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Title: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 04, 2013, 18:22:01
The Voluntary UK theme is designed for clarity of display. Its colours are based on UK Ordnance Survey conventions and will be fairly familiar to British users. Even if you are not British, the colours and styles will probably work well for you. It automatically scales for devices with displays of different resolutions and symbols enlarge smoothly for higher zoom levels. The zoom levels at which various features appear has been adjusted to provide optimal information and reduce unwanted clutter.

You can choose Hiking, Cycle, City, Multi, Yellow or Transparent style when you select the Voluntary UK theme.

The styles take advantage of switchable options. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. The number of options shown is relatively limited to aid ease of use. Cycling, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options. Within these particular styles the display is subtly tailored to its purpose: for example, Road displays junction and road numbers better; Cycling has a better display of cycle routes. Multi, Transparent and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the options for each style.

The City style is aimed at use in large cities such as London and has a less cluttered (and slightly faster) display at zoom levels 14 and below. Colours in the Yellow theme are more muted and are aimed at use with overlays in Locus Pro.

(https://i.postimg.cc/30gqfvhS/Screenshot-20181228-222853.png) (https://postimg.cc/30gqfvhS) (https://i.postimg.cc/rRcjmY6j/Screenshot-20181228-222528.png) (https://postimg.cc/rRcjmY6j)
1. Voluntary (Mapsforge version) | 2. Velocity (Locus version)

A "Transparent" style turns off the map background and enables use of a vector map as an overlay on top of a satellite image in Locus Pro. This requires the use of "src atop" blend mode for the overlay map. Similarly the "background" checkbox in the Yellow style can be used to achieve the same effect.

Generally, blue dashes are cycle ways, green dashes represent dual use both on bike and on foot (bridle paths in the UK), and brown shorter dashes use on foot only. Blue blobs are cycle routes, green blobs are hiking routes. Mountainbike trails are shown by violet blobs. Cycle routes are also indicated by blue dashes on the roads. Hiking, cycle and mountainbike routes can be emphasised by selectable overlays.

The theme is designed to work well with both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps. Footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are indicated on the map by dashed lines where they follow the path of a mapped track or pedestrian way if the map supports it (currently OpenAndroMaps).  Also on maps from OpenAndroMaps, blue dashes on roads are either cycle routes or roads with cycle tracks alongside, while shorter blue dashes on roads show cycle lanes in the road.

The Locus package includes a version that works with Mapsforge v4 (Multilingual) maps from OpenAndroMaps. This theme only appears when a Mapsforge v4 map is selected.

Also included in both zip files is the visually-similar Velocity theme for a simpler display with much faster drawing.   

The package is available in two versions, one for Locus maps and the other for Cruiser, Orux Maps, etc.

The Locus version of this theme can be installed easily from the Locus Store in the app. Go to Locus Store > By Usage / Graphic  / Themes - Vector Maps and scroll down to Locus Community / Voluntary UK theme. Alternatively, download Voluntary Locus.zip, below.

For Cruiser , Orux Maps, etc., download Voluntary.zip, below.. 

From time to time I will update these themes (and reset the download count). The latest version is always in this post.

Direct link to full resolution key (Locus version): http://bit.ly/voluntarykey
Direct link to full resolution key (other apps): http://bit.ly/voluntary_key

The themes themselves are in the zip files attached to this post, below. You need to be logged in to this forum to see and download them.

Updated and download count reset 19 Feb 2019
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: jusc on March 05, 2013, 08:22:39
looks nice, thank you for this. Just downloaded.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on March 27, 2013, 09:35:55
I have updated the first post with a new version of the themes which now show hiking and cycle routes on the latest Locus maps as well as with the OpenAndroMaps.
The new Locus maps also show windmills, gates, orchards, pylons in these themes.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: Henk van der Spek on March 27, 2013, 10:18:01
Definitely awesome, thank you very much.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on July 24, 2013, 18:13:40
Updated with more items being shown, and some speed and display enhancements.
[Edit] Re-uploaded as access=no didn't mean what I thought it did.
[Edit 2] Re-uploaded with improvements to mountain peak name and elevation positioning
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: CaptKaos on July 24, 2013, 23:10:19
A really great theme especially the UK road colours . Thanks
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on January 13, 2014, 19:48:54
December 28, 2013, 12:05:17
I've reworked the theme, and uploaded Voluntary Hike UK to the first post.
It features reworked and colour-coded symbols and captions (and more of them), named bodies of water and streams, canal tunnels shown correctly, motorway junctions, and more.

