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Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« on: August 25, 2012, 09:52:25 »
Dear friends Menion/Tommi62 .. Would really appreciate a complete tutorial step by step for using "voice guided navigation" offline once the track is recorded !!

I have already shared my woes with dear tommi62 who has been extremely helpful & patient with me (I really respect him for that) !!

I really believe that such a tutorial will be of great help for many like me !!  8-)
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 12:37:08 »
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I really believe that such a tutorial will be of great help for many like me !!  8-)
ketani, I believe you. But before I start making a tutorial which needs of course some pictures and text and needs to be kept up to date with Locus ongoing changes regarding GUI I try with something similar but less formal.
O.k., you say you have got the track recorded.
Id did this, too and selected a tour from some location in Bangalore, India (I faked my GPS position to this place) to the airport of this town.
1) Make the track visible on the map: Go to Locus menu->Data->Tracks:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cz0n1lbpnmmi9 ... .47.05.png
2) Tap on "Navigation":
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2ph2ubbryegq ... .47.11.png
3) Tap on the Track you want to use, here its name is "Track"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ntc8ypb8lk9c ... .26.47.png
4) Tap on "Map" from pop up list
5) Now you're back on the map and the track is displayed as navigation route. To be sure it is really a navigation route check that there are red bubbles on it
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yulz5af53ky1q ... .01.35.png
6) Move the map to the starting point of the track (here in the lower left corner) and zoom some levels.
7) Tap on the start symbol and then on the arrow symbol for navigation
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b92pootn2za4v ... .05.51.png
8) What happened now? Now you are in the track editor mode and this is really a bit confusing
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yplspbk6fw75h ... .07.15.png
9) Tap on the symbol "->->o" in the 2nd row from the bottom of the display and select the arrow symbol titled "Navigate"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kk9g1vuk24orh ... .09.26.png
10) Assuming GPS is enabled, tap on the center map symbol in the lower left corner
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7uqwshx0x3cm ... .11.36.png
11) Check that voice settings are correct (tap on the navigation element (the one with the arrow to the left and 1.0km)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/olx9n8kmqny7t ... .15.19.png
12) Check also that your phone is not muted!
13) Go back to the navigation screen
In real life you should here the navigation voice some time before you reached the 1st crossing (in 1km)

Please follow this really step by step!
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 13:28:07 »
Now isn't this a lovely detailed tutorial !! Great work my dearest friend & brother tommi62 , my huge salute for your superb efforts in creating this wonderful tutorial !!
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 13:30:47 »
Sorry buddy but forgot to ask you , can i turn off my data connection & run this app purely on GPS during the navigation ???
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 15:34:33 »
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Sorry buddy but forgot to ask you , can i turn off my data connection & run this app purely on GPS during the navigation ???
If you have map and calculated route available no data connection is necessary.
However in case of moving away from the calculated route Locus would try to calculate the route newly and needs of course data again.
You can avoid this by switching off "Recalculate " in this dialogue:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/olx9n8kmqny7t ... .15.19.png
Locus will change then to guiding mode which means no more voice navigation but a line to the next position on your original route. From my own experience I know that it is quite easy to find back to the route if you follow this line roughly (of course not exactly as this line may be away from any road and go through housewalls, water, etc.)
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 21:26:08 »
Tommi I really appreciate your help here on forum! If there will be something I can do specially for you, or something you really miss now (and I forget on it or we don't talk about it), let me know. I can at least promise, I'll think about it :)

And one small suggestion, if you already created small "manual", with how to start with navigation, you may create instead of post here, page here http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/community:main . If will be then much easier to find.

Anyway as you for sure know, Locus is not primary created for voice navigation, but because it's quite useful feature (I also use is quite ofter in car) I will for sure work on improving. It's just not now so important, so it will unfortunately take some time....
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 21:40:51 »
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Tommi I really appreciate your help here on forum!
Thank you, I already knew that  :)

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If there will be something I can do specially for you, or something you really miss now (and I forget on it or we don't talk about it), let me know. I can at least promise, I'll think about it :)
I don't want any privileges. Only one little thing: When you started the wiki pages, I asked for an account and you forgot to give me one. Now it's time to come back to this.
And - I think it's not only my wish - continue your excellent work!

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And one small suggestion, if you already created small "manual", with how to start with navigation, you may create instead of post here, page here http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/community:main . If will be then much easier to find.
Ah, you thought the same way.
You know what you need to do.

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Anyway as you for sure know, Locus is not primary created for voice navigation, but because it's quite useful feature (I also use is quite ofter in car) I will for sure work on improving. It's just not now so important, so it will unfortunately take some time....
Yep, this is what I hear since last year, December. :(
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 21:55:26 »
wiki is open for anyone who want to contribute. I'll just enable for you also ability to upload photos which is disabled by default for "only registered" users ...

about "Navigation improvements" ... I know I know ... it's just not in time possibilities of one man, no matter how big workaholic I'm ... sorry
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 21:59:30 »
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wiki is open for anyone who want to contribute. I'll just enable for you also ability to upload photos which is disabled by default for "only registered" users ...
Ahm, then I need additional instructions:
If I go to Show Page resource I get the following message "This page is read only. You can view the source, but not change it. Ask your administrator if you think this is wrong."
*Edit*: ah, found it. I needed to create an account  :lol: . Just though open for everybody means I can simply start writing.

In addition I also don't know how to upload photos.
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2012, 22:21:43 »
when I enabled editing also for not-registered, there was so much spam after a while ...

I changed you account so you can now also upload images. Simply start edit page and then tap on bottom image icon. Also if you're not much familiar with wiki, I suggest to check for example how I wrote some pages. Also suggest to use screenshots 240px width, because it's max size usable in phone browser
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2012, 22:27:39 »
O.k., 240px width and ???px height?
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2012, 22:35:12 »
height is not important, you just scroll with web page so it's not a problem. It generally is not a problem, just people also see manual in phone, so it's fine if pages are little bit "optimized".
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 02:46:33 »
Sorry guys once again but i tried everything as shown in the tutorial , all i got was a "purple colored route" but in navigation as i move the spot on the route should move with me !! That did not happen , nor was any voice audible though the volume level was 100 !!

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"Anyway as you for sure know, Locus is not primary created for voice navigation, but because it's quite useful feature (I also use is quite ofter in car) I will for sure work on improving. It's just not now so important, so it will unfortunately take some time...."



I am once again confused after reading this , now please state the actual purpose of this app , I really can't make out what is it's actual use or let me put it this way ... What is the best aspect about this app which makes it unique or different from other GPS apps !!  8-)
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 07:15:53 »
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Sorry guys once again but i tried everything as shown in the tutorial , all i got was a "purple colored route" but in navigation as i move the spot on the route should move with me !!
The purple road is much more than you had before, I think.

If you mean with spot the green car symbol then yes, it should move with you.
Does the car symbol move with the center of the map If you try to simulate navigation by just moving the map around while Locus is in navigation mode?
Is GPS in sync?
How far were you away from the purple colored road? Remember, Locus switches to guiding mode if you are more away from the road than "Invalid distance" (http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/manual ... navigation)
What was the symbol in the navigation element: A '?' or some arrow as instruction at the next crossing.
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That did not happen , nor was any voice audible though the volume level was 100 !!
The voice will only come out if Locus is really in active navigation mode, not in guiding mode.

If above does not help could you try to use maybe the same purple route and do it by foot instead of by car?
And provide me at least few screenshots at a high zoom level during your navigation?
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Re: Offline Navigation Tutorial !!
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2012, 10:18:01 »
Make sure your phone is not in silent mode...
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