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GeoWiki X App FAQs

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How to search for a place? (Specific name of a POI)

1.    Tap on the Search button located at the bottom of the page. (You will know that you have selected search as the icon will turn orange)

2.    Tap on By Name and begin typing name of the point of interest (POI)

3.    When the name of the POI appears on screen, tap on it, followed by View on map or View more.

View on map will show where the point of interest is located on a map and View more will display more information on that site, including address, contact details, reviews, costs and navigation options.

How to search by town or suburb

1.    Tap on the Search button located at the bottom of the page. (You will know that you have selected search as the icon will turn orange)

2.    Tap on By Town/Suburb and begin typing 

3.    A list will appear, and from here, simply click on the name of the town or suburb. A cluster map will then appear on screen displaying the number of POIs available within that town or suburb. Zoom in to separate the icons and to view the different points of interest that are available. 

How to turn quick map filters on

1.    Tap on the hamburger button located in the top left-hand corner of GeoWiki X

2.    Tap on the quick filter you wish to use and a map will appear on screen. You will know that specific filter has been turned on as an orange bar will display across the top of the map outlining what filter is currently switched on

3.    To turn off quick map filters, tap the hamburger button again, followed by Show everything (reset).

How to turn on more detailed filters

1.    Tap on the funnel icon located in the top right hand corner of GeoWiki X 

 2.    Turn off the switches next to locations you don’t wish to come up in your searches. (You can switch off all icons at once by tapping Disable all or you can turn them all back on by tapping Reset all)

Please note: Facilities and Interests are more detailed filters to apply to Locations, which is why you cannot select either without first selecting a Location (or more). Selecting multiple facilities at once will try and apply ALL those facilities to a location, meaning a location must tick all those boxes to show up on a map. 

How to add a new point of interest

1.    Tap on the hamburger icon located in the left-hand corner of GeoWiki X

2.    Scroll down and tap on Add new point of interest

3.    Enter POI name (for example: Newcastle Showground) and complete the required fields. Please attempt to include as much information as possible for the moderators. If you do not know the lat/long, simply supply the address. Remember to scroll through the entire list of facilities and activities and select what is available at that point of interest

4.    Tap on Save POI and your point of interest will be submitted to the administration portal for approval. 

How to adjust map settings

1.    Tap on the hamburger icon located in the left-hand corner of GeoWiki X

2.    Scroll down and tap on Map settings

3.    Switch on/off settings that you wish to see/not see on your map (this will include lat/long display settings, 3D mapping and the ability to tilt and rotate the map) 

4.    Tap the back arrow to go back to map. 

How to download HemaX Lite Offline Maps – Australia

1.    Tap on the hamburger icon located in the left-hand corner of GeoWiki X

2.    Tap on Map downloads

3.    Tap on the orange Activate button

4.    From here, download each state individually by tapping Download. You will know what state is downloaded as it will switch to Installed

There is no need to manually switch on offline maps. The maps will automatically turn to offline capability when you are not connected to the internet. Similarly, the maps will default to offline when you are connected to the internet so that you are not using data. 

How to perform a cloud data sync

1.    Tap on the hamburger icon located in the left-hand corner of GeoWiki X

2.    Scroll down and tap on Data update – Sync

3.    Tap on Sync now and wait for download to complete or; 

4.    Switch on Auto-sync (this means your device will automatically sync every 7 days and have the most up to date information available)

How to search for places located nearby

1.    Tap on NEAR ME located at the bottom of GeoWiki X (You will know that you have selected places nearby as the icon will turn orange)

2.    Tap on Sort by name to display points of interests that are nearby in alphabetical order, or Sort by distance to display points of interest nearby calculated by distance.

How to add a point of interest as a favourite

1.    Tap View more on an icon

2.    Tap on orange box stating Add to favourites. You will know this has been added as Favourite added successfully will appear on screen

3.    To view your Favourites, tap on icon located at the bottom of GeoWiki X (You will know that you have selected favourites as the icon will turn orange).

How to plan a trip

1.    Tap on Planner located at the bottom of GeoWiki X (You will know that you have selected planner as the icon will turn orange)

2.    Tap on orange Start new Trip 

3.    Enter details such as trip name, start and end date, trip reason and trip summary

4.    Tap on SAVE TRIP.

How to add a destination to your trip

1.    Open the information section for the desired location

2.    Tap on Add to Trip

3.    Tap on the box with trip name and if one, scroll through and select desired trip, followed by add. From here, add the date you will be arriving at the point of interest, the length of stay and any notes. Tick if you wish for this point of interest to be your starting point

4.    Tap on SAVE DESTINATION. 

How to rearrange order of your trip destinations

1.    Tap on Planner, followed by the trip name

2.    Tap on Destinations

3.    Hold your finger on the double headed arrow and move the destination up or down depending on the order you wish for it to appear. The destination positioned at the top of the list will be your starting point.

How to view trip destinations on map

1.    Tap on Planner, followed by Map

2.    A map will appear with a blue line indicating the distance between your destinations. The number that appears is the order of which you will be arriving at these destinations

3.    Tap on the flag to add a custom destination to you trip 

4.    Tap on the pin marker to remove all points of interest (other than the destinations on your trip).

How to switch to satellite map

1.    Click on the satellite icon located on the map. This will switch your map to either satellite or standard map. 

How to submit a review

1.    Open the information section for the desired location

2.    Select the second heading along the top Reviews

3.    Tap on Add new review 

4.    From here, tap on the number of stars you feel are appropriate for that point of interest, enter in a review description and tap on Save Review. Your review will be submitted to the administration portal for approval. Please note: Reviews are to contain 15 characters or more.

How to add a new cost

1.    Open the information section for the desired location

2.    Select the third heading along the top Costs 

3.    Tap on Add new cost

4.    Enter in the cost details. 

5.    Cost Name: This is the short-hand description of the cost you are submitting. I.E. PWR PVPN. Description: Here you will write out the full description of the cost you are submitting. I.E. Powered site per vehicle per night (2 adults). Cost ($): Enter the cost amount here. Do not include dollar symbol. 

6.     Tap on Save cost. Your cost will be submitted to the administration portal for approval. 

How to add a new photo

1.    Open the information section for the desired location

2.    Select the fourth heading along the top Photos

3.    Tap on Take Photo to take a new photo or Attach Photo to add a photo from your device album. 

How to report a POI 

1.    Open the information section for the desired location

2.    Tap on Report this POI

3.    Add a reason and description of the issue and tap on Send. Your report will be submitted to the administration portal for approval. 

Here is a video tutorial for using the app

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