Features

In this article we will show some distinguishing features, that will make your Galileo experience easier and more complete.

The App lets you search within My Collections content as well as the vector map data within OpenStreetMap.
To open the search screen, tap the search button. Type or paste the keyword you want to find in the search field, then tap Done on the keyboard.

Search results will be displayed on the map and in the list below the search field. It is also possible to narrow down your search using the Search around me option at the bottom.

Tap an any of the results in the list to open its entry or back to the map to overview them all. The search will be refined as you browse the map automatically and only results meeting the selected search criteria will be displayed in the visible area.

If search results are found, the search icon will be changed to the . To reset search results, tap the clear icon.

Note: if you didn't clean your search query - search results will be displayed on a map as icons:

Voice Search: You can use your voice to perform a search instead of typing when you're connected to the Internet. Just tap the search field, and then tap the microphone icon next to the spacebar on the iOS keyboard to start dictating. When you’re finished, tap Done and then wait for your words to be processed. It can take a few seconds for text to appear.

Note: The App makes searching within the downloaded offline maps and only places which are mapped within OpenStreetMap can be found and displayed.

Performing a search in the following ways allows you to search places fast and easy:

  • by categories,
  • by name,
  • by GPS coordinates,
  • by address (internet connection required).

Search by category

There are predefined categories available on the screen for a quick search. Just tap the category icon (food, accommodation, etc) to list the matching results for a given category:

You can also narrow your search by entering the keyword after the category name as shown below:

Search by name

Just start typing the name of the object (POI) you are looking for. As you type, you'll see a list of search results and suggestions:

Tip: It is not necessary to type punctuation or worry about capital letters, but the search will not recognize a misspelling.

If you know the exact coordinates of a location, you can simply enter them into the search field to locate it on the map:

Read also: Units Format

Tip: You may enter the coordinates in any of the supported coordinate formats. To avoid confusion while inputting coordinates from the keyboard it is possible to use spaces instead of (‘) Right Single Quotation Mark, (”) Right Double Quotation Mark or (°) Degree Sign.

Type city, zip or address of any location on the world map (in that sequence with a comma as shown). If there are no search results found within the downloaded maps, tap Done to perform a search online:

To get routed to the selected search result, swipe right on the cell in the list:

To view more address and contact information, tap the desired result in the list.

To save search result to your collections, tap icon at the bottom of details screen.

Galileo Offline Maps gives you the ability to find the best route and get step by step directions for your drive or walk.

Note: to build a route offline you need to download navigation data first.

Create route

To get started with the route planner feature, define the place you want to go first, long tap the destination point on the map, then tap icon from the pop-up menu.

Alternatively:

  • you can tap icon on the bottom line of the bookmark/POI/search results in details screen
  • swipe right on a bookmark in My Collections or search results list, then tap .

A map will appear with your driving route highlighted in blue with some route information at the bottom:

  • Distance to go
  • Arrival time
  • Time to go

Route will be shown for drive mode by default, but you may choose the appropriate mode for your needs:

If you choose cycle or hiking a gradient will appear which shows an altitude during the route (gradient will appear only if there is an internet connection):

Note: The point on the track is related to the speed and altitude values.

To begin navigation, tap icon.
To stop your route, tap icon, then Stop movement option from menu.
If you miss a turn or intentionally go the wrong way from the planned route, the App will automatically recalculate the route.

Edit route

To edit your route, tap icon, then Edit route option from menu. It is possible to add additional transit points (also known as waypoints) or stops to the route by a long tap on the map for each you want to add:

These signs will appear on the map along your route:

— for transit points, — for stop points.

To edit or delete the point, just tap it on the map to bring up the pop-up menu:

Voice instructions

When you’re navigating to a place, you can hear navigation directions. You can stop receiving directions at any time while in navigation mode by tapping the sound icon .

A long tap on the sound icon allows choosing one of the supported languages, which will be used for voice instructions. You can also change the language selection to hear the navigation instructions in the app Settings > Navigation.

Tip: If you pair your iOS device with your Bluetooth capable device so you can stream voice instructions from the Galileo app to your Helmet device or automobile speaker system. How it works: when listening to music the voice instructions would lower the music volume automatically and give directions and then would automatically go back to the normal volume of the music once voice instructions finished.

Read also: How to pair your iOS device with your Bluetooth accessories.

Importing KML/KMZ/GPX Files

You can easily import KML/KMZ/GPX files to view them on the map in several ways using email, URL or Files app.

Email

If you have a KML/KMZ/GPX file that someone shared with you via email, you can view it in the Galileo app:

  1. Open the message containing the KML/KMZ/GPX file as an attachment.
  2. Tap and hold the attached KML/KMZ/GPX file name until a menu comes up.
  3. Choose the Copy to Galileo option to initiate the file import process.

iCloud Drive

If you store your KML/KMZ/GPX in iCloud Drive, you could import it using Files app:

  1. Open the file you want to import.
  2. Tap the button.
  3. Select Copy to Galileo to initiate the import process.

URL

In case you have a web link to the KML/KMZ/GPX file:

  1. Tap the link to open it in your browser. 2a. Tap on Open in Galileo, to initiate the import process. 2b. If you have another app used by default to open this file format, select More..., then select Copy to Galileo option to initiate the import process.

Dropbox app

If you store your KML/KMZ/GPX files in Dropbox:

  1. Open the file you want to import.
  2. Tap the ... button.
  3. Select Export option from dropdown.
  4. Tap on Open in.. button.
  5. Select Copy to Galileo to initiate the import process.

Note: There is also an option to import multiple folders from a single KML file separately or merge them into one collection available:

  • Keep several collections
  • Save to one collection

Exporting Geodata

Galileo allows you to export any of you routing geodata (bookmarks, tracks or whole collections) to KML/GPX files in several ways.

Save to Files

When you need to save your Galileo geodata or to transfer it to another app installed on your device, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the icon on details screen.
  2. Swipe left to find and tap Save as KML or Save as GPX options.
  3. Tap Save to Files option or Open in.. option, then select the app you want to copy your data.

Share

Create a shared link if you want anyone to be able to click a link to preview of your geodata on the map in the browser. They will also have the option to download a copy of it as KML/GPX file:

  1. Tap the icon on details screen.
  2. Select the method (AirDrop, email, text message or social networks) you want to share your link through.

Export using iTunes File Sharing

The Galileo supports File Sharing option that allows you to copy exported files from Galileo to your computer:

  1. Tap the icon on details screen.
  2. Tap Save as KML or Save as GPX button.
  3. Then tap Save to the App shared folder option.

Exported file will Appear in the Galileo File Sharing section in iTunes.

Read also: About File Sharing on iOS.

Bookmarks

The Bookmarks feature is a great way to keep your favorite places at your fingertips. Save places you want to go to or mark an interesting POI on the go that you could come back to later.

Create new bookmark

Touch and hold on the map until the pop-up appears, then tap the Bookmark icon:

If you have coordinates in your clipboard Galileo cam import them for you:

View bookmark name

Tap the bookmark icon on the map. Tap it again to hide it:

To move the bookmark, tap the bookmark icon and hold for a second, then drag the bookmark to where you want and drop it.

To view bookmark details, tap the button next to the bookmark name on the map or open it from the My Collections list.

To edit bookmark name and description, tap the name or description field and use the onscreen keyboard to type a new text.

To change the bookmark icon, tap the Category field and select the icon you want from the list with available icons that will open, then tap Back.

To move a bookmark to another collection, tap the field with the collection name and select the new name from the list of available collections, then tap Back.

To copy coordinates, tap the icon next to coordinates. It will bring up the pop-up with available options to copy bookmark coordinates:

  • Copy as text — coordinates will be copied to the clipboard in the format as you see it (+9.570674, +100.060448).
  • Copy as URL — coordinates will be copied as URL, containing geolocation information (latitude, longitude, zoom level) of a selected bookmark to share it by Email or SMS (galileo://9.570674,100.060446,16.0). Tap this URL from the email or message on your device to view the location on the map within the installed Galileo app.

To edit coordinates, tap the coordinates to start edit (X ,Y) GPS coordinates.

To show the direction to the bookmark, tap the Bearing Line switch option to ON. The bearing line to only one bookmark can be displayed on the map at any given moment.

To view the bookmark on the map tap the icon. It will open the map centered on the selected bookmark.

To hide the bookmark from the map, scroll down the bookmark details screen and tap the icon. To reveal it again, tap the icon.

To create a route to this bookmark, tap icon.

To export a bookmark, tap the icon at the bottom of the bookmark details screen and choose the method to save your data.

Read also: Exporting Geodata.

To delete a bookmark, tap the icon at the bottom of the bookmark details screen.

Tip: The best way to export several bookmarks at once is to save them in one collection and export the whole collection.

