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Support => Troubles & Questions => Topic started by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 08:32:02

Title: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 08:32:02
Hi, at the moment i am downloading the map hike&bike for using in offline modus. the download is limited to 5000 pictures per day. My question is if I buy the pro version can i download the map at once.

what still bothers me when I select "turn map", I actually thought that the map rotates in the direction of traveling. however, the map most of the time switched in different directions but does not rotate in the direction of travel, is this normal?
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: szebenyib on May 07, 2014, 09:24:43
Hi!
That 5000 limit won't go away as it is not a locus limitation but one of the map provider. Try using other sources, for example openmaps.eu offers vector map downloads which are awesome if they are available for your area.
As for the rotation, I do not use that feature, so I can't help with that.
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: balloni55 on May 07, 2014, 10:17:28
What settings do you use?
I have no problem with this settings

(http://s28.postimg.org/g1w5gynzt/Sensor.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g1w5gynzt/)
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: Henk van der Spek on May 07, 2014, 10:47:33
Does your phone have a "magnetic" kompass? Otherwise the map will only rotate in the proper direction if your speed is above the "setting" of 1 meter/sec is 3,6 km/h.

(Ps it is always handy to state your phone's make and model in your profile).
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 11:28:23
Thx i think my Samsung XCover2 has a magnetic Compass. I changed the settings like balloni said and will try. I use Locus only for navigation for mountainbiking what value i should use in the speedvalue?
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: balloni55 on May 07, 2014, 11:57:01
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for mountainbiking what value i should use in the speedvalue
test it your^selfe, i think 1 or 2 m/sec is a good value.
General funktion of map rotating you can test indoor, sitting on desk chair and turn arround
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: eldron on May 07, 2014, 12:10:45
Hi Zylon and welcome to this forum and to the world of locus ;-)
Have you had a look into downloading a vector map instead of a tile (raster) map?
Using a vector map has some advantages, as you can download a map for all of Germany at once (only around 1GB in size) and use different themes on it.
Vector Maps have lots of advantages, but do have 2 downsides as well - They load slower when scrolling or zooming in/out (especially on older phones with slower processors) and they sometimes have little issues with displaying street/town/city names.
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 12:23:44
Ok maybe you can give me a tipp where i can find a vector map. My favourit maps are 4umaps and hike&bike.?
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: menion on May 07, 2014, 13:02:53
In app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4uFEuBjeI

Or search on Google for 'Vector maps for Locus' and you'll find many of them also for a free
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: eldron on May 07, 2014, 13:05:16
Two very popular sources for Vector maps would be:
http://www.openandromaps.org/
and a German project:
http://freizeitkarte-osm.de/android/de/allgemeines.html
You will also need the fitting themes, which are available on the websites.
The advantage of vectormaps is that you can change the themes, depending on what you want to do with the map (hiking/biking, day or night use, high contrast etc.)
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 13:47:47
stupid question but is http://www.4umaps.eu/online-outdoor-hike-bicycle-map.htm a vector map. i am downloaded it directly from the locus app for offline using?!
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: jusc on May 07, 2014, 14:16:31
No, this is a raster map (pngs).
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 14:37:39
Ok thx....

Now i have the problem i ve downloaded a *.gpx track from a homepage and take a look at the track line. its not a whole blue line it shows me every single trackpoint. whats wrong??



(http://s29.postimg.org/8435p59sj/IMG_20140507_143152.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8435p59sj/)
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: balloni55 on May 07, 2014, 14:43:55
Now i have the problem i ve downloaded a *.gpx track from a homepage and take a look at the track line. its not a whole blue line it shows me every single trackpoint. whats wrong??
if the track is from GPSies see this german answer
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3881.msg28995#msg28995
or you can solve it generaly
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3868.msg28805#msg28805
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 14:48:44
awesome thx guys you help me really a lot  ;D ;D

so the tracks have to be downloaded everytime in *.gpx?
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: balloni55 on May 07, 2014, 15:11:59

so the tracks have to be downloaded everytime in *.gpx?
it depend on  content of the .gpx , for example from GPSies
(http://s29.postimg.org/pt5z1a8k3/Track_Route.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pt5z1a8k3/)
on left side you see the content of downloaded as "GPX Route" it display in locus the track and additional each trackpoint, similar your screenshot :(
on right side you see the content of downloaded as "GPX Track" it display in locus only the track :)
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 15:18:29
OK got it thx a lot. now the next problem sorry for bother you ;) in settings i have set the track line size of 15 and color pink but if i download the track it has the color blue and mabe size 5pix?!
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: eldron on May 07, 2014, 16:30:35
@zylon
the track size and colour can be configured for each track or each folder. So you need to check what folder your track is in and what settings apply to that folder.
Or you can switch off the folder settings for that track and apply individual settings.
If you changed the settings for track record (in the Settings Menu) - that only applies to tracks that you record with locus and only whilst they are being recorded. As soon as you save them, the folder settings apply.
Sounds a bit confusing, but makes sense and the folder settings are very useful.
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: Christian on May 07, 2014, 16:34:36
Are you german?
In Einstellungen - Verschiedenes - Datenimport - Trackfarbe und Tansparenz
you can set the color you wpuld like to see when download and import a track...
hth.
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 16:51:58
Perfect now i got it thx a lot
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: zylon on May 07, 2014, 18:03:54
One more question ive rad thats possible to change the navigation symbol. Is it also possuble to change te regular movement symbol now i have a blue unfilled triangle. Is it possible to change it in a filled blue triangle?
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: jusc on May 07, 2014, 19:55:17
Blue? I don't know. But look at contents & tools under icons & cursors at this forum. Gynta made some nice cursors.
Title: Re: Downloading offline Maps and orientaion of the Map?
Post by: balloni55 on May 07, 2014, 20:19:42
read:
http://support.locusmap.eu/hc/en-us/articles/200052001-Map-Navigation-cursors
and here you can select different inside locus
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Menu > Settings >Maps - objects & styles > Navigation cursors

You are also able to create your own and store it as my.zip

EDIT
see attachement