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Routes, Waypoints & Tracks on New Zealand Topo Maps for your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, even where there is no cell signal

iHikeGPS NZ Help

 These instructions are available within the App by tapping

To use iHikeGPS NZ, “Location Services” in the Settings App must be ON.


My Location Screen:

ACTIONRESULT
Tap the “My Location” tab
when already on the
“My Location” screen

Download/Show Map for Current Location.

Turn on Auto-Center.
1 finger slide

Drag map.

Turns off Auto-Center.
2 finger pinch

Zoom in or out.

Turns off Auto-Center.
1 tap with two fingersZoom out 2X.
2 taps inside mapZoom in 2X.
2 taps in white spaceDownload/Show map for tapped position.
3 taps inside mapReturn to original scale.
4 tapsZoom out as far as possible.
5 tapsTotal Reset:

  Show Map for Current Location at its original scale.

  Turn on Auto-Center.
Tap  Mark    Create a new Waypoint for where you are
or any place on a map you are viewing.
or    
Share a location or a map image via AirDrop, Copy, Print, Camera Roll, Email, Twitter, Facebook, or Message.
Tap  Mark   
then tap
 Anywhere on the Map

Read the location coordinates for any point on the map.

Measure the distance and direction from your current location to anywhere on the map.
or    
Select a waypoint on the map to edit or Go To.

Push and Hold

 Mark   
Create an instant new waypoint for your current location.
No additional typing or taps.
Named with the current date and time.

Automatic Current-Location Centering:

AUTO - CENTERRESULT
On  

Current Location is kept centered on the screen.

Switches maps while hiking.
Off   Map position stays fixed where you move it manually.
To turn OnTap the “My Location” tab while the map is showing.
To turn OffDrag the map.

Latitudes and longitudes in iHikeGPS NZ are in the New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000), which for all practical purposes is the same as the WGS 84 datum.

Usual Top of My Location Screen (#1*)
A “Go To” Waypoint or Route is Set (#2*)

* When a “Go To” waypoint or a route is active, tap twice in the top bar to switch between
(#1) and (#2).

Change the units displayed (e.g. degrees, TM2000) by using the Settings App.

When using a “Go To” waypoint or a route with waypoints, the Distance and Bearing are for the straight-line to the next waypoint. The ETA is to the next waypoint.

When using a route converted from a track log, the Distance is along the curved route to the end of the route. The Bearing is the direction to the next point on the route. The ETA is to the end of the route.

When a Location or Elevation Accuracy background turns yellow, this indicates that the GPS satellite signals are not being received properly. Therefore your position may be off.

Stitching Maps

The option to stitch adjacent maps together is selected using the Settings App.

Maps for adjacent areas may be downloaded by double-tapping in a white space or by going to the Map List screen.

Stitch Maps OFFStitch Maps ON
Only one map is shown.Multiple maps are shown.
Fastest map display. Slower when multiple maps are on screen.

Zoom in to speed up.

Zoom out to show the entire length
of very long tracks and routes.
Zoom out is limited to less than
the size of one Topo 50 map.

When two adjacent maps partially overlap, as for example along the Porangahau map - Blackhead map border, to bring the back map to the front, tap its name on the Map List screen.

Map Stitching Limitations

Map stitching works best with the iPhone 5 and later, or the 4th and later generation iPads (including the iPad mini). Stitching will still function on older devices, but map display updating may be too slow for convenient use due to the limited processing power.

Sharing Locations and Map Images:

HOW TODO THIS
Email
current location

Tap  Mark    , then  Email Current Location  , then   .

Includes a screen map image if current location shows on map.

Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Send
current location
without a map image
Drag the map so that the current location is not visible
before tapping  Mark    .
Email
any location
on the map

Tap  Mark    , then  Anywhere on the Map  .

Move the map to center the desired point under the red crosshairs.

Tap  Mark    , then   Email This Location  .

Includes a screen map image.

Send
a location
in other
ways

Instead of   Email…  , Tap   Message…  to use the Messages app.

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Twitter

Tap to post to Twitter.

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Facebook

Tap to post to Facebook.

Tap  Copy Current Location  to put the location coordinates on the clipboard.

