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Support => Wishlist => Implemented => Topic started by: beonun on September 26, 2011, 11:49:10

Title: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: beonun on September 26, 2011, 11:49:10
My friend sent me his location(coordinates) by SMS.
He told me he used  a function of Locus, 'Share map center'.

In that case,  
Can I easily make a waypoint by only cut & paste his location(coordinates)
 and navigate there on Locus ?

The coordinate format in 'Share map center' is 'N dd mm.mmm I S dd mm.mmm'
Can I make a waypoint by that format ('N dd mm.mmm I S dd mm.mmm') in 1 line format.
If it is possible,
I can send my location by sms on Locus and navigate the location received by sms through only copy and paste.

I think this is very useful function in outdoor activity, eg. emergency rescue, ...
Thank you very much for reading my wish.
 Expecting a good news from you soon.
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: beonun on September 27, 2011, 03:25:57
I have found a similar function in 'Androzic'

Location / Share I Copy to clipboard I Paste from clipboard

Would you please  review the same function in Locus ?
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: Menion on September 27, 2011, 18:49:32
when you want to share location over sms, that can be directly used in Locus, best is this approach

1. start share map center function
2. tap bottom "+" and press "Insert coordinates as URL
3. this add new url after text representation of coordinates
4. then send this as SMS

if you then receive this sms, you'll see coordinates as text and also url. So click on it and choose Locus to handle this url. Now you'll see point on map that should be used for whatever purpose ... this is what you want right?
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: beonun on September 28, 2011, 00:14:59
Thanks!!! ^^

That's what I exactly want to know.
I didn't know the purpose of 'Insert coordinate  as URL' before you had teached me.
I got it.

And two same coordinate is displayed as text when I select  'Share map center / Insert coordinate '  
Could you explain about this?

Thanks again!^^
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: Menion on September 28, 2011, 06:33:32
hmm "insert coordinate" button ...

when you start "Share map center" .. imagine that Locus press this button as first action because most people just send only coordinates. But when you delete them (so you will have empty text field) but you then think that sending them will be a good idea, you may add the center coordinates back by this button. Uff ... hope you understand me :). It just simply insert same value as you see when you run this function ...
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: idk on September 28, 2011, 12:37:53
Quote from: "menion"
So click on it and choose Locus to handle this url.

I can only choose my browsers as handlers. So what now?
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: Menion on September 28, 2011, 19:36:09
did you tried your browser? I think this will works ;)
Title: Re: Navigating to the location received via SMS
Post by: beonun on September 29, 2011, 01:48:26
Quote from: "menion"
hmm "insert coordinate" button ...

 But when you delete them (so you will have empty text field) but you then think that sending them will be a good idea, you may add the center coordinates back by this button. Uff ... hope you understand me :). It just simply insert same value as you see when you run this function ...

Thanks for your kindly explanations!^^
I understand your intention but still think something is not natual.  Somebody can doubt why coordinate is inserted twice.
But I also don't know how the UI of Share map center is improved.
Perhaps  the menu box of Share map center can have 3 sub menu -- coordinate I coordinate as URL I +  .
'+' means free message box that user can edit and insert 'coordinate I coordinate as Url I altitue ... '  like it is now, but coordinate is not inserted as default before pressing the burton.
But I doubt whether this is more desirable than now.

Thanks again ! Menion!