Welcome to QuoVadis X, or QVX for short.
This chapter is intended to make getting started as easy as possible. From installation and activation to a first overview of the most important components and functions to the creation of the first route, the steps are clearly described.
We recommend, even for experienced QV users, to 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 Homepage. For Apple Mac this is qvx1_setup.pkg and for Windows the file is qvx1_setup.exe. Start the installation with a double click and follow the instructions of the setup wizard.
QVX must be activated once at the first program start. The dialog File account opens automatically:
If you purchased QVX from the QV Store, simply enter the email address and password of your QV Store account and click Verify. QVX now loads your licenses and lists 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 page Manual Import. Hier you will find more information-
If you just want to try QVX, you don't need a QV-Shop account or enter your email address or password. Simply 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 faded in and out as often as desired at any time using the toggle buttons in order to have the best possible overview of 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 always stores all data in SQLite databases on the hard disk in the QVX_Data folder. You can create as many DBs as you like and organize them according to tours, countries, years or just as you like.
It is important that there are different tables within a database to store the different types of data. So waypoints always come into a waypoint table, routes into a route table and so on.
The Xplorer is designed accordingly:
Of course, in Xplorer you can create, delete, move back and forth or copy any new DBs, tables and data with the usual Cut-Copy-Paste commands or by Drag-Drop. For most operations there is a undo function for security reasons and the trash can helps to prevent accidental deletion.
So much for that at this point. All further information can be found hier.
In the map window you see your data, geographically correctly drawn, on maps of your choice.
Imagine the card window as a large table, empty at first. Now get a map from the drawer and spread it out on the table. Then draw a route with the highlighter, mark interesting places with stones.
QVX does it just like that. First load a map from a map table in the Xplorer. You can add existing tracks, routes and waypoints. Or they start planning a new route.
The map window consists of the following components:
QVX already has a large selection of online maps pre-installed. These can be found in the database Online cards and Pois. Especially interesting here are the different OpenStreetMap maps. You can find them in the table OSM. The “Mapy.cz Basemap/Zakladni” is particularly suitable for planning motorbike or car tours. Select “OSM” in the tree and “Mapy.cz” in the list. Note that the status line confirms the selection.
Now Show on Map from the main toolbar, the context menu or simply double-click. Make sure that “Replace main map” is clicked in the following map-open dialog:
keys 1, 2, 3, 4, c zooms by cursor\
Tools , -, 1 zooms around cursor
Mouse wheel zooms around mouse pointer
Move with mouse while holding left mouse button
If the map section changes, QVX has to load the new areas first. This can take more or less time. Especially with online cards like the 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 in the Xplorer, if you like also several at once, and simply drag into the map window, or also show with In map.
The command Remove from mapis used for this purpose, which simply removes the object from the map window.
Please do not confuse 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 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. However, they can also appear elsewhere, e.g. in the map, as an entry in the PM or as a hit in the search window. It is then always the same object.
Objects can be edited with the following functions:
In order to edit an object, it is selected first, So simply click with the left mouse button and it will be highlighted in 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. (contextmenu)
The name of the current selection always appears at the bottom right of the status bar of the main window.
Now it's getting serious.
There is a separate toolbar for planning:
We choose Plan new route:
Now several things are happening at once:
We can now immediately start 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 change the routing options, because we don't want an airline route today. But first, turn off Add points because we no longer need the rubber band.
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, unfold the tools and get the altitude profile online and have a 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:
The preview shows an example of how the parameters work.
Any change to these parameters updates the page calculation and draws the pages into the map:
You can finetune the pages in the map by moving them or deleting unneeded pages. To do this, move the mouse over a page and open the context menu.
When everything fits, click Start and the pages will be sent to the printer:
To print the roadbook of a route, go to the route info on the roadbook page. Then select Print from the menu: