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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: May 12, 2018, 20:52:39 »
Hi Menion, preparing for a vacation, I had to edit a lot of tracks and POIs.
The POIs behave nicely. You save from the top bar.
For tracks there is still the old mess: the top bar says "save", but if you hit that, you will in fact discard.
While the functioning "save" is hidden behind the virtual Android control buttons.
Could you PLEASE adapt the track edit behaviour to the way POIs are handled ?
TXs and cheers
Michael

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Non existing roads on World map
« on: May 11, 2018, 23:21:49 »
I created it and uploaded, but it may have missed this night's copy cycle to the distribution site. Same for the HTML page.
We'll know tomorrow morning.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Non existing roads on World map
« on: May 11, 2018, 22:59:16 »
OK, I'm creating an additional "W1-8min" map, which has no additions to the background maps.
For ZL 8, only the settlement names stay as in the current version.
This should fit your tasts better, I hope.
One size does not fit all, I agree  :-)

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Non existing roads on World map
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:57:15 »
For all interested parties: the new release of world maps is online: https://www.openandromaps.org/en/downloads/general-maps

Comments are welcome.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Inconsistent user interface
« on: May 03, 2018, 22:16:09 »
Good start, Menion, but do not sto┬┤p here, please :-)

Adding a POI: SAVE is in the right place (upper bar), but discard is hidden in a sub-menu - put one left, the other right, so people don't mess by error

Editing track infos: still the SAVE is on the bottom - wrong place for reasons explained - incl., but not limited to consistency.

TXs and cheers
Michael

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Discussion/New features / Re: Inconsistent user interface
« on: April 26, 2018, 13:04:04 »
SO spot on, John !

#1 illustrates the issue around keyboards and different ways to hide them. All action elements (save, cancel, ...) should be on the top to end such device dependent behavious once and forever.

"X" (pure close of popup) should be avoided or ALWAYS mean "cancel". And "cancel" PLUS  "confirm" or "save" (that may depend on the context) should be explicitly presented as text. So there is zero ambiguity.

Just my 2c.

Cheers
Michael

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Green dashed lines around tiles
« on: April 22, 2018, 13:16:31 »
If you downloaded a raster map, those lines are "burnt in".
If your download was a vector map, then have a look at the theme, which controls the rendering on your phone (you can switch on/off all you want, re-color, etc. etc. - but you are dealing with a huge XML file and need to gain some understanding to like your results).

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Free chat / Re: Organise your GPX - what to use on Windows?
« on: March 27, 2018, 16:34:21 »
Hi Michal,
I do not have a direct answer for your question, but I can tell what I do in this context (which is less than you want, but may be interesting still).
My use case is to have a history of my trips etc. AND to use the track to geo-tag all my photos (camera based geo tagging sucked a few years back, now I have a camera without). I am using "GeoSetter (beta)", which is focussed on photos, but also has a table of tracks you can select. Hence the organizing into (Windows) folders is a manual thing, but then you can visualize all or a selection of tracks on a map with simple clicks.
And the main purpose is another click away: geo-tag fotos in yet another Windows folder, by timestamp association. You can even adjust automatically if GPS and camera clock differ.
Cheers
Michael

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: March 24, 2018, 15:02:22 »
TXs for testing, John.
The Moto has the overlay buttons like the G5. But the behaviour I recollected from memory. Obviously wrongly.
On the G5 I did test it step by step. The Overlay buttons I have to get first of all by wiping down, then wait until they disappear.
I saw other Locus forms where the save button IS on the top.
So, let's get consistent and wipe out any dependencies on smartphone brand behavious at the same time.
One strike, two flies :-)

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: March 24, 2018, 10:35:37 »
Hi Menion, another answer due from my side: bottom system buttons issue ...
Here are the steps on a device with overlay (!) on screen buttons, like LG G5, Moto ...:
1) enter one of those functions that opo up full screen edit forms, like POI, Track, ...
2) enter an input field - now the on screen keyboard appears
3) type what you like
4) to access the save button, you need to get rid of the keyboard, which implies you have to activate the on screen buttons, press the back key, and WAIIIIT, until the onscreen buttons disappear. Only then you have access to cancel/save button from Locus

When you are in edit mode, you'll see the left arc labeled "Save" on the top of the screen. Baaad idea to tap the arc - your edits are gone.
A logical thing that would resolve this trap as well as the button thing were to put the save/cancel buttons to the top of the edit forms. That works for any device, smoothly.

@michaelbechtold
Michael I'm really sorry, but I still don't get it. On all screens except main, Route planner and Track editor, bottom system buttons should be visible all the time. So what means "you have to wait until the Android buttons disappear again"? They should not disappear!


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: March 16, 2018, 23:52:48 »
Re. bottom buttons:
on the map screen they are just the same as before and on the LG G5 the Android soft buttons are fully covering the Locus buttons. But that has never been a real problem for me.
However, a number of screens (e.g. track edit info) with inputs that need a back button press to be able to save, e.g., those are the real problems. Because you have to wait until the Android buttons disappear again.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: March 15, 2018, 23:04:46 »
I was hopeful reading in the change log, that full screen would only apply to maps.
Now, when handling POIs and tracks, the save buttons are still at the very bottom of the screen, messing with the soft buttons of Android.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Track editor problem
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:21:18 »
@lamat66: will you cruise the Anti-Atlas by bicycle or car ?

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POI's / Re: POIs sharing between several smartphones
« on: March 06, 2018, 21:13:39 »
If changes happen on both Smartphones, one set of changes will be lost. You need to have a clear "master/slave" governance to make this kind of sync work.

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Maps / Re: In what file waypoints are stored?
« on: March 02, 2018, 19:16:08 »
In Locus/data/dabase you'll find the tracks and waypoint *.db files.
A Cloud based brute for sync will only work if you have a clear master/slave scenario. One Locus generates and updates, the other simply and ONLY consumes and follows.
For the discussion of more complex mutual updates, there are discussions since ages ...
Cheers
Michael

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