Thursday, January 27, 2011

Welcome to NavCom

So you've installed NavCom, good for you, and thanks.

You're probably wondering "How do I best use this wonderful piece of software?" Well you've come to the right place.

The first thing you're going to notice is that you will be required to turn your GPS on. NavCom won't run unless your GPS is turned on. You don't need to have a current GPS fix but the GPS will need to be turned on. If you launch NavCom before turning on your GPS you will be taken to the location manager where you can activate the GPS system, just check GPS to turn it on and press the back button to go to the main NavCom screen.

Current Location

Name This Location
This is where you will type the name you want to save your current location under. You cannot leave it blank and you cannot save until you have a current GPS fix. 

This is Google's best guess at the address for your location based on your GPS co-ordinates. This guess is made live so you will need an Internet connection and you may see it change. For residential addresses you will see a range presented, 1-20 Mystreet Rd, Mytown, On. For larger commercial or industrial locations you will get an exact address, 15 Business St, Biztown, On.

This is your current location as reported by your GPS system. It will say 0,0 until the GPS gets a location.

Remember This Location
Press this button to save the current location information. You cannot save it the Name field is blank or the GPS location is 0,0. You can save up to 20 locations.

Stored Locations

Display a Location
Press this button to view a list of your stored locations. Select a location from the list and it will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Delete a Location
This will allow you to delete a location from your list.

Shows the name you gave to the currently displayed location from memory.

Google's best guess at an address based on the displayed GPS co-ordinates.

Show Directions to this Location
Press this button to get directions from your current location to the currently displayed stored location. If you don't have a current location then you will be shown your stored location on Google maps. Pressing the back button from the map will return you to NavCom.

I hope you found this user guide helpful. Feel free to post questions or comments here and I will try to respond.