Accuterra iPhone App

AccuTerra iPhone application User Guide.

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Using the On-Demand Grid

Selecting Map Mode

On Demand map downloads are enabled while the App is in AccuTerra Map Mode. While tracking, panning and zooming can be done in Google Maps, the “Show Grid” icon providing access to On Demand is disabled. To switch to AccuTerra Mode:
> Tap “Map View” on the upper right of the screen
> A slide dock on the right side of the screen will appear.
> Select the top icon in the slide dock, and a menu will appear at the bottom. Choose “AccuTerra” from the list.
> The “Show Grid” icon will now be illuminated and can be selected.

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Using the On-Demand Grid

Enabling the On Demand Grid

Once in AccuTerra Map Mode, select the “Show Grid” icon in the upper middle part of your screen. A panel will appear at the bottom of the screen, and the map will zoom to a preset Continental viewing level. The selection grid will also appear on the screen. image

Note that there are two levels of downloadable grids. The reason is because each level contains a “Stack” of tiles, and as you zoom in, each subsequent gird contains an magnitude of about 9X to 16X the number of map tiles within it. If we forced the download of all those high-zoom tiles underneath the large-scale tiles, the app would overload the device with data. With the restrictions of over-the-air 3G downloads, a relatively small number of upper-level grids may inadvertently load 17GB of data onto a 16GB iPhone.

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Using the On-Demand Grid

On Demand Maps – Install Free Continental Grids First!

Begin selecting Continental tiles for your area of interest. A tile Download counter in the bottom panel allows you to select up to four grids per download. NOTE:  Although there is a limit of four grids per download, there is no limit to the number of Continental tiles you may install on the App – jut as long as you install them four at a time. The limit of four allows downloads without having to be connected to WiFi. Each Continental tile covers hundreds of square miles, and is approximately 512KB of data memory on your iPhone.
To select a tile, press and hold the screen over the grid you want. It takes about a second, you’ll see the grid turn green, and a Download counter will register the grid count (up to four at a time). To de-select, press and hold the tile again until the green color disappears.
Once you’ve selected four tiles, press the “Download” icon on the lower panel and watch as the images are installed on your map.

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Using the On-Demand Grid

Installing AccuTerra HD Maps

Once the Continental tiles are installed for your area of interest, you can then zoom further into the map to reveal the State-level tiles below. The Continental tiles will zoom to a level where you can narrow your area of interest to towns, park boundaries, and other geographic markers. Continental tile are for reference only – they’re not at a usable level. Trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, and high-resolution tracking maps are contained in the AccuTerra HD layers below, so keep going! Here’s how:

> AccuTerra Lite—you are given your choice of any four AccuTerra HD areas to download, examine, and enjoy. Any further downloads will be prompted to select and purchase your state or other recreation areas through the AccuTerra In-App store.  Once you have purchased a state, you may select and download any AccuTerra HD map within its borders.
Once you’ve selected four tiles, press the “Download” icon on the lower panel and watch as the images are installed on your map.
> AccuTerra UNLIMITED—once you have purchased the app, you have unlimited access to every map grid in the country, however you can select and download only four grids at a time. Be warned – with hundreds of gigabytes of maps available, you can quickly fill your iPhone!

HINT: Although you can select a grid at any zoom level, installing the Continental tiles first will give you a much clearer idea of which HD areas you will get.
Once you’ve selected four tiles, press the “Download” icon on the lower panel and watch as the images are installed on your map.

SHORTCUT: Planning on spending a lot of time in popular recreation lands (National Parks, National Forests, BLM, etc)? AccuTerra contains a catalog of pre-defined areas, such as ‘Rocky Mountain National Park’ or ‘Adirondack State Park’ for which you can download HD maps for the entire area. See the “Map View” section of this guide.

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Basic Map Use

Locate

Press the “Locate” icon on the lower left side of the screen. Getting a GPS fix may take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.
Notes on the iPhone GPS capabilities: The iPhone 3G and 3G S uses “assisted” GPS, which leverages the cellular network to acquire a location faster than using the GPS antenna alone. Acquiring a location may take longer when beyond the cell network, and obstacles such as dense forest, mountains and building can hinder a good GPS fix.

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Whoops! I Maxed Out My Memory (Uninstalling Maps)

While in the “Show Grid” mode, select the installed grid you want to remove, then press and hold that grid until it turns red. The panel on the bottom will track the number of grids you wish to remove from memory.
Tap “Uninstall”, and the selected map tiles are removed.

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Basic Map Use

Pan

Place one finger on the screen and drag it in the direction you want to view. You can also swipe the view in any direction by flicking the screen quickly.

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Zoom In

Place two fingers on the screen simultaneously and move them apart, or double tap the screen.

