Welcome to QuoVadis X, or QVX for short.
This chapter is intended to make the introduction as easy as possible. From installation and activation to a first overview of the most important components and functions and the creation of the first route, the steps are clearly described.
We recommend that even experienced QV users read at least this chapter briefly. Further information can then be found in the corresponding chapters.
Have fun with QVX
Download the setup file from our https://quovadis-gps.com/download-software 22222 Homepage. For Apple-Mac this is the qvx1_setup.pkg and for Windows the file is called qvx1_setup.exe Start the installation by double-clicking and follow the instructions of the setup assistant.
At the first program start QVX must be activated once. The File Account dialog opens automatically.
If you purchased QVX from the QV Shop, simply enter the email address and password of your QV Shop account and click Check. QVX will now load your licenses and list them:
Finally, you must activate the licenses on this computer. To do this, click on Activate.
Now you should see your QVX license:
Done, you can close the dialog.
For activation with serial number please go to the Manual Import page. Here you will find more information-
If you just want to try out QVX, you don't need a QV Shop account or enter an email address or password. Just click on Activate demo version and you have 25 days to test everything in peace. The functional range of the QVX power users is available without restrictions.
The program window is divided into five main areas:
There are three more windows if required:
All windows can be switched on and off as often as desired at any time using the toggle switches, in order to have the best possible overview for the current task.
This is the dry part of this tutorial… But this is about your GPS data, routes, tracks and waypoints and the maps and how and where they are stored.
QVX basically stores all data in SQLite databases on disk in the QVX_Data folder. You can create as many DBs as you like and organize them by tours, countries, years or just as you like.
It is important that there are different tables within a database to hold the different types of data. Waypoints are always stored in a waypoint table, routes in a route table and so on.
The Xplorer is structured accordingly:
Of course, you can create, delete, move or copy new DBs, tables and data in the Xplorer with the usual cut-copy-paste commands or by drag-drop. For most operations, there is an undo function for security reasons and the recycle bin helps to prevent accidental deletion.
So much for that at this point. You can find all further information here.
In the map window you can see your data, correctly marked geographically, on maps of your choice.
Think of the card window as a large table that is initially empty. Now take a map from the drawer and spread it out on the table. Then use the highlighter to draw a route, mark interesting places with little stones.
QVX does it the same way. First load a map from a map table in the Xplorer. You can add existing tracks, routes and waypoints. Or you can start planning a new route.
The map window consists of the following components:
QVX already has a large selection of online maps pre-installed. You can find them in the database Online maps and Pois. Especially interesting here are the various OpenStreetMap maps. You can find them in the table OSM. The “Mapy.cz Basemap/Zakladni” is particularly suitable for planning motorcycle or car tours. So select “OSM” in the tree and “Mapy.cz” in the list. Note that the status bar confirms the selection.
Now Show in map from the main toolbar, select from the context menu or simply double-click. Make sure that “Replace main map” is checked in the following Open Map dialog:
Keys 1, 2, 3, 4, c zooms around cursor
Tools +, -, 1 zooms around cursor
Mouse wheel zooms around mouse pointer
Moving with mouse while holding down the left mouse button
If the map section changes, QVX must load the new areas first. This can take more or less time. Especially with online maps, like Mapy.cz. To let you see what QVX is doing, there is a progress bar at the bottom that counts down to 0:
Simply mark them in the Xplorer, or several at once, and simply drag them into the map window, or use Show in map.
To do this, use the command Remove from map , which will simply remove the object from the map window.
Please do not confuse this with delete , this command deletes the object from the database, then it is gone.
It is highly recommended to open the Project Manager - PM for short. You have direct access to all loaded objects and can also hide and show them with the checkbox:
Something dry again, but important.
Your data is in the database and you see it in the Xplorer. But they can also appear elsewhere, for example in the map, as an entry in the PM or as hits in the search window. In this case, it is always the same object.
Objects can be edited with the following functions:
To edit an object, it is first selected, So just click with the left mouse button and it will be highlighted blue, Then select the desired edit function.
Or click with the right mouse button, then the context menu of the object opens immediately and you have all possible functions to choose from. (context menu)
The name of the current selection always appears in the lower right corner of the status bar of the main window.
The band begins to play.
There is a separate toolbar for planning:
We select Planning a new route :
Now several things are happening at the same time:
We can start right now to put points on the map that form the stations of our route. We set the start to Windhoek and the second to Swakopmund, our destination. Result are two points 001 and 002 and a straight green line:
Now we are changing the routing options, because we don't want a beeline route today. But first you switch off attach points again, because we don't need the rubber band anymore.
QVX offers a wide range of routing options, offline and online. We select “Microsoft Maps” and immediately the route is recalculated and the result is displayed:
That's it, we can give the route another name, open the tools and get the altitude profile online and and and look at the profile on the XY page and the details on the roadbook page.
First we create a duplicate of the route:
Now edit the route:
In the following dialog you can optionally select different columns and then simply click on Print.