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General Settings (Android)

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017 10:04AM EDT

General Settings provides various options to users to customize their map viewing experience.  The options available are:

Specify Map Folder
Maps loaded from sources other than the Avenza Map Store will be saved to a user specified folder.

Allow Usage Reporting 
Anonymous reports are sent to the Avenza Maps team to improve app usage.

Keep Screen On
Stop the system from turning off the screen while viewing a map.

PDF Resolution on Import
Select the default resolution (DPI) used to process imported PDFs: 72, 150, 300 or Auto-detect. Auto-detect selects an optimal resolution based on the physical dimensions of the map.
 
Use Memory Aggressively
Toggle function that, when enabled, allows the user to use as much memory as possible when processing maps. This will improve processing times for some maps but may cause Avenza Maps to crash.

Use Multiple Cores
Toggle function that, when enabled, allows the user to use multiple processing cores when rendering maps.  This will improve processing times for some maps, but may base Avenza Maps to crash.  

Show Unlimited Number of Features
Avenza Maps will show all features on the map view, regardless of how many have been imported or created.  Enabling this with large sets of data can cause performance issues. 

Use Metric Units:
Toggle function that allows the user to use metres and kilometres to measure distances.
 
Crosshair Color
Choose the colour of the crosshairs in the map viewer.

GPS Settings (v3.1 and higher)
This takes the user to the GPS settings page, where they can further customize their GPS tracking requirements.

Clear Search History
Clear all values from the history sections in search.

Debug Settings
Allows the user to access various settings and logs required when there are any issues with the app.  Often requested by Support when helping to resolve issues. This is also where the Map Store Settings are located.

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