Send
a screen
map
image
in other
ways

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use AirDrop

Tap to send the map image to a nearby AirDrop-capable iOS device.

Works even in the wilderness with no cell or Internet connection.

Tap  Copy Map Image  to put the map image on the clipboard.

Tap  Save Map Image In Photos  to add the map image to the camera roll.

Printing Screen Map Images:

HOW TODO THIS
Print a screen
map image with
no crosshairs

Tap  Mark    , then  Print Map ImageCurrent Location  .

Tap   .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .
Print a screen
map image with
crosshairs
marking the
location

Tap  Mark    , then  Anywhere on the Map  .

Move the map to center the desired point under the red crosshairs.

Tap  Mark    .
Tap   .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .


Track Screen:

Don't Record a Track. Stop Recording.

Record a Track only when iHikeGPS NZ is showing on the screen.

Record a Track even when using another App, or the iOS device is sleeping.
Turns off track recording when your speed exceeds 37 km per hour for 8 seconds.
Does not start again when you slow down.

Record a Track even when using another App or the iOS device is sleeping.
Will keep recording until you manually turn it off.

Use  Until Drive  to automatically prevent recording a track of the drive away from the trailhead because you forgot to turn off Record Track. Use only for hiking, not if you are skiing, on a bike, etc.

When set to  Always   (or  Until Drive  without driving), iHikeGPS NZ continues to record a track and to drain the battery more quickly for as long as iHikeGPS NZ remains in the Recents List. The Status Bar in other apps will show that your location is still being recorded by iHikeGPS NZ.

Using Tracks:

HOW TODO THIS
Email entire track Tap (Share), then  Entire Track , then   Email  .

In GPX format.

Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Email only some
track segments
Tap the stepper buttons below the graph so only the desired track segments are visible.
Tap (Share), then  Track Segments…  , then   Email  .
Send the track
to other apps
or other devices

Use AirDrop

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use AirDrop

Use email

Use email

Use Messages

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Dropbox

Use Open In

Use Open In

Use iTunes

Use iTunes

Save the track
within iHikeGPS NZ
Tap the “Routes” tab button.

Tap   +  . Tap  Entire Current Track   or   Track Segments…  .

Delete track Manually: Tap the Trash Can to remove the entire track from your device and the iCloud backup.
Auto-Delete: After 8000 track points, the oldest track points are replaced with new ones.
View the track on a map  Tap  View On A Map  .
Download a map for the
track if no map is found

Tap  View On A Map  .

Tap  Download Map  .

Recording of tracks requires a GPS chip found in all iOS devices that have the ability to connect to a cellular network, or an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver.

Elevation Graph:

HOW TODO THIS
Record an
accurate
elevation
profile
Start iHikeGPS NZ with a clear view of the sky.

Tap the “My Location” tab.

Wait a few minutes to lock on all satellites ( Location Accuracy < 18 m ).

Tap the “Track“ tab. Tap “Record Track:  Until Drive  ”. Go!
Tap “Record Track:  Off  ” before you stop iHikeGPS NZ at the end of the hike.
View time &
date in track
Trace the track on the graph with one finger.
View speed
in track
Trace the track on the graph with two fingers.

Shows average speed between your two fingers. Average does not include times while you are stopped or track recording is Off.

Print the
elevation
graph
Tap (Share),   then  Track Segments… ,   then   Print Graph Image .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .
Copy the
elevation
graph to the
clipboard
Tap (Share),   then  Track Segments… ,   then   Copy Graph Image .
Save the
elevation
graph to the
camera roll
Tap (Share),   then  Track Segments… ,  
then   Save Graph Image In Photos  .

Track Gaps and Track Segments:

What you see on the mapA gap in the track.
What you see on the graph

Dotted blue vertical lines separate track segments.

The distance traveled during a gap is not shown.
Why a Gap Happens Lost GPS Satellite reception.

Switch to Airplane Mode.

Device is turned off or Battery charge goes to zero.

“Record Track” is  Off .

“Record Track” set to  When Live :

       Your iOS device goes to sleep.

       You switch to another App.

“Record Track” set to  Until Drive :

       You exceed 37 km/hour for 8 seconds.

“Record Track” set to  Always :

       iOS needs the memory for another App.