edit
Added cliff and ridge/arete symbols to the maps. See first post for download.
However, do not rely on OpenMaps to avoid falling over a cliff.
(http://s28.postimg.org/7ushgvyfd/2014_01_13_18_51_47.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7ushgvyfd/)
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: mambofive on January 14, 2014, 07:55:15
 8)
Just downloaded and installed it - nice work, thank you!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: Henk van der Spek on January 14, 2014, 08:32:11
The colors (grey background) look a tad lighter than the previous Voluntary_hike especially in the village. I like it very much. Thanks a lot. Please, next time add a .nomedia file to the directory's. It "hit" me again and I have a "big" media gallery now.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on January 14, 2014, 09:51:12
Please, next time add a .nomedia file to the directory's.
I learn something new every day.
Now done, and ridge/arete symbol changed slightly
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: Henk van der Spek on January 15, 2014, 06:52:40
Thanks.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on June 02, 2014, 12:40:38
February 12, 2014, 22:56:00:
Updated to display "hcw network" from OpenAndromaps, that is, routes which are "designated for cycles". Straightforward cycleways are shown by blue dashes as before but what is new is showing other paths and tracks that are OK for cycles.
In general in the UK these correspond to bridle paths (open to passage on foot, horse or bicycle and with no stiles or locked gates), restricted byways (open to passage on foot, horse, non-motorised vehicle), or byways open to all traffic (in theory, but often not - either because of their condition or other legal restrictions). Unlike cycleways, you are most likely OK to walk on these paths or tracks!
Working on that basis, I indicate paths that are not cycleways but are "designated for cycles" in the same way as bridleways (green dashes) and tracks that are not cycleways but are "designated for cycles" as green-coloured tracks. Unspecified tracks are brown in colour.  The grade (surface/visibility) of the track is indicated by how far apart the dashes of the track are.
Updated file in the first post as usual.

_________
edit March 12, 2014, 10:08:10
Reworked rendering order, following Tobias (mainly)
Also:
- Show coastline and beaches above and below high tide line
- Distinguish cities, towns, villages and suburbs better and more intuitively
- Changed the representation for construction, greenfield, and quarry
- Adjusted visibility of road numbers at low zooms
- And general tidying up

Latest version in the first post of this thread.

_________
edit March 18, 2014, 09:57:38
- Further reworking of rendering order to show highway areas linked to neighbouring highways better
- Now shows runway areas and aprons correctly
- Airport names shown better
- Coastline, and distinguishes beaches above and below coastline (hightide)
- Reworked some fills to be more intuitive, such as
-- Construction shown as scattered dots on grey
-- Greenfield construction shown as scattered dots on pale green
-- Quarry shown as scattered dots on pale brown (industrial)
- Hamlet, village, town distinguished by size and weight of names
- Road numbers hidden for low zooms to avoid caption conflict
- Railways hidden for low zoom
- Railways more visible at higher zooms
- Tramways and light railways colour-coded yellow following Ordnance Survey maps
- Subways (underground railways) colour-coded red
- Weirs shown by map symbol and marking
- "Greens" coded by accessibility and detail: very pale green = grassland; pale green = grass; light green = "private" (golf, camping etc); darker green = accessible (common, village green, park, recreation ground)
- Private gardens cross-hatched
- Patterns for nature reserves and military areas reworked

All in the first post as always

_________
edit
Revised some minimum zoom levels and tidied up generally
Added surface indication to unmetalled minor roads
Added fords, toll roads (red dots overlaid, also with red border for toll motorways)

Download from the first post
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: Wojtas82 on June 03, 2014, 16:05:49
Very nice. I just tried it, using it here in Poland, cheers.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on June 04, 2014, 00:49:59
Motorway junction numbers and names debugged and enhanced. Download from first post.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
Post by: john_percy on June 25, 2014, 12:28:31
- Debugged route captions for hiking and cycle routes
- Reduced "gridline" artefacts on various fills at zooms 13-14
- Modified caption colours slightly for better visibility
- Workaround for mapping bug that causes minor roads with cycle or hiking routes appearing at too low zooms
- Added doctor, defibrillator, ferry terminal (when available in mapping)
- Various other minor improvements

Available for download in first post

Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on August 20, 2014, 15:47:41
New versions uploaded in first post. Voluntary UK uses special Locus coding to scale dashed lines, Voluntary Hike UK avoids that.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Bill Lancashire on November 11, 2014, 14:01:52
I like this theme very much but I am still a little confused by the naming of the two options available for download:

Voluntary_Hike.zip contains the folder 'Voluntary UK' and it's contents
and
Voluntary_Hike_UK.zip contains the folder 'Voluntary_Hike_UK' and it's contents.