GPS Tracks

Galileo Offline Maps lets you record your movements, view detailed statistics and export recorded GPS tracks in most common formats.

Record GPS Track

To record GPS Track, tap the REC button on the map. It will become red. If you recorded track before, you will be prompted to continue the last track recording, or to start a new one. Tap the REC button again and the recording stops.

— track is not recording — track is recording now

Tip: while a GPS track is being recorded, a numbered badge appears over the upper-right corner of an App icon on the Home screen:

Note: To record GPS tracks in the background, make sure you have allowed the background activity for Galileo app in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

View GPS track details

To view track details, tap the track name on the map or open it from the My Collections list.

To edit track name and description, tap the name or description field and use the onscreen keyboard to type a new text.

To move a track to another collection, tap the field with the collection name and select the new name from the list of available collections, then tap Back.

To change the track style, tap the desired color or set the track color based on speed or altitude.

To view the track on the map, tap the icon to open the map centered on the selected GPS track.

To hide the track from the map, scroll down the track details screen and tap the icon. To reveal it again, tap the icon.

To export a track, tap the icon at the bottom of the track details screen and choose the way to save your data.

Read also: Exporting Geodata.

To delete a track, tap the icon at the bottom of the track details screen.

Tip: The best way to export several tracks at once is to save them in one collection and export the whole collection.

To filter GPS data and delete inaccurate points in the already recorded track, tap GPS Filtering:

Note: filters settings influence the appearance of track on a map and size of track while exporting, but they do not affect the number of recorded points.

Accuracy Threshold

Filter by the minimum accuracy of the received points. Points that are on the outside of the filter value will not be displayed in the track.

Example: You are recording your GPS track while walking around your neighborhood and you have entered a supermarket. Tall walls, roofs and other obstructions can block the signal from GPS satellites and the device cannot determine your location accurately enough. You may enable the accuracy filter to hide GPS points if they are too far from your location. If the received signal has lower than the required accuracy, that points will not be displayed in the track.

Distance Threshold

Filter by the minimum distance between points of a recorded track. Points that are closer than the distance specified in the filter will not be displayed in the track.

Example: You are recording your GPS track while jogging, then you meet a friend and stop to talk to him. As the GPS sends location coordinates every second, too many points will be recorded on the same spot while you are talking and too many lines of a track will be drawn. You may enable the distance filter to hide GPS points if they are too close to each other and get rid of unnecessary lines.

Note: you can change gradient to show speed or altitude during the route by tapping button in the upper right corner. The point on the track is related to the speed and altitude values.

Collections

Collections are groups of bookmarks and GPS tracks, like folders on your desktop. Organising items into collections makes it easy to keep your travel itineraries separate from each other.

My Collections List

To open My Collections list, tap the icon on the map.

To create new collection, tap the button at the bottom of the My Collections list. Enter details, then tap Done.

To view a set of bookmarks and GPS tracks within the collection, tap the collection name in the list.

You can easily sort collections and its content by date created, distance and file name in the list:

  • Recent — the most recently created items go first,
  • Nearest — collections, containing locations that are the closest to your current location, are listed at the top,
  • A-Z — items are sorted in alphabetical order.

To search in the list, tap the search field to reveal the onscreen keyboard and start typing. The list will dynamically display collections containing items that match your search criteria as you type.

To delete from the list, swipe left your finger horizontally across the collection, bookmark or track name you want to delete in My Collections list, then tap the Delete icon.

To show/hide item, tap the icon to hide the track or bookmark from the map. Tap the icon to reveal it again. The text font color changes from black to gray: black – for visible, gray – for hidden items:

Tap and hold any element or tap the Edit button to delete selected elements or move them to another collection in bulk.

- select all, — move to, — delete.

Collections Details

To view collection details, tap the icon next to the name in the My Collections list.

To edit collection name and description, tap the name or description field and use the onscreen keyboard to type a new text.

To set a collection as default, tap the Default Collection switch to ON to save newly added bookmarks and GPS tracks to this collection.

To select a parent collection in which this current collection is cataloged, tap My Collections cell.

To view collection on the map, tap the icon to open the map centered on the selected collection.

To show & hide collection from map, scroll down the collection details screen and tap the icon. To reveal it tap the icon.

Another way to show or hide the collection from the map is tapping the cell with the number of bookmarks and tracks currently displayed on the map:

To export a collection, tap the icon at the bottom of the collection details screen, choose the way to share your data.

Read also: Exporting Geodata.

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