      You remove iHikeGPS NZ from the Recent Apps list.

Selecting a Range of Track Segments to Display on the Elevation Graph:

Left
Choose the beginning track segment to display.

  1 is the oldest recorded track segment.

  The highest number you can get to by tapping +
  is the track segment that is currently being recorded.
Right
Choose the ending track segment to display.

  Set this to the same number as the left control
  to view only that one track segment.

These settings can also be used to select which track segments are used to create a route or to send in a GPX file.


Waypoints Screen:

Waypoint Coordinates in iHikeGPS NZ are in the New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000), which for all practical purposes is the same as the WGS 84 datum.

TAPRESULT
   +  Add a new waypoint.
 Share as a GPX file.
a waypoint nameView, Edit, Delete, Go To, or Cancel Go To that waypoint.
  Delete All Clear all waypoints from the iOS device and the iCloud backup.
Status barJump to the top of the list.

A maximum of 4000 waypoints can be stored.

Adding Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Add a waypoint on
the My Location screen
Tap  Mark    to create a waypoint for your current location or
anywhere on the current map.

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Optionally erase the date and time in the Note.

Tap  Done  at the top.

Add an instant
waypoint on the
My Location screen
Push and Hold  Mark   
Add a waypoint on
the Waypoints screen

Using Latitude and
Longitude
Tap  +  .

Tap  Latitude & Longitude .

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Enter latitude & longitude.
  To find coordinates, look up the site's name on Wikipedia.
  In New Zealand, enter a minus sign in front of latitude numbers.

 Done  at the top.
Add a waypoint on
the Waypoints screen

Using a
Geotagged Photo
from your Photo Library

Tap  +  .

Tap  A Geotagged Photo .

Tap the thumbnail image of the photo.

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Tap  Done  at the top.
Add waypoint(s) by
importing a GPX or
LOC waypoints file
to your iOS device
from another device

Use AirDrop

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use AirDrop

Use email

Use email

Use Messages

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Dropbox

Use iTunes

Use iTunes

Add waypoint(s) by
importing a GPX or
LOC waypoints file
to iHikeGPS NZ
from another
app on your device
Use (Share) in that app.

Details of a Specific Waypoint:

HOW TODO THIS
View the details of a waypoint Tap the waypoint name.
View a waypoint on a map Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Download a map for a waypoint
if no map is found
Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Tap  Download Map  .
Edit a waypoint Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  Edit  at the top.

Make your changes.

Tap  Done .
Move a waypoint to
your current location
Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  Edit  at the top.

Tap  Move To Here .

Tap  Done .
View the distance
between 2 waypoints
Tap the “Routes” tab.

Tap   +  .

Tap  Waypoints .

Tap the name of the 1st waypoint.

Tap the button.

Tap  After this Waypoint .

Tap the name of the 2nd waypoint.

Read the distance.

Tap when you are done.

Sharing Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Email all waypoints Tap (Share), then  All Waypoints , then   Email  .

In GPX format.

Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Email one waypoint Tap the Waypoint to send.

Tap  Go To  .

Tap  < Waypoints  in the top bar.

Tap (Share), then  “Go To” Waypoint  , then   Email  .

After finishing the email, tap the Waypoint again.

Tap  Cancel Go To  .
Send waypoints
to other apps
or other devices

Use AirDrop

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use AirDrop

Use email

Use email

Use Messages

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Dropbox

Use Open In

Use Open In

Use iTunes

Use iTunes

Deleting Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Delete a waypoint

Tap the waypoint name.

Tap .

or

Swipe waypoint name left.

Tap  Delete  .
Delete ALL waypoints

Create a backup by emailing the waypoints to yourself.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Tap  Delete All  .

Confirm by tapping  Delete ALL Waypoints  .

Using “Go To” Waypoints:

A “Go To” Waypoint is a waypoint indicating your planned destination. It can be either the final destination of your hike or some important place along the way.

HOW TODO THIS
Set a “Go To” waypoint Add the waypoint if it is not already on the list.

Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  Go To  .
Clear a “Go To” waypoint

Tap the “Go To” Waypoint name (shown in green).

Tap  Cancel Go To  .

