Recording favorite places as footprints

Recording favorite places as footprints

A footprint consists of a photo of a location such as a restaurant, a sightseeing destination, etc., stored together with a precise GPS position and other information about that location such as the street address and phone number.

The next time you want to visit the same place, just open the footprint. You can then dial the phone number or view the location in the map.

Adding a location as a footprint

  1. In Locations, search for the destination you want to go to.
  2. Tap Save to Footprints.
  3. You can:
    • Tap to take a picture and add it as a photo for the footprint.
    • Tap to fine tune the position of the footprint on the map.
    • Tap the image to change the name, category, or address of the footprint, enter the phone or website, add a voice memo, and more.
  4. Tap Done.

Setting a footprint as your home location

Save your home address as a footprint to make it easier to set it as your destination.

  1. While at your home location, open Locations, and then go to the Footprints tab.
  2. Tap Save to Footprints.
    Note: The address shown should be your current location. If it doesn’t show your home address, press MENU, and then tap My location.
  3. Tap Done.
  4. Tap My home, select your home address from the list, and then tap Done.
Tip: To change your home address at any time, tap .

Revisiting a footprint

  1. On the Footprints tab, tap a category.
  2. Tap the footprint you want to revisit.
  3. Tap the information fields to get directions, share the footprint, call a stored phone number, and more.

Editing or deleting a footprint

  1. On the Footprints tab, tap a category.
  2. Press and hold the footprint you want to edit or delete.
  3. Tap Edit or Delete on the options menu.

Sharing your footprints

  1. Create a footprint.
  2. On the Footprints tab, tap the footprint that you have just created.
  3. Tap Share, and then choose how you want to share the footprint.

Deleting multiple footprints

  1. On the Footprints tab, tap a category.
  2. Press MENU, and then tap Delete.
  3. Select the footprints you want to delete, and then tap Delete.

Exporting your footprints

Back up footprints by exporting them to the storage card. You can also open exported footprints files in other applications such as Google Earth™ on your PC.
  1. On the Footprints tab, tap a category.
  2. Press MENU, and then tap Export.
    Tip: Press MENU and then tap Deselect all to deselect all the footprints.
Exported footprints are saved as .kmz files in the Footprints folder on your storage card. If you exported multiple footprints at one time, they are saved together in one .kmz file.

Importing footprints

Bring back footprints you previously backed up to the storage card to your phone. You can also import .kmz files that you saved in other applications, or use a photo as a footprint.
  1. On the Footprints tab, press MENU, and then tap Import.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To import a saved footprint or another .kmz file from the storage card, tap Footprints data, and then tap the file you want to import. If a footprint on your phone is the same as the one you want to import, you’re asked whether you want to overwrite it.
    • To import a photo, tap Photos, navigate to the photo you want to import, and then tap the photo. You can then add Footprints information such as location and category.
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