display additional
icons, also referred in the Map Interface section. You can use them to
add new Favourites or itinerary points to your personal list. (Please refer
to the chapter Interactions with the Map Screen)
You can tap on
the map and add
that location to
your Favourites or
itineraries.
Navigation after tapping the screen
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When navigating, you will also see green and yellow arrows on your
route, over the map, indicating the nearest turnings. Green arrows
represents the next maneuver, yellow arrows show successive maneuvers.
Adventure Mode
Routing in Adventure Mode will disregard any roads. It’s perfect for offroad navigation, when you need orientation to a location with no road
access. In Adventure Mode, you can see different indicators on the screen,
see below.
Compass
Time/distance/speed/
altitude
indicators
Adventure Mode
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Using the Adventure Mode you will see a compass, distance, speed,
and altitude indicators. Below you can find the complete list of all the
available indicators:
Travelled distance
Speed limit on the current street
Actual speed
Time to the next waypoint
Estimated time of arrival
Altitude
Actual time
Distance to destination
Road Book & Route Alternatives
Road Book and Route Alternatives only appear during navigation
(not available in Adventure Mode).
Road Book and Alternative Routes
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Road Book shows every maneuver en route to your destination: types
of turn, distance and estimated time to next turn, and street information
for each maneuver.
From left
to right:
distance
until the
next
maneuver,
total distance
traveled, time
travelled
From left
to right:
Maneuver
symbol, exit
number
(if it’s a rotary),
street name
and number
(if available)
With Route Alternatives, you can opt to Calculate An Alternative,
Calculate Original (if you already on an alternative route), Define a
Roadblock, or Avoid part of the route.
Calculates an
alternative
route
Recalculates
the original
route
Allows you
to define a
roadblock or
detour
Avoid
specific
streets in the
route
Alternative Route Calculation
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Block sections of the road you know are slow or unusable via Roadblock.
If you want to take
a detour and return
to the main road,
you can use the
Road block function.
Choose how long
the roadblock will be
and Vector will
recalculate your
route.
Road Block Options
Avoid Part of the Route enables you to have more control over specific
roads you want to avoid during navigation.
If an entry is
greyed out it
means you have
passed that street.
The number
below indicates
how far you’ve
travelled. function.
Choose how long
the roadblock will
be and Vector will
recalculate your
route.
By marking
a road with
an X you can
choose to
avoid it. Vector
will recalculate
the route
based on your
selections.
Pressing Recalculate will bring you back to the map screen. You can also
click Back to exit without saving changes to your route.
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MY NDRIVE
Overview
• How to define your Home location.
• How to create, manage, edit and delete Favourites.
• How to create, manage, edit and delete Itineraries.
My NDrive is an area where you can keep personalised information that
you create while using Vector.
Define/Modify Home lets you change the location of your Home.
Manage Favourites will allow you to create, delete, edit, and organise
Favourites categories. You can also edit the appearance preferences for
each category. With Vector it is also possible to share your Favourites
using the Communities feature. Manage Itineraries allows you to
create, edit, and delete customised itineraries. This is also the menu that
is used to add waypoints to itineraries.
Define/Modify Your Home
While setting up your account, it’s also a good idea to set up your Home
location.
The Home key is a special Favourite. It can be set for one location that
you use as a regular point of departure, like your Home.
Defining Home
When you start defining Home, you will be directed to a menu similar to
the Find Menu. You then have to decide whether you want to find the
location by searching for address, postcode, recent location etc.
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Manage Favourites
You can store favourite places on Vector, such as places that you visit
frequently, locations of personal interest, places to visit, friends’ addresses,
clients’ addresses, etc.
Any point on the map can be designated as a Favourite, even if it is offroad. You can store an unlimited number of Favourites on your database
and place them inside the default categories (Personal, Friends, and
Work) or create new categories.
As mentioned before you can also share your Favourites with other
Vector users via Communities. However, there are some limitations
to what you can share. The default categories and data that you have
already downloaded from other users cannot be published. In order to
share, you will need to create a new category.
ADDING A NEW FAVOURITES CATEGORY
After having opened the Manage My Favourites menu you will see a
“+” in the bottom centre of the screen. Press that icon and you will be
given the option to add a new Favourites category (“Add”).
Then you will see the Add New Category screen, as displayed below:
Adding a new Favourites Category
Five adjustable settings for user-made Favourites categories.
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•
Name
•
Visible – enable or disable the icon on the map
•
Minimum Scale (that the icon will be visible at…)
•
Maximum Scale (that the icon will be visible at…)
•
Icon - personalise the icon
MY NDRIVE
CREATING A NEW CATEGORY
• Choose a title for your Favourites category and enter it
into the name field.
•
Choose if you would like Favourites in that category to
be visible on the map.
•
The minimum scale determines at which distance the
icon will appear. (e.g. if you set the minimum scale to
5km, then you will not see any Favourite locations within
that category unless you are 5km or more away. If you
set the minimum distance to 20m then the Favourite will
always appear unless you are very close or outside the
maximum scale setting.
•
Maximum scale is just the opposite. If you set the
maximum scale to 5km and then zoom out so that you
can see the whole state our country, the Favourite icon
will no longer appear.
•
Choose an icon to represent Favourites in this group.
Entering Favorite Category Details
Selecting an Icon for a new Favourites Category
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EDIT A FAVOURITES CATEGORY
Whenever you click on a Category of Favourites a new options menu
will appear as above.