After setting a “Go To” waypoint on the Waypoints screen, the top bar of the “My Location” screen looks like this:
The Estimated Time of Arrival is recalculated every few seconds, based on the trail just traveled since the “Go To” waypoint was set, and assuming that the trail ahead is similar in twistiness, steepness, and direction. The ETA will not appear until you have hiked a couple of minutes with track recording turned on, so your average speed can be more accurately determined.

The elevation difference will be shown only if the “Go To” waypoint has an altitude entry.

If your speed exceeds 14 kilometers per hour, then the Course (the direction you are moving) will be shown instead of the compass reading.
 
HOW TODO THIS
Set a “Go To” Waypoint
from the “My Location” screen
Tap  Mark   .

Tap  Anywhere on the Map  .

Center the desired waypoint under the red crosshairs.

Tap  Mark   .

Tap  View Existing Waypoint .

Tap  Go To  .

Tap the “My Location” tab.


Routes Screen:

Route point coordinates in iHikeGPS NZ are in the New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000), which for all practical purposes is the same as the WGS 84 datum.

SYMBOLTYPE OF ROUTE
  Route Made with Waypoints
  Route Converted from a Track Log
  Route Converted from a Segmented Track Log

TAPRESULT
   + Add a new route.
Don't Show Any RouteNo route is shown on the “My Location” map.
a route nameSelect that route to view.
    Only the selected route is shown on the “My Location” map
  Share as a GPX file.
  Edit or navigate that route.
   Delete All Clear all routes from the iOS device and the iCloud backup.
Status barJump to the top of the list.

A maximum of 200 routes can be stored.
Each route can have up to 100 named route waypoints or 8000 unnamed route points.

Adding Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Add a new Route
using existing
waypoints
Tap  +  .

Tap  Waypoints .

Tap the name of the waypoint where your route will start.

Tap on the first route waypoint line.

Tap  After this Waypoint .

Tap the name of the second waypoint on your route.

Continue adding waypoints until the route is finished.

Name your route using letters, numbers & spaces.

Add a Note (optional).

Tap  Done  at the top.

Add a new Route
by converting
the current track
into a route
Tap   +  .

Tap  Entire Current Track  or  Track Segments…  .

(Set segments on the track screen.)

Tap  Edit .

Name your route using letters, numbers & spaces.

Add a Note (optional).

Tap  Done  at the top.

Add new Route(s) by
importing a GPX
route or track file
to your iOS device
from another device

Use AirDrop

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use AirDrop

Use email

Use email

Use Messages

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Dropbox

Use iTunes

Use iTunes

Add new Route(s) by
importing a GPX
route or track file to
iHikeGPS NZ from another
app on your device
Use (Share) in that app.

Details of a Specific Route:

HOW TODO THIS
View the details of a route Tap for that route.
View a route on a map Tap for that route.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Download a map for a route
if no map is found
Tap for that route.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Tap  Download Map  .
Edit a route Tap for that route.
Tap  Edit  at the top.

Make your changes.

Tap  Done .

Navigating a Route:

HOW TODO THIS
Navigate a route Tap for that route.
Tap  Navigate Forward  or  Navigate Reverse  .
Show ETAs to all waypoints,
including the final destination
Turn on track recording

Sharing Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Email all routes Tap (Share), then  All Routes , then   Email  .

In GPX format.

Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.

Email one route Tap the Route to send.

Tap (Share), then  “Selected (✓) Route  , then   Email  .

Send routes
to other apps
or other devices

Use AirDrop

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use AirDrop

Use email

Use email

Use Messages

Upgrade to iOS 7 to use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Dropbox

Use Open In

Use Open In

Use iTunes

Use iTunes

Deleting Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Delete a route Tap for that route.
Tap .

or

Swipe route name left. Tap  Delete  .
Delete ALL routes

Create a backup by emailing all routes to yourself.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Tap  Delete All  .

Confirm by tapping  Delete ALL Routes  .

Types of Routes:

  Route with Waypoints

Route waypoint names are shown in Italics  to distinguish them from regular waypoints.

While Showing the Details of a Route:


TAPRESULT
 
View On
A Map
Picks the best already-downloaded map.

Shows it on the “My Location” screen.

If no map is found, download a map for the route.
 
Navigate
Forward
Start at route waypoint 1.