I use the 'OpenAndroMaps' therefore which of the two themes should I be using?

Many thanks,

Bill.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on November 11, 2014, 20:48:44
I quite agree it's confusing. I've updated the files now and and renamed them to avoid confusion. Voluntary UK uses special Locus coding to scale dashed lines, Voluntary Orux avoids that and is suitable for Orux Maps, Cruiser, Atlas etc.
Use OpenAndromaps to get the best out of this theme.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Bill Lancashire on November 11, 2014, 23:43:22
I quite agree it's confusing. I've updated the files now and and renamed them to avoid confusion. Voluntary UK uses special Locus coding to scale dashed lines, Voluntary Orux avoids that and is suitable for Orux Maps, Cruiser, Atlas etc.
Use OpenAndromaps to get the best out of this theme.
Many thanks. That make it much clearer to me.
So if I use the Locus app with OpenAndroMap I would use 'Voluntary Orux'.  Is that correct?.

Bill.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on November 11, 2014, 23:57:20
I've had another attempt to remove the confusion (see the first post). Use the Locus package for Locus apps, and the Orux package for all other apps (Orux, Atlas, Cruiser). Use maps from OpenAndroMaps to get the best from either theme. Very sorry that I can't explain myself better the first time.
In Locus you may want to  turn on  Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Resolution of maps and set Settings | Map-Advanced | Vector Maps / Text Size and Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Scale Resolution to suitable values for your display.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Bill Lancashire on November 12, 2014, 10:24:49
I've had another attempt to remove the confusion (see the first post). Use the Locus package for Locus apps, and the Orux package for all other apps (Orux, Atlas, Cruiser). Use maps from OpenAndroMaps to get the best from either theme. Very sorry that I can't explain myself better the first time.
In Locus you may want to  turn on  Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Resolution of maps and set Settings | Map-Advanced | Vector Maps / Text Size and Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Scale Resolution to suitable values for your display.

That's now all clear to me.

I was misunderstanding as I thought one of the versions was specifiacally for the 'Locus Shop - provided maps' whereas it is actually for the 'Locus app'.  I can now see what the effect is when I look at the two themes on my device.

Thanks again,

Bill.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on November 26, 2014, 19:19:41
There is a bug in the MapWriter engine that produces extraneous vertical and horizontal lines at certain zoom levels where the "way" is closed (such as a raceway, airport perimeter track, and certain road layouts). This revision of the Voluntary bundle includes themes that attempt to fix this bug for raceways, runways and taxiways and unclassified and tertiary roads, although they do introduce other minor artefacts for the roads.
These images illustrate the bug, followed by "corrected" ones:
(http://s9.postimg.org/5yedyn84b/2014_03_06_09_21_00.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5yedyn84b/) (http://s8.postimg.org/in4cvvq29/2014_03_06_09_17_421.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/in4cvvq29/)
(http://s12.postimg.org/407zmd7hl/Screenshot_2014_11_26_18_13_18.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/407zmd7hl/) (http://s7.postimg.org/aeatj6a2v/Screenshot_2014_11_26_18_09_45.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/aeatj6a2v/)
Versions that leave the roads unfixed are also included in the zip for download, which are in the first post as always.

I have also updated teh Locus version to give smoother contour lines and added a minimum zoom for various roads to appear, so low zoom maps do not have strange bits of road forced to appear by hiking or cycling ways. (That will make sense if you know the bug!)





Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on November 28, 2014, 13:27:46
Today’s update in the first post: bugfix on unclassified highway areas. Also rendering of dams changed.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: UKlocusfan on February 03, 2015, 13:11:17
thanks john_percy
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: 0n1y on February 06, 2015, 09:59:05
Best theme to date, is it possible to increase icon size for hi dpi displays? How to will be enough ) Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 06, 2015, 10:56:16
There's a new scalable version coming very soon.

In the meantime, these are the adjustments in Locus:
Settings > Map advanced > Vector maps > Text size
Settings > Map advanced > Resolution of maps . [tick]
Settings > Map advanced > Scale resolution . [set]

Also for internal icons and text:
Settings > Map - objects and style > Map icons size
Settings > Map - objects and style > Text size

Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: 0n1y on February 06, 2015, 11:15:01
Unfortunately doesn't work for bus,  parking, school and other object icons, maybe change some line(s) and values in xml theme file?
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: jusc on February 06, 2015, 11:41:09
You can try to add somthing like  "scale-icon-size="17,1.2" to the end of line like:

  <symbol src="file:./symbols/busstop.png" scale="1.2" scale-icon-size="17,1.2" />
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 06, 2015, 12:19:23
You can simply magnify the whole map by using
Settings > Map advanced > Resolution of maps . [tick]
Settings > Map advanced > Scale resolution . [set]

The revised theme will be available very soon, so I'd advise against doing a lot of work on the current theme.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: 0n1y on February 06, 2015, 20:10:14
Scaled version 2x become 2x laggy and drop fps on my moto. And blurry, of course.  :( Try to change lines manually and play with values while wait for new version. Thanks!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 06, 2015, 22:59:46
I've updated the Voluntary theme to scale better on zooming and on higher resolution screens. I've remade almost all the icons and patterns, and made most of the icons appear at higher zooms to avoid Locus failing to render some tiles in cities and towns.The key in pdf format is outdated, but still of some use.

This version is still in trial, so let me know how it works for you.
Upload the zipfile, expand it and copy the contents to the Locus mapsVector folder.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: 0n1y on February 10, 2015, 14:25:39
Works fine with last versions, much appreciated.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: CaptKaos2 on February 10, 2015, 19:38:54
john_percy

Just downloaded the updated theme and it works great on both openandroidmap Great Britain and England map from the Locus store

CK
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 02, 2015, 21:29:09
Latest versions in the first post. The Locus version is now fully scalable for different resolutions, and scales on zoom, with totally redrawn symbol set. Atlas version is designed for Emux's Atlas but has not been updated this time round.
This theme is intended to work well outdoors, and so has high colour contrast.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on March 07, 2015, 14:35:42
Looks great to me!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/Locus%202015-03-07%2011.10.40.jpg)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/Locus%202015-03-07%2011.11.41.jpg)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/Locus%202015-03-07%2011.11.30.jpg)

Only one issue, house numbers appear at very high zoom only.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: jusc on March 07, 2015, 16:48:44
Hi Kona,

you can try to change edit the xml file of  Voluntary UK xml
Try to find the line with
<rule e="any" k="addr:housenumber" v="*" zoom-min="21">
and change zoom-min value p. e to "19" or any other value,

If you can´t figure it out, please wait for John.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on March 07, 2015, 17:31:26
<rule e="any" k="addr:housenumber" v="*" zoom-min="21">
and change zoom-min value p. e to "19" or any other value,

Seems '18' gives me on my HD screen what I need.
So I can play on both of your themes guys now a little bit as I found some fonts are to small in HD, and some labels to big, I know it's matter of needs, so custom work needs be applied here. ;)

Both themes are fantastic!

Cheers.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 09, 2015, 15:30:06
There are new versions in the first post, and house numbers now appear at zoom=19.
The biggest change is that the themes make use of tags on maps from OpenAndroMaps that indicate access by bike or on foot. Tracks now have access indicated down the centre where this is mapped (blue=bike, orange=foot, green=bike and foot). Hike and bike networks are indicated similarly on roads, as well as by large blobs.
Colours are derived from UK Ordnance Survey, if you wondered.
Getting correct font sizes and zoom levels at which symbols and captions appear is not easy, depending on screen resolution and density of mapping in your chosen area. Voluntary UK dp on Locus makes a valiant attempt to scale appropriately for your display.
PS. Uploaded revised version of Voluntary Atlas due to bug in turning circle code.
PPS Added updated key to this post.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: MagratG on March 13, 2015, 21:44:49
Fantastic!  I now don't need a magnifying glass to see the street names.  Incidentally, this is on my new Huawei G620S phone.

Happy, happy, happy.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 14, 2015, 14:07:43
New versions in the first post now include a fully scalable Locus theme using svgs.
I’ve updated all files, made all pngs much smaller and ensured the svgs display correctly on Locus, Atlas and Cruiser.
As a bonus there are Euro and Dollar versions of the bank, atm and toll symbols included in the folders (Locus and Atlas svg only) that you can rename and slot in if you wish.

And thanks, MagratC!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 16, 2015, 14:57:38
Bugfix release in the first post.
Map display adjusted so that residential roads do not appear until higher zooms in order to speed redrawing in cities with loads of mapping data.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on March 16, 2015, 20:23:51
Great!
Works perfect.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 19, 2015, 11:15:46
A few minor changes, mainly due to bugs. Latest version in the first post.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on March 22, 2015, 12:14:29
I believe I have found some bug, seems like deciduous wood tiles overlapping coniferous. In that area other themes show coniferous forest only and I think there is no deciduous trees at all if I remember as in Grand Canaria is only/mainly Pinus Canariensis (Canarian Pine) with huge pine cones. ;)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/2015-03-21%2013.40.19.jpg) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/2015-03-22%2011.19.59.jpg)
Gran Canaria Island. OpenAndroMaps, London Locus Store Map

