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After starting the program, the QV main window will appear and the globe will be zoomed from the universe.

A world map will be plotted over the surface of the earth and all stars will be visualized at their exact location above the earth. If you enable the function “open last map view on start”, QV will start lateron in a different way and plot the last layout instead of the initial globe.

With the Topomap Germany, 1 : 25.000 scale, the QV main window may look like this:

Main program window
The main window features all important elements required for operating QV:

  • The main menu bar with the pull-down menus File, New, View, GPS, Options, Window and ? (= help).


  • This is the Standard symbol bar with the most important functions like image1703944729.jpg Open X-Plorer (or toggle between Xplorer and Map window), image1300731138.jpg AutoMap mode, image966134965.jpg Serach for coordinates, image1226510116.jpg Search for names (geographic database), image2080360521.jpg Units, image326978776.jpg 3D-Options, image1229322035.jpg Open geographic database, image532852312.jpg GPS Online mode (driving mode), image507088371.jpg Project manager, image136792303.jpg Street Routing, image727639905.jpg Roadbook editor and image284150734.jpg Settings.


  • This is the View symbol bar with icons for controlling the look of the map window. This symobol bar starts with icons for the sacle such as image644041498.jpg Zoom In, image648593949.jpg Zoom Out, image366663073.jpg Zoom 100%, image1325691748.jpg Zoom on selection, image543166480.jpg Zoom on entire map, image554834160.jpg Center zoom on cursor. Further to the right icons follow adressing the chronology of commands like image619421547.jpg Undo,image1299834567.jpg Redo with command history and image881777902.jpg Set Reference Point (bookmark). Further to the left icons for selecting maps with other scales like image2023741806.jpg Open map with larger scale, image500656539.jpg Open map with smaller scale, image381055698.jpg Open another map with the same sacle. Finally some icons with various functions such as image68141798.jpg Map overview, image1684934488.jpg Map legend, image1987341.jpg Display map scale and image1181058923.jpg Grid overlay.


  • This is the New symbol bar with icons for creating image281693948.jpg New Waypoint, image624381927.jpg Save cursor as waypoint, image1082650739.jpg New Route, image165371274.jpg New Track, image280290098.jpg New Drawing, image475938581.jpg Edit, image431142137.jpg Download from GPS, image56249672.jpg Import, image1358808456.jpg Automatic map import from CD/DVD, image1354193634.jpg Import new map.
  • Please note that some icons may not be available if no suitable map is available or no suitable object has been selected. In case of the Roadbook Editor, the icon image727639905.jpg will only be available if you have purchased the corresponding plug-in or the Poweruser edition. The Street Routing icon image136792303.jpg will only be available if you have purchased a NAVTRQ Routing or NAVTEQ Navi option.
  • At the bottom of the window the status bar which summarizes important information on the actual mouse and cursor position like the coordinates, the distance and bearing between mouse and cursor position, the magnetic offset or the name of the country. You will also find a Show in Map button there (center) and a button to switch between several crosshair designs.
  • The actual window area is filled either with the map window, the overview window or the X-Plorer, depending on what you have opened. You will find a detailed description of all options in the chapter “Main Window”.
  • You can open (or close) additional Toolbars in the View menu under Toolbars. Those toolbars are specialized for specific tasks and are described in the corresponding chapters below.

At the buttom of the map window, you will find the map status field which summarizes important information:

Left column

  1. The position of the map cursor including altitude
  2. The actual position of the mouse pointer including altitude

Central column

  1. Name of the used map
  2. Distance, course, altitude difference and corresponding slope in % between map cursor and mouse pointer

Right column:

Name of the used DEM (digital elevation model) and the acutual map datum

Remark: Please note that all coordinates are specified in the units according to the unit settings.

If you have enabled the display of the North arrow in the View menu, you will find a compass rose plotted in the upper left corner of the map window. In this case you will also find all details on the camera characteristics like position, altitude, speed, course, pitch and roll.

Coordinate and distance units can be changed at any time using the icon, e.g. to miles and UTM, etc. Refer to chapter Settings for more details.

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