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Marker widgets

Overview​

Markers are temporary points indicated on the map in the form of flags. The widgets show the Direction, Distance, Address, and Estimated arrival time (for Android) to the marker. They allow you to quickly find markers on the map, as well as change their position. You can read more about markers in this article.

Top bar widget​

The Map markers bar (Android) widget / Distance indication - Top bar (iOS) widget displays:

  • Distance from your current location to the selected point indicated by the Marker on the map (Units of length can be choosed in the Profile settings).
  • An arrow of the same color as the marker indicates the direction from the current location and orientation in space of your device (heading) towards the marker.
  • Location Address.
  • Menu icon leading to Map marker list.

You can also select to display one or two markers. Read more about widget settings in this article.

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The distance to the marker is the length of the straight line between your position (or a particular point on the map) and the marker.

Map markers on the Top bar widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Widgets β†’ Top panel β†’ Map markers bar
By tappingThe visible part of the map shifts to the marker location.
Long tap + moveTo measure the distance and see the direction from a particular point on the map to the tracked marker, you need to make a long tap and immediately slightly move the map position (the context menu should not appear).
Approach markerIn case your location is within a small radius of the map marker (< 50 m), in the widget field you can see a checkmark button to quickly delete the map marker (mark as passed). The checked marker is replaced by the next marker in the list of markers.
Distance formatMenu β†’ Configure profile β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Units of length

Panel widgets​

The Map markers (for Android) widget and Distance indication - Widgets (for iOS) displays:

  • Distance from your current location to the selected point indicated by the Marker on the map (Units of length can be choosed in the Profile settings).
  • Estimated time of arrival or ETA (Only for Android).
    This is the time (hh:mm) when the vehicle or person should arrive at the destination. It is calculated as the distance to the marker divided by the average speed. The average speed is calculated as the sum of all speeds (received from location points) for the time interval you selected (from 15 seconds to 60 minutes) divided by the total number of these points.

You can also select to display one or two markers. Read more about widget settings in this article.

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The distance to the marker is the length of the straight line between your position (or a particular point on the map) and the marker.

Panel widgets

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Widgets β†’ Left panel/Right panel β†’ Map markers
By tapping 1Changing between "Distance" / "Estimated time of arrival" (Switch mode).
By tapping 2The visible part of the map shifts to the marker location (Go to marker location mode)
Long tap + moveTo measure the distance and see the direction from a particular point on the map to the tracked marker, you need to make a long tap and immediately slightly move the map position (the context menu should not appear).
Distance formatMenu β†’ Configure profile β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Units of length

Configure marker widgets (Android)​

Additional settings for the map marker widgets are only available in the Android version of the app. You can read general information about the Map markers widget settings on this page.

Map markers bar
The top bar widget displays the distance and direction to the next Map marker from your current location. In the settings, you can choose whether one or two markers will be displayed at the top of the screen.

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Map markers
The widget shows the distance or estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the first or second marker in the list of Map markers. You can choose: one marker, first or second, to be displayed on the screen or both.

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ShowsThis mode allows you to choose what information the widget will display: Distance or Estimated arrival time.
IntervalIf Estimated arrival time is selected in 'Show', this option appears with a choice of times (from 15 seconds to 60 minutes) for ETA calculation.
Click on widgetThis setting allows you to choose which action will be performed when you click on the widget: Switch mode or Go to marker location.

Appearance on the map​

Configuring the appearance of map markers is available in both the Android and iOS versions of OsmAnd. The "Appearance on the Map" menu is a general setting for Map markers and applies whether the widgets are enabled or not. You can read the detailed information on this page.

Menu β†’ Map markers β†’ More β†’ Appearance on the map

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Active markersShows information about the first one or two markers in the Map marker list.
Show arrows on the mapIndicates the direction to the tracked marker (one or two) as an arrow on the map. If the marker is in the visible part of the map, no arrow is displayed.
Show directional linesShows the direction, as a dashed line, from a particular point on the map to the tracked marker in a straight line.
'One tap' activeWith a one-tap the required marker on the map, this marker moves to the top of the list of active Map markers without opening the Context menu.
Keep passed markers on the mapMarkers added as a group of Favourites or GPX waypoints marked Passed will remain on the map. If the group is not active, the markers will disappear from the map.