North American Overlay Mapping
Click 'Tools' > 'Pin Calculate' to access this tool. It has five different functions:
- To show the location of all currently selected Map-Pins on an overview-map.
- To provide an easy way to jump to the correct map that a pin is located on.
- To show the complete information about each currently selected Map-Pin.
- To provide a table of distances between each currently selected Map-Pin.
- To provide a table of bearings between each currently selected Map-Pin.
The small overview-map shows the precise position of each currently selected Map-Pin. To exit the Calculation Page and jump to the correct map that a pin is located on, simply click the colored pin of your choice on the small overview-map.
To exit the Calculation Page and go to the Map Navigation page, click the tiny map to the left of the upper toolbar. To jump straight to a map containing your 'Home' position, click the 'H' button to the left of the upper toolbar.
The table below the map shows the full details for each currently selected Map-Pin. Five types of information are provided for each pin:
- The Position of a pin.
- The Country that a pin is located in.
- The State or Province that a pin is located in.
- The 'Type' of a pin; in other words, the category name used to first select it. This could have various values, for instance State/Prov Capital, Major/Minor City, County/Municipal Region, Area Code, IOTA Ref, Mountain, User List, Map Click, Home Position, Grid Locator, Entered Position, etc.
- The 'Location'; its value loaded when a position is selected from one of the pre-defined lists on the Map Navigation page.
Note: A pin added by hand will have the Country, State/Prov, and Location set to 'unknown'.
The format used for the Position will depend on the current settings of the NAMOI options. See the Option Tool for more details of this, and how to change options temporarily and permanently.
The next table shows the distance between each pin. The distance-unit (miles, kilometres, nautical miles) used will depend on the current settings of the NAMOI options, as mentioned above. To read a value from the table, choose a starting point from one of the colored spots, either vertically or horizontally, then move across or down the line until a value lines up with the other spot on the opposite axis.
The last table shows the bearing between each pin. For a bearing between any two points, the value of that bearing will depend on which point is used as the starting point. Therefore, to read a value from this table, choose a starting point from one of the colored spots on the vertical line, then move across that line until a value lines up with the other spot on the horizontal axis above.