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Quick Start Guide

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. What is "My Travel World"?
  2. New in this release
  3. First start
  4. Icon explanation
  5. Toolbar menu
  6. Backup "My Travel World" database
  7. 1ClickBackup
  8. 1ClickRestore
  9. Mark country as visited
  10. Edit country
  11. Search country
  12. Add city
  13. Edit city
  14. Mark city as visited
  15. Delete city
  16. Add island
  17. Edit island
  18. Mark island as visited
  19. Delete island
  20. Add POI
  21. Edit POI
  22. Mark POI as visited
  23. Delete POI
  24. Manage custom internet links
  25. Advice for assigning names for cities, islands and POIs
  26. Maps
  27. World map overview
  28. Wikipedia®
  29. Wikimedia®
  30. Map
  31. Status
  32. Share this on... (AirDrop, Mail, Nachricht (iMessage), Twitter, Facebook)
  33. Details
  34. More Apps from @pps4Me
  35. Contact us

 

WHAT IS "MY TRAVEL WORLD"

    With "My Travel World" you can get all the countrys that you have visited, highlight in the application. This gives you an overview and statistics how many country in the world have you visited. The application shows in the statistics the percentage of countries or pro percentage of the earth's surface you have already visited. You will also receive additional information about the country. It provides a direct connection to Googlemaps®, Wikipedia® and Wikimeda®. You can share the current status of the visited countries, islands, POIs (Point of interest) and URLs with your friends through mail, message (iMessage), Twitter, Facebook and AirDrop (This features is only available for MacOS X 10.8 or greater).

     

    Features:

    • Mark country as visited
    • Add first and last visit year of each country
    • Show status of visited countrys (count and area), cities, islands and POIs
    • Share your visit status with your friends via mail, iMessage, Twitter® or Facebook®
    • For each city, island or POI you can set an individual link to any webpage
    • Add unlimited cities, islands and POIs (Point of interest) to each country
    • Relations from countrys, cities, islands and POIs to Googlemaps®, Wikipedia® and Wikimeda® are automatically created
    • For each country there overview map available
    • For each country the following information are available
      • country name
      • country name long version
      • Capital city
      • Population
      • Area
      • Population per ml²
      • Countr code ISO2 and ISO3
      • Country ISO number
      • TLD (Top Level Domain)
      • Country name in englisch
      • Country native language
      • Visit status
      • Year of first visit
      • Year of last visit
      • Country flagg
    • FullScreen Support

 

NEW IN THIS RELEASE"

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This release has the following features and changes:

Features:

  • Worldmap from Google Maps®
  • Map display: Standard, Satellite, Hybrid
  • Overview of all visited countries with pins on the map*
  • Overview of all visited islands with pins on the map*
  • Overview of all not visited countries with pins on the map*
  • New categories in the selection list (Visited countries, not visited countries, all countries)
  • Now you can share your data with AirDrop®
  • Share current map with statistic data
  • Share map with pins of all visited countries
  • Share map with pins of all visited islands
  • Share map with pins of all not visited countries
  • Share data from Wikipedia
  • Share data from Wikimedia
  • Share statistic data and the flag of the selected country
  • Automatically set a pin on the selected country in the map
  • Manually set a pin on the center of the map
  • Delete all pins from the map
  • Windows for countries, cities and POIs are now placed on thier last position
  • New status line at the right bottom with the count for visited and not visited countries

 

You can share these data with E-Mail, messages (iMessage), AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook or Flickr:

  • Current map with or without pins
  • Map with overview of all visited countries or islands
  • Current map with manually set pins
  • Statistic data of your visited countries as text
  • Statistic data of your visited countries as text and picture
  • Statistic data of your visited countries in ratio of all countries as text and grahpics
  • Statistic data of your visited countries on proportion to the shallower of all countries with text and grahpics
  • Current window from Wikipedia
  • Current window from Wikimedia
  • aktuelles Fenster von Wikimedia
  • Share statistic data and the flag of the selected country

Bug fixes:

  • Localization of Google Map® in the language of the operaton system
  • 1-Click Backup/Restore features now remembers the last selected folder
  • 1-Click Backup/Restore Funktion speichert nun den zuletzt ausgewählten Ordner
  • Sorting of countries now includes umlauts

The following features have been removed:

  • Offline map of selected countries
  • Parent continents and country groupings**

* While there is a limitiation from Apple, we can only display not more than 50 pins on the map in one minute

** While there are many parent continents and country groups are removed, your visit status values will be different from the last release to this release of "My Travel World"

 

FIRST START

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After the fist start of "My Travel World" you will be ask, if you would like to enable the location service for "My Travel World".

After this a new database with a few entries will be created. If you wish, you can delete these entries. The database is located in the folder "~/Library/Containers/de.pps4me.MyTravelWorld/Data/Library/Application Support/My Travel World".

The application main window is divided into three parts:
• Top -> Toolbar menu
• Left top-> Searchfield
• Left -> List of all countries, cities, islands and POIs
• Right => Representation of the data
• Bottom left=> Information line
• Bottom right => Status line

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Clicking on a country shows you the associated map. With each icon from the toolbar menu you can get more information (Googlemaps®, Wikipedia®, Wikimedia®) to the selected country, citiy island or POI. For these features, you need an active connection to the internet.

