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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2015, 22:51:47 »
I was sure I did this feature also. But .. not, sorry. So will be in next version, thank you!
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2015, 08:47:50 »
Thank you.
I played ab bit with this new "style" feature (new at least for me)
It makes it much easier to create a (one) theme for different applications.
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2015, 09:00:14 »
Good to hear it. Unfortunately such feature is not available in other app, just in Locus.

We created it for our internal usage almost year ago. Because Locus contains five different internal themes, Peter had to edit every single file due to some small changes, so we created this. Unfortunately MapsForge comes later with own, I think a more complicated solution, which is not supported in Locus yet as you know. Anyway for Locus users, it works quite well I believe.
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2015, 09:01:21 »
Wanted to try this out, but the link above (http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:map_tools:vector_maps_content&#internal_themes) doesn't work?! Also trying it manually (Advanced -> Advanced Map Tools -> Locus Map Theming) gives error message "This topic does not exist yet".
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2015, 09:41:03 »
Wanted to try this out, but the link above (http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:map_tools:vector_maps_content&#internal_themes) doesn't work?! Also trying it manually (Advanced -> Advanced Map Tools -> Locus Map Theming) gives error message "This topic does not exist yet".
Hi, quite a lot of articles from the old manual (all advanced) haven't been repaired and transferred to the new version. We're working on it. If you want anything from the old version, just add "_old" behind "docs" in URL. The manual is being built above the wiki platform, that's why you get "This topic does not exist yet" prompt.
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2015, 09:55:28 »
Thx a lot! Now I'll have to try this out, from the discussion I'm not really sure yet what this feature offers...
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2015, 12:28:15 »
OK, yeah, tried it and works fine. Now if there only were a way to hide the 5 internal themes so to get a cleaner quick-switch dialog (got several OAM themes plus the V-Scale2 Pure...). Is that planned?
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2015, 12:42:23 »
nope :)
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2015, 14:22:22 »
OK, yeah, tried it and works fine. Now if there only were a way to hide the 5 internal themes so to get a cleaner quick-switch dialog (got several OAM themes plus the V-Scale2 Pure...). Is that planned?

@menion,

but there is already a solution with "style=" switch in themes, as John has already shown, or?
I´m working on one Volatile/VScale version with several styles for my own (at least at the moment).
Or did I missunderstood?
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2015, 14:36:04 »
I don't think that is the point really. If Menion wanted users to turn off display of the internal themes, I'm sure he could do it! But he says "Nope". And we say "Fair enough".
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2015, 14:53:55 »
Thanks John.

Not sure if I understand you @jusc. If I understand correctly @slarti76, he wants to remove possibility to display five internal themes for vector maps, right? And on this I say "nope", as I see no serious reason for this. I expect that common users will be using in worst case just a few external themes, not ten or more. Only creators of themes probably has more versions, but it is a special case.
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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2015, 15:13:21 »
Menion understood me correctly. And thinking about it again, I think he's right: It's not that big deal. I prefer the internal theme with switching dialog, but this is only "proof-of-concept", as the user has to download the theme file manually.
I just hope that other theme developers will support the Locus solution soon. However, I'm not very optimistic about the Elevate themes, as the developer already implemented MapForge 0.5, and I'm not betting on them to support two different solutions at the same time...
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2015, 15:21:58 »
I should probably add that I only think the style selection is good as it it. The whole MapsForge 0.5 concept of overlays sounds pretty great and it would really love to see something like that in Locus, at least the ability to choose what POIs are shown as part of the map.
Related discussions:
http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/how-to-choose-poi%C2%B4s-offline-db-poi
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=4459.0
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2015, 16:00:33 »
I've thought several times about implementing MapsForge 0.5 in my theme (not for Locus, of course). Not only do I find it daunting, but the end result seems to be far too many choices for the user. Too many choices are worse than not enough, as they result in paralysis! Much better to have a few well thought out options in my opinion.
 

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Re: Mapsforge 0.5
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2015, 16:04:18 »
Too many choices are worse than not enough, as they result in paralysis! Much better to have a few well thought out options in my opinion.
That's what I found too after few years of creating Locus. And also reason why do I not hurry with MapsForge 0.5 system ...
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