•
Show: Opens the group and shows the Favourites
included in that group.
•
Edit: Edit the group’s definitions.
•
Delete: Removes the selected group (Only user-created
groups can be removed).
•
Publish: Uploads the selected group to Vector
communities. (Refer to Communities section).
Favorite Category modification options
Choose the Edit option. This will once more bring up the menu with
five adjustable settings (see Adding a new Favourites Category for
details).
ADDING A FAVOURITE
Now that you have your Favourite categories defined, it is time to fill them
with data points. There are two different ways to add a Favourite:
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•
Use Find to search for a location. Once found click the
blue star next to Menu.
•
Click anywhere on the map. Then click the star next
to the Menu button.
MY NDRIVE
Adding detailed information about a new Favourite point
Once you click the star, a new field will be displayed. In this field you
can enter extended Favourites information like the address,
phone number, URL, fax, e-mail, and a description. You must also
pick a name for the Favourite as well as select the group it will belong
to. Clicking “OK” will complete the process and your new Favourite will
be active.
Updated Favourites Menu
EDITING A FAVOURITE
To edit a Favourite follow this path: My NDrive – Manage My
Favourites – Choose the category to which your Favourite
belongs to. Then choose “Show” from the pop-up window.
The contents of that category will appear. Click on the Favourite you want
to edit. There will be a small information icon at the bottom centre of
the screen, between Back and Map. Click the information button and
choose to Edit.
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REMOVING A FAVOURITE
To remove a Favourite you can follow a process similar to the edit
process. To delete a Favourite follow this path: My NDrive – Manage
My Favourites – Choose the category your Favourite belongs
to. Choose the “Show” option. The contents of that category will be
shown. Select the Favourite you want to delete and click the small
information icon at the bottom centre of the screen, in between
Back and Map. Click the information button and choose to delete the
Favourite.
DELETING A FAVOURITES CATEGORY
To delete a Favourites category, enter the My NDrive section and select
Manage My Favourites. Select the category you would like to delete. A
menu will appear with options to show, edit, delete, and publish. Choose
to delete the category. Default categories cannot be deleted.
Managing Itineraries
Itineraries are used to create a pre-planned route for a trip. One can add
via points (waypoints), and places to stop along the way. Itineraries can
be very useful for planning longer trips, or trips with multiple stops. You
can create as many itineraries as you like. You can organise them by date
or alphabetically using the tabs near the bottom of the screen.
CREATING ITINERARIES
Go to My NDrive – Manage My Itineraries and press “+” at the
bottom of the screen for the option to “Create” an itinerary.
Creating a new Itinerary
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An “Unnamed Itinerary” with no data points will open. Add waypoints
by pressing “+”. Press “Add” and you will be taken to the Add to
Itinerary screen.
Add waypoints to a new Itinerary
You can add itinerary points like Home, Address, POI, Nearby POI,
Favourite, Recent Location, and Coordinates.
Selecting the first Waypoint in a new Itinerary
Choose a waypoint and press “Done” in the bottom right corner. You will
be prompted to add a Name, Description, and Icon for the new itinerary.
Editing Itinerary Name, Icon, and Description
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You can add more waypoints to this itinerary by using the same “+” (plus
button).
EDITING ITINERARIES
To edit an itinerary select an itinerary from the Manage My Itineraries
Menu.
You will see a window with three options: Show, Edit, and Delete.
Select “Edit”. In this screen you can edit the itinerary name, description
and icon.
Managing an Itinerary
ADDING/EDITING WAYPOINTS IN AN ITINERARY
To add, rearrange, or delete waypoints from an itinerary, go to Manage
My Itineraries and select an itinerary. When you select an itinerary
you will have three options: show, edit, delete. Choose “Show” to view
the waypoints of the itinerary. You can also use the “Show” button in the
bottom right corner of the Manage My Itineraries menu.
Showing waypoints in an Itinerary
After selecting “Show” you will see your itinerary and all waypoints.
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To add a new waypoint you can use the “+” (plus sign) at the bottom
centre of the screen. The point you add will be placed as the last
destination in your itinerary.
Complete Itinerary after adding additional waypoints
To change the order of waypoints, view waypoints on the map, or delete
waypoints, just select a waypoint. A new menu will appear. There are
seven operations you can perform from this menu. Use “Move up” /“Move
down” to move the waypoint, “Delete” to remove it, and “Above” /“Below”
to add another waypoint above or below the waypoint selected.
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The itineraries menu will open. Select the itinerary to add it to. It will be
added as the last waypoint. You can add points quickly via hotkeys on the
map interface but the resulting waypoint will display the closest street or
coordinates and not the name of the waypoint. Hence, the other method
is recommended.
DELETING AN ITINERARY
Deleting an Itinerary is quite simple. Just select the itinerary and
choose “Delete” from the pop-up menu. Confirm and the itinerary will
be erased.
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ABOUT & HELP
Overview
• What kind of information you can find in the About section.
• How to change the used map for another choice.
• What happens when you go to the Help section.
About & Help
Inside the About section you can find information about the version
of the software and map data. You can also restart the Startup
Wizard. Clicking on the blue icon, you will enable the wizard the next
time the application starts. Pressing the Help button, will take you to
the HTML version of the User Guide.
About section
In the Map subsection you can select a map source (possible if
you have maps available in two alphabets). You can also check if the
map data is consistent or read more about its version.
This concludes our explanation of Vector features and functions.
For inquiries and more information, please contact us at [email protected]
vector.com.ph.
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