In the country menu you can choose one of these three categories:

  • Visited countries
  • Not visited countries
  • All countries

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In the categories "Visited Countries" and "Not visited Countries" there is an entry with the same name. If you select one of them, the map will be shown. If you have enabled "Set pin on selection", you can see a pin for each country in the selected category.

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At the right bottom in the status line you can see the count of your visited and not visited countries.

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ICON EXPLANATION

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The icons used in this application are as follows:

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Icon for countries

Icon for cities

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Icon for islands

Icon for POIs

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Icon for visited countries, cities, island and POIs

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Icon for edit a country

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Icon for edit a city

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Icon for edit an island

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Icon for edit a POI

 

TOOLBAR MENU

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In the toolbar menu these features are available:

 

Display world map

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Display Wikipedia® for the current selection (Requires active connection to the Internet)

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Display Wikimedia® for the current selection (Requires active connection to the Internet)

 

Display your curent visit status

 

Display a pin for every visited country

 

Display a pin for every visited island

 

Set a pin in the center of the map

 

Remove all pins (and stop runing pin setting if pin count is greater than 50 pins)

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Show country details on

 

Show country details off

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1Click Backup and 1Click Restore

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BACKUP "MY TRAVEL WORLD" DATABASE

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If you have enabled TimeMachine on your system, there is nothiing to do for backup the "My Travel World" database. If not, please make a backup of all files an subdirectories in "~/Library/Containers/de.pps4me.MyTravelWorld/Data/Library/Application Support/My Travel World". Or use the feature 1Click Backup and 1Click Restore.

 

1-CLICK BACKUP

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With the 1ClickBackup feature you can make a backup copy of the "My Travel World" database. Click on "1Click B/R" in the toolbar menu.

Click on "Backup" and choose any folder or drive for the backup file.


In the selected folder a new folder with the name "My Travel World" will be created. This folder contains database of "My Travel World". The 1ClickBackup feature is also available from the menu => File => Backup all data.

1-Click Backup and Restore save the last backup folder. If you use this feature twice or after a restart or the application, the selected folder is your last successful backup folder.

 

1-CLICK RESTORE

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With the 1ClickRestore feature you can restore database of "My Travel World". Click on "1Click B/R" in the toolbar menu.

Click on "Restore" and choose the backup folder of "My Travel World".


All data were restored and the database were reloaded. If the selected folder doesn't contains the database of "My Travel World", this information will be displayed.

The 1ClickRestore feature is also available from the menu => "File".

 

MARK COUNTRY AS VISITED

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To mark a country as visited, select it in the list of countries on the left side or search it using the search function.

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Click right on the edit icon. Share

Click on the checkbox "Visited" and enter a year for the first visit and possibly the last visit.

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To save your changes click the "Save" icon.

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EDIT COUNTRY

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To edit a country first select a country from the list.

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Click on the edit icon. Share

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Make the desired changes and click on "Save" to save your changes.

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SEARCH COUNTRY

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To search a country, enter the name in the search field and press ENTER.

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If the search was successfull, the country will be expanded and scrolled into the visible area.

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The last 20 searches will be automatically saved and available if your restart the application.

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ADD CITY

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To add a new city to a country, first select a country from the list and click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.



To the right of "Cities" click on the edit icon. Share

Make the desired changes ​​and click "Save" to save the changes.

If you want to add another new citiy, click on "new city".

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As a result, all fields are cleared and you can enter a new city. Afterwards click on the Save button to save the new city.

 

EDIT CITY

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To edit a city from a country, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the city name.

Click on the edit icon on the right of the city name that you would edit.Share

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If you enter a valid internet link in the field "homepage", you can call this directly in the main window at any time. For more information, see "Manage custom internet links".

Make the desired changes ​​and click "Save" to save the changes.

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MARK CITY AS VISITED

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To mark a city as visited, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the city name.

Click on the edit icon on the right of the city name. Share

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Click on the checkbox "Visited" and enter a year for the first visit and possibly the last visit. To save your changes click the "Save" icon.

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DELETE CITY

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To delete a city from a country, first select a country from the list.
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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the city name.

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the city name.Share

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Click on the "Delete" icon.

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As a result, the city in the database and the list of cities will be deleted.

 

ADD ISLAND

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To add a new island to a country, first select a country from the list and click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the edit icon on the right of "Islands".Share

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Make the desired changes ​​and click "Save" to save the changes.

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If you want to add another new island, click on "new island".

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As a result, all fields are cleared and you can enter a new island. Afterwards click on the Save button to save the new island.

 

EDIT ISLAND

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To edit a city from a country, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of "Islands".

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the island that you would edit.Share

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If you enter a valid internet link in the field "homepage", you can call this directly in the main window at any time. For more information, see "Manage custom internet links".

Make the desired changes ​​and click "Save" to save the changes.

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MARK ISLAND AS VISITED

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To mark a island as visited, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of "Islands".

