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Discussion/New features / Re: What's the "Next Big Thing" in 2018?
« on: February 08, 2018, 17:39:13 »
Good topic :).
Let's discuss basic plans for year 2018

I'll give here, at least, current state in our small team.

Little history:
I had (still have) large hope in live tracking system. Two years ago, I've hired one guy who wrote for me server side solution in nice Clojure language (after more then year of work!). And when first part was finished, he stopped to communicate. Nice .. btw. no one know Clojure :). My mistake ...

In November, some of you probably noticed, that our team had increased to 6 person. Milan > finally developer who should help me with Android. His first task was (still is) Wear add-on. Nice work I think ...
Since January, he work on 1:1 conversion of old Live tracking system to something, we may continue work on it and improve. ETA till middle of March. Then, Milan will work on new UI & various stuff around Live tracking system, also based on feedback. I expect, it will be work on few more months. And then ... sync server? ( most probably ).

Because number of people involved in work on Locus increased and for my suprise, all wants their monthly salary, and also because of number of sold Locus Map is still +- same ( slowly growing ), we needs to invest more work into interesting content, that may bring additional income. Because of this was created and published new Store, because of this I now needs to work on new system for login, new Start screen and third bigger thing will be new Map manager ( which is currently terrible user-experience ).

Most wanted feature: synchronisation. Some users wrote, it's now easy task with some existing stuff. Well, with Petr and Milan, we spend on discussions around this many many hours and we still do not have simple universal solution, that may be done within few weeks. Anyway few ideas are in our heads ... EDIT: and we also have it in list of top priorities!

Except few priorities, that I wrote before and that have to do ( even it's not kind of developement I like ), I really wants to focus in first half of year on:
  • better logging system for geocaching
  • fine-tune route planner
  • fine-tune track editor

And in second half of year
  • new design for main map screen ( close to what is visible in Route planner)
  • new track detail screen with better stats, chart, weather, etc.
  • improve Dashboard system & custom "dashboard" for track screen

My time estimates are really bad, so be aware of it ...
Uff, too long post ... sorry :).
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.29.+ ( 1. 2. 2018 )
« on: February 06, 2018, 17:33:10 »
Hello Menion, it would be nice if the Wolrd Map would become part of the Presets, or did I just overllok it ?
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] TOTM
« on: January 29, 2018, 16:09:50 »
Tiramisù as OpenTopoMap

No routes, only topography, tunnels visible when the layer Wood is off, оnly larger zoom.

On the OAM maps, there are intermittent streams, embankment, ridges, cutlines, etc....

It is recommended to use with the "Hill shading" map is ON - that the similarity is maximized.

There was no purpose to do an exact copy, but to use the best features.

OpenTopo |           TOTM

OpenTopoMap ->

Update: ver1.8 (15/02/2018)
- again redrawn the forest, with transparency. Now it is correctly mixed with other fills and objects.
- added or changed: mountain_pass | saddle, natural = stone, tower: communication, volcano, turning_circle, man_made = adit | adit_disused, wells water_well, waterfall, summit: *, fixed reservoir | basin, redrawed bare_rock, completed the color of main roads
- the mapping of the mountainous terrain has been reworked,
- added a layer of "Winter routes", the display - slightly adjusted copy-paste from the built-in theme "Skiing"
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.28.+ ( 20. 12. 2017 )
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:59:39 »
Have you tried OAM V3 maps?
I suggest you ask on the OAM forum. If this is a bug, Christian is likely to seek to correct it.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.28.+ ( 20. 12. 2017 )
« on: January 10, 2018, 17:01:32 »
@Viajero Perdido
This issue is not related with app but with the map. I checked the code and also the Mexico LoMaps (POI DB) itself and the issue is already fixed or improved in LoMaps (as menion wrote).  I guess that official Mapsforge V4 generator does not handle missing local names.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.28.+ ( 20. 12. 2017 )
« on: January 10, 2018, 16:17:22 »
Hi guys,
sorry for a delay in answers! Hope you had also nice time over last weeks ;).

- route planner currently does not have a "Reverse route" function
- list of points: hmm some kind of "Itinerary" similar to what you see in navigation sound interesting
- problem with texts in vector maps is a long therm problem in Locus that definitely needs to be solved this year!