Also I really like red bold train stations dots, at let's say, middle zoom in heavily populated areas. (Railway and Tube).
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 22, 2015, 16:51:51
Well spotted, Kona! Fixed and uploaded to the first post.
I've actually toned down the red circles for railway stations - they were a bit much.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on March 23, 2015, 14:14:43
Hi,

Seem it doesn't load at about 1000m - 2000m view on my device. Not sure what zoom value is that.
Also I preferred red points then blue train icons. ;)
Or dots change for icons when zoom in?
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 23, 2015, 15:55:24
Sorry, zipfile was incorrectly formed. Corrected and uploaded in first post.
I've changed the zoom at which red dots change to blue icons in response to Kona's comment.
Also, changed rendering slightly for coniferous woods and for ferry routes.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Trullo Fetzer on March 24, 2015, 15:07:23
Hello.

I still have the same problem as Kona with the current svg version of your theme (was working in the previous versions). It doesn't render the whole map. Maybe there are some icons or symbols missing?

Regards
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: jusc on March 24, 2015, 15:46:27
In this case it would help, if you can zoom into the map and change to another theme, to find the missing symbol and please share the coordinates or a usable picture.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 24, 2015, 19:50:49
I don't understand this, but the zip file, which I had successfully corrected following Kona's post appears to have reverted to the previous version of its own accord. Unlikely, I know.
Anyway, I've re-uploaded a corrected one to the first post. Sorry for the difficulties.
In this version, there is an additional feature: railway stations are semitransparent, so that details can be seen in large station halls, for instance of London Victoria.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Trullo Fetzer on March 25, 2015, 07:55:11
In this case it would help, if you can zoom into the map and change to another theme, to find the missing symbol and please share the coordinates or a usable picture.

Thank you for the hint. It was just a guess and I don't know too much about vector themes.
I attached a picture. Hope that it's useful.
Regards

Edit: attached a 2nd screenshot with internalhhiking theme.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: jusc on March 25, 2015, 08:20:05
@Trullo Fetzer,

did you use the latest version of this theme?
I can confirm that it works, please have a look at my screenshot.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Trullo Fetzer on March 25, 2015, 08:26:36
@Trullo Fetzer,

did you use the latest version of this theme?
I can confirm that it works, please have a look at my screenshot.

Re-downloaded again and deleted the voluntary folders before unpacking. Now it works! Thank you.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on April 20, 2015, 22:00:01
I have added style support for latest version of the Locus Maps app. You can choose Hiking, Cycle, City, Road, or Multi style when you select the Voluntary UK theme.
(http://s16.postimg.org/xmxhu3ptt/Screenshot_2015_04_20_18_58_16.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xmxhu3ptt/)

The City style is aimed at use in large cities such as London and has a less cluttered (and slightly faster) display at zoom levels 14 and below.
(http://s23.postimg.org/yeam48lxz/Screenshot_2015_04_20_18_57_33.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yeam48lxz/) (http://s30.postimg.org/4mprxpoal/Screenshot_2015_04_20_18_58_01.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4mprxpoal/)
City style -- Road style
Also included in the zip package is Voluntary png which is another scalable theme but using png bitmaps rather than svg vector images, which conceivably might work better for some users (no style variations though) and Voluntary bugfix, which reduces the extent of unwanted rendering artefacts. Unfortunately this is not scalable and roads will appear too thin on high resolution devices.
Package can be downloaded from the first post in this series.

Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: gynta on April 20, 2015, 22:06:10
nice! good job john!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on April 22, 2015, 20:33:31
Fantastic!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: ohgood on April 23, 2015, 02:57:22
woooooo, someone has been busy!


nice job, and thank you !
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on May 06, 2015, 12:34:56
Latest versions with modifications for better compatibility with OpenAndroMaps from May 2015 available in the first post in this thread.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on May 07, 2015, 13:24:52
Works great!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on May 18, 2015, 12:38:46
I've made use of Tobias' latest Lightning theme to produce Velocity for Locus, which is visually similar to the Voluntary themes but draws much faster. It's available in the first post in this thread.
Thanks as always to Tobias (and others).
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Viajero Perdido on May 19, 2015, 06:22:15
A beautiful theme, thank you very much!  (Voluntary UK, in Locus Pro, Andromaps)

I think I've found an obscure bug, but also a workaround.  I'm seeing lakes, wetlands, meadows, etc. being drawn with a dashed border, which is unattractive and apparently not intended.  These are inner members of a wood multipolygon, the outer way of which (307333650) is also the outer way of a nature_reserve multipolygon.  (I think this is legal.)

