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Open (and close) the search window with the Search switch in the upper right corner of the main window.

Searching in QVX is very powerful and can search in many different sources for all kinds of data. Both offline in your own databases, and online by pois and addresses. The search can be filtered or restricted, regionally and by keywords.

A search is carried out in four steps:

  1. Choose the search options, what do you want to search where?
  2. Enter a search term
  3. Click on Search
  4. See the results

What to search for

Places (smart)

This is the standard search to get a result in any case. Several searches are started simultaneously in the background, offline in your DBs as well as online at different servers.

My data (smart)

Searches your databases offline for the search term. The name and the info of all maps, waypoints, routes and tracks are searched for the entered term, whereby not is distinguished between upper and lower case.

City or address

In this search you can choose between the servers of OSM and Google, both of which can give quite different results. Both are quite tolerant of the spelling. A minimal input is often sufficient. E.g. “mainhausen seestrasse” returns the desired result. Only if the result is not the expected one, one can supplement e.g. postal code or country.

This search can also be provided with additional filters. See chapter Filter below.


The Poi search can search the following sources:

Loaded Qmv Searches the currently loaded QMV vector maps offline.
Osm Overpass Searches the OSM database online (with overpass).
GeoNames Searches the database online at This is the source of the location database known from QV7.
Wikidata Searches for Wikipedia articles that contain a location with coordinate.

When searching for poi, a region must always be specified. Either map section or area around cursor or own position. Optionally a category can be selected. E.g. all camping sites in the map section:

The Poi search is limited. If there are too many hits, the search stops with the message “X hits found within a radius of X km, please narrow the search”. In this case, you should reduce the area or enter additional search parameters to limit it.


Enter a coordinate in any format. QVX converts the input to the current format and sets the cursor in the map to this location.

Maps, WPs, Routes, Tracks

Searches your databases offline, where you can control what and where they search:

You can restrict the search to the current table or database. What is currently clicked on in the Xplorer tree is also displayed in the tooltip of Wo:

Or you can search all databases.


Filters restrict the search. Either on a region, current map section or radius around cursor or around my position or on a search term in the name and/or info field. You can combine several filters.


The hits are displayed in the results list. The list can be sorted by clicking on a column header. Here the list has been sorted by distance to find the nearest places (the zero point for map section is the center);

Click on one or more hits to select them. These can then be further processed using the selection functions.

Many Pois contain a lot of additional information, which you call up with Info:

Save pois as WPs

Pois are marked in the list with “(New)” in front of the name. This means that they come from an external source and are not yet stored in the local database. To save it, select Info and then click Save to save the poi as a new waypoint in the active waypoint table.

You can also simply drag the desired pois into a waypoint table with drag&drop.

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