@Viajero Perdido
thanks, I'll look at it with @voldapet . If I remember correctly, we had to improve generation of maps itself and add small hack into them. So issue is probably fixed in LoMaps, but not in other map from different sources.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: September 29, 2017, 16:08:55 »
Voluntary theme has been updated. The new version is available in the first post, or through Locus Store in the app.
The main enhancements are:
- Option to show "difficult" paths in LoMaps and maps from OpenAndroMaps
- Names for archipelagos, islands and islets in latest maps from OpenAndroMaps (from 1 Oct 2017)
- Minor but important changes in the order of rendering of one-way streets, route overlays, railways, aeroways, ferries and bridges; white underlay for paths on bridges; revised border rendering.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 18, 2017, 21:34:59 »
@Viajero Perdido: problems with Restaurant vs Name in POI label will be solved in next version of LoMaps. I generated for you custom Vietnam osm.db file. You can download it at:

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Add-ons / Re: Geocaching4Locus - version 2.0.3
« on: August 06, 2017, 18:35:00 »
Hi guys, do you have latest version of G4L add-on? There were some fixes mainly because of problems with latest Beta version. 

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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Hi Menion,

For me, the solution to switch the maplanguage in the mapmanager was the better one.
Reason: Not every map includes (eg) the german language (Asian Countrys) and there are loads of languages possible for the maps, more than a complete list ist compfortable to seach/chose from.

So you have to go to the mapmanager, look what languages are included in the map, go back to settings and chose the language (if it exists in the list).

In Israel/Syria there are he,ar,en (hebrew isnt in the list in settings yet).
And there are a _lot_ of languages and idoms around the globe, just think of all the indogen languages in South America. I have worked through the CIA Factbook, thats really amazing :-) 
.. and really complicated cause there are different language codes depending which ISO you refer.

I'v attached an ods doc with the current OAM map-languages - a first attempt only.

Maybe there is a way to assign the language switcher to the maps (the actual loaded one) again,
maybe to be placed in the function bar or in one of the sliding sidebars?

Thanks for all your efforts

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Troubles & Questions / Increase map resolution for specific map
« on: July 11, 2016, 23:36:43 »
I was wondering if it's somehow possible to use the "increase map resolution" setting only for tile maps.
I often switch between tile and vector maps and the tile maps (online or offline, mainly google maps) are too small to read. I then increase the map resolution in the advanced map settings and it works fine for the tile maps. But when i change back to vector maps everything is way too big.
So i was hoping that i could set the resolution just for tile maps or even per map but couldn't find anything. Even a quick way of changing the resolution from the side panel would be great.
Any ideas on how to do that?
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: March 04, 2013, 18:22:01 »
The Voluntary UK theme is designed for clarity of display. Its colours are based on UK Ordnance Survey conventions and will be fairly familiar to British users. Even if you are not British, the colours and styles will probably work well for you. It automatically scales for devices with displays of different resolutions and symbols enlarge smoothly for higher zoom levels. The zoom levels at which various features appear has been adjusted to provide optimal information and reduce unwanted clutter.

You can choose Hiking, Cycle, City, Multi or Yellow style when you select the Voluntary UK theme.

The theme takes advantage of selectable overlays. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. The number of options shown is purposefully limited to aid ease of use. Cycle, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options, while Multi and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the overlays for each style.

The City style is aimed at use in large cities such as London and has a less cluttered (and slightly faster) display at zoom levels 14 and below. The Yellow style is aimed at use with overlays such as Strava (see Each style has selectable overlays, with Multi and Yellow having the greatest range of options.

Generally, blue dashes are cycle ways, green dashes represent dual use both on bike and on foot (bridle paths in the UK), and brown shorter dashes use on foot only. Blue blobs are cycle routes, green blobs are hiking routes. Mountainbike trails are shown by violet blobs. Cycle routes are also indicated by blue dashes on the roads. Hiking, cycle and mountainbike routes can be emphasised by selectable overlays.

The theme is designed to work well with both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps. Footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are indicated on the map by dashed lines where they follow the path of a mapped track or pedestrian way if the map supports it (currently OpenAndroMaps).  Also on maps from OpenAndroMaps, blue dashes on roads are either cycle routes or roads with cycle tracks alongside, while shorter blue dashes on roads show cycle lanes in the road.

Included is the visually-similar Velocity theme for a simpler display with much faster drawing.   

The package is available in two versions, one for Locus maps and the other for Cruiser or Orux Maps.

The Locus version of this theme can be installed easily from the Locus Store in the app. Go to Locus Store > By Usage / Graphic  / Themes - Vector Maps and scroll down to Locus Community / Voluntary UK theme. Alternatively, download Voluntary, below.

For Cruiser or Orux Maps, download Voluntary, below. This version does not include a version of Velocity.

From time to time I will update these themes (and reset the download count). The latest version is always in this post.

Direct link to full resolution key:

Updated 29 September 2017

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