Automatically “Go To” each waypoint in order.

 
Navigate
Reverse
Start at the last waypoint.

Automatically “Go To” each waypoint in reverse order.

a waypoint name (when navigating)Manually make this waypoint the “Go To” waypoint.
 
Cancel
Forward
or
Cancel
Reverse
Stop the currently active navigation.
Swipe waypoint name leftDelete that waypoint from the route.
Clear the whole route from the iOS device
and the iCloud backup.
Status barJump to the top of the list.
  Routes Return to the Routes screen.
   Edit Edit the Route.

After Tapping  Edit :


TAPRESULT
Name textEdit the route name.
Note textEdit the route note.
  Insert a waypoint before or after this waypoint.
a waypoint nameEdit the waypoint name, note, location and altitude,
or delete the waypoint from the route.
   Cancel Keep the route as it was with no changes.
   Done Save changes to the route.

Route waypoint names are shown in Italics  to distinguish them from regular waypoints.

If a route waypoint is identical to a regular waypoint, then they are linked so that only one of them shows on the map. To break the link:

  • Edit the route waypoint
          or
  • Edit the regular waypoint when the route containing the route waypoint IS NOT selected on the Routes screen.

To edit a waypoint without breaking the link:

  • Edit the regular waypoint when the route containing the route waypoint IS selected on the Routes screen.

Deleting one of the linked waypoints will not delete the other.

  Route Converted from a Track Log

While Showing the Details of a Route:


TAPRESULT
 
View On
A Map
Picks the best already-downloaded map.

Shows it on the “My Location” screen.

If no map is found, download a map for the route.
 
View
Elevation
Graph
Shows a plot of Elevation versus Distance for the route.
 
View
Elevation
Graph
This route does not have elevation data. Not tappable.
 
Navigate
Forward
Follow the route from start to finish.
 
Navigate
Reverse
Follow the route in the opposite direction
 
Cancel
Forward
or
Cancel
Reverse
Stop the currently active navigation.
Clear the whole route from the iOS device
and the iCloud backup.
  Routes Return to the Routes screen.
   Edit Edit the Route.

After Tapping  Edit :


TAPRESULT
Name textEdit the route name.
Note textEdit the route note.
   Cancel Keep the route as it was with no changes.
   Done Save changes to the route.

  Route Converted from a Segmented Track Log

While Showing the Details of a Route:


TAPRESULT
 
View On
A Map
Picks the best already-downloaded map.

Shows it on the “My Location” screen.

If no map is found, download a map for the route.
 
View
Elevation
Graph
Shows a plot of Elevation versus Distance for the route.

Gaps show the straight line distance between gap end points.

 
View
Elevation
Graph
This route does not have elevation data. Not tappable.
 
Navigate
Forward
Start at the beginning of the first route segment. Follow the route to the end of the last segment, including gaps.
 
Navigate
Reverse
Start at the end of the last route segment. Follow the route to the beginning of the first route segment, including gaps.
 
Cancel
Forward
or
Cancel
Reverse
Stop the currently active navigation.
Swipe a Gap leftDelete the Gap to join the two adjacent route Segments.
Swipe a route SegmentDelete that route Segment from the route.
Clear the whole route from the iOS device
and the iCloud backup.
Status barJump to the top of the list.
  Routes Return to the Routes screen.
   Edit Edit the Route.

After Tapping  Edit :


TAPRESULT
Name textEdit the route name.
Note textEdit the route note.
Visible SwitchHide or show that route Segment on the “My Location” map.
  for a SegmentDelete that route Segment from the route.
  for a GapDelete the Gap to join the two adjacent route Segments together.
   Cancel Keep the route as it was with no changes.
   Done Save changes to the route.


Map List Screen:

To Download a New Map *

Tap  +  , then choose one:

TAPTO DOWNLOAD A MAP
Current Location

For where you are.

Then tap
 Add New Zealand Topo Map 
Relative to Current Map
North, South, East, or West of the map currently
showing on the “My Location” screen.
On-Map Locator
Find the place you want on a terrain map. *
Place Name
or
Map Name
Search for Latitude and Longitude by:
    Topo map name
    City
    Geographic feature
Latitude & Longitude
In New Zealand, use a minus sign in front of latitude numbers.
Last Deleted Map
Re-download the map you just deleted.
Handy for undoing a mistaken deletion.

* Use WiFi or cell service.

You can store a few maps or maps for the entire country on your iOS device. They are sorted, first by center latitude and then by center longitude, so maps for adjacent areas tend to be close together in the list.

* The On-Map Locator also shows the border lines of your already-downloaded topo maps:


HOW TODO THIS
Show the name of an already downloaded map which is visible
on the “On-Map Locator” screen
Pan the locator map so the crosshairs intersection is inside the map border lines.

Tap  Done .

Note the Map Name near the top of the screen.

Tap  Cancel .

The map list will scroll so the desired map is visible near the center of the screen.

If you have trouble finding the correct map, try these web sites:

WEBSITETO FIND
www.linz.govt.nz/sheets

List of all 50K topo maps.

Scroll down on the page to see the list.
www.linz.govt.nz/map-chooser

Index Map for the North and South islands.

Click a 250K area to see the 50K maps.
www.linz.govt.nz/nz-offshore-island

The Offshore Islands.

Scroll down on the page.

To Access Your Already-Downloaded Maps

Tap one of these options on the Maps List.

A checkmark ✔ shows your choice.

TAPRESULT
Don't Show a Topo Map * On the “My Location” screen, view your Tracks, Waypoints, Routes and Current Position on a white background.
LINZ 50K Topo Map
for Current Location *
As you hike: the map on the “My Location” screen automatically switches to the next already-downloaded LINZ topo map to always show your current position on a map.
A specific map name on the map list *This map shows on the “My Location” screen whether your current location is there or not.

Use this option to view maps for other areas.

* Then tap the “My Location” tab once (not twice) to view the map.

TAPRESULT
Search barFind an ALREADY-DOWNLOADED map by map name or latitude & longitude.
   Cancel Stop search, remove on-screen keyboard.
   Edit  Remove a map: Tap ,  Delete  ,  Done  .
Status barJump to top of the list.

Maps Available within iHikeGPS NZ:

The main North and South Islands:

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) 50K maps are available for all areas.

The Offshore Islands:

LINZ maps are also available for Antipodes Island Group, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku, Chatham Islands, Kermadec Islands, and Snares Islands/Tini Heke. These are 50K maps for the larger islands and 25K maps for the smaller ones.

LINZ Topo Map Legend:


Import:

Use AirDrop, email, Messages, Dropbox, or iTunes.

Use AirDrop to Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to iHikeGPS NZ:

Requires close proximity, but works even in the wilderness with no cell or internet connection.
  1. Unlock your iOS device. Ask the sender to unlock their iOS device.
  2. Open Control Center on both devices.
  3. Tap .
  4. Tap  Everyone  on both devices.

  5. Close Control Center.
  6. Have the sender tap (Share) in the sending app for the GPX-formatted data.
  7. If the sender sees
    then ask the sender to position his device very close to yours, and wait until he sees

    This may appear quickly, or it could take a couple of minutes. Move the devices closer if it is not working.
  8. Have the sender tap your name. You will see  
  9. Tap  Accept  and you will see  

    Tap  iHikeGPS NZ  .

Email Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS NZ:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Create an email with a GPX or LOC file attachment on another device.
  2. Send it to your iOS device's email address.
  3. Open it in Mail :
  4. If you see  Tap to Download  or a downward facing arrow, tap it and wait until the download is finished.
  1. Press and hold your finger on the attachment icon button until options similar to these appear.
  1. Tap: Open in iHikeGPS NZOpen in iHikeGPS NZ.

Use iMessage to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS NZ:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Using the Messages app on another iOS device, create a message with a GPX or LOC file attachment.
  2. Send it using iMessage (not SMS).
  3. Open it in the Messages app on your iOS device.
  4. Tap the gpx file icon once quickly.
  5. Tap (Share).
  1. Tap: Open in iHikeGPS NZOpen in iHikeGPS NZ.