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Places and Points

AccuTerra for iPhone can install recreational points of interest within the coverage area of the maps selected from the AccuTerra Map Store. 
Points of interest cannot be installed from the On-Demand screens. Select “Map View”, and locate your area of interest – that can be a whole state, a National Park, or one of our hundreds of other defined in-app products. NOTE - almost all of these bundles require connectivity to Wifi because they exceed 20MB in size.
Once you’ve purchased that area (or installed as part of AccuTerra Unlimited), the programmed recreational points of interest associated with that area are installed within your AccuTerra app library. To show those points of interest on your maps, tap the small arrow just above the ‘Locate’ icon on the lower right of the main screen. A carousel bar will appear across the bottom of the screen, and you will be able to choose from 11 popular recreation categories to display over the top of the map.

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Basic Map Use

Zoom Out

Place two fingers on the screen simultaneously and pinch (move) them together.

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Tracking, Placemarks, and Camera Use

Tracking (Recording a Hike or Route)

Tap the topmost ‘Record’ icon (red circle) in the slide dock. The app may need to locate your position before establishing the beginning of your track. When your position is acquired, a blue pin will mark your starting location.  Once you’ve begun moving, green pins will drop on the map to mark and track your position.
> The ‘Record’ icon will switch out to a “Pause” icon (see “Stop and Save Track”).
> The ‘Placemark’ icon will now be activated (see “Record a Placemark”).
> The ‘Camera’ icon will now be activated (see “Taking Pictures”). 
> The ‘Stats’ icon will now be activated (see “View Statistics”).

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Tracking, Placemarks, and Camera Use

Viewing the Tracking Menu

AccuTerra for iPhone enables you to create your own trails, walking tours, and waypoints, and save them for future reference. Tapping the “Track” icon on the upper right corner of the map initiates the Tracking menu within the right hand slide dock.
NOTE: Placemarks, Camera, and Stats are enabled only while in tracking mode (see below).

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Basic Map Use

Placemark Information

To view information about a point of interest, tap on the title of that point of interest, and bring up information about that point of interest.

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Stop Recording and Save a Track

Open the slide dock by tapping the “Track’ icon. Tap the ‘Pause’ icon - A menu list pops and you will be prompted with a choice to Clear the current hike, Save the current hike, or Resume the current hike.

> Clear - removes your current hike. You can start a new hike any time.
> Save - saves the current hike to your Adventures. You will provide a default name, which you can change by Tapping the ‘Name’ window and renaming your hike.  AccuTerra also stores your hike according to the date and time of when you’ve saved the hike.  You can also add a ‘Story’ to this hike to help remember or share the hike.  When you’re ready to save, tap ‘Done’, then ‘Save’.  Your track is now in your Adventures library.
> Resume - takes you back to your current hike, and continues to track you as you go.
(See the MAP VIEW section to find your Saved Adventures in your Library)

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Tracking, Placemarks, and Camera Use

Tracking (Recording a Hike or Route)

Tap the topmost ‘Record’ icon (red circle) in the slide dock. The app may need to locate your position before establishing the beginning of your track. When your position is acquired, a blue pin will mark your starting location.  Once you’ve begun moving, green pins will drop on the map to mark and track your position.

> The ‘Record’ icon will switch out to a “Pause” icon (see “Stop and Save Track”).
> The ‘Placemark’ icon will now be activated (see “Record a Placemark”).
> The ‘Camera’ icon will now be activated (see “Taking Pictures”). 
> The ‘Stats’ icon will now be activated (see “View Statistics”).

To hide the Tracking slide dock, tap the upper right ‘Track” icon and the slide dock will be hidden.
NOTE: Tracking can be initiated whether or not you have installed AccuTerra maps, and works in Google Map mode (where connected). Tracks can also be recorded without AccuTerra maps and beyond network coverage, but you will not have maps to view while recording.

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Tracking, Placemarks, and Camera Use

Camera

Tracking must be on ‘Record’ to use the camera function. Tapping the ‘camera’ icon allows you to take a photo (which you can discard and re-take) that will be geo-tagged to its location within your maps on AccuTerra.
NOTE: In order for images to be saved in your AccuTerra Library, you must save the Track into your Library. Once you’ve completed your adventure (even if it’s just the photo taken), SAVE the track by selecting ‘Pause’ and ‘Save’ in the Tracking menu. Otherwise your image with not be saved. 

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Stats

The ‘Stats’ function only works while the app is in Tracking mode. The duration, distance, pace and elevation will be displayed in real-time. Move the page to the right by sweeping your finger right-to-left, and an elevation profile page is displayed. 

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Tracking, Placemarks, and Camera Use

Record a Placemark (sometimes called a ‘Waypoint’)

Within the Track slide dock (tap the ‘Track’ icon in the upper right’), select the “Placemark’. 

