Menu

This section shows an overview of Journey Plotter's menu structure, including a short description of the menu items.

File

Open File...

Open one or more edited files for inspection.

For an edited document to be loaded into Journey Plotter, it has to be saved, or exported, as a webpage.
Some word processors describe this as the (Extensible) Hypertext Markup Language format (.html or .xhtml).

Remark: The Open File menu item is only available if Editor Functionality is enabled (see thesection).

Append File...

Append one or more edited files for inspection.

For an edited document to be loaded into Journey Plotter, it has to be saved, or exported, as a webpage.
Some word processors describe this as the (Extensible) Hypertext Markup Language format (.html or .xhtml).

Remark: The Append File menu item is only available if Editor Functionality is enabled (see thesection).

Export...

Export the displayed journey to disk in KML (Google Earth), GPX, NMEA0183, GeoJSON or CSV format.
Export will take date selection and the visibility of route and markers into account.
GPX will create a track if the route is visible, but waypoints if only markers are visible.
NMEA0183 and CSV will not have route information, only marker positions.

Save Map...

Save the currently viewed map to disk in Bitmap (.bmp), Graphics Interchange Format (.gif), Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg), Portable Network Graphics (.png) or Tagged Image File Format (.tiff) format.

It's possible to only save a selected map area.
An area can be selected by dragging the mouse whilst holding down the right mouse button.

Exit

Exit Journey Plotter.

View
Map Provider

Select the map provider to use from the list of available map providers.

Show Route

Show or hide the route line.

Show Bridging Lines

Show or hide route bridging lines.

Bridging lines are optionally drawn to connect route lines if positions aren't available in the logs.

Remark: The Show Bridging Lines menu item is disabled if the Maximum days to bridge value is below 2 (see thesection).

Show Markers

Show or hide the position markers.

Show Zoom/Pan Controls

Show or hide the zoom and pan controls on the map.

Show Cursor Position

Show or hide the mouse cursor position on the map.

Show Scale Bar

Show or hide the scale bar on the map.

Show Legend

Show or hide the map legend.

Show Filter Active

Show or hide the filter message on the map.

Zoom To Fit Journey

Zoom the map to fit the journey.

Zoom To Selection

Zoom the map to fit the selected area.

An area can be selected by dragging the mouse whilst holding down the right mouse button.

Maximize Map

Maximize or restore the map area.

Panes

Show or hide panes.

Tools
Search...

Show the Search pane.
See thesection for a full description of the Search pane.

Report

Create reports for missing, invalid or duplicate dates.

Reports will be presented in the Report pane and can be used to check your document.
See thesection for a full description of the Report pane.

The individual reports shown below are described in detail in thesection.

Remark: The Report menu is only available if Editor Functionality is enabled (see thesection).

Map Access Mode

Select the map provider access mode.

Map Cache...

Show a window containing information about the size of the local map cache.

Separate information is shown about the size in memory and on disk.

Use the Clear Disk Cache button to delete all map information from the local map cache.
Remark: This does not reduce the size of the cache on disk, it only deletes its content.

Use the Optimize Disk Cache button to optimize the contents of the local map cache in order to reduce its size on disk.
Remark: Depending on the amount of information in the cache, this can be a lengthy exercise.

Options...

Show the Option panes to change settings to your own preferences.
Checksection for a more detailed description of the various settings.

Help
Online Manual

Show this online manual.

Donate using PayPal

Help me to maintain and support Journey Plotter with a donation via PayPal.

Check thepage for more information about donating.

Journey Plotter Webpage

Visit the Journey Plotter website.

Naval-History.Net Webpage

Visit the Naval-History.Net website.

Old Weather Webpage

Visit the Old Weather website.

Check for Update

Check whether a new release of Journey Plotter is available.

About...

Show information about Journey Plotter.