Use Dropbox to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS NZ:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Install Dropbox on the device that contains the file.
  2. Transfer the GPX or LOC file to this Dropbox.
  3. Install the free Dropbox App on your iOS device.  
  4. Tap the Dropbox App icon.
  5. Tap the desired file.
  6. Tap (Share).
  7. Tap: Open In… Open In…  .
  8. Tap: Open in iHikeGPS NZOpen in iHikeGPS NZ.

Use iTunes to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS NZ:

Requires connecting your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.
  1. Start iTunes on your computer.
  2. Select your iOS device in the left column.
  1. Click “Apps” in the top bar.
  1. Scroll down the page. Under “File Sharing”, click “iHikeGPS NZ”.
  1. To the right, under “ iHikeGPS NZ Documents”, click .
  2. Select a GPX or LOC file which is under 5 MBytes in size, then click .
  3. Start iHikeGPS NZ on your iOS device.

After Import:

Tab-bar icon badges show the number of new waypoints and/or routes imported.

The Waypoints screen shows the newly imported waypoints.

If the imported file contains a waypoint with a different location but the same name as an existing waypoint, then the new waypoint will be renamed rather than overwriting the existing waypoint. For example a waypoint with a duplicate name of “Campsite” would be renamed “Campsite01”.

The Routes screen shows the newly imported tracks and routes.

If the imported file contains a route or a track with the same name as an existing route, the new route will be renamed rather than overwriting the existing route. For example a route with a duplicate name of “Routeburn Track” would be renamed “Routeburn Track01”.

Export:

Use AirDrop, email, Messages, Dropbox, Open In, or iTunes.

Send Tracks, Waypoints, Routes or a Screen Map Image to another iOS device using AirDrop:

Requires close proximity, but works even in the wilderness with no cell or internet connection.
  1. Unlock your iOS device. Ask the intended recipient to unlock their iOS device.
  2. Open Control Center on both devices.
  3. Tap to see

    Tap  Everyone  on both devices.

  4. Close Control Center.
  5. Tap , , or .
  6. Tap (Share)   or    Mark    .
  7. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   “Go To” Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes   or
    Tap   Current Location      or   Anywhere on the Map  .
  8. If you see
    then ask the intended recipient to unlock their iOS device if it has gone into sleep mode. Position your device very close to theirs, and wait until you see

    This may appear quickly, or it could take a couple of minutes. Move the devices closer if it is not working.
  9. Tap the intended recipient. He will see something like
  and then  

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes by Email:

Use any time. eMail will be queued until you have an Internet connection.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   “Go To” Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap   Email  .
  5. Enter an email address in the To: area.
  6. Optionally change the Subject and the body of the email.
  7. Tap  Send .

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to Another Apple Device through Messages:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   “Go To” Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap   Message  . You may need to wait several seconds for the New Message screen to appear while the operating system checks for network availability.
  5. Enter a phone number or an iCloud email address in the To: area.
  6. Optionally change the text of the message.
  7. Tap  Send .

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes through Dropbox:

Use any time. File will be queued until you have an Internet connection.
  1. Install the free Dropbox App on your iOS device.
  2. Tap , or .
  3. Tap (Share).
  4. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   “Go To” Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  5. Tap    Open In… Open In…    to show  
  6. Tap: Open in DropboxOpen in Dropbox.
  7. Tap  Save .

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to Another App on your iOS device

The other app must accept files in GPX format.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   “Go To” Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap    Open In… Open In…    to show  
  5. Tap the app icon.

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to Your Computer through iTunes:

Requires connecting your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   “Go To” Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap “Send Via iTunes” Send Via iTunes  .
  5. Connect the iOS device to your computer.
  6. Start iTunes on your computer.
  7. Select your iOS device in the left column.
  1. Click “Apps” in the top bar.
  1. Scroll down the page. Under “File Sharing”, click “iHikeGPS NZ”.
  1. To the right, select a GPX file.
  1. Click .
  2. Select a folder, then click .
  3. Open the GPX file using the mapping program of your choice, such as MacGPS Pro on the Mac or OziExplorer on Windows.
  4. To remove a file from “ iHikeGPS NZ Documents”, select it, then push the “delete” key.

Choose your Settings for iHikeGPS NZ:

Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS NZ.
Start the Settings App.
Scroll down to iHikeGPS NZ. Tap it.

