Settings: General

General menu options

Interface language – you can change here the interface language selected upon the program first launch.

Interface look (so-called "skin") – you can change the interface look here by choosing one of the available skins: AutoMapa or AutoMapa Panorama.

Pilot panel size - you can change between "small", "medium" and "large" and adjust the size of the fields on the pilot panel to the capabilities and parameters of your device's screen. This option may not be available for certain devices. This means that only one value is correct for a given device.

Menu animations - enables/disables smooth transition to menu windows (disable it to improve the program performance).

Miplo... - The menu window will be presented in one of the following articles.

Updates... - The menu window will be presented in one of the following articles.

Units - selects the speed and distance units that the program should use. Select from the following: metric and imperial.

Keyboard - selects the keyboard type that is displayed e.g. when searching for localities – the following options are available: ABC – useful for writing with the finger, QWERTY – standard computer keyboard type, and AZERTY – used in French-speaking countries, as well as Phone – like the one used in phone keyboards, which enables the program control with the finger even on devices with a very small screen.

If your device has a built-in or external keyboard, it is recommended to disable the show automatically option.

Manage power and screen - the program will, in the show position and tracking modes, stop the device from turning the screen off and entering the sleep mode. When the battery gets low, the program will shut down automatically (upon the user's approval).

IMPORTANT! Always change the program settings during a standstill. NEVER when driving!

Buttons... - The menu window will be presented in one of the following articles.

Memory limits... - allow to change the settings of default device memory sizes that the program will reserve for the map and user's POIs.

Delete last selected... - allows you to delete last selected: places, categories, favourite points, addresses, roudes or everything at once.

Restore default settings... - the option cancels all the user's settings. NOTE: The option also restores default profiles, if they have been deleted using the "delete profile" function.

Load map... - allows the program to load additional maps.

 

Miplo options - Miplo configuration

The Miplo services are used for automatic, unattended downloading and updating of POIs, vehicle location in MiploLoc service, and other services available at Miplo.pl.

Automatic configuration of Miplo services will activate when the program is launched in the advanced menu mode. Manual configuration is possible when entering Settings -> General -> Miplo. In simplified menu, Miplo services are unavailable.

First, the program will display a message concerning possible charges for data download. After accepting the message, the program will ask the user to select the account type to enable.

Anonymous - creating or having a Miplo.pl account is not required. This method of using Miplo allows to update POIs anonymously. All additional services, e.g. vehicle location or commenting and rating places, are unavailable. You may create an account with Miplo.pl and use all the available Miplo services at any time for free.

I have an account - Having an account with Miplo.pl allows you to customize settings and use all the Miplo services. Thanks to POI updates, you will have immediate access to the newest information about points of interest. The MiploShare service will allow you to store and share private and formed POIs with the invited users. With MiploLoc, the selected users will be able to track the vehicle location information in real time.

After selecting the account type, follow the program instructions. At the window next to last, you can activate additional services if you activate an account with Miplo.pl.

Active POI support - you can add, edit, comment and rate POIs.

MiploLoc - selected users can have access to information about the vehicle current location. Permanent connection with the Internet is required.

The program will display confirmation that the configuration has been finished.

To change Miplo settings options, select this window.

Account settings – in this window, the following information is displayed: account data, last sync status, service usage status. Select the “Change” button to reconfigure the Miplo account.

POI Update – enables/disables the MiploSync service.

Synchronization every - frequency of POI updates, automatic or manual.

only via ActiveSync – download/upload data only by synchronization with a PC.

Send my POIs - uploads the user's changes made to the program POI database.

Download unverified – downloads unverified POIs from the Miplo service.

Restore all files – download the whole new database of POIs from the Miplo service. After the points have been downloaded, the option becomes unselected.

MiploLoc Active – enables/disables the MiploLoc service.

Update location every – frequency of sending the user’s GPS location to the Miplo server.


Updates...

This window is used for manual or automatic download of the newest maps and software versions. You may perform updates on all devices with a direct link to the Internet or by syncing using ActiveSync 4.5 (Win XP) / Sync center (Vista/Win 7).

Update program - launches the updates. During the update process, a message warning about possible fees for data transfer will display. The following message informs the user about the amount of data to download. Click the "File list" button to display the list of files to download. After downloading, the last message may prompt for the application exit in order to finalize the update process (if you are performing the program update).

Check every - define whether the updates are performed manually or at selected intervals.

only via ActiveSync - select this option to perform updates only using ActiveSync/Sync center.

 

Buttons menu

The program enables assigning of many of its functions to hardware buttons of the user's device.
To assign/change function assignation, select menu "Settings" from the main menu, then select "Buttons". Tap on one of the options listed to open a hardkey selection window. Select a button from the list to assign it to a chosen function. The application will try to detect the device's buttons, but sometimes it is unable to recognize the function buttons. If you want to assign a function to a button that is not listed, exit the list. The selected function will be highlighted in blue. Then press a hardkey to assign it to the chosen function. Follow the instructions above to assign functions e.g. to palmphone context buttons.
The same applies to system operation on a PC: select a keyboard button/button combination to assign it to a selected function.
Abbreviation NQ before function name means "No question", e.g. "(NQ) Start/stop track storage" means that you can start track recording without being asked to enter a file name, while "(NQ) Add the current position to POI" will create a POI with the category of the most recently created point (default: "Other") and a name taken from the POI's description on the map.


Error reporting

"Report error" is an important feature that is available only by assigning it to buttons. This function helps you to send map errors to the AutoMapa support centre. By default, the function is assigned to the Enter/OK device button. It generates the following files in the map installation folder (default: "Memory card/AutoMapa EU/Maps/map name/Errors/YYYY-MM-DD")

  • print screen (bitmap in .bmp format)
  • GPS track (.gps and .gps.bin files)
  • current route (.atm file)
  • program settings at "error reporting"
The file names have the following structure:
[subsequent number].[file format]
The function will add a POI (category: "Map errors") on the map, at the place of its use.
Examples of use:
  • you notice that the route calculated by AutoMapa is not the best one: run the "Error reporting" option, use the form available on AutoMapa website to describe the problem and attach the print screen and the route file.
  • when driving, you notice that AutoMapa has played an incorrect manoeuvre voice message: run the "Error reporting" option, use the form available on AutoMapa website to describe the problem and attach the print screen, GPS track and the route file.