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Troubles & Questions / [Q] Palettes for coloring
« on: June 05, 2016, 10:10:49 »
Hi menion,
I'm happy with the new feature
and played around with the palettes. But unfortunately i can't get any intensive coloring like you (in the image of Praha).
In my case is always pale light brown or kind of grey :(

If i understand correctly the numbers in palettes like 0....126 or -1500....4000 are taken by Locus as height above sea levels? Or relative difference in altitude?
Looking for palettes for low mountains range (400-900m above sea level) and for the alps (800-4000m above sea level).

I tried palettes nrw*, alpen, GMT* and other palettes from the link you posted but without any better results.

Thank you for any hint,

Troubles & Questions / Waypoint time stamp
« on: May 27, 2016, 21:48:13 »
Hi menion,
i let Locus generate a track with nav commands from Brouter.
After export there are timestamps in the waypoints like this (in bold):

<wpt lat="48.130144" lon="11.449368">
<desc> <![CDATA[<font color="#ff000000"> <table width="100%"> <tr> <td> <table width="100%"> <tr> <td align="left" valign="center"> <small> <b>Höhe</b> </small> </td> <td align="center" valign="center">539 m</td> </tr>
<tr> <td align="left" valign="center"> <small> <b>Erstellt</b> </small> </td> <td align="center" valign="center">2016-05-19 23:24:38</td> </tr>
</table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table width="100%"> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </font>]]> </desc>

I guess time tags and values are from Locus ?!?

Other analyses softwares declares that the track took 10 minutes.
Can we get rid of the useless (and in this case wrong) time stamps in waypoints? Like in tracks some times ago?

Thank you,

Troubles & Questions / Popup: font size
« on: May 19, 2016, 22:09:46 »
Hi menion.
Playing around with new version and CAN'T read letters and numbers in track popup without glasses. There were some urgent reasons and user requests to decrease font size?
Up to now i don't need glasses on tour and i don't want to carry it with me.


Can i have the old font size back? Please.

Troubles & Questions / Locus hangs on start
« on: May 19, 2016, 19:24:57 »
After update the other phone (SGS4, A5.x) to 3.17 Locus hangs on start. No backup available.
How to solve this?

Troubles & Questions / Locus as a service
« on: May 12, 2016, 20:24:49 »
Locus is installed internally, most maps are on SD card. Locus is set to "as a service"
Yesterday during a bike ride my SD card lost contact to phone. After fiddling and reboot i got red toasts with message "Problem mit Verzeichnis "backup/" means "problem with directory backup/". Another message regarding dir "export/".

SD card (and pathes) are broken hence the messages are right.
So i guess that Locus service is running night and day even if Locus is NOT used.
@menion, can you please confirm this?
If so i would like to ASK to change this behavior to let run the service only if a part of Locus is active. I got problems with battery drain...

Another question:
After losing all my maps on SD card i got white background with a colored track. Not funny.
Why did not Locus switch to the map left in internal memory?
Pathes to several map directory was set correctly.

Troubles & Questions / [Q] Percentages of surface conditions
« on: December 03, 2015, 19:36:17 »
I would like to know the percentages of surface conditions of an existing track, i.e.
x% gravel
x% path
x% tarmac

Questions are,
: where are the information stored. In vector maps?
: and should this be computed after or during creation of a track?

Before writing a feature request in help desk i would like to have some further information...


Troubles & Questions / [Q] icons when using "add new route..."
« on: October 17, 2015, 22:36:58 »
When using "add new route..." there are latterly new blue icons with white arrow down (Zwischenziele) after saving the new track. How can i avoid these icons?
No hint in docs :(

Troubles & Questions / [Q] 'creating time' of recorded track
« on: May 19, 2015, 19:54:21 »
Hi menion,
Yesterday I recorded a track with Locus Pro 3.4.2, non Beta. In Android the time zone is set to +2.
Time stamp of the first track point was 08:08:35. I started running at 10:08.
In track detail page creation time is displayed as 10:08.
So I guess the date written into the track is without concerning of time zone now???
With version of December 2014 the right time was written in the recorded track...