OPTIONAVAILABLE SETTINGS
Auto-Lock

ON *      Use the system Auto-Lock setting.

OFF       Never Auto-Lock.
Stitch Maps

ON         Show multiple maps stitched together.

OFF       Show only one map at a time.
Position Format

ddd.ddddd° *      Degrees

ddd°mm.mm'     Degrees Minutes

ddd°mm'ss.s"     Degrees Minutes Seconds

UTM / UPS         Grid Coordinate System

TM 2000             New Zealand Grid Coordinate System
Distance Units statute miles         speed: miles per hour

nautical miles       speed: knots

kilometers *           speed: km per hour
Elevation Units

feet

meters *
Direction Units

° True *              Degrees clockwise from True North

° Magnetic       Degrees clockwise from Magnetic Compass North
Show Waypoint Notes

ON *     Waypoint Notes overlaid on the map.

OFF     Waypoint Notes not visible on the map.
Proximity Sensor

ON        Turn off the screen when near an object.

OFF *    Don't use the Proximity Sensor.
* Default Setting
  Not all iOS devices have a proximity sensor.
 

If you ever see on the My Location Screen, or


If you tapped “ Don't Allow ” when asked to use your Current Location:

 

To use iHikeGPS NZ, “Location Services” in the Settings App must be ON.

  1. Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS NZ.
  2. Start the Settings App.
  3. Tap “Privacy” for iOS 6 or later.
    Skip this step for iOS 5.
  4. Tap “Location Services”.
  5. Make sure Location Services is ON.
  6. Scroll Down to iHikeGPS NZ.
  7. Tap it, then tap “While Using the App”.
  8. Push the Home button to leave the Settings App.
  9. Restart the iHikeGPS NZ App.

To download a map or send waypoints, routes and tracks over your cellular Internet connection, “Cellular Data” in the Settings App must be ON.

  1. Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.
  2. Start the Settings App.
  3. Tap “General”. Tap “Cellular”.
  4. Make sure the main switch for Cellular Data is ON.
  1. Scroll Down to iHikeGPS under USE CELLULAR DATA FOR: .
  2. Make sure its Switch is ON.
  3. Push the Home button to leave the Settings App.
  4. Restart the iHikeGPS App.
  1. Push the Home button to leave the Settings App.
  2. Restart the iHikeGPS App.

Battery Life:

You can turn off several settings to reduce the iOS device's drain on its battery when you are using iHikeGPS NZ on a long hike. Adjust the following settings in Apple's “Settings” App:
  • Tap “Wi-Fi”, then turn off Wi-Fi.
  • Tap “General”, then “Bluetooth”. Turn Bluetooth off.
  • Tap “Brightness”, then turn down the screen brightness to the lowest acceptable level.
  • Tap “iCloud”, then tap “Documents & Data”, turn off “Use Cellular”.
  • Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”. Tap “Fetch New Data”. Turn off “Push” and tap “Manually” under Fetch.
  • Tap “Store”, then turn off “Use Cellular Data”. (Turn this back on if you need to download a map.)
  • Open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of any screen.
    • Turn off Wi-Fi.
    • Turn off Bluetooth.
    • Turn down the screen brightness to the lowest acceptable level.
  • Open Apple's “Settings” App.
    • Tap “Cellular”, then turn off “Cellular Data”. (Turn this back on if you need to download a map.)
Also:
  • Plug the iOS device into a car charger on your way to the trailhead so that you start the hike with a completely charged battery.
  • On the Track Screen, select  Until Drive  or  Always  when you start your hike. Put the iOS device to sleep when you are not looking at it. When you stop for lunch or to enjoy the view, on the Track Screen select  Off .
    (Don't forget to turn Track Recording back on before resuming your hike.)

If you follow all the steps, you may be able to record tracks for about 10 to 12 hours of actual hiking. Use an external battery pack to extend this time.

We Listen to You:

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Safety:

This iOS App must not be relied on as any part of a primary means of navigation. It must not be used in a way that safety or property depends on its successful operation. Always carry a compass and a paper map as a backup. Don't run your battery down so far that you can't make an emergency call if needed. James Associates Inc. accepts no liability, including incidental or consequential damages, for any injury or damages that may occur from the use of iHikeGPS NZ.

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