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Troubles & Questions / Re: "Track has re-calculated" loop
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:54:45 »
I tested a kml file from Motogoloco design by adding medium waypoints between start and finish. 
No optimal klm out as the waypoints are inserted as wpt_poi, not as necessary (router) Via points.
Locus_Brouter autorecalculate to point directly navigates to finish, thereby skips 'medium' wpt poi's.

Initially I had some problems with Motogoloco when creating a KML for my IGO Primo GPS, and I contacted them.
The trick is to NOT add medium waypoints!    Create a start point, then move long your chosen path placing an "End Here" marker at each point, progressively moving it along.  Not intuitive at all, but it works fine.   It also works fine for Locus.
My real problem was understanding the difference between the Route and Point priority, which the brevity of the manual descriptions could not help overcome.  Once you know, the descriptions are obvious, but descriptions should be prioritised for new users, or at least illustrated with some real world examples.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: "Track has re-calculated" loop
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:18:19 »
An update to this.
Setting the Navigation to "Point Priority" instead of "Route Priority" seems to have resolved this.

That there isn't a TIP section making recommended settings for car style GPS usage is really annoying, a lot better than all this trial and error stuff trying to work out what combination of settings is required.

The lack of real world examples in the manual is a negative.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Navigation to a point vs along a route
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:54:36 »
Thanks for your reply!  :)
 I am creating a route across the city of Osaka in Japan, and it is way too big to be trying to create specific routes that avoids toll roads etc on an android phone.
 Are there any mapping sites that will export a KML file to Locus that are known to be reliable?

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Troubles & Questions / Navigation to a point vs along a route
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:57:28 »
I'm having difficulty with the concepts behind these two forms of Navigation.

I am creating routes externally using Google Maps or Motogoloco.com, which I export to KML and then import into Locus Maps, and it all works to some degree.

What I can't decide in this circumstance is whether to have the "Recalculate" settings on 'Point Priority' or 'Route Priority'.  In a situation where for some reason, such as road works, I have to deviate away from the imported route for a short time, I want Locus to recalculate and put me back on the path towards the next via-point or destination.

The manual says:-
 "Auto-recalculation with point priority ignores your selected route and creates a new route to the nearest via point or directly to the finish.",

 but what is not clear is whether this is to the physically nearest via-point or to the next via-point in the direction towards the destination.  Seems to me  you would not want to head backwards to the physically nearest via-point if due to a road diversion you were forced to a location further forward towards the destination.

This is only for turn-by-turn road navigation such as a standard car GPS uses.
Thanks!

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Troubles & Questions / "Track has re-calculated" loop
« on: April 14, 2018, 00:54:48 »
I am going to Japan next week, and I've downloaded the offline maps from Locus to my smartphone. 
I have created the routes externally, some on Google Maps, some on Motogoloco, in both cases exporting a KML file, which I can import into Locus Maps Pro okay.   I am using Locus to give me turn-by-turn directions just like a standard car GPS, and not for bush walking or other off-road pursuits.   I have set it to Navigation, not Guidance, and "Route Priority".  The manual was not clear enough to me decide whether "Point Priority" is a better choice, and happy to get advice on that option.

As a test, I created a local route the same way, and it worked fine, giving me verbal instructions for about half the trip, until it got confused, probably by deciding I had deviated off the expected path.  About every 30 seconds thereafter it kept telling me that "The track has been re-calculated".

That it would re-calculate was expected, as I have it set to re-calculate if I'm 100m off the track, but it did nothing other than repeat that warning, rather than continue forward to my destination.    I really need to have this sorted before I get on my motorcycle in Osaka next Saturday to navigate me across that mega-city, so all advice greatly appreciated.

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Troubles & Questions / Search by coordinates
« on: September 28, 2017, 16:00:29 »
I could not find whether it is possible to search by coordinates when using offline maps?  I will be travelling away from phone reception areas in a remote Park that has poorly sign posted roads in it.  I have researched the coordinates of major junctions using Google maps beforehand,  so I want to be able to enter such coordinates into Locus Maps as a search.  Is this possible?   If so,  how is it done?

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