> A yellow Placemark flag is dropped in the of the map (your location), but you may also move the pin to another spot on the map by placing your fingertip on the flag and dragging it.

> Once positioned in the desired spot, tap the small blue arrow on the lat / long.
> The page will turn to a ‘Saving Placemark’ screen where you may now give the Placemark a name and story.
> To discard the Placemark, tap the garbage can icon in the upper right.
Your Placemark is now saved in your Library (see the MAP VIEW section). Note that Markers are saved in a separate folder. They are not embedded in a Track recording in order to allow you to share each Marker individually.

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Search

Search

Tap the “Search” icon on the lower right of the map screen. Type in a search by keyword or a city / state, and results will appear in order of distance from the center of the map.

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Tracking, Placemarks, and Camera Use

Clear

Tapping the ‘Clear’ icon removes any Placemarks or Track that are displayed on the map; but it does not erase those tracks and points from your Library.

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Map Mode

The topmost icon allows you to switch from AccuTerra map views to either Google Maps ‘Streets’ mode or Google Maps ‘Satellite’ mode. You may track or insert placemarks in Google mode, but be aware that those maps are web-served and only work with a cell or WiFi signal. Once installed, AccuTerra maps work independently with a GPS signal, and can even be viewed in Airplane mode (without GPS location). 

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Map View

Viewing the Map View Menu

Functions that change the views of the primary map interface are located within the Map View icon on the upper left globe icon. Tapping “Map View” initiates a menu within the right hand slide dock.
NOTE: Placemarks, Camera, and Stats are enabled only while in tracking mode (see below).

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Map View

GPS Track Import (NEW!)

Also located within the Library icon within the Map View. Currently AccuTerra only supports KMZ format (compatible with Google Maps and Google Earth). This allows new trails or complex tracks to be saved into memory. Imported tracks are displayed over top your AccuTerra maps or within Google Maps mode.

> Import Via URL: Many user generated content sites now provide direct links to open into Google Earth. Browse a website containing KMZ download trails (such as http://www.RedTrails.com) and select the blue Google Earth icon. This url can be copied directly and pasted within the URL field provided in the AccuTerra app.

> Import Via Device: Share directly and automatically between nearby iPhones via Bluetooth or WiFi. 

> Import Via Desktop: Your iPhone and desktop computer must be connected to WiFi. Select ‘Import From Desktop” and follow the directions on the screen. Type the address shown on the screen into a browser address bar, and a import screen will appear on your desktop browser. Locate your KMZ file and select ‘Upload’, and a confirmation should appear on your iPhone. 
NOTE: Sophisticated users can ‘draw’ their own tracks within Google Earth using its ‘create path’ feature, save as a KMZ, and load those tracks to their device.

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Map View

Maps

AccuTerra for iPhone is pre-loaded a catalog of hundreds of defined recreation areas – National Parks, National Forests, and other recreational areas.

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Library

All your saved Adventures and Placemarks are located within this function. Once you’ve saved a Track / Placemark with a name, you can also search your library via a keyword search.

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Map View

View Profile and Stats of a Saved Adventure

Tap the name of your Adventure in the Library.  Below the Name, Date, Type and Story of the Walking Tour, tap the ‘Statistics and Profile’ tab. AccuTerra takes information from any saved trail and automatically generates a trail profile (distance and elevation gain/loss) and statistics for your current trail or any trail in your library. That information is displayed in two pages. The first page shows your hike statistics.  Information includes elapsed time, latitude, longitude, elevation, compass heading, average pace (in miles per hour), and distance traveled. To see your trail profile, simply swipe the screen right-to-left from the My Statistics screen, and a graph is shown depicting trail profile of elevation gain/loss over the entire distance of the trail. To return to the trail description, tap ‘Back’ in the upper-left corner.

Sharing your Statistics and Profiles
1. Navigate the iPhone to the screen you want to capture as an image (your Profile, or your Stats page)
2. While holding the Home button on your iPhone, press and release the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your device. Your screen will flash letting you know that the screenshot was taken.
3. Navigate to your Camera Roll library (Photos).  The most recent image should be the screencapture you’ve just created. That image can then be emailed or uploaded onto your favorite social network.

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Settings and Preferences

AccuTerra Settings

Select the “Settings” icon from the Map View slide menu.

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Settings and Preferences

Map Legend

To see the Legend, Tap the Legend section.  A list of symbols and types of trails that are shown on the map are displayed with their corresponding labels.

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Settings and Preferences

AccuTerra

The AccuTerra Option enables you to set your Walking Tour Speed (the speed at which your Walking Tour replays).
Sharing Options
Select from the list of options for delivery of your tracks via email. Please note that the track can be shared as a link, or as a KML attachment, but not both.