Troubles & Questions / Android apps on Windows 10
« on: April 30, 2015, 22:53:54 »

Should i give Windows another shot for my favorite Android app?
Is Locus going to be adapted for this???
No more virtualization, no more chrome.

Lot of possibilities. Life is hard.

Tools / [Q / OT] Editing speed in rec. track
« on: April 14, 2015, 18:28:25 »
Hi all,
totally OT but interesting for me.
I did a run today and had a lot of breaks due to fingering into setting in Locus beta and fallen trees which i have to climb. So time and speed are not regular. (normally no worries)
Do anyone know how to edit / filter the track to get a realistic time w/o the breaks? I use german GPS-Track-Analys.NET and can filter all points "as errors" with speed less than a value i created. But then i can only delete this selection of points.
Imho if there is a time stamp causing a speed close to zero this value should be changed to the value of the next point with a time stamp causing speed bigger then zero.
Am I wrong? Any hints for processing or tools?


Troubles & Questions / [Q] double-digit numbers in distance possible?
« on: February 25, 2015, 20:10:11 »
Hi guys,
when i create a route by 'add / measure route' there is a number in the left upper corner displaying the distance of the created track like 8,3 (km). In track screen in statistics also. Is there any possibility to blow this up to double-digits after point like 8,36 ???


Hi guys,
first of all, i know the altitude manager in Locus, STRM files, barometric and gps stuff a.s.o. to get altitude values out of Locus.
In the heart of middle Frankonia sometimes i used to do trailrunning and want to know the exact altitude differences to plan my routes.
As you can see on osm there is a small canyon called Schwarzachklamm with a bridge 18m in height and the canyon is accordingly 18m deep. Very nice there.
The height lines on osm maps and on vector maps from Locus store based on osm doesn't show any hillsides inside the canyon. Means, all the lines parallel to the the creek are missed. Due to the heigth below 20m there are no information about altitude differences.

Example: if i use "add / meaure route" and across the creek or moving the center cross over the creek and over the hillside i get 5m height difference only.
If i choose the path by feet up and downstairs i get 16m downhill and 16m uphill as real numbers (not in Locus). Doing this recurrently i get a lot of height meters but not noticed by Locus.

This problem seems bigger to me than don't know the exact altitude of the Schwarzachklamm yet. In landscapes with rippled surfaces and altitude differences <20m like in average mountain or foreland of the alps  there are no exact values on maps and in SRTM files also.

How to get the information about the exact altitude?
Any hints?


Gibt es ein Thema, was Grenzen von Bezirken, Regierungsbezirken, Regionen und Bundesländern in D anzeigt?
Bin schon ein paar Mal über ein paar (für mich unklare) Zuordnungen gestoßen und hätte da gerne eine visuelle Hilfestellung.

Troubles & Questions / error handling in Locus
« on: October 22, 2014, 17:40:21 »
Hi guys,
one year ago i downloaded a gpx- track from gps portal. (if you zoom out on the web map you can see a lot of points in the middle of germany whereupon the track is in the south). I imported the track and used it without any worries.
Two weeks ago with version 3.3.x i activated the always imported track and a message told me " too many labels / zu viele Beschriftungen".
The reason is that this track contains a lot of useless points not noticed by me. Locus called the track and stumbles over these points. The syntax within the gpx file is correct. So i expect that Locus jump to the starting point (?) of the track or in modern style jump to the middle of the area the track covers.
But Locus is fighting with the amount of points in the middle of germany and does'nt jump to the track ;(
I guess the sequence in computing the points is the reason. menion, can you please change this?

Another item discovered by different cases:
The waypoints and the description can contain special characters like ä, ö, ü and so on. This should not be a reason to cancel an import process. Locus should handle this by itself.


Troubles & Questions / Apps running within the chrome browser
« on: October 04, 2014, 12:32:58 »
Hi guys,
This info is running through the internet. Seems that Google wants to conquer the desktops by an Add-on.
So it is still a beta and I guess authentication via Google play will not work up to now.
But I'm very interested in running Locus in a browser instead of a heavy installation of a virtual box to use it for planing tours.
So question is will @menion supports adapted APK? And if yes... when?

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