Guru Maps offers a comprehensive GPS tracking feature that allows users to record and navigate GPS tracks directly within the app. Here's an overview of the GPS tracks functionality in Guru Maps.
View track details
To access track details, simply tap on any track line displayed on the map and pull up the information window.
For the recorded GPS tracks you can access detailed statistics, including distance, duration, uphill and downhill segments, climb and descent measurements, elapsed time, moving and idle time, speed data, and other relevant additional information linked to it.
For a more comprehensive view of statistics, tap the "More" action:
Analyze GPS track
You can visualize your GPS tracks in different ways through intuitive and interactive profiles:
Tap the "Details" action beside the Altitude chart to access a separate screen for analyzing your track. Here, you can also switch to view Speed and Slope profiles:
The elevation profile will display the highest and lowest points of your route, the speed profile helps you see how your speed changes during the trip, and the slope profile shows how steep the terrain is:
Filter GPS data
Guru Maps provides a tool to filter GPS data. This feature allow you to enhance the accuracy and quality of your recorded tracks. To filter GPS data and delete inaccurate points, choose the GPS Filtering option on the track details screen.
When you apply GPS track filtering settings in Guru Maps, the filters help to refine the displayed track on the map. The filters can improve the visual representation of the track by reducing noise and adjusting the track's sensitivity. These adjustments enhance the overall appearance of the track without altering the actual recorded points.
Within the Guru Maps app, there are two types of GPS track filtering available to enhance your tracking experience:
- Accuracy filter
The accuracy threshold filter allows you to set a minimum accuracy value for the received GPS points. By applying this filter, points with accuracy measurements outside the specified threshold will be excluded from the displayed track. This filter helps ensure that only the most reliable and accurate points are shown on the track, enhancing the precision of your recorded data.
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 filter
The distance threshold filter enables you to establish a minimum distance between consecutive points in a recorded track. Points that fall closer together than the specified distance will be filtered out and will not appear on the track display. This filter aids in reducing clutter and maintaining a cleaner representation of your 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.
To set GPS filters for both newly recorded tracks and imported tracks in Guru Maps, go to the app settings menu called Tracks and Markers.
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.
Here are some additional actions you can take with GPS tracks in Guru Maps:
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 follow the track, tap icon. This will display a direction line towards the nearest track point, allowing you to choose the direction you want to navigate along the selected track. You can opt to follow the track forward or backward based on your preference.
To export a track, tap the icon at the bottom of the track details screen and choose the way to save your data.
The best way to export several tracks at once is to save them in one collection and export the whole collection from My Collections screen.
To delete a track, tap the icon at the bottom of the track details screen. This action will permanently remove the data without the ability to restore it. Please note that once deleted, the items cannot be recovered.