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Troubles & Questions / Re: Non existing roads on World map
« on: May 11, 2018, 19:41:18 »
Yes, greatly appreciated!

Though I'll agree with John, a little less detail would be fine.  (I don't mind the current level of detail though.)  I only use the base map for orientation as I'm zooming in to somewhere.

Thus, more prominent borders would be useful.

And ... how do I say this tactfully? ... Z4 really stands out with the bold colors.  But I'm not interested in geology, just borders at that level.

But these are just minor nits.  This was a very welcome upgrade, thanks.
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Non existing roads on World map
« on: May 11, 2018, 13:40:36 »
Great idea and much appreciation for all the work you've obviously put into it.
For my purposes, it really has too much information, as what I want is a simple overview with key roads and towns.


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Discussion/New features / Re: Inconsistent user interface
« on: May 03, 2018, 13:45:16 »
New Beta version 3.30.4.1 version just published.
Changes that may help to solve these UI/UX problems (feedback is welcome of course):
  • removed "X" button in dialog corners ... uff, after all these years, really? :)
  • updated screen with confirmation of online maps terms of use. Confirmation in top toolbar should be step-by-step removed from all remaining screens (POI alert, Altitude manager, ...)
  • small UI improvements in selections of values in settings dialogs
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Discussion/New features / Inconsistent user interface
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:04:39 »
I think it is time for some consistency in the user interface, particularly with regard to accepting or cancelling settings screens. I illustrate three different screens in particular.

1. Changing info text for a track.

Do I tap the back arrow, or the SAVE text? Answer, no. Hide the keyboard and there's a SAVE button underneath.

2. Choosing available maps.

Does the X on the top right corner cancel? No, it accepts the settings in the check boxes.

3. Accepting terms of use for a map

No, the orange box is not a confirmation button. That's up in the top corner, where it says CONFIRM. And the X means cancel this time.

Oh Menion, let's get this right!
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.29.+ ( 1. 2. 2018 )
« on: March 07, 2018, 13:48:37 »
Again thanks for the reply.

Just my 2 pence:
Why we do track recording? >>> To keep the data, to look at the staistics, to share or to reuse them later.

So I think it is quite natural, direct after stop and save the  recording, to have a look at the new created data, like distance , elevation gain or elevation diagram. This all is shown in the "Track details" screen.

It can be closed by just one click on the back button.

If I need to open the "Track details" manual from the map window it takes me definitive more steps (3-4) depending on the number of tracks overlapping in my current view.

So for my point of view, open the "Track details" screen automatically after saving the track is the smarter way, then returning to map first.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.29.+ ( 1. 2. 2018 )
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:00:27 »
The world maps (which come from OAM) that have a transparent top layer have a -tr- in the name. This one doesn't.

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[DE] - deutschsprachiger Forumsbereich / Danke
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:40:06 »
Schöne Weihnachten an unsere Moderatoren. Ihr habt mal wieder eine tolle Arbeit geleistet. Aber auch alle anderen die hier täglich verzweifelten User weiterhelfen.
Danke an Alle !

Gruß Freischneider
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.26.+ ( 11. 10. 2017 )
« on: November 03, 2017, 22:56:58 »
Oki, thanks Michael. I'm surprised, there is any difference as I expected, results will be exactly same. I'll check it ...
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Troubles & Questions / Re: change number of top panel buttons
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:44:01 »
Here is simple improvement - http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/allow-top-function-panel-to-scroll-if-too-many-buttons-to-fit. I love the right hand side panel - you can add any number of buttons and simply drag up or down to display all those buttons. A hidden feature! So why not use similar system for top panel buttons? My topic has 8 votes.
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Annoying default behavior of WP/Track "Edit"
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:47:32 »
+1  The same thing when exporting a recorded route.


IMHO this is not exactly comparable.
Exporting/saving a new item usually follows a certain workflow that begins with providing a name for the new item, as you typically want to replace the auto-generated Date-Time Tag. So having everything set up for entering a new name is desirable here. My trouble occurs when working with existing items.

But in my particular case you are even right. Often, when I stop recording a track in the field, I am very bad at typing: fingers are wet or dirty, the display may be covered with raindrops after a bike ride so you cannot type well or  I may simply be too exhausted after a run. In these cases I initially accept the auto-generated name and just save. Later, in relaxed and dry conditions I make the modifications. So yes, even when newly creating a track/WP/route entering a name may not be the thing you do by default. But here I admit that this is subject to personal preference.
However: not so for the edit-later case, this really should be changed.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:59:04 »
@balloni55: complicated task ... what about people (I believe most of users), who does not use "Presets"?
I'd strongly advise against removing customization options just because they're also doubled in the presets feature. As Menion says, many users, especially beginners, won't use presets, so they'll be put off if they don't find an intuitive way to change the buttons or other settings.
Granted, as is obvious even among us power users, the presets feature is easily mistaken for a "profile" feature and therefore misunderstood. However, it is what it is now and should stay like this - once you understand it, it can be extremely useful. But those who don't use it shouldn't "lose" anything!
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[DE] - deutschsprachiger Forumsbereich / Re: Punkt eingeben
« on: July 16, 2017, 15:53:50 »
Danke. Ich nehme an, dass Du "Karte verschieben" meinst, anstatt "Gehe zu" ?!

Grüße
Christian

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Discussion/New features / Re: Offline POI database
« on: July 04, 2017, 06:04:27 »
Menion, are you working on the POI system? I think the current state is something that can be improved. E.g., loading 100 by 100 is not perfec and rather clunkyt, also loading POIs in a radius around the center is not perfect, while POIs along a track are of interest... Hey, Locus could, as a track option, auto load POIs in a radius around the track... Probably a can of worms :D Are POIs your unloved child ;)?
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Since a while Mapsforge offers the priority key for better arranging tags like town names before other tags.
Is it possible to implement it into Locus maps rendering engine?
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.23.+ ( 3. 4. 2017 )
« on: May 31, 2017, 14:46:33 »
No serious news in latest version, but still some usable improvements I believe. Hope you will enjoy new 3.24 version. Thanks as usually for a very valuable feedback! Seems that time for more active lifestyle again comes ( more friendly temperatures ) in Europe, so hope you find Locus Map useful!
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