When I commented out the two "line" elements in the XML file, the ones following the nature_reserve keyword (line 808), the problem went away.  So apparently, the boundary decoration of the nature_reserve "jumped over and down" to the interior holes of its cousin, the wood multipolygon.  Strange but apparently true.

I've noticed this behavior in some of the other themes too.  Anyway, I have a workaround, so I'm quite happy.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on May 19, 2015, 10:17:17
The Ministik Lake nature reserve is so vast I find it difficult to see what is happening on the screen but as far as I can see, those excluded areas are not recognised as tagged leisure=nature reserve. They are excluded in the standard osmarender theme as well. Although there is no border to show this so clearly in that theme, the marshes do not show a nature reserve overlay. Whether that is a bug in the mapping or an error in the tagging, I don't know.
Can anyone with greater understanding help?
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Viajero Perdido on May 19, 2015, 16:11:12
To clarify, those wetlands etc. are being treated as holes in the nature_reserve (wrong), as evidenced by their being drawn with a nature_reserve dashed border and without the ducky nature_reserve fill pattern.  This is in addition to the wetlands etc. also being treated as holes in the wood (correct).  I say wrong/correct because they're only marked as inners of the wood multipolygon, not of  the nature_reserve, though both share the same outer way.

I'm not familiar with osmarender, but the rendering seems correct on all the slippy renderers I have tried (Mapnik, OCM, MapQuest, Humanitarian, ...), and JOSM had no complaints when validating.  So I *think* it's a legal construct.  (EDIT: On closer inspection, it seems OCM and Humanitarian get it "wrong", but it's extremely hard to notice, 1-pixel borders.  Mapnik does it "right", because wrong would be very noticeable.)  Maybe I should just duplicate the outer way...

Anyway, thanks for the quick response.  I doubt it's a theme bug; I simply mentioned it here for lack of knowing where to direct a bug report, and in any case, it's probably a minor one.  Cheers.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on May 20, 2015, 00:29:21
It appears to be an issue connected with OpenAndroMaps as the downloadable Mapsforge version does not show the same artefacts -- see http://download.mapsforge.org/maps/north-america/canada/alberta.map
There are other issues on the Ministik sanctuary using the OpenAndroMaps version, most notably the wood is not rendered in the rectangular "holes" in the sanctuary. Apart from that, the OpenAndroMaps map is far better IMHO.
I've referred this to Christian, the originator of OpenAndroMaps at http://www.openandromaps.org/en/oam-forums/topic/polygon-interaction/#post-4769
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Viajero Perdido on May 20, 2015, 05:36:57
Awesome, thanks for digging into this and sending it in the right direction

Sorry for the detour from the topic, which is the Voluntary UK theme.  Did I mention it rocks?
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Andrew Heard on May 20, 2015, 06:37:54
Thanks john_percy for the new Velocity theme. Its brilliant as a cycling theme. Nice bold colors, simple shapes, more visible contours. Will probably become my default theme now I think.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on May 25, 2015, 00:47:05
Voluntary UK (and Velocity) is now available for direct download and installation from within Locus.
See Menu > Store > By usage > Graphic > Themes - Vector maps >
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on June 19, 2015, 11:12:09
Minor revision available in the first post to address the issue reported at http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=4653
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on July 18, 2015, 00:33:44
Revised version in the first post and available in Locus Store (free).
I've revised rendering of tracks and unsurfaced roads for consistency and clarity; revised rendering of private roads and paths, and of "customer" roads for clarity; included kissing gates and turnstiles for new maps from OpenAndroMaps; reduced size of captions of monuments and memorials for consistency.
The kissing gate symbol is a visual pun: a gate with an "x" for a kiss. Extras subfolder in svg folder contains alternative symbols for the kissing gate, and also for dollar and euro areas. Just copy the chosen symbol into the svg folder.
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on October 14, 2015, 14:26:28
Revised version in the first post.
Recent Changes:
Forest, wood, orchard, desert, glacier, desert, nature reserve captions now appear at varying zoom levels according to their size when using recent OAM maps
Debugged military airports, woods and forests, widened paths slightly, tweaked rendering of service roads and living streets.
Bugfix for access on footpaths in tunnels and private highways
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: Kona on October 14, 2015, 23:22:04
Works smooth, great work John!
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on October 15, 2015, 09:08:48
The version I uploaded yesterday required further tweaking of sea, coastline and riverbanks, particularly in the Velocity theme. Sorry.
Revised version in the first post and available in Locus Store (free).
Title: Re: [Themes] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 16, 2016, 00:40:19
Updated in the first post again.
Voluntary Orux is no longer needed -- use Voluntary Atlas for Oruxmaps, Atlas and Cruiser