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Settings and Preferences

GPS

In the GPS section you can also set your default units of elevation to English or Metric (feet/miles, or meters/kilometers). 
GPS Accuracy Required – Setting the accuracy high provides a much more robust track,  but may dramatically reduce battery life.
Adventure Milestone Chime
The Adventure Milestone Chime rings and buzzes when you’ve achieved a given distance.  For instance, if you would like to be notified when you reach 1/4 mile, Tap the ‘1/4 mile’, setting and you will be buzzed/chimed every quarter mile.  This is a great way for you to measure your distance as you go.

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Settings and Preferences

Help

To get Help, Tap the Help bar to see a complete Help section.

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Points of Interest

Points of Interest (Campgrounds, trailheads, & others)

A big change from the old AccuTerra map versions is the way we display the 1.5 million AccuTerra recreational points of interest (‘also known as “POIs”). We used to display campgrounds, trailheads, of other features right into the actual map images; much like you see on a printed map. But that left the maps cluttered and harder to view, and you couldn’t query more information about that exact point. So we found a better solution - and completely re-made the 650,000 map images in our map repository.

You can now choose which of the 11 categories of icons to display on your maps; or you can choose to leave them off for a clearer view. Those categories are:
1   Public Lands
2   Recreation
3   Camping
4   Cities
5   Historic Locations
6   Landmarks
7   Public Facilities
8   Emergency Services
9   Water
10 Tourist Attractions
11 Lodging

A simple pull-out menu will allow you to select one or more categories to display.

IMPORTANT!  POIs cannot be installed from the On-Demand (“Show Grid”) method of installing maps grid-by-grid. Since the POIs are bound to a defined area, such as a state or National Park, you must select the bundle from the ‘Maps’ catalog in the Map View slide menu.

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AccuTerra Road and Trail Legend

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Sharing Adventures

Emailing Adventures

Once an Adventure is saved in your Library, you can email a record of that adventure to friends and family to view on either Google Maps™ or Google Earth™. 

-  First, select the method that you wish to place your Adventures into emails by selecting Map View > Settings > AccuTerra.
        Most users will select the “Send as Link” option to include a Google Maps link within their email text. Recipients may view the Adventure on their web browsers.
        Advanced users may choose the “Attachment” option. A Google Earth KMZ file will be sent to the recipient to open in that program. Files can be permanently saved to your desktop.
        If you are sending to another AccuTerra user, be sure to check the ” Include Import Link” row.
   
- Now choose the Adventure you wish to share from Locate the blue “Share” button at the top right. AccuTerra will then offer a menu to “Email” or “Share to Facebook”. Selecting “Email” will allow AccuTerra to generate a standard email with the attachment/ link option you selected above. You may edit the text as you like.

NOTE: Sharing via link allows AccuTerra to place your Adventure on a public server hosted by Amazon. Do not create a link if you wish to keep that Adventure private, as AccuTerra does not manage that server.

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Sharing Adventures

Sharing to Facebook

Once an Adventure is saved in your Library, you can upload that adventure to friends and family to view on Facebook

- Choose the Adventure you wish to share from Locate the blue “Share” button at the top right. AccuTerra will then offer a menu to “Email” or “Share to Facebook”.
- Selecting “Share to Facebook” opens Facebook in a web browser and generates a Google Maps link to include in the post.
- Log in with your Facebook email and password, create a text story, and upload.
- The post will appear soon within your news feed, but the Facebook application requires that you allow Facebook to access the AccuTerra linking app to access your account.

AccuTerra does not access or in anyway search your profile for personal data. Our Facebook interface is purely for your convenience.

NOTE: Sharing via link allows AccuTerra to place your Adventure on a public server hosted by Amazon. Do not create a link if you wish to keep that Adventure private, as AccuTerra does not manage that server. Make sure you adjust your Facebook Profile settings if you do not wish to share this adventure beyond your Facebook network.

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AccuTerra Europe User Guide

Download the AccuTerra Europe User Guide

There are some differences between AccuTerra versions for the U.S. and our European version.

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Access AccuTerra Europe User Guide

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What is the deal with the orginal AccuTerra app being sold?

Who bought the App?

NeoTreks Inc. has recently purchased the AccuTerra app family; and per Apple Developer policy, any app sold under the Intermap developer’s account cannot be transferred to a new seller; and that includes its existing customers.

The new company, NeoTreks, is comprised of former employees of the old company, Intermap; we have bought the technology to carry the app forward. Intermap has shut down all support of the current app (which you have installed) and abandoning its Apple development efforts and all existing customers. Going forward, the map servers will be turned off and AccuTerra by Intermap will be pulled from the App Store.

This summer, we plan on launching an updated version of the NeoTreks GPS app; including:
• New maps – higher quality and more options
• Updated features – onscreen measuring & drawing, plus other updates
• A desktop map viewer for planning your adventures.

Thanks for your patience!!

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