The "Other Setting" configuration option allows you to determine what to do if the log is full. You can either stop logging or overwrite the earliest data.
The rest of the settings are for advanced users only and are not recommended to be used unless you really know what you are doing...
The Satellite Information pane allows you to monitor what is happening on the GPS. This is not much use on your PC at home, but could be useful on a laptop. This is mainly for diagnostic purposes, but does include a very useful timer for testing Time to Fix times.
Data Log List
The most useful and probably most used part of the application will be the Data Log List. This is the area where you download and manage your track logs.
When you enter this display the left panel of the window shows the
The first thing I do is to click the stop log option. This stops the datalogger recording your current position. This can be a real pain when you have a track recorded in another country or part of the country. Extra points can get added at your PC location.
Next hit the download button. This will then throw up a dialogue display showing you the progress of the download. When the download is complete the dialogue is dismissed, and the data is shown in the grid panel on the right of the window.
Now the data has been retrieved it is time to save it and erase it from the Datalogger. You are given 3 separate format options to save the data: CSV, Google Earth KML or NMEA. If you want to be able to read the data into the application again then you need to save it as CSV.
The final option you have is "Draw Map". this option formats the data in the grid and sends it directly to Google Earth.
You have slight control over the style of the plot, but it is restricted to colour, size and opacity. There is no control on the trackpoints which are set to yellow flags and can completely obscure the map.
For some strange reason the software developer thinks that he knows better than the guys at Microsoft (who spend millions on creating user friendly interfaces) and has implemented a strange and difficult to use selection dialogue box. It is really quite difficult to actually select the data you want to display.
Each trackpoint shows the time and date with position, speed and distance from the start. Unfortunately the data is displayed in metric and worse than that it is in meters. 129906.88m is pretty meaningless :D
Now sometime ago I mentioned the button on the datalogger. This is used to record a specific position. When the data is exported to Google Earth this is shown as a camera icon. The data is organised within Google Earth as a single path object. This means that you cannot select the display of these recorded points as a group so you have to search through the mass of trackpoints until you find them.
If you want a short overview of the software click on the video to the right for Quicktime Movie, or here for a Windows Media Player version.