The main changes are:
- Added Contraflow cycleway in one way street;
- Added mountain bike trails
- Reworked all symbols with slightly transparent thin border for subtly improved visibility
- Updated key
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on June 06, 2016, 19:24:33
Another update in the first post:
- Added cycle lanes in roads (short blue dashes on road) and cycle tracks alongside roads (longer blue dashes on road) for maps from OpenAndroMaps.
- Renamed Voluntary Atlas to Voluntary Cruiser to match change of name of application.
- First stab at resolution-independent patterns for Locus.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: Haggi on June 07, 2016, 09:58:57
Thank you for this update, I've been using your theme for long time since narrow paths in the woods are so well drawn on the map. Even paths that is not shown or indicated in any other themes.
Good job!
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on June 13, 2016, 11:32:28
Minor (bugfix) update for Locus version in the first post connected with Locus styles.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: gynta on June 13, 2016, 13:37:45
This bundle is blatantly based on the work of others, and the name pays homage to the Volatile set of themes. The colours of the roads are tuned to UK Ordnance Survey conventions. Hiking and cycling routes are shown by simple coloured blobs (green and blue respectively) along the roads and paths involved (if the map supports it, like OpenAndroMaps or the vector maps from Locus Store).
The zip file includes a basic key to roads and paths and a changelog.
There are quite a few other tweaks, (such as changed order of some rendering; changed patterns for allotments, orchards, nature reserves, private access roads; semi transparent woodlands and other areas; changed rendering for canal locks) which I failed to document as I was going along.
From time to time I will update these themes (and reset the download count).
The latest version is always in this post.

Hello John
First thank you for your theme

I struggled little bit with non clear description of files and mess in folder structure.
There is a bunch of types files and folders.
(http://s32.postimg.org/jz42ni9qp/2016_06_13_125930.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jz42ni9qp/) . (http://s32.postimg.org/wf0sh932p/2016_06_13_130106.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wf0sh932p/)

I suggest, to create a "all in one" solution because i expected a single "Voluntary UK theme".
A possible solution?

greetings
 gynta


edit
Ah - reading whole thread helps a little bit now :) but please care about new users.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on June 13, 2016, 14:26:19
Fair cop, guvnor.
I've rewritten the original post (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.0) to provide what is hopefully a better explanation.
Clearer now?
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on August 22, 2016, 12:00:35
Improved rendering of cliffs, ridges, dams, quarries, shingle, hiking, bike and MTB trails; fixed sandbanks in rivers.
Improved distinction between cycle track and cycle lanes and improved their visibility.
Updated key.
All in first post.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: TrulloF on August 22, 2016, 23:17:26
Hello, I downloaded your last version and it produces the error you can see in the attached screenshot.
I'm using Locus Pro version 3.18.6 and it doesn't matter if I use Lomaps or Openandromaps, both look the same.
Thank you in advance for looking into it.

(https://s9.postimg.org/uf5jb6fm3/Screenshot_20160822_231216.png) (https://postimg.org/image/uf5jb6fm3/)
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on August 23, 2016, 00:05:19
Well spotted. There was a file missing from the zip. I've now corrected that so try again.
Many apologies.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on January 16, 2017, 23:10:03
I've reworked the Voluntary theme significantly to take advantage of selectable overlays in themes. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. I've limited the number of options shown to aid ease of use. As far as possible this works for both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps.
There are other improvements, including embankments and dykes and cycle tracks and lanes on OpenAndroMaps and a Yellow version to help when using overlays such as Strava (see http://www.locusmap.eu/strava-heatmap-in-locus-why-not/).
I have also provided a slightly more limited version for Cruiser and Orux. The "bugfix" version has been retired.
As this is the first release with these features, please treat this as a beta and let me have your comments, please. Once I'm sure it is working well, I'll upload it to the first post as usual.

(https://s28.postimg.org/6ucga0mvt/Screenshot_2017_01_13_13_07_28.png) (https://postimg.org/image/6ucga0mvt/) (https://s28.postimg.org/g3yqy1r2x/Screenshot_2017_01_13_13_07_12.png) (https://postimg.org/image/g3yqy1r2x/) (https://s23.postimg.org/4ihykzogn/Screenshot_2017_01_16_20_34_44.png) (https://postimg.org/image/4ihykzogn/)
Hilit hiking trail | Hilit cycle trail | Velocity