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the island that you would edit.Share

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Click on the checkbox "Visited" and enter a year for the first visit and possibly the last visit. To save your changes click the "Save" icon.

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DELETE ISLAND

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To delete a island from a country, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of "Islands".

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the island that you would edit. Share

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Click on the "Delete" icon.

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As a result, the island in the database and the list of islands will be deleted.

ADD POI

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To add a new city to a country, first select a country from the list and click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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To the right of "POIs" click on the edit icon. Share

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Make the desired changes ​​and click "Save" to save the changes.

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If you want to add another new POI, click on "new POI".

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As a result, all fields are cleared and you can enter a new POI. Afterwards click on the Save button to save the new POI.

 

EDIT POI

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To edit a POI from a country, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of "POIs".

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the POI that you would edit. Share

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If you enter a valid internet link in the field "homepage", you can call this directly in the main window at any time. For more information, see "Manage custom internet links".

Make the desired changes ​​and click "Save" to save the changes.

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MARK POI AS VISITED

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To mark a POI as visited, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of "POIs".

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the POI that you would edit. Share

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Click on the checkbox "Visited" and enter a year for the first visit and possibly the last visit. To save your changes click the "Save" icon.

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DELETE POI

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To delete a POI from a country, first select a country from the list.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of the country name.

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Click on the gray triangle to the left of "POIs".

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Click on the edit icon on the right of the POI that you would edit. Share

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Click on the "Delete" icon.

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As a result, the island in the database and the list of islands will be deleted.

MANAGE CUSTOM "INTERNET LINKS"

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For each city, island or POI you have the opportunity to manage their own link. To Do this, enter a valid link to a website in the field "Homepage".

Example: City
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If the selected entry has an Internet link, it will be displayed by double clicking on an entry.
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In order to achieve the best result in the automatic linking, it is necessary to type in the terms or names of cities, islands and POIs accordingly. For more information, see the chapter "Advice for assigning names for cities, islands and POIs".

 

ADVICE FOR ASSIGNING NAMES FOR CITIES, ISLAND AND POIs

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In order to achieve the best result in the automatic linking, it is necessary to type in the terms or names of cities, islands and POIs accordingly.

Example:
You want to add a new POI for Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. You enter only "Red Rock Canyon", you see the result of the automatic linking is as follows:

The autolink feature links "Red Rock Canyon" to Red Rock Canyon, Oragon, USA.

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You should enter "Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs" or "Red Rock Canyon Open Space" to get that result that you wish to see.
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Example 2:

You add new POI for the "Universal Studios" in Orlando, Florida, USA. You enter only "Universal Studios" as the name for the new POI. If you click on this new entry, the autolink feature find another "Universal Studios" in Los Angeles, California.autolink03

You should enter "Universal Studios, Orlando" and the correct map and entries will be displayed.

MAPS

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Once you select a country in the list of countries, an overview map of the selected country will be displayed. Choose a city, an island or a POI, it is shown the current map. However, this assumes continued that the name is entered correctly. For more information, see the chapter "Advice for assigning names for cities, islands and POIs".

Overview of USA:
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The blue circle is your current location. If you have activated "Set pin on selection", a pin for the selected country, city or POI is set.

 

WORLD MAP OVERVIEW

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The "Toolbar Menu" => "Map" show the world map overview. With these switches you can change the value for the zoom factor.

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The map has three different styles.

Standard:
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Satellite:
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Hybrid:
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If you would see an overview of all your visited countries or islands, click on the button "Countries" or "Islands".

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This features has the following limitations:

Set a pin for every visited country

Set a pin for every visited island

While there is a limitation from Apple, we can only show lower than 50 pins per minute in the map, a progress indicatior is show you that My Travel World is waiting before we can add the next 50 pins.

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The progress indocatior shows you the time in second how log it take before we can place the next 50 pins.

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If you wish to terminate the background process, click on this icon in the toolbar menu.

You can move the map with the mouse. You can always share these map views with your friends.

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WIKIPEDIA

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For each selected entry (country, city, island or POIs) click on the "Wikipedia®" icon, ithe corresponding data of Wikipedia® will be displayed, if it is available. This feature requires an active connection to the Internet.

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WIKIMEDIA

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For each selected entry (country, city, island or POIs) click on the "Wikimedia®" icon, ithe corresponding data of Wikimedia® will be displayed, if it is available. This feature requires an active connection to the Internet.

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STATUS

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To obtain statistics of you visited status, click the "Statistics" icon in the toolbar menu.

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Overview of the visited countries, islands, and POIs. Percentage ratio of you visited countries on the number of countries and the size of the area.

Percentage of visited countries
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Percentage of visited countries in relation to the area
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SHARE THIS ON... (MAIL, iMESSAGE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK)

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In the section "Status" you can share your current visit status with our friends. This feature requires an active connection to the Internet.

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Select your prefered service with a right click in this new window.

Mail:
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Nachricht/iMessage:
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Twitter:
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Facebook:
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You can also share any map.

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You can share data from Wikipedia, Wikimedia and any homepage.

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Details

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For each selected country there is a details window available.

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