Using Existing Markers to Create a Route in TNP

Markers can be employed to create waypoints within a route. This is useful if you have one or more locations that you would like to share between routes, or to place (or collect via GPS) waypoints, then connect them into routes at some later time.

To Create a Route from existing Markers

  1. Select Routes from the Layers menu in Terrain Navigator Pro.
  2. Press New to create a new route. The route, however, will not contain any waypoints (yet.)
  3. In the Route Waypoints/Legs window, press New. This will create the first waypoint in the route.
  4. In the New Waypoint window, you will note the place to type the name of the new Waypoint. Just to the right, there is a down arrow. Press this to see a list of all the existing Markers in the active project. Select any one of these and its name and coordinates will be copied from the Marker into the new Waypoint. Press OK to create the waypoint.
  5. Repeat this for each new waypoint until the route is completed. Press Close to exit the Route Waypoints/Legs window.

To add a Marker to the end of an existing Route

  1. Select Routes from the Layers menu in Terrain Navigator Pro.
  2. Select the route that you wish to edit from the list of routes and press Edit.
  3. In the Routes Waypoints/Legs window, a list of waypoints will appear. Press New to create a new waypoint.
  4. In the New Waypoint window, you will note the place to type the name of the new Waypoint. Just to the right, there is a down arrow. Press this to see a list of all the existing Markers in the active project. Select any one of these and its name and coordinates will be copied from the Marker into the new Waypoint. Press OK to create the waypoint and add it to the end of the existing route.
  5. Repeat this for each new waypoint until the route is completed. Press Close to exit the Route Waypoints/Legs window.

Please Note

This procedure copies the marker into the route's waypoint. As such, the original marker still exists (and unless hidden, will be displayed on the map.) Thus, you may wish to hide the marker from the display (or delete it entirely.) Choose Layer Size/Visibility from the View menu to hide and show various markers, etc. If deletion is desired, choose Markers from the Layers menu.

General Questions (FAQs) and How-To Answers

  1. Getting Started with Terrain Navigator Pro
  2. Coordinates: Definitions and Overview
  3. What are Layers? What's the difference between markers, routes, tracks, etc.?
  4. Organizing Layers with Projects
  5. Managing Projects, Splitting the Default Project, Project Synchronization to TNP Mobile/Web, and Other Tips
  6. How do I obtain an area measurement?
  7. Street Layer. Can I turn it off? What about updates/inaccuracies? (And other common questions)
  8. What is a MapPack and how do I use it to show photos when TNP has no Internet Connection?
  9. Transferring Project Layers to a new PC
  10. How to Disable Registration and Subscription Renewal Notices
  11. Red Triangles on the maps. Can I toggle them off? (And other common questions)
  12. Apple Mac OS and Terrain Navigator Pro
  13. Adding Land Use, Boundaries, and other GIS Information to TNP
  14. Using Existing Markers to Create a Route in TNP
  15. Creating Routes via Bearing/Distance (metes and bounds) - by Azimuth or Quadrant bearings.
  16. Adding Waypoints within a Route; Appending Routes Together
  17. My Markers, Routes, etc., are way too big (or too small.) What's going on?
  18. Attaching Maps to an Email
  19. How do I make TNP open my map every time it starts?
  20. Recording 3-D Video Clips
  21. Keyboard Shortcuts
  22. Error Loading Polygon or Error Loading GeoPin when TNP starts.
  23. TNP System Requirements
  24. Video and Printer Driver Updates: How to apply them to improve Terrain Navigator
  25. Repairing a Corrupt Map Engine (black maps, not responding, etc.)
  26. Google Earth doesn't interface properly with TNP

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