Downloadable key: http://bit.ly/volkeybeta


Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on January 26, 2017, 14:51:42
I've adjusted the styles for the theme so that Cycle, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options, while Multi and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the overlays for each style (Neat, Menion!).
The key (same link as post above: http://bit.ly/volkeybeta ) has also been updated.
Voluntary Cruiser is included here for completeness but is not intended for use with the Locus app.
This is still beta, but almost ready for release.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on September 29, 2017, 16:08:55
Voluntary theme has been updated. The new version is available in the first post, or through Locus Store in the app.
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296
The main enhancements are:
- Option to show "difficult" paths in LoMaps and maps from OpenAndroMaps
- Names for archipelagos, islands and islets in latest maps from OpenAndroMaps (from 1 Oct 2017)
- Minor but important changes in the order of rendering of one-way streets, route overlays, railways, aeroways, ferries and bridges; white underlay for paths on bridges; revised border rendering.

Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: tapio on October 29, 2017, 11:34:58
EDIT Seen the download, I was blind!
Is there an alternate download? Store downloads (with archives w. many files)  make my Locus work for... many minutes... hours... Store sucks here heavily with Sony Z1 and external SD.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on October 29, 2017, 11:37:52
EDIT Seen the download, I was blind!
Is there an alternate download?
Glad you found it! Alternate download is in the first post of this thread, for future reference for anyone else.

Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 26, 2018, 16:56:00
Multilingual (Mapsforge v4) maps from OpenAndroMaps can now be displayed with the included Voluntary Mapsforge theme, which is only offered as an option when a Mapsforge v4 map has been selected. Voluntary Mapsforge is as similar to Voluntary UK as possible.
Other changes:
- Addition of switchable tracks in City and Roads styles
- "Blue" icons darkened to improve visibility
- Buildings under construction shown in latest OAMmaps
- Cable cars now hang downwards in Voluntary Mapsforge and Cruiser/Orux version
- Velocity colours revised (track/residential/runway/military etc)
- Voluntary UK national/international cycle routes set to red labels (as UK signage)
- Rendering order and style of roads under construction changed
- Alignment of passes; abandoned and active mine and military bunker now shown on OAMaps.
- Peaks appear at zoom levels according to their local prominence on OAMaps.
- Bridges align for cycle tracks on OAMaps.
- Race track bridges, tunnels shown.
- Paths etc slimmed slightly

Latest version in first post in this thread (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296).
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on March 09, 2018, 13:13:56
New update available in the first post in this thread (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296).
Cleared up a few bugs (spurious stations on light rail tracks, rail station symbols appearing multiple times). Simplified underground waterways by not showing underground pipelines, streams, drains and ditches but only rivers and canals in tunnels.
Improved depiction of tunnels of all sorts.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on January 02, 2019, 00:38:58
New version available in the first post in this thread (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296).
The most significant changes are revisions to dashed lines for better compatibility with devices with later Android versions and the incorporation of Mapsforge v4 (multilingual) versions.
Plus, of course, numerous other small tweaks and improvements.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: tapio on February 02, 2019, 16:01:12
Great, thx. My favourite hiking theme. The only change I do is giving shelters more attention. View starting at zl15 plus a red symbol 😁
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 15, 2019, 17:38:10
New version available in the  first post in this thread (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296).
Summary: Continued improvement in Mapsforge v 4 theme. Better and more specific displays of mountain huts and shelters, especially with Hiking style. Improvement with display of contours, peaks, tunnels, mini roundabouts, toll roads, national borders and more.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: michaelbechtold on February 16, 2019, 01:21:37
Hi John, in the first post I can find the two key files (pdf), but not your theme ...
Any idea, pls ?
TXs and cheers
Michael
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 16, 2019, 09:40:36
There are two web links to the keys and also two zip files attached to the  first post in this thread (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296). The zip files contain the themes.


Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 16, 2019, 13:01:39
Apologies for such a quick update but I've realised that many of the wilderness huts (bothies) in Scotland are mapped as both "wilderness huts" and "basic_hut" shelters. I've now modified the two Voluntary themes to prioritise showing (a) if the hut is private (b) if it is a basic shelter (for example, no fire) (c) if it is a true wilderness hut. I think this conveys the best information and hope it works elsewhere. This update changes only wilderness huts and if you are not interested in them you can skip this update.
The theme files are zipped and attached to the  first post in this thread (http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg19296#msg19296).
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: michaelbechtold on February 16, 2019, 22:41:20
You need to be logged into the forum to see the ZIPs.
I was not when I looked yesterday ...
Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 17, 2019, 10:52:35
Thanks. I hadn't realised that. I've added a comment to the first post to point that out.
Title: Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
Post by: john_percy on February 19, 2019, 12:00:52
Minor change to only show survey points on peaks. Download from the first post.